OOTD: Stripes for Spring2:31 PM
Spring has finally sprung, and warmer weather is slowly creeping upon us. That is, just barely. Just awhile ago the east coast was hit with a winter storm. So, I guess we are still feeling some of residuals of this long winter we’ve been having. But, soon enough I’ll be able to break out those brighter colors and lighter layers again. I can’t wait to wear wispy skirts and crop tops without fear of shivering like crazy.
Thank you all for your lovely comments from my previous post! I haven't really featured anyone other than myself before here, so that was definitely very different. I just might see if I could get him to reappear on my blog, or my other friends too. Would you like to see more style posts featuring other people?
I hope you all liked that giveaway I had with JORD wood watches. It was really fun and new collaboration because I've admired their watches for a long time now. Getting the chance to work with them for that was definitely a wonderful experience. I love the watch I ended up getting for the style post. It is so beautifully made, and the idea of a nice watch made with wood rather than a precious metal is definitely appealing.
I hope you are all doing well because it’s been a long time. I’ve explained previously that I will keep trying to update whenever I can, as I prefer to post content I feel I have actually put effort into rather than filler posts. It’s been a crazy busy year, and it’s only March. However, I gotta say it’s also been quite a productive, and inspiration filled several months. As I am already rapidly approaching my last year of university because I am nearing the end of my third year (at least that’s what it is so far unless I have to extend a year), there’s a lot to be done to finish up requirements and the sorts. I’ve also decided to double major, which means more classes to take and finish up. Despite these crazy months, I feel like I’m finally creating things I’m proud of.
I’m thinking of creating a post, or a short series, later on in the summer about my university experience. I always talk about it, but never really got around to really explaining more about it. As I know my fellow blogger friends and readers vary in age, this could potentially help you if you will soon start your own college experience, or this could be something you might possibly relate to and can reminisce of.
Please lemme know what you think! Would you be interested in hearing more about my college experience?
|Brown Backpack - link HERE|
A while ago, I received from Gamiss a GORGEOUS, and I’m talking GORGEOUS brown bag. It’s a small backpack sort of style, but is better for an everyday handbag/purse purpose. The straps attach on separately with hooks, and both could be detached. You can convert the backpack into a longer shoulder bag if you wanted. This bag is literally the bag I’ve been reaching for ever since I got it.
I’ve received so many compliments on my bag because the style and color is absolutely perfect. The shape of it works well as a purse because it is big enough to hold everything you would need, including an umbrella and water bottle. Believe me, I know this because I’ve tried. With the insanely fickle rainy/sunny/cloudy weather going on, I’ve started just carrying around an umbrella just in case.
This bag is probably the highlight of what I got from Gamiss. I highly recommend this bag to you if you are looking for a new bag this spring season. The only thing I don’t like about it is the front clasp. It has a little turn knob that can be difficult at times to match with the hole, but it isn’t a huge problem. Other than that, it’s seriously the best. The light brown color matches nearly everything. While I haven’t fully started wearing my spring clothes yet, I definitely think that this would work well with bright spring colors. This shade of brown is the kind that is versatile enough to pair nicely with almost everything.
Another thing I recently got from Gamiss are these striped pants. They are black with vertical red and white stripes. I’ve been eyeing these pants for a long time now because this style of pants is one I’m very much into. Whenever I’m feeling lazy (which is almost everyday because I am a proudly self-declared lazy hermit), I like throwing on some joggers or loose pants rather than something fitted. These are super comfy! I like the vertical stripes on them, which helps to break up the black. These are high-waisted and pair nicely with any kind of shorter crop top.
|Striped Pants - link HERE|
Here I styled the pants with a simple cropped knit sweater and a black leather jacket. I threw on some black boots to finish it off. I wore this exact outfit a couple times already because it is insanely comfortable, yet looks nice. I love the slight rocker-chic edge the pants paired with the boots create.
|Striped Pants - link HERE|
Side note, the sweater is something I got elsewhere along with some other things I will be reviewing. I will be doing a whole other post on that as well later on! So stay tuned for that review.
