When I wear this denim dress, I remember of that one time when one of my Canadian friends referring to my outfit, bluntly remarked: “you look so motherly.” She made me laugh. She also got me thinking about how different can perceptions be depending on the country. Back in El Salvador, whenever I wear the dress, I get showered with compliments (not of the “you look so motherly” type, but more of the “it is so beautiful, where did you get it from?” type.) However, it is precisely because of my friend’s comment that it thrills me to wear the dress even more. I like breaking molds, and fashion is such a fantastic way of doing it. I encourage you to try it. Yes, sometimes it can make you feel a bit out of place (believe me I know), but it is exactly that what makes you stand out and shine.
This is my last outfit post from my short Canadian trip. We shot this at Unionville’s Main Street – a super cute village. For this visit in town, I decided to wear a very comfy look since it was all about walking and discovering the corners of this beautiful setting. I love this pair of leather-like, high waisted jeans, as they are simple, yet chic. I combined them with my favourite plain white t-shirt, and I tied a denim shirt around my waist to add to the laid-back mood. My new pair of flat sandals (which I got on sale!) were ideal for this outing. Since the outfit was not too bold, I decided to add a whole bunch of bracelets to give it a punch. I hope you love it!
Thanks to imperfections, we can perceive and aspire perfection. In fact, it is the imperfections that make the realities around us more interesting. Even the fashion industry embraces imperfections every-so-often as a quest for originality and authenticity. Gap teeth, cat eyes, untamed eyebrows… and in my case ladders in my tights. I hate it so badly when it happens! But the other day, as I was searching for a pair of tights in my drawer, I thought, “Why not just embrace the imperfection?!”. And it actually looked cool! It looked grunge cool. Like “I don’t give a damn” cool! Sometimes, we should just stop fighting the imperfections, and learn how to love them instead.
PS: Talking about imperfections, I am super happy to show you guys my very first GIF! It has loads of flaws, but I still love it! (Scroll down to check it out.)
She was all alone, facing the vastness. She gazed and squinted, but the immensity was greater than what her eyes could capture. The harder she tried, the harder it was to draw the borderlines. She closed her eyes and gave in to the quiet rush. The crisp cool water was dancing shyly around her ankles. The billowy breeze kept on brushing against her bare skin and hair. She could taste the saltiness clinging to her lips. When she opened her eyes, the sky was a dome of gold, and the beach was the crystal reflection of it. The gold melted into blood orange, and then into pink. It was surreal. It was breathtaking. It was Paradise, she thought.
On holidays, and especially during winter, I tend to have lazy days. Days when I can barely command my body to crawl out of bed… not to mention to actually dress up. These are the days when all I want to do is throw a cozy, shapeless jumper on and snug in the couch with a big mug of hot chocolate. Of course, I have a pair of warm woolly socks that I reserve for these sluggish occasions, which are perfect to walk about barefoot.
After the first round of Christmas partying, I have pretty much succumbed to laziness… hence my belated Christmas wishes. But you know what they say: Better later than never. So I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!
Smiles are acts of joy, kindness, and hope. They are a very powerful force that moves us. When someone smiles, we’re inevitably drawn to smile back. There is something special about smiling that can lift up spirits even amidst the hardest of circumstances.