Blondes have more fun

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Hello friends!

So I did something kinda crazy! I went blonde. This is something I had been dying to do for a while and the twists of fate led me to a great hair dresser who made this amazing blonde ombre for me (I still have black roots ’cause I’m not trying to fool anyone, I’m not blonde). I love the effect of this look on me because I have always wanted to know what being a blonde bombshell felt like. Well I have arrived. I didn’t do this before because people kept telling me that blonde wouldn’t go with the color of my skin and then I realized I have never, not once, let the color of my skin stop me from doing something so why should changing the color of my hair be any different? It isn’t and I love the blonde.

Now I know a lot of people might hate this change on me, and that’s fine, because at the end of the day I’m the only one who has to love it, and I adore it. I wanted to point this out because sometimes we let dumb reasons get in the way of us doing what we want to do. You want to change up the color of your hair? Do it! If you hate it you can dye over it in a couple of days and you’ll have a funny story so don’t let someone else’s opinion stop you from wearing what you want, or changing your look. Lately, my best friend and I have a motto and it is: Do it for the story. Even if it sucks, you’ll have an amazing story to tell. Lucky for me I am in love with my shade of blonde and will be keeping it for a little bit. Go do something wild with yourself and don’t let anything stop you from getting what you want!

To days to come, all my love to long ago!

Camila

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Real life super heroes

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Hello friends!

Is it shocking my real life super heroines are the fashionable ladies? No, I don’t think it is. There was always something magical for me when a girl came out in a killer outfit, like she was super human. In honor of Comic-Con San Diego, I rounded up my best dressed who killed it and inspired me to be all that I can be in magical outfits. My first, my foremost, the ever perfect Jessica Alba killing it, as per usual, wearing Tanya Taylor bandeau top andZimmermann Riot Suspend Midi Skirt from the Resort 15 collection. She looks fierce and ready to take on the world -as she undoubtedly did in Sin City-. She’s always fierce and always fabulous. I want this outfit, I need it because of reasons, the main one being it’s so fierce.

My second best dressed, also in a crop top, is Megan Fox. She looked amazing in this ensemble by David Koma and she looked ready to kick some butt. The leather feel is perfect for Comic-Con and there’s a superhero feel to it all that I am loving. I think it’s amazing that she embraced the leather and looks like a superhero villain. I always loved the villain girls the best because there were so cool and always broke all the rules and were so powerful. I’m getting major feels of that by Megan Fox. I guess most of all, she makes me feel powerful in that look, so much so, I may try to recreate it -even if I look nothing like Megan Fox-.

To days to come, all my love to long ago!

Camila

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A touch of green

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Hello friends!

Today’s OOTD is a little dreamy and whimsical, just like I love it. I feel like in the mundane of life, we have to create te magic ourselves. Going to the grocery store -or to work most days- isn’t going to be a glamorous, magical event, unless you turn it into that. An easy way to add the dreamy feel to everyday life is to wear a dress that screams whimsical and add some elements that make you feel a little more extraordinary. I chose this mint green creation because it has a soft chiffony feel to it that makes me feel a little like a princess. I went all out by wearing a flower crown as a finishing detail and I’ll tell you that I felt really ladylike and princess-like all day long and that immediately made my day a whole lot better. The detailing in the sheer back added to that quality of romance this dress has and all in all I loved the way it looked.

I think that sometimes we get caught up in our routines and forget that life is all about the little magical moments, like wearing a dress you really love to the office to keep things interesting. Don’t forget to really embrace the little moments of happiness, the great times with your friends doing nothing and the times you find exactly what you’re looking for in the store. You will inevitably look back on the good times and smile because that’s where the happiness is. Small moments of joy always find their way even in the darkest of times, and if they don’t, create your own! Go to that class you’ve been meaning to try out, or eat that ice cream you’ve been craving. I hope you all make the best of your days today and everyday!

I’m wearing Forever 21 dress and flower crown,

To days to come, all my love to long ago!

