Wednesday, October 30, 2013

All That Glitters

All That Glitters_1 All That Glitters_2 All That Glitters_3 Wearing:
A&F t shirt
Zara cropped sequin pants
Keds leather shoes
Louis Vuitton mini backpack
Chanel aviators
H&M headband
Burberry watch
Mac "Girl About Town" lipstick
(Please excuse my "oops!" moment with my bra strap. LOL!)

Oftentimes, I find myself at a loss for words when writing up a post.  I always think of so many topics to write about but as soon as I sit down to type, the words escape me.  Today is one of those days.

One of the reasons why I didn't post as often as I would have liked was because I had to think of something to write about.  I don't like just posting pictures of myself without some sort of little message.  Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that posting pictures of yourself a few times a week for the world to see seems pretty vain.  Writing gives my pictures a sense of purpose. Obviously, some fashion doesn't really need explanation.  But I feel that I can better relate to my readers if I tell them a story or explain what I'm wearing.  And I love reading your reactions not only to my outfits, but to my words.

I'd like to know what you guys think about this.  Do you care for what bloggers have to say?  Or are you here purely for the fashion?  Do any of you feel that you have to write something, too?

xo  Azu

Monday, October 28, 2013

Contrast

Contrast_1 Contrast_2 Contrast_3 Contrast_4 Wearing:
Nanette Lepore "Inheritance Collar" top
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Vintage quilted leather purse
Linea Paolo "Booker"satin pumps
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

I've been trying out the white nail polish trend.  I know...I'm a little late.  I have to say, I don't really like it in person.  But it photographs really well.  As I type this, my nails are now bare.

Another trend I did like was the classic black and white trend.  Honestly, when I first heard that b & w would be a trend I was confused.  It has always been a classic color combination throughout the many years of fashion runways.  But I guess this year and last was a really big hit for it.  I've always worn black and white together (as I'm sure most of you ladies have as well), so this was no biggie.  But one thing I love about it being "trendy" is that more designers offered their own unique take on it.  A great example of that is this top by Nanette Lepore.  I bought this a while ago and I think it's one of the cutest tops I have.  It may not look like a versatile piece, but I beg to differ.  You will definitely be seeing more of this top on my blog.

xo  Azu

Saturday, October 26, 2013

All in the Details

All in the Details_1 All in the Details_2 All in the Details_3 All in the Details_4 Wearing:
Equipment shirt
Bebe skirt
Anthropologie necklace
Alfani sandals (old)
Vintage Dooney & Bourke bag
Mac "Watch Me Simmer" lipstick

This outfit is really simple...and comfy!  Since it was so basic, I wore a statement necklace to add a little glam to it.  I wore this outfit on a day when I had a lot of errands to run.  It was nice and warm out, which was perfect for what I was wearing.

Like my previous post, this set of pictures was also taken about a month ago :)  Although the weather is still nice out right now, it's nothing like it was when these pictures were taken.  It almost makes me miss the late Summer heat...almost.  I'm loving the chilly mornings and cool even breeze too much!  I'm not really a Fall/Winter person.  I actually prefer the heat.  But this year I'm all for the Fall.

xo  Azu

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Pretty Pansies

Pretty Pansies_1 Pretty Pansies_2 Pretty Pansies_3 Pretty Pansies_4 Pretty Pansies_5 Pretty Pansies_6 Wearing:
Asos 90s crop top
Vintage skirt
Dollhouse pumps
Vintage purse
Dior sunglasses
Mac "Girl About Town" lipstick

I don't even know where to begin.  I love everything about this skirt.  The shape of it is perfect (especially with a petticoat underneath), and there are blue and pink pansies printed all over it (which are some of my favorite flowers ever).  What makes this skirt even more special is that my mother's friend gave it to her.  So she passed it along to me.  I feel so lucky to own such a gorgeous vintage gem!  It truly is one of a kind.  And it's in superb condition.

Oh, and don't be fooled by these pictures.  They were taken about a month ago.  It was much, much warmer then.  It's gotten significantly cooler these last few weeks.  I can't get away with wearing crop tops anymore this year.  I get too cold easily.  But in place of them, I get to wear lots of knitted sweaters, which are equally as fun and chic as crop tops.

Happy Wednesday! :)

xo  Azu

Monday, October 21, 2013

Viva La Revolucion

Viva La Revolucion_1 Viva La Revolucion_2 Viva La Revolucion_3 Viva La Revolucion_4 Wearing:
Mexican blouse (gift from my boyfriend's mom)
Topshop leather shorts
Vintage belt
Kate Spade "Isis" platform sandal

This is kind of a traditional Mexican blouse.  I wanted to style it in a more playful way than it's usually worn.  I've always loved the detail on these types of blouses.  There are quite a few ways to wear it and make it look modern.  This look is one of them.  I wore this outfit the day before Mexican Independence Day.  Seeing as the holiday landed on a Monday, I thought it would be more appropriate to dress up for it on the Sunday before.  I usually see people dress up downtown for the celebration.  But this year I was the only one...LOL!  I got a lot of strange stares from people...especially at Whole Foods.  Whatever.  I'm having fun with what I wear.

Although I was born here in the U.S., my roots are in Mexico.  And it's times like these where I am forever grateful that our country isn't as corrupt as others are.  This is the place that I call home, and the place where I'm much more comfortable living at.  But I couldn't help but reflect on the irony that Mexican Independence day has become.  We celebrate the independence of a beautiful country that has now become unarmed and dependent on the government for its own safety. By watching the downfall of a country, it makes me think of the whole "Land of the Free" fa├žade. That should come as a warning to us Americans.  I hope we never let our 2nd amendment rights be taken away.  As Gandhi once famously said, "Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act of depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."

xo  Azu

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Crochet top

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Wearing:
Vintage crochet top (belonged to my mom)
Joe's Jeans denim shorts
Steve Madden "Graanie" boots in cognac
Barney's bag
Urban outfitters flower crown
Mac "Dear Diary" lipstick

Lately, I've been spending too much time on my art and not enough time on this blog.  Since I love art equally as much as fashion, this has left me thinking that I'm being a little unfair with my time.  I feel almost guilty about spending too much time with fashion (ie my blog, shopping, etc).  But when I draw or paint for hours on end, I feel fulfilled and hungry for more art.  But at the same time, while I'm painting, fashion is always at the back of my mind.  It's weird.  I want to have enough time for both fashion and art...at the same time.  It just doesn't always happen.   Most of the time I have to choose between the two.  I feel like I'm married to art, but having an affair with fashion.

Do any of you ever feel that way? Do your interests ever clash with your career?  It seems that two of my passions in life are always colliding.  Maybe it's a good thing because I'll always crave one or the other.  And I kind of like that it keeps me on my toes.  But it's annoying!

xo  Azu

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Vintage Find

Vintage Floral Dress_1 Vintage Floral Dress_2 Vintage Floral Dress_3 Vintage Floral Dress_4 Vintage Floral Dress_5 Vintage Floral Dress_6 Wearing:
Vintage dress
Kate Spade "Isis" platform sandals
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

Take a wild guess at how much this dress was priced at.  While browsing a vintage boutique, my mom came across this dress. It was only $1.00!  So she bought it and surprised me with it.  It's new vintage, so it's never been worn.  Definitely a win-win!  It's easily one of the best vintage buys I have in my closet.

Stay tuned for more posts!  These are actually old-ish pictures.  They were taken on August 30th...I'm really late at posting.

xo  Azu