Outfit of the Day

Well if you haven’t noticed, I usually post outfit of the days on days where I don’t have much time to post on the blog.

Anyway, I chose this outfit for outfit of the day.

ootd fob

I really like the how the denim vest matches with the jeans, but I don’t really like how the vest would look on the sweater…. This type of sweater is meant to be worn alone mostly, I don’t think it would look very good under the vest. I also like converse because…I own those exact shoes and they match with pretty much everything! I like the rose earrings too, they are super cute!

And that Polaroid… lets just say people at my school would call it a “FOB” accessory. I love taking pictures and everything, but the way I see people with this camera, it makes me think cliche, fobby, mainstream…

What do you think about this outfit?

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My Thoughts On Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is something that like seriously affects everyone. You might be like “hah, no.” but you have to admit, it even has affected YOU. Sometimes peer pressure is okay, like when you are jogging a marathon and your teammates encourage you to keep going, but it usually doesn’t impose a positive effect on you. The reason I bring up this subject is because sometimes it just gets ridiculous. And I mean SERIOUSLY ridiculous. It especially has affected me.

Have you ever had your teachers or some guest speaker talk about never giving in when your peers ask you to try this drug or smoke one cigarette or drink a beer? You might have thought, “I’m not stupid enough to do that stuff!” In my opinion, that is on a seriously high scale of peer pressure. There is also simple small-scale peer pressure like wearing different clothes or dyeing your hair or even writing in a different style. Okay so one thing that really affected me is wearing like the super expensive brand name clothing, especially Lululemon. Ice skating is not a cheap sport you know, so only a bit richer people can do this sport professionally. Let me just say it probably wasn’t a good idea to be so involved in ice skating, because my family had to cut down in many things because it’s so expensive. Anyway, my synchronized skating team has a lot of rich people, and of course my sister and I are not a part of the rich posse. I’m not trying to make them sound like snotty rich people; they are really nice, but they  have A LOT of Lululemon clothing. From headbands to jackets to sports bras, they got the whole package. I try fitting in to my team, so I spent A LOT of money just on a few things from Lululemon. I don’t regret it, but giving in to peer pressure wasn’t the right thing to do. I should’ve just accepted my rank in society and moved on. Another thing that really persuaded me to change was of course looking prettier. Everyone changes as they get older, and I feel like I have to start looking prettier, too. All these girls at school are looking beautiful and I’m just like “…I need to catch up with them….”. I straighten my hair like 5 times a week (seriously don’t do that, it’s SERIOUSLY bad for your hair), and a lot of the time I wear some makeup. Not only do I want other people to think I am not UGLY, I also want to feel better about myself. This type of peer pressure may boost confidence, but may also change the person you really are.

Since I don’t really know what else to say…be yourself! Think for yourself! Have imagination! Just because other people do things and follow some stereotypes in society, doesn’t mean you should too!

Athletica

I am really into being fit and sports because I do competitive synchronized skating. Well you don’t just *flips hair* become the national champion. Besides being on the ice a lot, we also do much conditioning off ice including running, stretching, and work-outs. So of course, I love to look snazzy while working out.

My favorite stores for shopping for sports clothes is Nike, Lululemon, and Forever 21(for cheap stuff)

Nike has the best shoes. They have them for all types of running and working out. They also look pretty awesome. Their stuff is kind of expensive, but they have really good clothing for working out.

I actually have these pink and black shoes. (cost $95 on nike.com though :O )

sporty outfit black and pink sporty outfit blue and grey

nike outfit 2 nike outfit

Lululemon is more of a yoga store, but lululemon jackets, headbands, and pants are popular among us figure skaters. Lululemon is also really expensive, it’s more of a luxury brand. These are some of my favorite items.

