A Secret in White

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With sweater weather fading into the sunset and summer well on its way, I’m again on the hunt to attribute a glow to my still peachy-white frame.. (I like to think of it as ivory, actually 😉 )

Now if Ultra UV orange is your jam, then by all means, hit up the tanning beds!! However, I would like to propose an at least somewhat more natural solution:

The White On White (the second “white” meaning all things pale).

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Contrary to the likes of Nicole Polizzi and the popular notion of needing to be tanned (while theres’s certainly nothing wrong with a sun-kissed look), I like to think that there’s an equally attractive means to adorning and embracing your fair-skinned bod. The key to this is choosing hues unique to your outer shell 🙂

Lately, I’m finding that my favourite pillar, by far, in achieving this is delicate shades of alabaster and white. It would be no lie to say that it’s sometimes a struggle to find a subtly sexual, yet classy and fresh way of baring more skin in the summer. In light of this, look no further than our friends Athena and Helen of Troy for an elegant take on working the white. While allowing you to show a little more of what makes your body divine, soft hues of white imply purity and gentleness (and of course wisdom, elegance, charm, and the like 😉 ).

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So forget the UV’s this summer and reward your skin with the freedom to keep its own porcelain glow.

Embrace your epidermis 😉

x

P.S. Special thanks to Matt Lowden Photography 🙂

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A look that demands to be noticed: your look.

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“G.L.A.M…” Those of you who were also raised on the sweet sounds of the early 2000’s can likely already hear the Fergie. While I can say, albeit with a little nostalgia, that my taste in music has advanced somewhat since then, I have more or less stayed true to a certain inclination I’ve always felt towards richly detailed and luxurious looking fashion. This, for me, has long been a fitting means of externalizing my passions both dark and dream-like, sensual and ethereal. While dabbling, like all angsty teens, in a lot of the trends and moods portrayed by my friends, I eventually learned that finding your way to “do you” on the outside is loads more convincing, compelling, and gratifying than chasing a look that doesn’t feel your own.

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Glam in the home.

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Finding out what’s “you”:

One phrase that often pains me to here is “I love it…” or “it’s beautiful… but I could never pull that off”.

 

Girl.

 

You can pull off whatever the heck you DESIRE to pull off and that’s where it ends.

The best way to discover what works for you is to allow yourself to try things that attract you, even and especially, when you feel it’s something a little more eye catching than what you may be used to. It’s often through nudging ourselves outside of our usual that we are able to find our greatest loves. And hey, if the mini was beckoning you sweetly, but didn’t do it for you in the end – totally fine – there are plenty of pencil skirts to be found! Point is: attractiveness comes from a confidence in your person and in the way you’ve chosen to present yourself, not from how high or low your outfit ranks on the scale of fashion bravery or how well you conform to what someone else thinks is “hot”.

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Glam in the loo.

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Honing glam at the lodge.

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For me, glamorous onesies and bohemian… well actually all things bohemian.. are how I choose to express my inner mystery, but if the boyfriend jeans are more your thing, then just do you, and do it lots – the only way to truly look confident is to relentlessly love and express who you are.

 

So what makes you feel glamorous?

x

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