Airport friendly go-to wear.

Comfort is key when it comes to travelling. My go-to is your typical sweats and sneakers but depending on the weather would determine how comfortable I want to be.

For instance during cold weather; my staple would be a heavy coat, scarf or beanie, gloves, a long sleeve top, pants and comfortable shoes. At this point, I don’t bother with booties no matter the heel height because I like it to be close toed shoes, with no hassle of taking it off or putting it on.20181213_233613

In hot weather, less is more but since I get cold easy inside the airplane I wear a T-shirt, a pair of sweatpants, sneakers, and a light jacket.

To complete my travelling in comfort, I make sure I packed light with only the essentials. This includes a backpack as my carry-on. Inside it would have my pair of noise cancelling headphones for long flights, snacks, and a book just to name a few. I only bring a laptop when I need it for school.

The duration of my trip and purpose determines how many checked luggage I bring. For a two week stay due to training, I managed to pack one medium sized luggage. As a typical pack rat, I consider that an accomplishment!

 

 

Meet Stella, my hand bag…

Alright there are times when I just want to explore ways to make a statement not relying on clothes but with my accessories instead. Be it the jewelry, shoes, bags/purses with or without make-up. I get it, I’m one to push my own boundaries and so far its a handbag.

For the record, I did mention on a previous post of mine that I hate having to carry something like a body bag, purse, hand bag or hand candy. Whatever you want to call it, I need my hands free.

However, I feel that alone is more reason why I had to push against my laziness and comfort zone to finally carry one. I figured the only way I do it is if I carry something that is interesting, eye catching but practical at the same time.

Lo and behold, I found her. Meet Stella, my hand bag. She’s made of sequins and stitched embroidery. Even though “Pink Email” is quite obvious on her, I think Stella suits her well.

How about you, what is your go to statement and do you name your accessories too?

South Korean street style!

Having the chance to visit Korea for 2 weeks, I figured to blog about it without coming off creepy. With it is my chance to check out their own unique street wear.

1. Most prefer comfort over fashion, for instance my Western idea of cold weather gear does not include overall puffy jackets in drabby colors of black and gray.20181208_110843

2. The K-Pop influence is more so outside of South Korea, meaning its more popular outside than the general public. I expected locals to have an array of colored hair but it was not the case.

3. Street wear depends on age group. For instance, the older generation are more practical than the younger ones. The only disparity I noticed are a small percentage of women/girls who wore stilletos even in -13 degree weather. While another wore a pair of “booty shorts” in the same weather.

4. The wearing of face masks in South Korea is not commonly used. I ended up wearing one just to blend in and I noticed that it helped as a wind breaker for your cheecks. I’m sure there’s more purpose behind it but at that time, it  saved my cheecks from cracking.

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Until my next blog…

What is your fashion motivation?

What do I mean by fashion motivation? Tell me what drives your fashion style. Below are mine;

1. Weight changes (gains or losses) you know the see-saw effect so every so often that I end up having to get rid of clothes and buying more. Its expensive but I get to shop so I’m not complaining much.

2. SALES (Year end sales, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, closures….) and holiday driven discounts a.k.a my weakness and endless money traps.

3. Rewards Cards and any points driven programs that provide discounts. For instance I got a pair of gym shorts for less than my earned rewards card of $10! It was such a steal!

4. Watching thrifting Youtube videos inspires me to try outfits I would never have considered owning. For instance, I love seeing the prints and textures. It makes me appreciate the changing seasons since each has their own way of dressing for it.

5. Movies! Weird…but ever since I watched Bohemian Rhapsody, I start eyeing the most outlandish jackets and leotards worn by Freddie Mercury in a different light.

6. The thrill of just window shopping! Again, weird… but the fact the I get to touch an outfit/item make internal struggle if its a need or want then be able to leave without making a purchase is liberating!

 

 

Fired due to dress code…

I read an article about a lesbian getting fired because she chose to wear men’s suits over the office dress code set for females. Of course the company insists the cause of her firing was due to her being late but she begs to differ.

I get the fact that unless its for safety reasons then yes I am for using proper dress code/uniforms, but I find it odd that being subjected to normal wear for the company to maintain its own self image might have to consider our changing times. Unless the company is representing or beliefs conservative/contemporary views then maybe employees should state the dress code and not hire those who clearly are against it.

Conservative/contemporary norms of wear is constantly being questioned at work. Therefore, if the job is getting done and unless there is a safety concern that the employee is clearly going against then yes I am for dress codes. If not, then I would suggest company policy needs to reconsider this matter.

Do you agree, disagree or indiferrent?

 

 

 

Tinkering into basic auto skills.

Ladies, I believe most of us are charged way too much when it comes to auto related services such as oil changes or swapping out break pads. Three years ago, I used to have an old beater which required a lot of maintenance. It cost me more to maintain for what its worth. At first, I took it as a challenge since it was simple fixes so I took upon myself to making the repairs, thanks to auto classes being offered nearby I delved into it and considered it fun. I ended up being a grease monkey for the day but I learned so much about my car that unfortunately, I could not keep up with its demanding repairs so I ended up selling it for another decent used car. My pattern of being cheap continues…but for the record my current used car is not as old so it didn’t require much maintainance. However, owning a foreign car requires specialized mechanics to make the necessary repairs so there goes my chances of tinkering again but if given the chance, I don’t mind getting greased up again just to save on auto repair costs.

My point is, push yourself to learn new skills especially ones that could end up saving you money. You never know, you might end up enjoying it or have it as a side hustle, maybe even have a career out of it!

First impressions warning.

Noticing someone’s social media profile photo presents a first impression, as much as I try to be a wannabe Forensic Files profiler of figuring out more than what is being presented in a photo, I’m sure I would get something wrong. I only state that because nowadays, our social media profile is analyzed before we even have the chance to meet in person, if that.

I know, because it happened to me before which can be uncalled for but its presented in public so who am I to judge. The sad truth is, our profiles are judged and scrutinized on a one sided viewpoint, when in truth there is more to the person besides the first impressioned profile photo. I merely mentioned it as a precaution to all, (including myself) to be mindful of what content to share since it can be misjudged.

The same concept applies to how we are dressed. Its unfortunate but its true. Therefore I have to be mindful of my graphic t-shirt wear since it can be playful but be misconstrued at the same time.

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