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Blogger-versary, Year 1 (Pt. 2)

By on Oct 16, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 50 comments

Prior to my Blogger-versay, I never recognized the co-dependent relationship Mac & I shared. We were joined at the lap. Nearly 16+ hours of my days were spent in front of a computer screen since my 9-to-5 also required extensive pc use. Finally forced to lift my head up to life, I did not have a clue what to do with myself. Convinced I would miraculously cure the device on my own, I instantly began arranging my temporary fixes via social media. I downloaded WordPress, Tumblr, Lookbook, Facebook, etc. I was sure I could do it all through my mobile device.     I quickly resented the small screen along with the dubious format limitations. It all peeved me. My phone was happily married to Instagram and enjoyed an occasional love affair with Twitter. Adding all of these other muses to the mix only bred chaos. Soon after, I attempted to rob Ryan of his tablet; a short-lived...

Blogger-versary, Year 1!

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 24 comments

September marked the one year Blogger-versay of Connect-the-Cloths! Filled with imagination & excitement, I wanted to make a big fuss of the occasion. A giveaway, another link party… ? I wasn’t too sure, yet I knew nothing I planned would grant this prized possession the acclaim it deserves. I promised myself I would no longer be a lazy, procrastinating blogger & dabbled with the thought of creating a concrete contract detailing a once a week blogging frequency commitment. Then… life happened.     As always, some minor catastrophe ruined all of my hopes & dreams. Less than 24 hours before I planned to publish, Ryan was finishing up the edits of our two most recent photoshoots. The captures were divine, like nothing we’ve ever done before. Suddenly, our editing software froze. Without a thought, we performed a safe reboot, & my mac decided it was no longer...

Scribbled in Pastel & Neon… Pt. 2

By on Aug 29, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 125 comments

I wore a cocktail dress scribbled in pastel & neon. There was no occasion necessary. Well, modestly, you… & a yearning for an excess of the expiring season.     My fingers danced in glistening midi-rings simply because they’re pretty. My ears, spoiled in gold & diamonds gifted from my lovely Mum! {Appreciated!} I sported my second set of Aldo’s Project Runway collection on my wrists. The two-tone bracelets saved me the headache of a metallic ultimatum, perfect for an indecisive fashion citizen like myself. Betsey Johnson shaded my eyes from the rays. Keds + Penny loves Kenny adorned my feet.     In Tourist of the Town Pt. 1 & 2, I asked you all what you would like to see. I often bore of the Las Vegas lights and sights, yet I recognize several of you may never journey to my piece of my world. Never expecting a response, a handful of...

Scribbled in Pastel & Neon… Pt. 1

By on Aug 27, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 32 comments

All season I’ve been daydreaming of an escape, a one way route out of the monotony. Yet, the hours raced… minutes, seconds… mid-afternoon would pass–& I, unsatisfied with the day’s accomplishments, would wonder how I could lose myself in a maze of such alluring thoughts.     Wound up in my yearnings, I drifted away from the present. Always looking ahead, I took for granted everyday treasures. Like the z o m b i e yard spinner motionlessly wrestling the wind, I exerted energy, yet remained stagnant. Why?     In this seemingly idle state, I delved into a realm of actualization. I began to question, not just others, but myself. What more can be done? What is realistic? The days advance… weeks, months. Evenings would progress–& I, questioning, analyzing, overthinking… Over a decade has passed, have I not been...

Live. Love. Repeat! Pt. 2

By on Aug 15, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 36 comments

The best days are about the simple moments, the in-betweens. Our joyful redundencies are what provide us the positive reinforcements we need to courageously live the fullest life, whatever that may mean from one individual to the next. Most days, all I need is a step out onto the balcony, a bird’s chirping, & all of my apparent challenges make way to clearer solutions.  On this day, I was granted the leisure of strolling and shopping on a cool summer’s day with my boyfriend. Snagging Yogurtland was a definite must! The world is beautiful & vast; what is each second but t e m p o r a r y?     Flipping through mail the other day, I was drawn by an idea featured in BCBG Max Azria’s latest lookbook: “The Urban Muse – Be inspired by bold, innovative silhouettes and unexpected details.” If you take a peek at the styling options...

Live. Love. Repeat. Pt. 1

By on Aug 11, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 18 comments

Summertime. I often fall into the realm of boho chic, whether intentional or by chance. There’s just something about mixed prints elegantly flowing in the wind that comfortingly reminds me of childhood days spent dreaming of flying kites on an August afternoon. & What better setting to enjoy such chicness than within the tranquil expanse of Town Square Las Vegas?!     As Ryan & I settled on parking, the clouds bursted. A heavy dew violently poured for several minutes, seemingly, out of nowhere! The stream calmed to a soft, misty drizzle. Armed with umbrellas, we decided the coast was clear. Nothing quite compares to a breath of fresh air after a summer’s rain. & The words of Carl Thomas smoothly slipped my lips.     “Summer Rain” | Carl Thomas | Emotional, 2000 Summer rain whispers me to sleep & wakes me up again; Sometimes I swear I hear her...

Imprint, Pt. 2

By on Jul 28, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 46 comments

There is no doubt of the Imperial Chinese influence of the plaza. I found myself fixed on each ripple in the roof, every floating red lantern… & As I was lost in gaze, I became clouded with unresolved thoughts. Are the tasks of the week completed? Is there anything I must follow up on? I don’t know why I can’t seem to clear my mind, completely. I keep replaying scenarios of the past & critiquing whether or not I made the most effective choice. Half of the time, I used to be doubtful; yet, I find my present confidence has yielded itself to obsessive confirmations & calculated brainstorms. Nonetheless, I have revisited “Nature Walks”, and I keep telling myself if I remain consistent, I will be rewarded with a ballet class in the fall. But, somehow I get over-zealous of quick results and grant myself workout pardon after pardon in exchange for Netflix...

Imprint, Pt. 1

By on Jul 24, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 26 comments

Today I eagerly wandered through Chinatown Plaza with no mission in mind. Although the scorching heat filled Ryan & I with immediate regrets, every drop of sweat was worthy. It’s been ages since I’ve ventured through the Far East-inspired structures, dining options, and shopping centers; I had to surrender an hour of leisure to peer around for recent changes.     The imitative designs featured in the plaza are no match to what I imagine the real-world buildings and arts of The Forbidden City to be. Yet, the horizontal emphasis, precise symmetry, and floating roofs, of Chinatown Plaza gorgeously paralleled the summer sunshine.     Affixed on the pulse-pounding thoughts of existing thousands of miles away, I briefly remember weekends spent browsing through Chinese fashion and visiting the market with my childhood best friend and her family. I admire how...

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