Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sweaters Are Ugly

The evolution of the ugly sweater has been something remarkable to watch. It started as something we'd cringe at when we'd see Aunt Sally wearing it at family Christmas dinners, then turned into a must have when fall and winter rolled around. As you can see, I've found my appreciation for them. They've become a quirky, fun anthem for taking on the cold weather. Time to Take the Stares ugly sweater style this season!

Confession: I really hate the word "jeggings". A lot. So I'm just going to refer to them as my blue leggings. I like this color blue because I can pair them with an assortment of brightly colored shirts and they'll still look really cool. 
I honestly just started getting into the nerd glasses look. But I learned they can instantly give a plainer looking outfit a real hipster vibe.
Chunky jewelry is perfect for just about everything, in my opinion, especially rings when the rest of your accessories are more understated. This purple stone always attract attention and gives my outfit just the right pop.
It is boot season. Your collection just wouldn't be complete without a pair of brown combat boots! Brown will be an especially great color shoe to have in your closet with the rest of your earth toned wardrobe this season!
 Last but not least, the ugly sweater. I get really excited to wear this sweater when fall comes around. The pattern. The knit. My favorite thing to do with almost any sweater is to layer it with a collerd shirt, like this denim one underneath my sweater shown here. I added a final touch to the ensemble with two small gold chains.
I feel like ugly is a term used to contradict what's normal and what's acceptable. It's okay to let "ugly" be a fit for inspiration sometimes. It's time to get ugly on The Stares this season. Ugly sweaters call for ugly Stares!
Sweater - Dynamite Thrift Boutique
Collared button up - (Borrowed)
Blue leggings - Target
Brown Combat boots - Missimo, Target
Giant purple gemstone ring - Forever 21
Glasses - (Borrowed)
Gold chains - (gifts)
Plum lipstick - Sephora
 Photography by Lydia Yohannes

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Bad Girls Club

She's the girl you love to hate. The friend you may or may not introduce to your parents, and the girl you're not so sure you'd bring home to your mother. Bad girls just can't seem to get a good rap in this town... but what would life be without the free spirits who inspire a lot of our favorite trends. So today, I want to Take the Stares with all my rebels. All my free spirits. All my outsiders. All my party girls and girls who don't know how to care. All the girls who don't know how to hold their tongues and all my beauties who enjoy indulging in more than one guilty pleasure. All my fashion fiends that love to live in the moment and are guilty of maybe not always thinking things through once or four times...because lets just face it ladies. We've all got a little bad girl in us.

 The Tumblrs
The Celebs
Gia Sapp-Hernandez - The Bad Girls Club, Season 8
Miley Cyrus
Model Helen Gedlu
Super model Cara Devangeline
Singer Jhene Aiko
Erica Mena - Love and Hip Hop New York

Super model Chanel Iman
The Weeknd girls

 The Fictionals

 Of course our favorite bad girl gets her own section... We love you RiRi.

When it's all said and done though, all a bad girl really wants is a little TLC. I'll leave my bad girls to interpret that for themselves. Until next time ladies...
Pictures provided by:
Egotastic! photography
Sue Tsai art - @badgirlriri