Monday, 27 January 2014

I DON'T THINK YOU READY FOR THIS JELLY!!


HI SMEARS!!!


I'VE DEVELOPED quite the flower child personality over the years. I was born happy-go-lucky. no really I was. unfortunately I was born into a generation that really doesn't care about universal belonging and all that merry go jazz. even though I'm not at all what you would consider an eccentric hippie type of girl I do believe that I died during the Summer of Love in my past life. I was cremated and my ashes were spread all around the world so I could continue to love be happy and experience new cultures, styles and tastes. that is the only logical explanation as to why in my new life, I'm drawn to things that do not quite fit the norm. I love finding diamonds in the rough and feeling like I'm part of an artistic movement, even if it is in something as small as my latest obsession...JELLY SANDALS!

SERIOUSLY it's an obsession. a worrying one at that. I went hunting for a pair the other day. I had literally just given up hope, till I stumbled upon some really cute ones that were in the wrong colour and wrong size. yes. this is my life. since they were only a size smaller I suppose I could have squeezed, but that would have defeated the point of buying really comfy shoes. needless to say I didn't buy them.

WHERE I live the thought of wearing these shoes out in public is very daunting. people are still learning to break out of their shells so styles are very conservative and can be slotted into two categories. classy or casual. I'm pretty sure a lot of people would consider them trashy, but I love them and part of my resolution to love myself was to ignore negativity and narrow mindedness and just do me. besides, who doesnt like the idea of peek-a-boo socks? best believe they will be bought! I've been stalking blogs for a while just for some inspiration on how to style them when I eventually do get them and here are a couple of my fave ways to wear them.

PRETTY PREPPY

THESE shoes go horrendously well with circle skirts, playsuits, loud patterns, flirty dresses and crop tops. It's a match made in heaven, especially for those days when you want to get dressed up, but heels aren't really an option. best believe they are going to be well worn around campus.


PICTURE COURTESY of AMY VALENTINE


PICTURE COURTESY of IEMMA FASHION


PICTURES COURTESY of FASHION HABITUE

PICTURE COURTESY of Diary of : THE RIOTOUS BELLE.


NICOLA ROBERTS PICTURE COURTESY of GLAMOUR FASHION


OVERALL ENTHUSIAM

YES! I just quoted Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, shoot me! this look is so playful it's really hard not to. love the addition of the flower crowns. see what i mean, there goes proof of my reincarnation. #FlowerPower

PICTURE COURTESY of MEGAN LOIS


PICTURE COURTESY of  MISS TASMIN


PICTURE COURTESY of ORDINARY PEOPLE



GAY BOYFRIEND

hahaha okhay I dont know why that seems appropriate, but it does. adding Jellies to a somewhat boyish look softens it up a lot. so if you are a tomboy, a plain dresser or you hate colour and still maintain that all this is because you want comfort first, this one is for you.


PICTURE COURTESY of S. Mudge


PICTURE COURTESY of THE ELECTRIC ZOO


PICTURE COURTESY of  PETITE SIDE OF STYLE


PICTURE COURTESY of LONDON'S CLOSET





PICTURE COURTESY of  LONDON'S CLOSET


PICTURE COURTESY of CHELSEA JADE LOVES

NOW you have no excuses! these lil' loves can be worn by everyone and can be worn anywhere with almost everything in any weather. I conclude that every girl needs to own them. If you were part of the "ewww they are so tacky" gang, I hope I've changed you mind. if not well I'm sure there is a lot more we won't agree on, but this doesn't mean I love you any less.  FASHION IS SUBJECTIVE after all.


TILL next time, stay stylish, or tacky! WHATEVER ROCKS YOUR BOAT :)



BYE SMEARS!!!

Saturday, 18 January 2014

LONG OVERDUE!

HI SMEARS!!!

AS the blog title may suggest this post is long overdue. but that's not really what its all about. when was the last time you were happy and actually meant it when you said "I'm fine". its been a while for me. woke up today and my first thought (for once) wasn't "agh! again with this living thing?" I actually want to go out and do the stuff I've been meaning to do. no procrastination here! except this heat has refused to let me prosper so I'll be procrastinating for a few more days.

