Something old and something new. That’s today’s theme.
I love this top – its got to be one of my favourite. And the funny thing is because I love it so much I’m afraid to wear it in case it gets ruined! Does anybody else do that? I have promised myself (and my shirt) that I will give it some more use otherwise it’ll just sit in my closet collecting dust! Its an oldie but a goodie. The shorts are new though. I’ve been dying to get a pair of leather shorts to do with this top but I haven’t found a good pair yet so I opted for this destroyed black denim from Forever 21. The boots here are bought online and they were not only cheap but comfy and awesome! I love the stud details. My sister says its excessive but I don’t think its even over-the-top. I love the attitude it ads to both the outfit and my walk. A pair of shoes seriously makes a big difference in not only the type of look that you’re doing but it can also really amp up our self esteem. Don’t you guys agree? Course the final touch for me in this outfit are the red lips which my boyfriend seems to have a love-hate relationship with. He adores the provocativeness of the rich colour but it makes kissing me impossible without smudging them! (Seriously got to find a better colourstay formula lol)
I have just finished a course and took the test today for Contemporary American Literature. We read a lot of interesting books in the novel that really speak to a youthful audience living in a postmodern age of fragmented identity. One of my favourite novels from the class is [The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao] by Junot Diaz. In short, it is about the troubled life and tragic death of a disastrously fat ghetto fat nerd. I highly recommend it to everyone. The novel’s main preoccupations are Oscar’s conflicted Dominican Republic vs. Ghetto Nerd identity, the desire to be accepted, to feel connected to others, to love and be loved; the need to escape a painful and often stifling lifestyle of ostracism through Nerd Culture; and conquering one’s virginity that is the milestone for adulthood and true manhood.
But the novel is also about one more thing that makes it relevant to the fashion world of Chictopia: its also about art and female beauty. There are some interesting, strong, fierce and bold women in this novel that may really intrigue you.
So if you’re up for a good read, Oscar Wao is a fantastic book to go to! It will give you a lot to think about.
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