Another thing about trends…
You can describe someone as “trendy,” meaning that they know and wear all the latest trends, but that does not necessarily mean they have great personal style. Trends, really, do the opposite of what you’d like them to do: if you wear them and so does everyone else, it just makes you blend in rather than stand out (which is what unique style does). So in my eyes, there’s a slight difference between someone who is fashionable (trendy + a bit of personal flair) and someone who is stylish (developed a unique sense of interpreting fashion – recent, trendy, and vintage – in a way that really sets them apart from the rest).
…and another thing!
Like pretty much the rest of the fashion-obsessed, I get WWW delivered to me daily. I opened today’s and…
“In the fashion world, the word “sporty” doesn’t necessarily have the most stylish connotation. It summons up visions of baggy athletic shorts, shelf-bra tanks, and sweatproof sunblock, and usually can be applied to the sort of girl whose Facebook albums are grouped by beer pong tournaments.”
Excusez-MOI? I run cross country and track and I do NOT endorse beer pong (or drugs/underage drinking/etc…), and… well, here’s my comment on the site: well, here’s what I commented on the site:
“Cute stuff… however, when I read the second sentence, I couldn’t help but do a double take. Holy sweeping generalizations, Batman! Although I tend to stick to more, um, dressy looks, I occasionally delve into the sporty look and am not a fan of beer pong… my point being this: sporty does not equal beer pong, and honestly I’m not sure where this stereotype came from.”
(Except I made the mistake of spelling “stereotype” without that second E and am consequently kicking myself. I hate it when people have typos, particularly in opinionated pieces. It tends to give the impression that in your rage and anger, you lost your head).
So. Moving right along… haha, I love being opinionated. I don’t know what I’d do without it. (I’ve just typed up another page of opinion – this time about thoughtless remarks which end up unintentionally insulting people and their careers – but that’ll be separate).
Feeling inspired by: running, the Great Outdoors (more specifically, Colorado, hiking, and cold mountain streams and waterfalls… the sweeping rugged landscapes from atop a snowy peak in July, the wind whipping at your windbreaker, tugging at your undone hair, not caring that you look a mess because you’ve just hiked 8 miles, and everyone around you feels the same… The tiny mountain flowers swishing rapidly to and fro, clinging to the small bits of soil that rest just about the miles and miles of solid rock, a hawk circling high overhead – how does it combat the mighty current of the wind? Ah, but it works with it, flows with it, doesn’t fight it or work against it…) (Yes, transcendentalism in Am Lit affects your thoughts about nature… or should I say Nature…), the purple orchids lining the steps to my porch, the dying lilac blossoms in the back, and the cactus sitting on my desk.
Chanel Segway and bike, Hermes helicopter, now a Fendi bike? Really?
VOGUE Italia 1991
Christy & Linda.
Grey suede in all hues has captured my heart of late… in a recent VOGUE, Coco Rocha held a gorgeous grey suede Alexander Wang bag… mmm, lush. (I prefer light grey for spring, dark grey/charcoal for fall & winter).
That along with all things light, airy, floaty, thin, lacy, and sexy.
Does anyone else feel like the wars (Iraq and Afghanistan) should be getting more media attention? I am – if you hadn’t noticed – rather strongly opinionated and up-to-date in the world of politics and whatnot, but for some reason, lately I’m just not sure of what’s going on. Wouldn’t it be great it there was a site mapping out where all our troops where and recent events?
Haha. To Do…
“I’ve got soul, but I’m not a soldier…” ~ The Killers, All These Things I’ve Done.