A WHILE ago I had a date with destiny. I met up for some serious talk with Tumie of Candid Fashion Lover and Thato the Shoe Lover and we sat down and talked blog. if you are reading this and have a blog or want to start a blog, the best advice I can give you is surround yourself with people who wont be afraid to positively criticize your work and also to allow room for growth. I told you 2014 is the year to be the best you. 18 days in and I'm feeling like anything is possible.

Anyway here is some pic-spiration :)

SOME RANDOMS I TOOK BEFORE I LEFT




I WORE this vintage plaid jacket which is actually part of a two piece set that I got from my mother (cant wait to wear the pants!). also courtesy of my mother are her knee length mommy jeans! yes I'm wearing my mommy's mommys LOL! the yellow belt and gold buttons were accessories enough for a casual lunch like this.





 








AS we munched on food for thought ;) gettit? no? okhay.







IM SO SILLY!

WALKING AWAY FROM MY PAST. WORKING TOWARDS MY GOALS.

SERIOUSLY though, I can't wait for you guys to see what we came up with. it's cute, fresh and unique. everything that we possess and more. #NOGAMES. till next time, because theres always a next time,

BYE SMEARS!!!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

SERENDIPITUOUS BEGINNINGS

HI SMEARS!!!


FIRST off I would like to wish you all a fabulously fashion forward new year. may whoever you believe to be your higher power bless you and guide you, offer you multitudes of support in all your dreams and give you that extra nudge you need to chase them.

I HAVE  been out of the loop for this entire season. partly because Christmas is a very hectic time for me and my family, but mostly because I really needed time to refocus myself and the direction that my life is headed. 2013 definitely wasn't an easy year. I dragged myself through school and I didn't really do as well as I had hoped I would. my excuse "I haven't fallen in love with what I'm studying". for the most part this was true. I hadn't fallen in love with it. in fact I seemed to curse every minute of it. somehow I still got a second chance to try again. and that says something. maybe if I put my back into it I might actually enjoy it, hell , I might actually be good at it. so that's exactly what I intend to do.

IT wasn't my year in the relationship sector as well. I stayed in a very troubled relationship for the mere fact that I didn't want to fail at it too. God knows I worked hard to maintain it, but sometimes things just don't go as planned. 2013 taught me that life is all about priorities. my priorities were all over the place. I'm not even sure I had any actually. I kind of just put my eggs in one basket and when those eggs cracked before they could hatch it all became one big mess. I could go on and on about how this guy broke my heart or I could just admit that things weren't a walk in the park for us. things didn't work out and I move on in the hope that the future has better things in store for me. that door is closed now. I'm taking things slow (for once). taking each day as it comes and not looking beyond that.

FRIENDSHIPS weren't easy either. I almost lost a few due to this messed up relationship of mine, but luckily I patched them up. admitting my mistakes and taking responsibility for my part in the argument. that's the beauty of friendship. it is unnatural to not fight with your friends. while some are going to take a lot longer to mend, most of my friendships are in tact and I'm on talking terms with all my sisters. yes sisters. because we are basically bred from the same cloth. I'm pretty sure we were separated at birth. I take comfort in knowing that we are so tight knit that only death can ever truly separate us.

HEADING into the new year I'm grateful for all that has happened both good and bad. I have grieved the loss of important people in my life and in the lives of those I love. the only good thing I ever saw in death was that people die only once they have left someone with a lesson or two. One never dies in vain because the way I see it, each life is given so it can give someone else life (you can either take this literally or see that I speak of giving life lessons not childbirth). it has been a roller coaster of emotions ranging from extreme rage to marvel at the essence of life. as cliche as it might sound, everything does happen for a reason. I now have nothing but a clean slate, thanks to these slightly less than happy accidents of life. I am single. no residual anger or hate consumes me. I have started to laugh more. I have a new perspective on life and on my, perhaps still naive, view on love. the whole point is to learn to love again. maybe 2014 shall be the year I learn to truly love myself again.

That's really my message to you guys too. before you try and project your idea of love into the universe, find out first what it really means to love someone or something. what better way than to start right at the root of the root of things. start with you. once again compliments of the New Year.

BYE SMEARS!!!