Finding Yourself in a World of Options (Fashion & Otherwise) // Shoes I Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

Boho, Boots, Career wear, Culture, Date, Denim, Design, Dress, Dresses, Dressy, fashion, Fashion design, interview, Jeans, life, shoes, Shopping, spring, style, Uncategorized

Kick-ass Chloe boots from a few seasons ago. Hands down one of my favorite fashion companies ever.

Finding yourself can be like finding the right shoes; oftentimes long-winded and at least a little painful. It can take years.

It’s always worth it though. There’s nothing like stepping into the right pair of shoes or knowing who you are and what you want. In light of yesterday’s holiday, dedicated to womankind, this post is dedicated to why and how you should pursue whatever you want.

Jeffrey Cambell x Anthropologie. I need these in my life.

It took me years to realize it’s okay and cute to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my towering sexy heels as much as the next fashion-junkie girl. I love my Vikky Soft Pumas maybe just as much though. 

Heaven on your feet & equally cute. Obsessed with this color.

I spent my high school years thinking I had to wear flats or Converse or inexplicably painful sandals almost every day and have the blister scars to prove it. On the other days I’d wear Keds or Vans. Thank God, otherwise the bone on my foot which protrudes would probably be worse off.

If you forgot to get me a birthday present, I’ll take these in an 8 or 8.5 please.

I feel like we as women put ourselves through the hoops to be some better version of ourselves and will stop at nothing. In high school we need to fit into a specific category and be zitless and never boyfriendless. At least that’s how I felt. In college we drink ourselves into oblivion and forge friendships based on shared goals of pushing the boundaries of whatever we couldn’t do in high school. At least, that’s what I did, in addition to really liking college and my classes. (Honestly). After that, we still try to emulate Instagram makeup and hold ourselves to some degree of presentability if we want to retain any hope of making a living and being a contributing member of society.

Free People. Presentable for work yet cute enough to go out.

At every stage in our lives as women we must find our way amongst categories and expectations, career-wise, socially, and yes, even within the realm of fashion. As a teenager, I looked ridiculous some days, and others I could pass for a model in some cool zine. I don’t regret looking ridiculous though. I was finding my voice, my identity, and my fashion sense.

Erdem. Seriously? How can you not be a shoe addict with so many gorgeous options?

I have realized that I need creativity and freedom in my life and I also need comfortable sneakers. To paraphrase Eva Longoria, in college I didn’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I knew what kind of woman I wanted to be. This interesting article/interview is about why Eva decided to get a degree in Chicana/o Studies at CSUN while doing Desperate Housewives. Loved it. That’s my alma mater.

I feel as though fashion gives us the liberty to be whoever we want. Especially during spring, anything goes. One day you can be a futuristic moon dweller, another an austere modern lady in a monochrome utilitarian outfit, and the next an ethereal bohemian princess. I love that. It lets us find play around with who we want to be until we want, and one day we discover who that person was all along. So never stop playing dress up girls. It’s more important than the world thinks. 😉

Love you all,

Maggie

Hunt for the Perfect Jeans; Gap

Date, Denim, fashion, Jeans, Shopping, Uncategorized

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I want to preface this “hunt” post by saying, none of my posts are sponsored posts. I’m telling you what I really think of each item, because I really care about fashion, blogging, etc. and I want to make my blog as real as possible. Otherwise, what’s the point right? I also love jeans, and want to know everything I need to know about them, find the elusive perfect ones, and hopefully help you find “the one” for you. 💙

So I took my hunt for the perfect jeans to Gap, and I found some of the comfiest jeans so far, and some pretty cute outfits too. I love denim on denim and army jackets and vests paired with denim right now, as you saw in my previous post. I tried on two pairs, a skinny boyfriend jean and a flared bootleg jean. Here’s what I found:

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The skinny boyfriend jean pictured above is so comfy and feels like it hugs you just enough, but not too much, unlike a lot of other jeans.

Pros

  • Versatility: You can literally wear these jeans all year, summer through winter.
  • Comfort level: You can wear them all day and still feel comfortable. I’d definitely wear these for ex. to Disneyland, when I’ll have to walk a lot, because they’re not constricting, yet you know you’ll still look cute.
  • Quality: I like that these jeans are pretty thick yet stretchy, unlike a lot of other jeans, which are thin and stretchy, and need to be replaced quickly.

Cons

  • They didn’t make my butt look wonderful, but hey, it wasn’t looking nonexistant either.

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The flared/ bootcut jeans above, were also incredibly comfy and surprisingly cute. I usually don’t wear flared jeans but I thought, why not?

Pros

  • Wash: I love the dark indigo of this wash, and that you can probably put them in the washing machine over and over again and they will barely fade.
  • Flare: Like I said, I’m not that much of a flare person, despite being a 90s baby, I guess because I’m only 5’4, but I liked tbe size of this flare and the 70s vibes. They weren’t super long with the booties.
  • Comfort: Again, you could wear these all day.
  • Quality: All Gap jeans seem to be made of a resistant, good quality material.

Cons

  • I think they run a tad big, because my usual size 6 was a little loose. I guess that’s part of what makes them comfy. If you want your curves to be poppin, get a size smaller.

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All of the items picured in this post are from Gap, except the DIY choker. Hope you enjoyed this post.

Love you all for reading,

Maggie 💙💞✌

Top 3 Current Obsessions

Boho, fashion, Jewelry, Shopping, style, Summer, Uncategorized, vintage
  • 1. Disco-era/70s inspired jumpsuits

 

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Sparkly disco queen jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters

Loving the fabulous flowy fit of jumpsuits right now. Think I found my next festival outfit. #chervibes

  • Finger/wrist candycandy

Lovely geodes and midi rings instantly brighten up an outfit and my mood.

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All super cute gems from Sidecca in Burbank

  • Chokers

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What makes chokers so chic? I think the fact that they’re part 90s, part it girl. Loving pom poms too. ❤

What are your current obsessions?

Happy Monday!

Remember, it doesn’t have to suck as long as you do one thing you love today.

Love,

Maggie

✌❤💫