Month: December 2014

An Open Letter to All Models ‘Bullying’ Kendall Jenner

Hey everyone!

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and saw a sponsored-type post about a struggling models letter to Kendall Jenner, and after reading it, I was left simply frustrated. (Here’s the full letter –> An Open Letter To Kendall Jenner About Her Model ‘Bullying’) Overall, the letter wrote to express to Kendall the daily and total life struggle of an every day model working for a spot on the big runway, and how hard life can be for them. She points out how frustrating it can be to other models who have done so much to get a call and then get pushed aside for someone like Kendall, who (presumably) just walks in to whatever she wants and simply gets it because of her families fame and fortunes.

Here’s my outlook on it all:

In many, many, many interviews Kendall has pointed out that modeling is her passion and her dream and something completely separate and singular from her sisters and the show, and that she wants her own light aside in the fashion industry. Not only did she say that, but she mentioned her struggle to be as successful has she has lately and how hard she has had to work for her spot on the runway.

Here are just a couple of interviews where Kendall expresses her journey to catwalk fame: ABC – Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Modeling, teenVogue – KJ in All of Her Up-and-Coming Mega Model Glory

This rant can be understandable, especially from my point of view because on a, most likely weekly basis, I get a bit annoyed with the 17-year-olds driving around in brand new Audi’s and Mercedes’ with no work to be done, while I’m working twelve hours a day to pay for my 2000 Lexus and a community college degree. Yeah, it sucks having to make your way to the top with no support and seeing other people walk into amazing opportunities with no understanding of appreciation and hard work because of their lucky birth rights, but that’s life and life isn’t fair. There’s nothing you or anyone can do to change the individual life that each of us lead and no way to change our born fortunes. And neither I, nor any other opinionated less fortunate individual have the right to comment on the fortunate lives and presume that they don’t understand the worth and don’t apprecaite the things they are handed. We don’t know them personally, do we?

But lets ask one thing – If writer Arisce Wanzer, wants Kendall to be so understanding of a per-say ‘regular’ models trek to success, and wants Kendall to see from their point of view, then maybe she should take a look from Kendall’s, and try to be understanding of her life.

It isn’t her fault she was born into fame and money and if she wasn’t she is still beautiful and fit to be a model and would be a successful one, regardless of her fortunes. So I don’t agree with this at all and I think it’s completely ignorant.

What do you think?

-A

(Picture Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/kendall-jenner-poses-topless-new-photo-shoot-article-1.1816607 )

Totally Clueless

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(MY FEET ARE SO PALE)

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White Blouse – Michael Kors, Grey Sweater – Forever 21, Shoes – Big Buddah, Coat –Dana Buchman

 

Clueless is one of my favorite movies, and when I put these two pieces together this morning all I could think of was Cher from clueless (yet still not nearly as cute… She’s hard competition (; ) I haven’t worn either of these tops in forever, and went into my closet looking to wear something older for a change. The white blouse is still available from Michael Kors (I saw it on sale in Macy’s the other day!!).

 

I hope you like it!

XO, A

 

Holiday Outfit Inspiration

Hey loves!

I’ve been working to write a post of some gorgeous pieces that are great to wear for the holidays. While I was looking through my 115 online stores on my Delicious page (it’s a website where you can make a profile and keep a list of websites. I use it to keep all of the cool stores I find in one place. You can make a page and even check out mine at Delicious.com). After finding a few things, I landed on my next link to the store, Chic Wish. I totally forgot about this store so when I skimmed across their pieces I fell in absolute LOVE (seriously. I was peeing myself and so was my close-to-empty bank account).

So for this Holiday outfit inspiration, I chose more than a few items from Chic Wish for you to fall in love with too.

Sapphire Blue Floral Jacquard Dress – $44.97

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Tassel Blue Sky Trim Tweed Dress – $67.92

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Two-Tone Faux Leather Panel Dress – $56.02

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Roll Up Green Plaid Skirt and Top Set – $53.47

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Loving Blouse in Sakura Pink – $36.47

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Wrapped Off One-Shoulder Knit Top – $53.47

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Ruffled Off One-Shoulder Top – $36.47

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Textured Faux Leather Midi Skirt in Red – $42.42

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OR the Quilted Faux Leather Mini Skater Skirt – $39.87

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Glorious Baroque Midi Skirt – $49.90

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Flap Pockets Airy A-line Skirt in Grey – $42.42

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Faux Fur Bubble Scarf – $25.42

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Detachable Faux Fur Collar Ruffle Cape in Pink – $110.42

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Crystal Blue Wool Coat with Fur Coats – $93.42

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Retro Edition Elasticated Bracelet – $13.52

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Crystal & White Gem Bib Choker Necklace – $25.42

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Chic Bucket Bag with Tassel Decor – $48.37

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They have so much more on their page as well, enjoy.

XO, A

The Perfect Outfit to Dress Up Your Baseball Cap

Hey guys!

As many of you may know, the Sporty Chic Street Style look is CRAZY in right now. So, I thought I would give you a little outfit inspiration.

I chose the NY Yankees baseball cap from Fanatics selection of MLB Hats. I liked this hat because the colors are simply universal. Navy blue and white is great for practically any outfit, and who doesn’t love NY!? You can choose a hat that best fits you, your closet, or your favorite team! (Fanatics has literally everything…. and I mean 46 pages of everything (; haha)

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Here’s the outfit I created so you can easily rock your game day street style as fab as ever!

