White Eyelet Cropped Top: Forever 21 | Earrings, Neon Peep-Toes: H&M | Floral Bandage Skirt: Charlotte Russe | Necklace: Ever New | White and Silver Bangle: Hermes | Neon Yellow Cuff: Embellish at Zalora.ph | Watch: Charriol | Clear Crystal Clutch: Lannel Boutique
It’s been chilly lately, and yet I’m still scantily clad. I guess you can say it’s the hipster in me that refuses to adhere to necessity… even if it’s a necessity brought about by the environment (as in, the weather).
Okay, I hope you didn’t take me seriously right there. Actually, there was a light drizzle that morning but it was merely overcast and humid thereafter. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to wear less fabric, if only to cool down my skin. So I took inspiration from fifties pin-ups with all the feminine touches to offset the ample show of skin.
The goal was to remain classy and chic vis-a-vis the “sex kitten” image usually associated to pin-up girls in general.
Anyway, that said, just a disclaimer before we proceed! You must be wondering why my skin is pasty white in this photo set. Yes, they’re over-exposed. Let me just say that I was totally unaware that my camera’s lens had moist. I took it out from an air-conditioned room and into the muggy garage so in effect, the middle of the photo is somewhat blurry. Plus, the bright white fabric of my top amplified the effect. I think the photos are pretty much usable still though so I apologize in advance if it is, in any way, bothersome.
Speaking of showing skin, we all know that everyone relies heavily on “touch” to be able to perceive things better and discern the world within our reach, right? The skin is made up of a variety of nerve endings that allow for us to literally and figuratively grasp the nature of the objects we are touching–the texture, temperature, pressure, vibration, so on and forth. To be able to initiate touch, we use our “fingertips.”
Emiliana Torrini must be a genius to name a song after the aforementioned body part.
Sometimes, I am pretty much fascinated by the simplest things… fingertips, fingers, the whole works. I just happen to think they’re responsible for so many things! You use your fingers to signal someone… you use one of your fingers to flip someone the bird when they’re being annoying! You use your fingers to initiate touch towards someone you love–running it against their face or their own fingers or their wrists… and then you use your fingers to fix your unruly hair, or you use them to grasp a pen just so you can jot something noteworthy, or you use them to tap away on your keyboard so you can translate your thoughts into something tangible.
The function of one’s fingers transcend necessity–it becomes a tool for expression, and a tool to connect.
And yet, they’re often undervalued.
I digress. I think I’m starting to sound a little bit batty but trust me, I’m not drunk or crazy, just philosophical. The thought might seem strange and all but my point is, just because you deem something a staple or a given in your daily life doesn’t mean its importance has been diminished. It simply means you’re taking things for granted. I’m not saying to dedicate your whole life to appreciating the most trivial of things but it would do good from time to time to thank and maybe solicit a thought for the very necessities that’s never yet failed you. Learning to recognize the important of such will give you a fresh perspective out of life… and maybe more reason to live for.