October 24, 2014
Mary Poppins, a notable literary character, took an under appreciated accessory to an entirely new and iconic level. This "golden ticket" may be stuffed away and long forgotten in your coat closet or storage. But after experiencing an epiphany of sorts, I'm here to tell you try reconsidering your lost treasure as a go-to accessory that's reasonable for each and every day of the year. You may be thinking that I'm referring to that bottomless carpet bag with the floral print and vintage appeal, but you would be surprisingly mistaken. I am referring to one of the most iconic accessories that her character encompassed- the simple, yet majestic, black umbrella with the out-of-the-ordinary parrot head handle.
Captured Street Style: A photographed moment in time where the true art of styling and self-expression is evident. Whether the ensembles consists of neutrals and solids or they push the limits with an array of colors, patterns and textures, appreciated Street Style moments embody the perfect proportions while making a bold statement.
From the hustle and bustle of Milan Fashion Week to a casual Monday afternoon in Downtown LA, Street Style is a universal language with an infinite number of dialects. It is the celebration of fashion, self-expression and individuality. Take a glimpse at the Street Style looks that we love. We're sure you'll love them too.
xx Dressed to Death xx
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
- Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
"Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose."
- Lauren Hutton
"Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing."
- Alexander Wang
"...in regard to my philosophy, I firmly believe that it is an innate attribute to one’s identity that is ineludible and can be neither forsaken, nor avoided."
I would suppose that it only seems logical that my first post on the blog be in some form of an informal introduction. Yes? No? Either way, I’m sticking to my shiny toy guns and going with it. I think that it is clear to those of you who are reading this that I have an especially high regard for style and fashion- and if it wasn’t clear before, it should be now. With that being said, my passion for these drastically different, yet complementary, concepts is built on the fundamental philosophies that regard the very essence of their raw core and purest form of meaning. Let me further clarify.
"#GIRLBOSS addresses the issue that many fashionably-inclined and style-conscious individuals may avoid. In the same way that a “dream career” doesn’t always naturally fall into our laps, neither does a sense of style."
I hope you’re all jumping up and down in your seats right now- at least those of you who haven’t read #GIRLBOSS yet. Like many of my followers, I was curious as to whether the book was as #epic as it had been portrayed or if it was going to be a cliché best seller that had been overly hyped. I looked forward to the release date, but being stuck in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, I felt that it was better to bide my time and wait until I arrived to the United States to purchase “the risqué beauty”. On a random, yet relevant, side note, I did so because I also find a certain sense of romance in finding, and purchasing, a book you’re longing for in an actual bookstore (as opposed to purchasing it via the internet). Yes, I’m a hopeless romantic.. with an aversion to cheesy romance.