Wednesday, October 22, 2008's cold in here

I would say fuck this cold weather.....
but then I wouldn't get an excuse to wear my fabulous coats.

Struck by Style #2
I don't care what anyone says. Coats ARE part of an outfit. They are outerwear, yes that's true. But that doesn't mean you should ignore it completely as if it's not part of the ensemble.

I am really into the high collar coat now.
Like this light grey one from Forever 21.

Or if you're going to go classic, do it with a twist. Don't put on what everyone else has.

I like trenches but do something different like this military style one with the asymmetrical collar and the bell sleeves from Charlotte Russe.

Now that's style.....

Since it's cold as fuck here, I am also digging hats now, which is crazy cuz I NEVER used to wear hats.

I like berets like this royal blue one from Forever 21.

Or this cloche hat, which is similar to a fedora but got that retro vibe inspired by the 20s.
This is from Urban Outfitters.

Ciao for now! I'm going to warm my toesies. :P

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Internationally known - Canada

Greetings love muffins! AiAiAiAiAi....

I've just come back from my fall break trip to Toronto, fabulous! I gotta say, the people there got MAD style....even guys just walking out in daylight to do whatever are dressed to the tee (and no, they're not just in tee shirts)...Unfortunately, I did not have my camera with me but if I did, I would've capture some pics of the locals. SO fresh SO fly...Anywho, I was fortunate enough to go into the shopping district, which was paradise btw...I had to stop to take a breath upon seeing this long strip of stores galore :D

I managed to snag 4 pairs of shoes (1 pair short brown suede boots; 1 pair high black suede boots; 1 pair skyblue-grey striped cotton flat w/ a twist; & a simple pair of black suede flats w/ a bow); a pair of purple tights, dark grey corduroy skinnies, & a red hobo bag w/ a big bow on it.....all under $140 in Canadian :)

Here are the two top stores that they have over there that I visited:

Urban Planet is a very urban (duh) & streetwear place that offers affordable prices on everything from shoes to coats...very fly!

Blue Notes is a very Old Navy/Gap-esque place that's casual yet chic...that's where I got the skinnies from and 2 pairs of shoes.

In addition, the place we stayed at was a hostel (that was definitely an experience) and it was near Kensington Market, which is a very big Farmers' Market/Canal Street-esque place...They sold everything from food to traffic vests (seriously...mad traffic vests) in these little makeshift shops so of course, I had to stop and do a little accessories shopping.

Those who know me know I have a shit ton of earrings and am always looking to accumulate more...which happened...I got a pair of big silver hoop earrings that are thicker in one part of the hoop...simple yet fabulous for $3 Canadian...gotta love that new currency shit...

So I thoroughly enjoyed Toronto...The club scene was fabulous, the streets are clean, people are stylish, and the food was SO diverse (we had Chilean, Greek, REAL Chinese, & Ethiopian...yum!)

So if you're ever in Toronto, def hit up those places!

eat breathe sex style,

Sunday, October 19, 2008

a little tidbit

Anonymous: Kristie, why do you always look so fly?
Me: Because I am.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Style Exists #1

Fuck my life. I have been applying to internships left and right so that I could get my ass to DC next semester, which can explain my absence from this blog. I will be in DC next semester (hopefully) and will be curious as to experience a new style down there.

This is a Style Exists moment. This is my friend, Sayoh. I chose her to be my first because she definitely embodies my idea of style (Note: not my style, my idea of style). She's eclectic, random, and possibly crazy sometimes (but that's more so her personality than her style). Her wardrobe consists of bright colors, different tees, and a bunch of polka dots. She has a strange love of panda bears and unicorns, which translates to her clothes. But her look is definitely very "sayoh," which is what prompted me to have her featured here.

When a look can only be described as your name (i.e. "sayoh"), that is when you truly own your style. Only Sayoh can pull together a combination like this (with different pairs of homemade shoes) and still look good. Note: only a few people I personally know have their names as style looks. Think you're one of them?

Sayoh's look:

(Yes, that is a large cutout of Destiny's Child in the back; No, don't ask..)

Note the shoes she designed herself and that they are both different:

Yep, only sayoh.
PS. Heading to Canada for fall break. I'm hoping to get some pics of the style there...ciao!

Friday, October 3, 2008

You Don't Know Shit...

Shoutouts to Mia for the inspiration of this post.

Pet Peeve #1
Now I'm all about giving props to where props are due. Just because you have on something that I might not like/wear doesn't mean that I do not appreciate your style. However, one of my style pet peeves [and there are many] are when people say "why are you getting so dressed up?" Now they don't say this when you are going to the club or to a fancy event...NOOOOO...they say this because they suck at life. What they really mean to say is "why do you look better than me?" [inner response: Sorry, I took the time to look decent in the morning, buddy.]

People like this should:

1. Look at themselves in the mirror.
2. Cry over their pathetic wardrobe.
3. Be shot.

Now I'm not trying to be mean but when you're telling me that I should feel bad for going to class LOOKING GOOD...I am liable to look at you like you don't know sad, sad muthafucker.
This is my face:

Let me clarify things. When you look good, you feeeel good. I don't know about you but I like to feel good about myself and know that at least I look good even IF everything else is fucked up. I don't want to look like shit and even worse, start asking other people how dare they look better than you. You know who you are. and you don't know shit.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I am very excited

about this blog! Read more in the profile section to find out what it's all about!

Some features I intend to include:
  • Struck by style: pieces that are cool/interesting to look at AND affordable.
  • Style as art: an ongoing theory that I have that fashion is essentially art in a medium with the body as a canvas. It's still creativity at work there. Some may disagree but fuck them.
  • Style exists: Currently in Ithaca. I will break out my [argh] camera and intend to capture the people on this campus that carry a unique style or are pulling off an outfit soooo stylish.[Note: TRENDS are different from style. Just because something is trendy does not mean it is stylish to me.]

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! So to start off the first struck by style post:

From the store, DSW:

I fell in love with these. Red. Pop Art. CLEARANCE.

Unfortunately, these are NOT in my size. I repeat, not in my size.
It seems the evil corporate giants behind DSW just want to taunt me for no goddamn reason.
But I will survive.