Skull print fashion seems to be everywhere these days. Alexander McQueen’s popular skull print scarves, skull prints in “couture” clothing, and even in some of the jewelry from Disney Couture. When did skull jewelry, skull accessories, and even skull prints go from being seen as “goth” or “rebellious” to just plain trendy? I’ve enjoyed skull print stuff for a long time now and it’s good and bad that there are so many options these days. 5 years ago, I would have never found a feminine skull print dress like this one from Royal Bones, but on the downside, it’s getting to be just as common as any other print. I guess the hard part is weeding out the trendy items from the quality items. My tip for that is to definitely go with the more unique pieces since they are more likely to be timeless!
On summer days when I don’t want to think too hard about what to wear or just need to “throw something on”, this is when the maxi dress totally comes in handy. Paired with a belt, sweater, and your favorite sandals, the maxi dress covers all my favorite “Cs” – comfortable, casual, and chic. This one by RVCA not only has all of those elements, but the light pink color is great for spring/summer. And the tribal print is subtle enough that you could dress this up or just wear it to the beach!
It’s easy to take things for granted living in the Bay Area. Case in point, I have lived less than two hours away from Monterey for quite a long time now and can’t really say I have ever gone as an adult. I was always a little reluctant to go thinking it was going to be boring, there would be nothing to see, and that it wasn’t worth the drive. But I was incredibly wrong. I finally went down this past weekend and got to see the beauty and amazement Monterey has to offer. The quaint shops, art galleries, and cafes in Carmel, the amazing ocean views along the coast of Highway 1, and being able to appreciate all of God’s creatures big and small in the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I loved every moment of my time down there (especially watching the super cute Sea Otters) and next time, I will definitely be sure to revisit Monterey sooner rather than later!
So while I was in the LA area on previously mentioned Disneyland mini vacation, I decided to spend a free day visiting local comic book shops as well as one of my favorite art galleries – Gallery Nucleus. To my delight, they had a Star Wars exhibit going on, which just seemed too good to be true. Although it ended last weekend, make sure to check out their event schedule as they always have something fun going on!
With that, here are some of my favorite pieces from the exhibit!
When I first read this Forbes article on what to wear for E3, I was pretty disappointed. I admit that the outfit with the blazer plus company/gaming/geek tee was a great idea, though not the exact pieces I might have chosen. But going sort of “punk” to a S.T.E.A.M. Punk (Science.Technology. Engineering, Art, Math) E3 party was ridiculous. The writer obviously didn’t do her research (probably because she didn’t know steampunk was a “thing”) and it was offensive to geeks everywhere. Note that this part of the article has since been removed due to all the negative comments, but can be seen here. The easiest way to offend geeky people is to misuse something that is near and dear to them – for eg, using a Vulcan Salute at a Star Wars convention or saying something like “Aren’t Star Wars and Star Trek the same thing?”.
I have been to plenty of E3s and from a fashion standpoint, you really get a wide variety of people- Continue reading
How can I even start to describe this amazing Rachel Zoe maxi skirt? On the rack, it just looked like another silk skirt, but wearing it, especially on a somewhat windy day, made me feel so elegant and so feminine. It’s hard to really capture how beautiful this skirt is in photos, but hopefully you get the idea. And this is definitely a great piece that could easily go day to night! Just beware that it does run really long so make sure to get out those platform heels!
I’m finally back and recovered from Disneyland! I’m also sadly one year older. Sigh! Attempting 24 hours at Disneyland was crazy. I think we ended up spending something like 16 hours there, and even though we didn’t survive the entire 24 hours (we only made it until 3am), I had a blast! Parades at midnight, breakfast burritos, dance parties, TV crews, and people dressed up in costumes and even in their pajamas! It was an amazing experience, but I will probably never do it again! I definitely felt like a zombie once midnight passed and the drive home was torture. But with that, I wanted to share my Disneyland outfit of the day! Happy Friday!