Don’t you give me the cold shoulder

Don’t you give me the cold shoulder

Hello to you all!

Happy happy hump day from me to you. We have almost made it to the end of this week that has felt like forever and a day, if you ask me. I have two tests this week, some papers to write, a flu-like illness that may just kill me, and the overall obligation to complain about each of those things as though it will make me feel better. But lucky for you, I have a roommate to complain about all of those things to (shoutout to you, Brittany. Sorry you have to deal with me), so you only have to hear about the good stuff.

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And that good stuff today is all about my left shoulder.. Not what you were expecting, huh? Well I am full of surprises.. not normally ones pertaining to a lone body part, but surprises nonetheless. Anyway, I have been feeling sassy and trendy with my one-armed tops lately. Like really, my Instagram has been plagued with my left shoulder and I think people are starting to think I have an unhealthy obsession or something.. WHICH I DON’T, OKAY?! I just jive with the one shoulder thing these days, no harm there.

Now that we have retreated from the dress code day set in place to hinder your overall outfit cuteness, it is time to show some shoulder and forget about the three finger tank top rule that no one understood in the first place. I am saying that it is time for the rise of the one-shoulder shirts, people.

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Top | Jeans | Booties (similar)| Purse (similar)

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Before you knock this trend and say to yourself, “Ciera, I have two arms, I would like to wear full sleeves on both of them..” Think about the fact that these tops could save you so much time and effort. From now on, I could completely stop doing arm workouts on the right side, I could only fake tan one side, and I could even learn to do everything with my left arm that I normally do with my right (probably won’t do that, but I am trying to make a point here).

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In all seriousness though, none of those things make any logical sense or seem necessary, so really I think you should try this trend because it is just so dang cute. Let your one shoulder flag fly high and proud, because you my friend, will be too trendy for your own good. Here are some options to get you on your asymmetrical way.

So maybe stock up on those shoulder workouts you’ve been putting off, and show those bad boys off. They deserve to be seen.

Xo, Ciera

 

Fingertip length.. AT LEAST

Fingertip length.. AT LEAST

Hey cuties,

How is your day going? (pause for effect) Great to hear. Think of this question and answer thing kinda like Steve asking questions on ‘Blue’s Clues’.. you can talk back at me all you want but I am still going to come back with a predetermined response. That’s just how the internet works for now. But if you were wondering how my day is going (I am sure you all asked me, I just have no way of knowing), it is going swell.. my lips have only gone numb twice in this below freezing weather and I only ALMOST fell. This booty did not hit the icy ground despite all of the universe’s efforts to make it do so, so we will be taking that as a victory for today.

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I honestly cannot wait until the day that I no longer have to put on 17 layers to leave the house. If we could get to a nice 75 degree type of normal very soon I would greatly appreciate it, and I think you all would too. The worst part about the cold is how difficult it makes it to wear a dress. Like really, who suffers more from a dress in winter, you, the dress wearer because your legs literally lose feeling, or everyone else around you that has to take in those pasty legs in all of their glory?? We all suffer, that’s the correct answer.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Dress | Shoes | Hair Scarf

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Luckily for you, me and everyone else on this green Earth, I have a solution. I watched that Fyre Festival documentary (if you haven’t seen it, watch it) and Billy just kept saying there are no problems, only solutions.. and although I am not planning a billion dollar music festival scam to steal your money, I think it’s not too bad of a motto to live by. So my solution for this drab weather we are experiencing is to embrace the midi dress.

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Now I know what you’re thinking, when you first think about these bad boys, an image of your kindergarten teacher or the local Amish community pops into your head. But I am here to tell and prove to you that it’s not all bad. When used correctly and placed in the correct hands, midi skirts and dresses are good, not evil. 🙂 When choosing the perfect one, look for those with shape.. if you see a similarity between a potato sack and the one you are eyeing, I’ll be the bad guy here and say it’s a no go. A good midi really accentuates your curves – like I am talking small waist, perky booty, and all around spiciness if done well.

Try pairing them with sneakers to add a little tomboy to an already girly ensemble. Or maybe try a midi with some mules to show that you live, love, learn and obviously know fashion. If you go for a looser option, go sassy with the rest of the ensemble with a fun top and strappy heels. Just trust me on this one, and roll with it, okay? Here are some of my faves to get your shopping kickstarted. 🙂

So take a chance, cover up those thighs, lower that hemline.. and then thank me later. Also, vaccinate your kids. 🙂 K bye.

Xo, Ciera

Bet ya didn’t even see me there

Bet ya didn’t even see me there

Hey boo boos,

Happy Thursday to you spicy mamacitas (and probably 1 or 2 men reading this, papcacitos). I started my first last day of school on Tuesday, and let me tell you.. it has felt like high school senior spring, but like 500 times more intense. How do they expect me to ever pay enough attention to graduate and become a contributing member of society?! And along with that point too, how did I forget about the fact that after I graduate college, I will have to be a full-blown big girl and do adult things?? I blame you all for not warning me. I mean really though, what is a girl to do these days?

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Now before you get any ideas based on the pictures in this post, I have zero intentions of entering any workforce requiring a camo uniform.. but that doesn’t mean ya girl doesn’t rock it from time to time. Okay, and by time to time I mean way more often than I should. But camo is reeeeeeal cute, so get used to it, honey buns.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Bodysuit (similar) | Pants | Booties (similar)

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So ya know, leopard has had its moment for quite sometime (like many moments), and I don’t see it making its exit anytime soon. However, if you are looking for a new pattern to throw in that handy dandy closet of yours, look no further than camouflage. And don’t you knock it before you try it. Once you get past the countless jokes about you not wearing ‘x’ garment of clothing since it is indeed camo (haha funny), it really only gets better from there.

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Not only will you look super trendy and cute, but you can also step into any forest and immediately run with the deer. Win, win. Am I right? All jokes aside though, there is a right and a wrong way to do camo. In some senses you can count it as a neutral, but layering different camos is not the business. Try pairing it with a striped top and don’t even get me started on how cute camouflage looks with a blush pink color. Whatever you do, avoid pairing camo with a pair of clunky boots for fear of looking like the newest cadet, or possibly a Bratz doll. Here are some of my favorite camo pieces to complete your closet although you may not be able to see them (see, not funny.. but get used to it)

Keep me in your thoughts to get a second post up this week so Hanna doesn’t personally choke me out. Okay, ily bye.

Xo, Ciera