Necklace: Forever 21| Pineapple Print Dress: Topshop | Shoes: Keds x Kate Spade (same as here) | Bag: Furla | Bangle: Hermes | Watch: Rolex
Forgive me if I’ve refrained from posting any new “words” to expand your vocabularies–unfortunately it was no longer working for me… as in, it felt too condescending to do so (not that anyone ever complained) and I was running out of options (more this, actually). Plus, I’ve come to realize that a lot of you guys, my readers, are pretty smart as it is and wouldn’t need to be schooled on certain terms.
Anyway, JL and I have been super obsessed with the “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” reality series as of late–she’s obviously Dorothy Wang down to the accent and I’m pretty much similar to Morgan (she is so hilarious and self-deprecating). Somehow, their laid-back California style is starting to grow on me so I took a quick break from my usual heels, blazer, and silk combos and opted for this cutesy Pineapple dress I found from Topshop a couple of weeks back.
Strange fact: I am drawn to digital prints of fruits on clothes (see my Papaya Craze post here) especially pineapples and I can’t explain why. It started with this pineapple button down men’s polo I saw in Forever 21 that my boyfriend refused me to get for him as it was too teeny-bopper (which consequently, blogger David Guison wore to Blogger’s United) which, somehow, grew into a gargantuan desire to simply own one. The search was on-going for the longest time as I could not find a print I would consider as “classy” enough to fit my aesthetics (mealready.com) until I visited–albeit begrudgingly–Topshop Powerplant (I don’t usually visit this branch anymore as their selections feel too young for an oldie like me). Just like that, I saw this dress hanging in the racks and I fell in love instantly.
So yes, it does seem out of this world for me–a self-proclaimed classy dresser–to choose a pineapple printed dress. Rare, actually. It seems like something a toddler might wear, no? But I guess it’s a pleasant change and a small and temporary effort to break away from the “usual” just to add a bit of spice. I think it’s tedious to be consistent all the time, even if your consistency means being aesthetically pleasing always.
Randomly but somehow related, I think it is necessary for people to go out of their comfort zones. Not just in Fashion but also in their every endeavor! I don’t mean for anyone to be carelessly daring (let’s be smart about this)… I just think that there’s a big bad world out there that only the strong can conquer–where you gain learnings and experiences from failures and triumphs, and where you can learn to love yourself and stand up for what you believe in. So rewrite the rules and formulate a better “YOLO” theory with depth; do things you are normally not accustomed to and take certain chances (with enough forethought and hindsight, of course). It will always be a WIP, but hey, take baby steps and start with the small things until you get to move on to the big things. It’s pretty much rewarding!
Besides, you’ll never know the outcome of anything unless you try. Here are some more photos:
I just got this 3 box set of breakfast goodies from Nesvita, with the cutest matching mug to boot! Back when I was in college, I was usually too lazy to wake up early to buy myself breakfast and so to save time, I would leave the house with my Starbucks tumbler filled to the brink with warm milk and Nesvita. It’s fiber-rich, obviously, and very tasty too! So for the young ones who are on the go all the time (and the young once), have a fill of Nesvita at the start of everyday.