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Icebreaker, Pt. 1

By on Dec 15, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 18 comments

It’s been over a year so I figured I might as well make more of an effort to get to know you all better. Social media does the trick here & there, but our conversations seem to quickly go stale. I mean, I suppose I’ve been a bit self-indulgent assuming you all would make the first move, mutually bearing your souls… even with my weekly efforts of blogsurfing & oftentimes returning the favor. That’s not what everyone signed up for… (& that’s assuming you’re a fellow blogger &/or writer). But as for the rest of you, pardon my narcissism for a moment longer, but why me? What’s appealing, what attracts you here? I often wonder.     Tumblr was the encouragement behind this post. There was a quote that captured me among the endless scroll: “Make the first move, tell people how you feel, stop being so scared of rejection, stop feeling so...

Less

By on Dec 3, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 60 comments

I’m steadily scouting techniques to gain excess in life. When presented with the task of determining what’s truly essential, I recognize the requirements are quite less than expected. In three words: family, health, & success. It’s easy to hope for happiness; the challenge is realizing what grants it. Personally, I’m attempting to regain simplicity by conquering the negative toxins of my existence. Yet, I’m ever-curious, always growing bored of the everyday, the mundane. The effects trigger my scatterbrain traits subconsciously straying my focus to something new until yet another short-lived obsession is exhausted. But, in the end, through highs & lows, the importance of the three fundamentals remains constant; joy follows.     P.S. Outfit Details? As you wish. (: Tricky seasonal transitions always leave me extra creative. I pair pantyhose with nearly anything...

More, Pt. 2

By on Nov 20, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 84 comments

Today I wish to focus on an initiative now bearing personal relevance: Small Business Saturday, taking place November 29th! I know I have no power to stop your Black Friday thirst, but perhaps save an appetite & pocket of change to “shop small”? I’ve always been one for the underdog, the rebel, the wo/man against the odds. There’s never been a point in my life where I believed I did not belong within such classifications myself.     Fortunately, I’ve experienced more highs than lows when it comes to dream fulfillment. Just this Saturday during the #socialbloggers forum, I went on a tangent of days past when I went from business to business exchanging collateral with any prospects glancing in my direction. A fellow blogger & I went on to discuss the turmoil of blogging standing as professional self-representation. He feared his content may steer interested employers...

More, Pt. 1

By on Nov 17, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 34 comments

Lately, inspiration is an effortless find. Blogging’s one spur of the moment adventure after the next. I don’t worry too much of content-building. Ryan’s captures have yet to fail at facilitating word flow. Such a misguided process tends to be quite pressing for some; yet as for myself, the curious wanderer, no direction has always been ideal. Funny, since I’m overly-dedicated when it comes to prepping & planning all else.     I’ve been working on stress management, time management, life management, the whole nine yards. Days begin with light stretching, warm tea, & meditation in the form of fashion show viewings (via YouTube synced to my SmartTV… lol, mostly Fatale Fashion III).     My fondness of chic illustrations & constructions have increased–& you all may be well aware of my obsession with haute couture...

The Great Pumpkin, Pt. 2

By on Oct 23, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 87 comments

Today all I see is now. The nonsense has faded to the background. Scorpious reigns. Although, I do not exactly agree with all that is said of the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac, I do believe its spirit causes me to prosper.     “Scorpios are fiercely independent. They are able to accomplish anything they put their mind to and they won’t give up. They are perfectly suited to being on their own. They are not social butterflies like some other zodiac signs and some actually prefer to live on their own that way there is never any issue of who controls what at home, they like to be in control.” –Zodiac Signs Astrology     At this moment, I’m ignoring the day’s horoscope (something to do with passivity, eh). My upmost concern is keeping the spirit of the season alive, & what better setting than The Great Pumpkin Patch? Even though this shoot was...

The Great Pumpkin, Pt. 1

By on Oct 22, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 14 comments

October exists as the height of my year. From the chill of winter to the sweat of summer & back, I’m extensively curious to find what fearsome fascinations lie ahead. I live for the mystery, the magic, the masquerades. All in all, the month signifies another year of life, a birth date.     The deeper I delve into the realms of adulthood, the more & more mixed my feelings become. I find myself jealous of adolescents. I want to warn them, convince them to not be willing to mature so quickly. Their thoughts of adulthood are skewed; they know nothing of it. They know not of the short-lived freedoms never truly lining up to idealized expectations. They know not of immunity from one authority surrendering to the next. They know not of the loose ties, the passer-bys.     Twenty-five is one of those ages where you’d think you’d have it halfway together. One’s...

Blogger-versary, Year 1 (Pt. 2)

By on Oct 16, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 90 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 | 32 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...

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