Camila

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Passion

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Hello friends!

And here we are again at another week making the summer almost over. I have had the best time since I moved to L.A and have discovered so many things about myself in the process. I think sometimes getting away from everything you’ve ever known is such a great form of self-discovery because it allows you to understand what you’re passionate about. This brings me to this week’s Monday Motivation. In light of Yves Saint Laurent getting so much attention due to the authorized and unauthorized biopics that have come out, he seems to be one everyone’s mind and he was certainly on mine this morning when I stumbled upon this gem of his: the most beautiful make-up for a woman is passion but cosmetics are easier to buy.

Nothing screams beauty more than passion, a fire lights your eyes and there is something different about you when it comes to the things you love. What makes you passionate will always make you feel more powerful and beautiful because it lights up your heart. However, finding what truly makes you passionate is a hard task. The things that make us passionate are a double edged sword because it’s also exhausting to pursue them and it takes a lot out of us, which is why cosmetics are a lot easier to buy. Passion requires sacrifice and hard work. In the end, I believe that no matter how hard it is, passion will always look better on a face and it’s time to embrace the hard work and follow those passions: the reward will be worth it when you get to live your dreams.

To days to come, all my love to long ago!

Camila

The Selfie Game

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Hello friends!

In this fine sunday morning I sat for a while looking through my Instagram in search of a selfie. I had a lot of pictures to choose from because I love selfies. I take pictures all the time, wether with my phone or my camera, I love photographs. Lately though, I’ve encountered a lot of people who hate selfies and who believe that our generation doesn’t live in the moment because we’re always taking pictures instead of living and that we are vain because those pictures are of ourselves. I decided that it was time to defend the selfie and the Instagram game. First of, and to get the obvious argument out of the way, if something makes people happy and it isn’t hurting you then please stop hating. Haters aren’t cool.

Now going a little more in depth into it, the generation I’ve grown up with is filled with self-esteem issues. I am the first and worst critic of myself and I know that my friends who think they’re beautiful are a lonesome minority in group gatherings. In fact, 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria to qualify them as clinically depressed (this includes all eating disorders, not just anorexia and bulimia). These are terrifying statistics, because with the amount of people with eating disorders (24 million in the U.S.A alone), that’s a lot of depression. And yet, when people decide to start getting past all their self-esteem problems and take pictures of their face everywhere, we hate on them because they’re being vain? I don’t get it.

I think selfies are amazing and I honestly believe it’s really brave. There is literally a division line in my Instagram to a time before selfies (when I felt I was too ugly to be the center of attention in a picture) and a time after when I decided I didn’t care anymore and I was gonna photograph myself in the midst of my adventures because I wanted to remember those times. Does it make me vain? Well in this world where I can only be either profoundly insecure or vain I would much rather be vain -although in reality I am profoundly insecure and have a long way to go before I see myself as anything other than ‘ugly’-. Insecurities and bad self-esteem eat you up inside, they lie to you and make you believe you aren’t worthy of your dreams and I am still battling this monster every day. It would be so much easier if I had loved myself from the start and had avoided all the pains and injuries of hating myself, but alas, that was not to be.

So to the guys and girls out there who are going out and they took a picture of themselves and they liked it enough to brave it and put it in the internet even though the know there’s a group of people ready to make fun of them, or have even heard the jeering as they take the picture, ignore the hate. You’re incredibly brave and are already winning because you defied the contradictions of beauty in a society that wants you to love yourself, but not enough to take constant pictures of yourself. You decided to put your face to the world, in all it’s uniqueness because there is only one you, and that is an amazing gift. Selfies are hardcore, and I appreciate anyone who takes the time to show me their face and surpass the insecurities that plague us all. I am so happy to know that you like your face, even if it was only that one time in that one picture because that is a beginning to self-love -and I guarantee it wasn’t just the lighting and the filter that made you look pretty-.

