Today is the last day of July. And my first full month on Blogger is coming to a close. I've really gotten into it and I'm really pleased that I am able to do this. There are so many girls and young women just like me that have blogs and want to show their 'passion for fashion' via the web. I've managed 28 posts for July, and that's a pretty good average considering I've not only taken pictures of myself, but of others as well. I started this blog as a sort of online portfolio for when I am applying to publications. It's my way of having a documented history of my fashion taste, personal style and writing ability all one click away from potential employers. But it's honesty come to be a lot more than that, and I can only hope that one day I can be in the same league as the Man Repeller, Chicmuseand Fashiontoast. But until then... keep on steppin'.
...and on that note (the steppin' one) I give you... my Three for the end of the weekend.
get it? ...steppin'? yea, you see what I did there. (shoes are dope)
Finally an outfit post! For a day at the pool, I got a little dressier than usual with some wedges, but it was still very light and comfortable. And of course I threw everything off the second I got into the sun...
Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau. She's 10 years old and she's the toast of the fashion world right now. This tiny little Paris model is about the cutest girl I've ever seen. She is going to be quite the babe when she gets older. And that name! So chic.
all images via Google
Quite the little stunner. She even has a tumblr dedicated to her. (See: FuckYeahThylaneBlondeau). I'm jealous of a 10-year-old.
I haven't had any outfit posts lately... I've realized that my camera sucks and that I need a new one so I am ashamed to take pictures with it. And I don't have time. But more the fact that I'm embarrassed.
Here's Zoe Saldana at the premier of Captain America in Hollywood. Zoe has a new movie, Columbiana, opening in August, and I hear that she's committed to doing more Avatar with James Cameron. Hell yea. Will it take another 10 years for Avatar: The Sequel? Only time will tell. My girl's rocking some major stud shoes and the best update on a suit I've seen in a long time. it's not really a suit, but the jacket and shorts match, so it's a suit. Check it.
photos via Getty Images
Amazing. Zoe pairs the matching bomber jacket and silk short by Balmain with a white tee and Brian Atwood "Pois" pumps. As Rachel Zoe would say, Zoe "shut it down".
Came across this on Polyvore today when I typed 'Stripes and Hunters' into Google. Ha. My namesake! Red Stripes and Hunters is the name of the post, and how great is that. First of all, Polyvore makes it so easy to post items into blogs. Awesome. And second, this outfit they've put together is awesome. Or maybe it's just me and my affinity for my black Hunter boots and anything striped.
Voguepedia.com is Vogue's new online dictionary for all things fashion. The home page presents a search bar with tags for Designers, Brands, Models, Personalities, and Beauty. The separate tags return the different facets of the iconic magazine, from "It Girl" personalities such as Blake Lively and Kate Bosworth, to makeup dynamos Francois Nars and Kevyn Aucoin. The style girl's ultimate encyclopedia, Voguepedia is the fashion anthology we'll be using for years.
According to Wikipedia, "the planking or lying down game is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game. Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play."
Okay I get it. Wait, no I do not. I do not at all.
Celebrities are really on this trend right now and I don't get it, but it's hilarious. Examples:
images via Google
top to bottom: Richard Simmons, Ellen Page, Kristen Bell, Chris Brown, Katy Perry
Everyone is getting into it... So Joe and I figured, why not? After seeing Friends With Benefits tonight, Joe planked. And the result was hilarious.
I asked Joe what the title of this post should be since it's about him and he said 'Friday Funday'. So here it is. After a long day of moving Joe into an empty room in my apartment, we become official roomies! We went to this amazing restaurant in Lansing called Troppo where we ate and drank and a wasted old man came up to us and 'congratulated Joe on my beautiful blue eyes'. He then walked away and proceeded to run down the street away from the restaurant and then come back and go into a neighboring bar. He was nice. Then we went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Just as amazing the second time around. Here's what we wore. This photo quality is embarrassing - new camera soon, I promise.