Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happiness Held is the Seed; Happiness Shared is the Flower



Roughly two year ago, I began a journey that was supposed to take me from one place career-wise to another.  Through some hardships and incredible obstacles, I have managed to persevere.  I've taken opportunity after opportunity to learn and grow while managing two full-time careers.  Recently, I've taken a leap of faith, and chosen to pursue a full-time career freelance writing and blogging from home.  While I deeply miss the face to face interactions with the individuals I worked with, I believe that my decision was one that will bring my life happiness and meaning.  The images in this blog post reflect the change in my uniform.  I went from wearing an actual uniform to wearing my own clothes.  One of the lessons I am taking from others who have decided to make working from home their career, dress like you are going to your place of business.  I'll be writing my reflections, in the next few months, on how I feel about my decision to jump from one very stable career to that of an entrepreneur.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wild Child


Because I am making an attempt to get back into looks of the day I thought I'd do something basic and simple.  With my schedule at a hectic pace I needed to do something that wouldn't overwhelm me.  I went with this look because it was easy to put together.  The goal is two looks a week until I go full-time into fashion.  Please bare with me as I try to put a schedule together that works for me. :)

The dress was found at AXParis and the shoes were purchased from Burlington Coat Factory

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Black and White Roses

Talk about one of the easiest trends to wear!  Inspired by nature, the floral pattern is one trend every woman should indulge in.  We are not talking the ramshackle romance of the overgrown garden, bold, bright, and overly busy.  Designers and manufacturers are drawing inspiration from the delicate structure of the garden, the touches and hints of blossoming blooms structured over a secondary pattern in almost a formal motif.  Florals are not a new trend, in fact floral pattern clothes have been around for centuries.  Floral patterns are truly the best way to celebrate the spring and summer season.
I'm making attempts to stay on top of my blog, but life has gotten in the way lately.  Though my schedule is crazy busy, I had a window of opportunity today to go out and get some blog images.  I didn't go for anything spectacular.  The goal was to get images.
The dress is from Target.  The earrings and necklace are from Nature's Jewelry.  The shoes are a constant in the blog.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Netting a Catch

The weather refuses to make up its mind!  It's a common problem in New Mexico.  Spring brings wind.  Summer brings heat.  Fall is perfect.  Outside of the cold, we don't really have a winter.  Snow fall is minimal.  We desperately need rain.  There is always a wildfire, somewhere near by, that takes months to put out because we have no real water source.  That's life in a desert.  Though we are still plagued with wind, I braved it today to get some images for updates.
Every fashion season is a new take on what was done before. It's also an exploration into a realm of something that hasn't been seen or done. Whether you are designing or styling the creation; patterns, prints, and colors are in most ways an artistic vision that is meant to catch and please the eye.

Styling a piece that reflects your personality is what fashion is all about. If you are looking for a new and easy way to refresh your look try layering simple pieces in complimenting colors. No two colors play better with each other than black and white.

Most of my styling of outfits began with Barbie. I always wanted to dress her differently than the bubble gum and pastel pretty image that you saw on her pretty pink packaging. I was desperate to achieve a not so manufactured look for her. I went so far as to cut up old pieces of fabric and sew, albeit pretty badly, her a new wardrobe from old scraps of discarded material we had lying around the house. To this day I still can't sew, it is a goal of mine to learn, but the fashion bug has always been intrigued by the what if concept.

If I could be a designer I would. I love the idea of creating a trend that spans clear across the globe inspiring fashionistas and bloggers everywhere to get out there and put on their best show with the items I created. I have ideas, but designing requires a certain level of artistic talent that I lack. So instead I play stylist or fashion finder in hopes that someone will be inspired, or at least appreciative, of my artistic pairing of design and items.
The lace top I am wearing was found at Fredericks of Hollywood.  Diamond Print Skinny Jeans came from Revolve Clothing.  The boots were found at Shoe Warehouse.  The jewelry was gifted to me.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Python Print



I'm still waiting out the wind, but we had a break yesterday and I was able to quickly get a few pictures to share. You can find me @ facebook.com/pages/French-Violet/604039559608148?fref=ts. I hope to post again soon. :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spot the Blues

As you can see by the way my dress is moving we still have some winds, though they have calmed down significantly.  I'll be posting more looks as soon as the weather improves.  The dress is from Flirt Catalog, the shoes are from Amazon, and my bracelets are from Target.