Chic Sporty Streetstyle

Chic Sporty Streetstyle by alexandraabsi featuring Fanatics New York Yankees Fitted Hat

Athleta white crop top

MARC BY MARC JACOBS black jacket

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans
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NIKE lightweight running shoes

Marc Jacobs Leather backpack

Diesel Studded Leather bracelet

Emporio Armani watch

No matter what day of the week, and especially on game day, Fanatics is the place to go for all of your team athletic wear! I hope this outfit can give you some some sporty street style inspiration!
Enjoy,
XO – A

The Easy Elegant Up-do

Hey beauties!

I’m not hairdresser, nor am I the best at hair, but I was asked by my boyfriends mom to do her hair for an office holiday party. I said sure, why not right?

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She sent me the picture and I pretty much crapped myself. Now, I love doing all things girly and love experimenting and playing around with makeup and hair and style, but trying something like this for my first time, when it has to look good the first try? I was freaking myself out haha. After looking up some Pinterest how-to’s, I gave it a go, and to my surprise? It came out pretty damn well!!
So I decided, if it was that easy for me, it is definitely do-able for everyone else.
Here are the tips I used to get it done:

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I also pulled some of her hair from the front and put it into a small bobble, so at the end she could have some free pieces.
Now, before I put the elastic at the bottom, I curled the hair in the pony. For this tutorial I found on Pintrest, the next step was the tuck the pony piece under, like this:

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What I found easier was pulling the hair up towards the top rather than under, and tucking the bit under in somewhat of a rolled way. This diagram somewhat explains it :

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I pinned the sides so it would stay, like this :

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Then I continued to add bobby pins throughout to hold some of the curls, and added hairspray as well.
This is what it looked like:

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I then braided the two side pieces, put elastic a on them, and crossed them at the back. I tucked in the end but into the bun bit.

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I then grabbed the bit in the tiny pony at the top of her head and blow dried it with a round brush to give it some volume, and then curled the ends.

That’s it!

I hope you like it and can have an easier, more simple time after this post!!

Enjoy 🙂
XO, A

An Orlando Thanksgiving

Hey guys!

I spent the week of thanksgiving in the beautiful Florida 🙂 it was the first time I had went since I was 8! The weather was rainy and cold when we got there but as the days went the weather got better and before I knew it I was back to shorts and bikinis! While I was in Orlando I visited Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. I have to admit I liked Islands of adventure the best, but my favourite ride was probably the Simpson’s! (Which was in Universal Studios). I had a lovely thanksgiving lunch in the Hard Rock Cafe and went for dinner one night in Planet Hollywood which was amazing! Although I couldn’t stop watching the music videos the entire time 😋 haha. I took a few pictures along the way and thought I’d share!

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Happy Holidays!
XO, A

Negin Mirsalehi

Hey guys!

I love spending time admiring and getting inspiration from other very successful fashion bloggers. One of my favorites, who a lot of you have probably heard of or seen pictures of is Negin Mirsalehi. Being such a success, she has a lot of sponsors and wears a lot of very expensive designer clothes (I’d kill for her closet!). So I’m going to show you some of my favorite totally chic, casual, everyday street style outfits she has posted, and how you can recreate them at great prices.

If you want to know a little more about her, here are her pages:

http://neginmirsalehi.com/

http://instagram.com/negin_mirsalehi

https://www.facebook.com/Negin.Mirsalehi.Official

Look #1

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For more pictures, and the original origin of the pieces, here is the full article: Along The Waterfront

The Biker Jacket from H&M – $69.95

The Shannon Black Jean from TigerMist – $54.00

The Khaki Shirt from Zara – $69.90

The Black Leather Belt with Folk Style Buckle from Zara – $39.30

The Wide Brim Wool Fedora from Forever 21 – $14.80

The Jodhpur Boots from H&M – $49.95

Look #2

Full Article: Almost Home

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The Shannon Black Jean from TigerMist – $54.00

The Longline Loose-Knit Cardigan – $24.90 (Forever 21)

Chuck Taylor Classics – $50.00

The Quilted Leather Messenger Bag – $139.00 (Zara)

OR the Croc Mini Chain Bag – $59.90 (Zara)

Any plain cream/white tee.

Look #3

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The Lyocell Dress – $39.95 (H&M)

The Boxy Cable Knit Sweater – $19.80 (Forever 21)

The Knit Hat – $5.95 (H&M)

Look #4

Full Artcile: How to ‘Wear’ Black

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The Fine Knit Cardigan – $34.95 (H&M)

The Short Dress – $34.95 (H&M) OR the Sequin-Embroidered Dress H&M – $69.95

The Knit Hat – $5.95 (H&M)

The Leather Boots – $99.00 (H&M)

OR the Jodhpur Boots – $49.95 (H&M)

Look #5

Full Article: Easy-Going While at Home

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The LA Hearts Fitted Ribbed Top – $19.95 (PacSun)

The Wipeout Ripped Boyfriend Jeans in Black – $59.95 (TigerMist)

The Gypsy Warrior Graphic Back Plaid Shirt – $39.00 (Pacsun)

Look #6

Full Article:

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The Long Sleeved Jersey Top – $12.95 (H&M)

The Patch Pocket Skirt – $79.90 (Zara)

The Suede Boots – $99 (H&M)

Look #7

Full Article: Slightly Into Fall

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The Twin Valve Mini Pu Skirt with Zipper – $19.00 (TigerMist)

The Longline Cardigan – $13.90 (Forever 21) OR the Oversized Striped Cardigan – $27.90 (Forever 21)

The Box Cable Knit Sweater in Burgundy – $19.80 (Forever 21)

The Wide Brim Wool Fedora from Forever 21 – $14.80

Enjoy 🙂

XO, A