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Wild Rose

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Going back to my childhood’s country club always brings wistful memories back. It was where I learned how to swim, play tennis, and eat fries topped with cheese. While I was there recently, I decided to take a few pictures for old times sake.

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Zebra

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Remember that fashion was made to bring excitement, and fun into our lives. I always like to incorporate interesting twists into my everyday outfits, through what may seem like not so obvious fashion pieces, and umbrella, for instance. The rainy season in El Salvador has just started, and an umbrella is the must-have item of the moment. This look wouldn’t be the same without the zebra print pattern that adds a whimsical splash. 

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The Wide Lane

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Flare legs are in. And as a heels lover (you know, I always appreciate the few extra inches), I can’t be happier: Bell Bottoms (BB) are the perfect match to sky-scraping platforms. On top of that, flare jeans give you an instant style upgrade. Summing up, BBs not only look cool on, but they make you seem slimmer and taller,… what’s not to love?

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Roger’s Innovation Adoption Curve

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They say we are creatures of habits. And I have proven that, when it comes to fashion we are too. Have you ever witnessed a trend happen? When I was back in Uni, one of my professors taught us about Roger’s Innovation Adoption Curve. I was thinking that we can perfectly translate that graph to the way fashion works. The curve shows how people tend to react to innovations, or, in our case, to trends.

– At the beginning, you will have the Innovators, in fashion this would be the big icons, say Lupita Nyong’o, Giovanna Battaglia, Karlie Kloss, Chiara Ferragni, and so on… They are willing to take risks, have the highest social status, are social, and have close contact to scientific sources, or, in our case, designers.  

– Close behind them, you will find the Early Adopters. They too belong to high social status, and are big opinion leaders, but play it a little bit more safe than innovators.

Early Majority refers to those who are open to trends but will test the waters first. After a certain trend has been out for a while, an early adopter will give it a try.   

–  The skeptic ones come after, they are the Late Majority. These can also be referred to as the herd. They will not jump at every trend, and will only try it after the majority of society has done it. They are also probably scared of what others might say. 

Laggards. When I think of laggards, I, for some silly reason, picture them as lizards. I can see them watching society from their own tree, not moving, just skeptically watching and criticizing it with their big, see-it-all eyes. They hate change, and stick to their own ways. If they do try a trend, it will be a loooong time after it has been out.

Now, why am I bringing all of this up? In my lifetime, I have seen a fair amount of trends come in and out of fashion. And I have to admit I used to be more of a laggard than anything else. However I have moved out of said category, for no other reason than because fashion makes me happy. Nevertheless, I have also stayed true to what I like, and to what I don’t; to what flatters me, and to what doesn’t. I wanted to encourage you all to try new things. Yes, change may be scary; but most times it will bring something better and amazing into our lives. I used to be super skeptic about crop tops -I really don’t know why, because, hell!, they accentuate one of our best areas- but now, I don’t want to put them down! It is all a matter of making it work for you, your body, and your circumstances. So, why not just give it try?

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Charcoal draping

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As I sit down, cup of coffee in my hand, skipping from one picture to another of this black and white outfit, I wonder what it is about this top that seems so proper, and so right. Maybe it’s the black? Maybe it’s the fabric? I actually think it is the way it gently drapes, softening every edge, and every curve. Later, when looking at the whole of it, I realize how the colour perfectly holds the outfit together. How the solid, sturdy charcoal dissolutes into the ikat print shorts, and then again into the leopard print heels, where it almost disappears, but not quite so.

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Comfort Outside Your Zone

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At this point, I consider leopard print to be a neutral. The same as black, it pretty much goes with everything; but unlike the former one, it adds a special streak, a punch, if you will. What I like most about this outfit, is how comfortable it is. The cosiness of the top, the loose fit on the pants, and the smoothness of the slip-ons add up to a relaxed, almost stay-in all day look; yet the lace details on the top, the reserved colour of the pants, and the print on the slip-ons, got you covered to take the comfort outside your quarters. Maybe the reason for this is that as much as leopard is a neutral, when it is worn with measure, its alluring effect can take you anywhere!  

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