Christmas gifts!!

28 Dec 2013

First of all, I would like to wish you all a merry chirstmas!! (late one, sorray). Since I had arrived to my country, Paraguay,  I've been SO busy. Christmas however was very chill. Usually in my family, every year for the holidays everyone is so stressed out and the night has to end with some type of drama. This year, none of it happened, which was a bit weird, but as I said, it was very chill, for the very first time. We had a lovely dinner with candles with delicious food! 

My favorite part of the holidays is usually the food part. There is always so-much-food that I feel like I'm in paradise. And I prefer to give gifts rather than receiving them. Since I am a very loving and caring sister (you better be reading this lil sistah), I bought her a pennyboard and a polaroid 70 SX (btw, if anyone can help me, it doesn't work when we shoot the picture, nothing comes out, just write a comment below). That's why my luggages weighted way too much. She was happy and thats what it mattered. And for me you may ask? Oh my! I could not be more grateful and happier for the gift I received this christmas...

A Valentino perfume!! 

IM IN LOVE!! I love the smell SO MUCH. If I had to describe it I would say it smells like candy, flowers, elegance, love, awesomeness...

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! now lets go for the New Year's eve! :D

What is beauty anyway?

19 Dec 2013

Its finals week... I should be revising now but its been a while since I posted anything in here and I missed my blog. Since there has been so many readings and studying lately, I was taking a break by reading (yeah so smart, again reading) greek mythology. I love history and ancient civilizations are one of my weaknesses I would say. So yeah, for me its really enjoyable reading mythologies and folklore.

Now one thing really got me some of the readings there were pictures of paintings attached, like this one by Pierre Narcisse Guerin: (I want to apologize in advance for such "revealing" images but hey, I didn't paint them. Just kidding. But in all seriousness, it was the time of the renaissance and the whole great awakening things of arts and other social factors. )

It just made me think how the physical beauty back in those times were completely different from what the definition of physical beauty is now for our society. So as history changes and modifies, nothing gets away from this evolution. Technology, transportation, ideas, the way we dress!! Its crazy how along the years fashion changed. So apparently whats beautiful also depends on the time of the history we are. I mean, when did this perception changed? Its just so odd that now beauty is defined as to be physically "perfect" in such as going through plastic surgeries, having big boobs, a big derriere, a flat stomach with abs. So the chubby people are not considered beautiful according to the society?

In the fashion industry, models must be in a certain height to be accepted. Long legs, flat stomach, really skinny. We've seen issues with this that it reached to the point that those poor models have to starve themselves to be even skinnier than they already are and jeopardize their health. But why? Just because the clothes would look better on them? Who said that? Fashion has reached really extreme points. I love fashion, don't get me wrong, but I just disagree with so many things in that industry. And I do agree that certain outfits look better on "long legged" people because trust me, I'm only 5'0 and when I try to wear those type of clothes, it looks horrible. But that doesn't mean that the other types of women should be completely segregated from this. There are companies that refused to merchandise their apparel for plus size women. But why is this? Because they are not beautiful enough?

It doesn't really matter if you are skinny, chubby, or whatever you may call it, as long as YOU feel healthy then everything else is sprinkles on the finished cake.

Big difference...I wonder what would the definition of beauty be next, christmas lights all over our bodies?

Online Shopping

2 Dec 2013

Isn't that the three favorite words of all girls? Mine certainly are!
Where I used to live, in Ghana, we did not really have the option of performing online shopping. "Why?" you may ask, well , I'll tell you why: Because no retail store ships to Africa! With the exception of South Africa I guess. So everything I could do is to visit the websites and just stare at the clothes, imagining how good they would look in my closet.

However now, since I live in the USA, I can do as many online shopping as I want!! Actually depending on the amount of money I have. But that does not change the fact that even buying only one item gives you so much joy and entertainment! When you open the box and find all your clothes, brand new with that special smell of new. And don't even get me started when you try them on! You feel like you were born again.

There are plenty of options that you can buy online from. Some of my absolute favorites are Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Wet Seal and H&M. If I had to pick only one it would definitely have to be Charlotte Russe. It does not only have amazing clothing styles and beautiful shoes but the pricing is ridiculously awesome. They are constantly offering many different promotions and discounts such as "If you buy one shoe, the next would be $5".

But after a while, if you buy from the same place it gets a bit boring, so its always good to vary your options from now and then. I consider my style very versatile, so I accept mostly many different styles. I sometimes feel like wearing all formal, girly stuff like I can find some from J.Crew:

Other times I feel like having a style where says a bit of a "rebel, chic" girl that I can find it in Hot Topic:

I have some times flashes of love of the 60's or 40's which when I found ModCloth I instantly fell in love! Perfect for a vintage style:

Informal, casual style??!

I will forever love to shop for apparel, whether it is by online stores or to visit myself, the feeling is the same! Although by buying clothes online, one of the disadvantages is that for some items you wouldn't really know if they will fit perfectly or not, specially with the shoes. 

Which ones do you prefer to shop at? And do you prefer to buy online or to visit the stores yourself?

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