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On the Regular, Pt. 2

By on Jan 28, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 22 comments

Perhaps by fate, as I shuffle through the pages of an old issue of “T Magazine” (The New York Time’s style & fashion publication), I discover an article by Richard Rodriguez focusing on the cultural evolution of San Francisco. I hold the city dear to my heart since it was once the hometown of my beloved, late Granny. My siblings & I would visit many summers. I always considered it to be my connection to California no matter where we’d recently relocated. I faintly remember foggy skies, steep streets, & an obsession with the trolley.     Desperate for literary inspiration but weary to commit to 200+ pages, I proceed in reading Rodriguez’s comparative of the city during the era of hippes to the current era of new age zippies–now making millions in Silicon Valley. I perused the article in amusement of his perspective as an artist...

On the Regular, Pt. 1

By on Jan 25, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 30 comments

If I blogged on a more consistent basis, you would realize the last couple of posts deviate from my usual winter style. Well, not counting the typical business casual requirements of the 9-to-5, I’m usually sporting variations of sweats & hoodies. With warmth rather than chicness in mind, my main focus is to prevent goose bumps & the gosh-awful cringe of degrees forty and below.     I know, I know, you East Coasters always seem to be shoveling or snowed in, & it’s pretty much only been under the specified degree point for about a week with another averaged week of rain, but when you’re used to the endless sunshine of the desert’s warmth, it doesn’t take much of a temperature drop for your thoughts to largely be consumed by springs or summers past. The cold weather tends to throw me out of character. Colors are exchanged for blacks,...

2015, Pt. 2

By on Jan 4, 2015 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 98 comments

2015 calls for a change. Instead of being hung up on love lost, I shall make more of an effort to be grateful for what’s right in front of me. Indeed, I want to continue to make an effort to build new relations, as unsuccessful as I may have been in the past. Yet, I’m not the peppy type to shake your hand & announce our “best friend” status upon impulse. I’m not the type to really open up & share personal details about myself unless time or experiences have communicated otherwise. But, I find such habits cause me to naturally and solely fit into the role of listener.     I’m quite engaging & always excited to hear a tale, & once I have input on the conversation, I’ve realized my words are often drowned out by interruption, or worse, that awkward silence. After this repeatedly happening, one might come to the conclusion that their quality of conversation lacks,...

2015, Pt. 1

By on Dec 31, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 50 comments

There’s nothing like the holidays to provide you with an encouraging sense of belonging, or lack thereof. Take a moment to note whom you’ve been communicating with and whom you’ve lost contact with in the past year? Push it a step further & inquire why. Maybe it’s your time to step in & be a support system, a bigger person? We’ve all got our own personal struggle, our own striving hustle. With such thoughts in mind, I reached out to my… I hate to say “ex”, but we’re not on speaking terms so to lighten it up for myself I suppose I’ll refer to her as my “prior”… best friend. She was honestly more of a sister to me. Anyhow, I texted her on Christmas, no response. Perhaps she’s changed her number? I wondered, puzzled. I’m not certain. It’s been the same as long as I can remember.     I’m sure we’ve all experienced such rejection. Yet, I found myself constantly replaying...

Cheer!

By on Dec 24, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 38 comments

What have I been up to? Oh, you know, the usual procrastination… except this time I nearly forgot I would have to do so in the mist of holiday mayhem. Errr. The 9-to-5 takes over all things jolly or any attempts at celebration due to blackouts and peak periods on The Las Vegas Strip. Basically, I’m not getting a day off until the end of Chinese New Years. Therefore, I’ve decided to stay far, far away from the inner city while torturing myself with gift shopping on Christmas Eve. I know -__-.     But, look below, a peak at the infamous boutique Hottie I’m always speaking of, my accessory oasis. For once, I’m not even wearing anything from there. But, I did find the perfect lace ‘pick me up’ dress. Don’t judge. I know I shouldn’t be falling in love with things for myself. Yet, I’ll be working ten hour shifts six days a...

Icebreaker, Pt. 2

By on Dec 18, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 40 comments

Although not originally intended, I thought it would be clever to play off my lack of “formal pants” (I mean, there is “pant” in pantyhose, literally… lol) with some metaphor of my vulnerabilities allowing you the comfort to reach out to me, & so on. I am but another being. Quite honestly, I don’t feel exposed at all… if anything, freedom. (: If you haven’t noticed, I have this thing about themes. I found these “deep” icebreaker question on Tumblr—you know how melodramatic that platform can get. Ha. Despite the fact, they’re basically all the question I wish people would ask me more often.     #1: What do you think about dreams? Dreams express desires, hopes, & fears, in a symbolic way. I have mixed feelings about them. There was a time in my childhood when I would constantly have night terrors & desperately wanted to escape them so I...

Icebreaker, Pt. 1

By on Dec 15, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 36 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 | 62 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...

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