Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spicing Up My Fall Wardrobe

I love that fall is all about the darker and deeper colors, and especially love the monochrome theme, however, it's always nice (and good for the soul) to add splashes of color here and there, but since it's fall and everything is supposed to be 'warm and cozy', it can be a bit difficult to figure out how to add in something bright.

The easiest way to do this is by using a fun purse. I love seeing the way brights pop against colors like black and white (which makes up most of my wardrobe). It's a win-win situation because not only do I finally get to put the purses I bought despite them being an obnoxious color to use, but I actually think colored purses are a really fun way to jazz things up without being overpowering. 

For an even more autumn feel, I would suggest colors with warmer tones like the berry color above, or maybe a mustard or something.

During the fall, a lot of people tend to wear black (including me), but black on black on black on (you guessed it) black can be a wee bit boring, which is why this is the perfect time to try different textures! Pleather pants or leggings, suede shoes, cotton shirt, etc. Each fabric reflects light a different way, and obviously has a different texture, transforming your all black ensemble into something really interesting to look at, all while tricking the eye into thinking your not wearing only black. 

Last but not least, this last trick is the one I use the most. Since the weather is getting colder, meaning you spend your days lounging and walking around in cozy jumpers, most of the time the only thing showing will be your hands, so I would suggest on getting your finger tips painted. 

There are so many colors to choose from, and since your finger nails are (usually) tiny, no one can tell you 'oh that's not a fall color' because honestly everything looks great. For me personally, I love painting my nails and looking at the color because it's just a refreshing sight... Especially if they are all nicely groomed. 

There are so many lacquers to choose from, along with finishes! Cremes are my usual go-to finish, but warm duo-chromes (topshop polish above) are super fun, and even matte textures. 

What is your favorite way to spice up your fall wardrobe?


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall is Coming...

Thanks to the brief rainstorm that hit a couple weeks ago, I was finally able to take one of my knit sweaters out of hibernation.

Sadly, the weather wasn't cold enough to actually put on some pants so I opted for this lace printed body con skirt which I thought was really ghetto and hoochie looking when I saw it in the store, but my friends insisted I try it on and I ended up liking it enough to buy it. 

Sweater: Forever21 | Skirt: JW (Ghetto Local Boutique thing) | Bandeau: JW | Necklace: Claire's

Since these were taken, I have cut my hair a lot shorter, and as I look back on these, I am kind of missing my longer locks.... Oh well. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Hello, everyone! 

Welcome to my blank canvas which I hope to slowly fill up in the days and months yet to come! 

I'm not sure if anyone will actually find my blog, let alone read it, but either way I hope for this to become a project I can reflect on when I'm older and wanting to look back on things that I had been interested in.

It's more of a personal project if anything, seeing as how I have found myself in love with anything having to do with clothes, makeup, and basically anything else that holds a special place in my heart, I just want to have a place where I can write down every thing that I am thinking, or feeling, or just loving. 

So for starters, hi, I'm Kelly, an extremely socially awkward 15 year old living on a rock in the pacific ocean... Also known as Hawaii. 

As luxurious as that sounds, it's actually not because everyone here basically wears ill fitting jeans and slippers 10x too big for them, and the select few who don't basically just wear bikini's or something that shows midriff. 

Because of my island's small population, not many companies tend to branch out here (except for my neighboring island, Oahu, which has everything you can imagine), so I just scrape up what I can find and try to find a balance between looking decent, and living in Hawaii... I know you can sort of "do whatever you want cause it's a free country" but over here if you wear something too fashionable... Well, first off it's not very practical and second, you get weird stares and you just feel out of place. So, in the meantime, I am trying to find a happy medium until I get get off this rock and into the real world. 

My dad has his own clothing shop (it's not really anything I would wear though), but we travel a lot because of it, so I get to go to all sorts of places which have phenomenal shops and for the most part I buy a lot of my things outside of America. 

As of right now my favorite shop is Pull & Bear, and of course TopShop, but I tend to have more makeup from there than actual clothing items. 

  I'm not sure how you describe my "style"... Not sure if I have any... I just sort of wear what I like, but I personally love the grunge look and the boho look. For the most part I live in denim and muscle tee shirts but I'm constantly looking for ways to break out of my comfort zone and try new things and see if anything looks decent on me. 

  As for my favorite style savvy people, I really enjoy Lily Collins, Eleanor Calder, Danielle Bernstein, and a small community of tumblr bloggers (Siena, Alexa, and Grace) who were the gals that inspired this whole blogging idea. 

  Apart from attempting to blog about my outfits, I will also include makeup posts, amongst other things to keep my blog interesting.

Not sure where this little project will go, but hopefully you'll stay long enough to find out.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this... Have a lovely day!