I bought this dress last September on Soompi for $14, but I never got a chance to wear it because of the fickle Chicago fall weather. Yesterday was the last day of my IB exams, so now I've got no worries. I also have a performance with PPG at DePaul tomorrow for the IB CAS fair, so I'm in such a great mood. I decided to bust out the awesome outfit that I've been dying to wear. Because the outfit was so cute already, I've decided not to accessorize at all to give it the full focus it deserves.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Of all of the friends that I've recently made, Alzen is one of the most memorable one. He's extremely outgoing and is definitely not shy when it comes to music and dancing. His bold personality combined with his sweet nature presents a wonderful and unforgettable person and this transfers over to how he presents himself. I was more than happy when I saw his entry in my mailbox. In this entry, Alzen shows his simple and boyish charms with a clean and natural look.
Who inspires me?, member of SHINee, is notable for his eye-catching, slightly feminine sense of style and ssanti/girl dancing. I like to examine what he wears and I have noticed that he enjoys wearing accessories and likes to expose his neckline. He inspired this "summer look" and I used elements from the "ring ding dong" dark and "juliette" color concepts. The necklace is the focal point because I like accessories and I find that necklaces provide some sort of "eye-candy" to people because typically, people usually notice smaller things like earrings and necklaces. The color contrast of the shirt and the shorts makes the outfit more bold and the shoes give it a "cute look" because "being cute" is naturally a part of my personality. Every guy should embrace more feminine qualities when it comes to clothes because mixing feminine and masculine styles makes our styles more dynamic and interesting.My advice: Do not over-accessorize because it might bog down the style you are trying to portray!!! and remember, fashion is fun!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I've known Amara since my freshman year of IB. She has an eccentric personality and an out-of-this world vision. I've always taken notice of here unique style. Even on a regular or stressful testing day, she always has an outfit that makes you do a double-take.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I had the pleasure of styling my best friend, Sherry, last Friday. She was going for a 'Yoona' look, one of the members of the Korean girlgroup, Girls' Generation. When I was putting the outfit together, I thought about the key points of Yoona's look: innocent and youthful, and attempted that in the outfit. We ended up with two versions all due to a simple change from pure and innocent look with a white, sheer cardigan to an edgier, sophisticated style with a black blazer.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Diana's outfit is very simple, yet also has a mature edge. She did a great job with keeping the balance of the outfit by minimizing on accessories with the print on the dress is already busy. The shoes are also a fantastic touch and the color emphasizes her youthful yet sophisticated personality.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's raining mad this whole week in the Windy City. I'm done with my IB and AP testings for the week and so I dressed up a bit for school with slight modifications to the outfit.
Striped button-up and long cardigan from Hollister, teal dress is unknown, black leggings, mommy's gold side purse, and purple Hunter boots.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
-Best wishes, Ai Nhu.
My name is Ai Nhu and I recently started STYLESPIRATIONS with the purpose of sharing unique fashion ideas with others. Oftentimes, I would see a person down the streets with an amazing outfit and would be inspired to create something similar with the pieces of clothings I have at home. It's amazing to see the creativity of different people and their stylistic views of being able to manipulate certain pieces of clothing to make a wonderful outfit.
With that, I will be sharing the unique fashion that I find in the streets, online, and in magazines. Additionally, I will share pictures of outfits I put together that I think is interesting.
In addition to that, I encourage readers to also share anything that will act as possible STYLESPIRATIONS for anyone. If possible, please email pictures of your cool outfits/unique fashionable items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please keep it to 4 pictures with a portrait orientation and a reasonable, consistent size.
- Make sure that one picture is a full body shot to show the outfit in a holistic view. The 2nd picture should also be a body shot but in any favorable pose. The 3rd should be a detailed shot of a unique point of the outfit. The final picture can be whatever you desire.
- Please email me the links to these pictures and do not send them as attachments as they are a pain to download.
- List the items, brands, and estimate prices of these items so that other readers can possibly buy them also.
- Photos submitted become property of STYLESPIRATIONS to alter and edit.