TEE / H&M
JEANS C/O FOREVER 21 (here)
BOOTS / PUBLIC DESIRE
If anybody as short as me has noticed, jeans can be very scary. They scrunch, they’re always sold out, and online shopping can be a nightmare. If a model is 5’9, and the jeans fit her perfectly at her ankle, just exit your browser. But what happens when a petite girl gets angry/creative? A DIY, that’s what. In this collaboration with Forever 21, I strategically picked out flare jeans with the sole intention of hacking off a chunk of the hem. Cropped flares look effortless on tall women, and I wanted a pair (that didn’t cost me an arm or leg, too). Why pay $60.00 for jeans that you can cut at home? This pair from Forever 21 are already distressed and have an interesting wash, so all that was missing was turning them into a pair that suit ME. Here’s how:
- Put your flares on and fold them as much as your heart desires. (Cropped flares are about 2 inches above the ankle)
- Secure them with pins and carefully take them off.
- Lay them flat on the floor and with measuring tape, measure the length you have folded.
- Remove the pins, measure the length you got in step 3 starting from the hem up, and draw a line with a white crayola where the measurement ends.
- Cut across, and distress with sandpaper or the blade of your scissors (or throw them in the wash and dryer, they all work).
- Wear them and rejoice in the fact that you saved about $3o.
SWEATER C/O FOREVER 21 (HERE)
BELT / STYLENANDA (HERE)
DENIM SHORTS / LEVI’S (THRIFTED)
PATENT BOOTS / BOOHOO (HERE)
In collaboration with Forever 21, I present to you my favorite shoot to date. I’ve picked up a couple of sweaters at Forever 21 before, but I have to say that I was absolutely surprised by the quality of this one in particular. I LOVE that the sleeves are extra long, because they gave me those Korean style vibes I’m into right now. So, sleeves [check], but what about the material? This sweater is T H I C K. The sweater alone kept me warm during the shoot, without having to layer a jacket over it. Next, the holy grail: my new ring belt. I’ve literally seen it on Korean celebrities, aswell as on the streets of Seoul. I had to do it, and I didn’t think twice about it. No regrets.
If you liked this outfit, stay tuned for more looks I’ve put together with Forever 21! #sponsored
Left (here) | Right (here) | Bottom (here)
The coolest prescription frames have officially launched their Spring 2017 collection! I love the minimalistic approach of both the frames and the color options. My favorites from the collection, shown above, are Caspar and Durand. I’ve actually decided to use the site’s “home try-on” option, which allows you to pick 5 frames to try on at home for 5 days, free! Not sure what style of eyeglasses are best for you? Take their quiz here. Nobody said eyeglasses can’t be funky.
SWEATER C/O SHEIN (here)
PATENT SKIRT / MISSGUIDED
THIGH HIGHS / BOOHOO (here)
Patent, patent, patent. I need everything patent. I was once told that texture gives black outfits life, and it is very true. I wore this patent mini from Missguided (sold out ages ago), with some suede thigh highs I scored on Boohoo for $25 dollars during one of their weekly sales, yes weekly. Boohoo will offer up to 50% off sitewide once a week, more-less. My last three pairs of shoes, including the patent chelseas from the last post, were purchased from Boohoo for 50% off. I recommend the site for shoes, as they are the same as Public Desire, for example, but I do not recommend the clothing. Shoes run big so size down! Next, the sweater….I know, its RED. I picked this up, thanks to Shein, in hopes of adding another piece that is currently popular in Seoul (shop 2 other red sweaters I loved here, and here). I’ve seen Koreans wear an oversized bright red sweater paired with lightwash jeans, all white trainers, and killer makeup. Continuing with my Korean obsession, I will be sharing my favorite Korean skincare items soon! You need to try it.
DENIM COAT C/O SHEIN (here)
JEANS / ASOS
CHELSEA BOOTS / BOOHOO (here)
WHITE TEE / H&M
South Korean Normcore fashion has easily become my inspiration for 2017. I have been slowly gathering pieces that are popular in Seoul, like the patent chunky sole chelsea boots, for example. You’ll see them on just about everyone: men, women, and even children. Next is the shearling collar denim jacket, which I’d like to pick up in a regular length aswell (here). I chose the longline version of the denim coat because Texas winters are slightly delayed, and start around mid January and end at the beginning of March. So, Normcore is defined as a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, normal-looking clothing. “Normcore is an especially tricky style to master because it’s so, well, bland”. It might be bland, but the right pieces make it look effortlessly c o o l. Still not quite sure what Normcore is? You can view my Pinterest board to check out what’s currently inspiring me from the streets of Seoul here!
In honor of the newest Underworld film (which I will be watching on Friday), I’ve shared my top 4 ankle boot picks, all less than $50, featuring a patent finish, some platform, and/or studs.
2k17 aesthetic: Grunge Vampire