Leandra Medine is undoubtedly a pioneer of sorts. With the birth of her blog The Man Repeller she showed us that not only was it okay that we freely express ourselves through apparel that would typically make any man scratch their heads in wonderment, but it was also okay to let our freak flags hang high. The thing I love most about the Man Repeller is the effortlessness and confidence she exudes through her exotic fashions; a confidence that I believe to be irresistibly (even to the opposite sex!). Of the various trends, tutorials, and sartorial pictures that her site has provided, one of the most notable features her blog was the introduction of the “arm party.”
Personally I am more of a statement necklace or earring girl but one does not simply deny the sartorial intrigue the arm party provides for an outfit. Although I have yet to come up with a successful arm party for myself, experimenting with bracelets and rings at the cash wraps of my favorite stores have provided me with insight to creating a cohesive look. It all starts with a theme (typically what you would describe your personal style) and it builds from there. For this set I chose a bohemian theme because when I look for jewelry, pieces that remind me of youth and freedom are what appeal to me. When creating this look make sure that you are purchasing/creating items that are uniquely you so when people check out your fully loaded arm they’re getting to know you as a person, not what was sold as a set at Forever 21. Have fun and experiment!
My favorite arm parties, courtesy of Pinterest and Song of Style
With the sun’s rays beaming less heavily and the wind providing a much needed cool breeze, my sister and I took the opportunity to head outdoors. I could not get enough of the outfit my sister was sporting! She was wearing the perfect attire for a sunny but breezy day such as this: an aztec-printed top, cuffed shorts, TOMS, and a straw fedora she casually through on before leaving the house. Casual and yet put-together we spent the day perusing shops in our downtown area and scoring some major finds. More details of our loot to come!
The pictures we took feature her outside of a local inn; the colors of which complemented her outfit picture-perfectly.
In viewing the Olympics these past two weeks I have been inspired by each athletes courage, strength, and pride in representing their individual countries. With each win I felt their elation, with each loss I felt their heartache, and in each game I could feel the athletes’ desire to persevere.
When I spotted this girl outside of Brandy Melville I had to stop her in her tracks. What better way to celebrate the end to a once in a four year phenomenon than share a little national pride? I love how she paired a star spangled asymmetrical hem skirt with a cropped sweater; summer Americana at its finest. Although the Olympics won’t be showing until 2016 when it’s in Rio de Janeiro, it’s never a faux pas to show some pride. So show some spirit, rock your stripes, rock your stars, and find cheeky ways to incorporate some red, white, and blue. After viewing the fierce competition in each race, match, and relay, it is evident that there is much to be proud of.
Every August without fail, I stalk the magazine stands of the local Barnes & Noble in the unveiling of each magazines September Issue. I get a rush of excitement as I scan the covers. My eyse lingering on the glossy covers, scanning pages of ad-packed content and the trend reports that will allow each fashionista to put her best Isabel Marant sneaker-clad foot forward. From what I’ve seen on stands the current issues that are available include: Glamour featuring Victoria Beckham, Cosmopolitan featuring Lucy Hale, Elle featuring Katy Perry, Marie Claire featuring Miley Cyrus, and Seventeen with the youngest of the Kardashian clan Kendall and Kylie on the cover. So far I have purchased Glamour magazine and Marie Claire; a magazine I usually do not purchase but I’m a sucker for a good cover girl and Miley Cyrus was it. I’ve already devoured Glamour which had fashion advice oozing from each page. I’m excited to learn about a different interpretation from Marie Claire. This week you can expect a full report of my favorites from these issues. For now I’m going to sit back and relax, enjoy some refreshing summer fruit and veg, and savour every last page.