I've had this post sitting in my drafts for a week now and I am so happy to finally publish it! I am quite happy with how these turned out and am impressed by how much Dai's outfit photographing skills have improved. And by how we have been getting along much better during shoots!
I have been thinking about personal style more lately and have decided on a few things that make up my ideal outfit: easiness, simple elegance, and versatility. I prefer neutrals with added pops of color. Whites, blacks, and blues are my best friends. I like things that are classical with a touch of modernity.
While it is nice to stick to classic looks and neutral colors, I also want to have an element of boldness in my style. I have realized that the most realistic and comfortable way for me to achieve this is through accessories and makeup, starting with a red lip!
Over the past year or so, I have been wearing a red lip more and more, but don't always feel confident enough to do so. I think it is pretty, but sometimes I am just Oh no, what if I am sticking out too much? I've been learning to just go with it, mostly because it is good for me to take chances and be bold. If you can't take risks with lipstick, what else are you stopping yourself from taking risks on?
I have realized that taking risks and being bold has been popping up quite often in my life lately, not only in dilemmas about style. First of all, I'm taking a huge financial leap and going to Japan. Like really. Wow. Also, I think I'm being bold by making the last minute decision to go to Washington DC next week, even though it is expensive and will likely be a tough trip. Lastly, I would say that I have been more bold and true to myself with this blog lately. I have been very proud of that and am excited to see how I & this space will continue to grow.
I also see myself being bold in many other areas of life like when/where/how I decide to finish college, perhaps starting my own business as a career path, spending time traveling, and maybe even living abroad one day.
For today, though, I think I will start with lipstick.
Shirt // American Eagle
Skirt // Lauren Conrad via Kohls
Tights // Vera Wang via Kohls
Shoes // Crown Vintage via DSW
Bag // Madewell