And same with the outfit featured with that gorgeous brown bag…
It’s been a crazy busy several months, and I have a lot of things to review and post! So many ideas and so little time. Ya feel me?
I’ve gotten stuff from Gamiss before, and I’ve yet to be disappointed! Okay, let’s hope I don’t jinx that. Coincidentally, last time I also ended up getting a bag and scarves.
With the pants and the bag, I also got a couple of scarves.You know me and my love of scarves. I adore scarves because they are the best accessory ever. They aren’t just for looks, but have purposes too. Well, to some extent. Because there are those flimsy puny thin scarves that don’t serve any other purpose than to accessorize. But, that’s beyond my point.
I chose two lighter weight scarves than ones I’ve been getting this past winter. These scarves are perfect to transition from the cold months into the coming spring. They are super soft, and the colors would work well with a spring color theme.
|White Scarf - sold out but similar one HERE|
Striped Scarf - link HERE
The white scarf has black music notes in varying sizes printed on. It is a fun pattern that isn’t too overwhelming or distracting because of the simple black on white. This would look good with a cropped jacket and skirt, or maybe layered with another scarf for a slightly warmer, thicker fit.
The second one is a creamy white with orangey-brown and black stripes. There are other ones as well in other colors. The stripes on this scarf range from thick and thin. This scarf has warmer hues in comparison to the cool white of the other scarf. I adore the classy look of this scarf. The first one is more fun and playful, whereas this one has a more elegant feel.
I wore the white scarf with music notes in the outfit with the striped pants. You can also see a hint of the striped scarf in the photos with that brown bag. I definitely am looking forward to integrating these two pieces into my current collection of scarves!
What are some of your tricks for dealing with fickle weather? I hate having to choose between a raincoat or wearing a cute jacket but needing an umbrella. I do have a nice raincoat, but that doesn’t mean I want to wear it literally every single day because of the possibility of rain! Comment down below how you deal with unpredictable spring weather!
Perhaps it is a bit excessive, but I like to carry an umbrella AND have on my raincoat. I like being protected from the rain. Even though I live in Seattle which is a fairly rainy cloudy place, I still don’t like having to deal with rainy days. Light drizzles I can handle, but when it’s literally pouring I would rather be inside than out and about.
Speaking of pouring rain, this past weekend the weather was so insanely stormy. But, my friends and I made the most of the day. Because guess what? We watched the new live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.
Some of you may already know this because I posted on my Instagram story a silly video of me by the huge Beauty and the Beast display inside the IMAX theaters lobby.
The movie was really funny and entertaining! I like how it was mostly true to the original, with its own unique flairs. However, I do feel slightly disappointed because my favorite moments from it were not included. SPOILER ALERT!! Like how in the Disney version Gaston ate a dozen eggs raw, or the moment when the Beast fed the birds?! What happened to that?! Also, I kept pointing out to my friends how it looked like Belle was wearing a generic version of Toms for shoes. For those of you who have watched the movie already, did you notice that? I couldn’t stop laughing at that for some reason. But otherwise, it was a good movie. Emma Watson did a great job, and I like the backstory they created for Belle.
Have you watched the new Beauty and the Beast yet? Lemme know in the comments below what you thought!
I also heard that there will be live-action remakes of The Little Mermaid and Mulan as well. I already watched the trailer for The Little Mermaid, which will be closer in story to the original Hans Christian Anderson fairytale than the Disney version. I found that trailer here. Apparently the live-action version of Mulan will be quite different too. I like how they are starting to do remakes of old classics, but that’s also my whole childhood we are dealing with here. On one hand I admire the unique flairs on these classics, and I understand that Disney versions are not very true to the original fairytales. However, I grew up knowing the Disney version better, and I can’t help but be a bit of a critic while watching these new remakes.
Tis all for now! This post got quite lengthy in terms of life updates and other content.
Please lemme know down in the comments below what you thought!! Have you gotten anything from Gamiss recently? Are you the type to prefer larger bags for everyday use, or do you lean more towards smaller purses? What are you most excited about for this upcoming spring?
Thank you all for stopping by and visiting my corner of the cyberworld. I wish you all a fantastic day!
Til next time,