To the haters, if you don’t like selfies just don’t take them and let us selfie on.

To days to come, all my love to long ago!

Camila

The first rule about fight club…

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Photo courtesy of: Who What Wear

Hello friends!

And here we have my favorite ad campaign for fall for the simple reason it reminded me of my absolutely favorite movie: Fight Club. Marla Singer is forever my favorite and Tyler Durden for life. If I loved the movie I was absolutely going to love the high fashion version of it all. This is an ad that, as a girl, makes me feel absolutely empowered and I love it. I like ads like these were women take over traditional male spaces like a boxing room. It makes for a wonderful twist on masculinity and femininity and if they can do this by wearing Chanel then all the more power to these fierce women. I am really liking this collection by Chanel and the concept first of the supermarket runway and now the boxing gym. It’s incredibly beautiful and it just shows that the small routine things of life can be oh so fashionable.

As for the main model in these ads I am just personally grateful for the existence of Cara Delevigne. She brings it every single time and it look effortless for her. She can go from super glamorous to this gritty boxer in a flash and look absolutely amazing every single time. She shuts down the house every single runway, every single photo shoot and this is, of course, no exception. We get to see Cara getting down and dirty in this boxing gym and reinventing fight cub for girls and I love every second of it. I hope you guys enjoy my favorite Fall ad campaign

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The girl at the Rock Show

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Hello friends!

Some of my friends pointed out that summer is usually the season of concerts! I don’t normally go to concert because alas, I can never save that much money without seeing H&M first. In any case, and because I’m planning to go to a concert next week, I thought I’d show you some options for concert wear! I thought I’d keep it universal but you can exchange the shirts for the particular band or artist you’re going to see. First off, my rock concert look. So, I think when you go to a rock show you want to feel like a rock star and black skinny ripped jeans have always yelled rock to me. I would pair this combination with a loose fitting statement tee (it can be by your favorite band!) and a bandeaux underneath. Because I am a flower child I would complete the look with a flower crown so it can still be feminine if that’s what you want. If not, just wear a rocking studded headband. Comfy shoes are a must, so I would go with Chucks because, let’s face it, never has a tennis shoe been so rocking.

The jeans are Hurley, the top is Forever 21, the bandeaux is American Eagle Outfitters and the Flower Crown is from Venice Beach Boardwalk

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I asked my friend Riley to come up for an outfit because she’s going to go see Thirty Seconds to Mars live! (so jelly). She has a youtube channel so you should go check that out too here. This look is more 90’s inspired and I mean, the 90’s are having a major moment right now. She went with shorts because of the summer heat, a MARS statement shirt, a flamingo bandeaux (seriously though, how cute is that?) and a flower crown (I convinced her to do that: FLOWER POWER!). The flannel shirt really ties everything together for a really cool throwback look. You can easily recreate this look and still look grunge star cool as I’m sure Riley will.

Shorts are Charlotte Russe, Flannel shirt is Thrift store (so many amazing finds in thrift stores),Shirt is jaredletomerch.com and the flower crown was made by her.

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Finally a dress look! I don’t recommend this fully but if you are set on it and I can’t change your mind, here is an option for you. I think dresses are not the best for concerts, they’re not very comfortable for this type of event. But if you think: oh this is too cute, I can’t help it, I need to wear it, then I think we should toughen up a bit. I went with a super feminine dress I can’t help but wearing that I think could be good for a concert because it’s cotton and on the longer side of hemlines. I’d pair it with a denim vest or jacket because you need pockets in concerts (this is a fact). Go for comfy shoes, don’t try to wear high heels or uncomfortable flats because you’ll be standing a lot so this is an occasion to go for comfort first.

The dress is Forever 21, the vest is Express, the shoes are Roxy.

I hope you guys enjoy all your summer concerts and I will be sure to show you what I wore to next weeks’ concert I’m going to. Andy Grammer here we go!

To days to come, all my love to long ago!

Camila