Are you living your best life each and everyday? Are you thriving? or just surviving?
What’s life without a foundation? I have learned over the years that in order to truly brand yourself you have to build a solid foundation. A foundation of supportive people around you who truly believe in you and you also have to gain knowledge daily if possible.
You ever stopped and thought… “Wow, I prayed for this. It’s here. It’s happening.”
The phrase Welcome To LA has been one of those phrases not only used by folks I’ve encountered over the last 9 days but a phrase that Ive used towards myself after encountering some setbacks the last few days.
I’ve been talking about the Paper Bag Waist Trend for a few months now and I was just finally able to find a pair that I really liked.
When it comes to What Derria Would Wear… I keep it simple… and Chic!
If you haven’t already noticed I love clothes and when it comes to styling my looks for outfit posts there are times I want to put my edgy style out there but there are also times that I keep it simple yet chic. Its really important to me to have a well rounded wardrobe. So even on my chill days I’m still stylishly chic.
As you may know I am relocating from North Carolina to Los Angeles this month and it has been very tough trying to pack up all my clothes in boxes and also in suitcases. It clear I wont have access to my clothes all at one time so I’m currently going through everything and choosing pieces that I can wear multiple ways until I get everything in the mail. Talk about stressed. I know it wont be too bad though.
Below is a look that can be worn Three different ways.
Look #1: As an oversized dress by itself with my Comme Des Garcon x Converse sneakers. (or any neutral sneaker)
Look #2: Pictured below with the dress and denim skirt layered to provide an edginess.
Look #3: Skirt tied up or draped over the denim skirt. Each look can give different vibes.
More outfit details below, check it out let me know what you think!
Dress: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Urban Outfitters (similar)
Bag: SOLD OUT
I sure could use a vacation on the shore of somebody’s beach, but until then I’ll envision myself in a bikini with my jersey cover-up.
Better yet lets talk about how Athletic wear is making its way into the wardrobes of many. A few years back I was thrift shopping at my local Goodwill and saw a pair of baseball pants and two random football/basketball jerseys. I didn’t know what I would use them for just yet but I forecasted that they would eventually be a trend. I used the pants for a shoot about two years ago that I paired with a crop top and a vintage Letterman jacket.
Shopping is so therapeutic for me but I also consider myself an impulse shopper as well… that isn’t really conducive to my bank account. The Vintage bag featured in this post was most certainly an impulse buy. But I recently decided to go on a 14- day spending fast from July 1st to July 14th. I cannot spend money on material things, i.e. clothes, shoes, accessories, etc. Whew this is going to be tough!
Vertical stripes definitely are my new thing, I could definitely use more of a taller and slimmer look. The stripes I’ve worn in this post and my previous post have done just that.