Blue Moon Free To Be Bra $42 lululemon.com

Blue Moon Free To Be Bra $42 lululemon.com

Black Wunder Under Pant $82 lululemon.com

Black Wunder Under Pant $82 lululemon.com

 

Black Forme Jacket $108 lululemon.com

Black Forme Jacket $108 lululemon.com

Black Swiftly Tech Racerback *Shortcut $48 lululemon.com

Black Swiftly Tech Racerback *Shortcut $48 lululemon.com

White Fly Away Tamer Headband $12 lululemon.com

White Fly Away Tamer Headband $12 lululemon.com

Now Forever 21. I just LOVE that store. Every piece of sporty clothing they have is so cheap and so cute! I really recommend it, even over the “brand names” of Lululemon and Nike. Who cares if the brand is written all over your outfit if you can have good quality, cuter, cheaper versions? These are some of the super cute stuff at Forever 21:

Black Hidden Pocket Workout Shorts $11.80

Black Hidden Pocket Workout Shorts $11.80

Black/Teal Long Sleeve Run Top $17.80 forever21.com

Black/Teal Long Sleeve Run Top $17.80 forever21.com

Ok these sports bras are SO cute.

Medium Impact - Crisscross Strap Sports Bra $13.80 forever21.com

Medium Impact – Crisscross Strap Sports Bra $13.80 forever21.com

Charcoal Mélange Running Jacket $27.80 forever21.com

Charcoal Mélange Running Jacket $27.80 forever21.com

Another good brand is Underarmour. They have a lot of colorful, various clothing, and are moderately expensive.

underarour workout outfit

underarour workout outfit 2

Adidas is also a really good brand. They have a wide variety of high-quality clothing that looks really good on anyone’s body. It is mostly fitted clothing, which I like cause it shows your body shape really defined. Adidas is also cheaper than Underarmour in general, but still more expensive than Forever 21 (everything is).

adidas outfit 2 adidas outfit

Well that’s pretty much all the good brands of sports clothing I know. Give or take a few. I’m just one of those people that ALWAYS want to look good, especially in sports when I am all sweaty and tired!

From this list of brands, this is my verdict of BEST to NOT THE BEST…(don’t want to say worst, cause they all are awesome!)

1. Forever 21– cute, cheap, good quality!

2. Lululemon– peer pressure from my synchronized skating team…I ❤ name brands

3. Nike– LOVE their shoes! But a bit expensive

4. Adidas– cheap, various, high-quality, super cute ;D

5. Underarmour– a bit expensive, but still super cute!

Hope you enjoyed my post! Now I have to go study for finals!

Outfit of the Day

Thought this was super cute! Love the shoes especially

Besides the fact that I don’t have an iPhone so I don’t need the iPhone case, it would be super cute with this outfit!

What do you guys think?

ootd fall

Outfit of the Day

It’s still a bit hot down here in San Diego, but since it’s fall, I decided to post a cute rainy day outfit! This layer of colorful scarves matches perfectly with a simple white, loose, sweater and rain boots that will keep the water from leaking in! Love it! How about you?

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Spread the Word!

Now that I am on a roll with this blogging thing, I would LOVE if you guys could help me spread the word!

The easiest way for me to spread the word is by making accounts on social networks such as twitter, instagram, etc. Not only can they be related to fashion, I can get a lot of followers on these networks to follow my blog!

Also, if you have any friends that love fashion, tell them to subscribe to my blog! I want to get this blog popular and known to the public!

I appreciate you current viewers and followers SO MUCH! Without you guys, my blog would have like 2 views currently!

So my new Instagram for this blog is @socalspiritblog

Follow me!!!

And don’t forget to tell your friends! And THANK YOU!! I love you all!

~Angela

P.S. Working on a (belated) fall style guide, so check back soon!

Self Confidence?

Well I don’t usually type my feelings about life on this blog, but I feel like I should really cover the topic of self confidence. Why? Well because this is a blog about looking good. And having beautiful hair and perfect clothes and makeup to enhance your appearance. I am in NO WAY trying to demoralize my blog, of course not! But what I am saying is that behind all this frill and cover up, you have to accept yourself for who you are. I’ve always thought that I wasn’t good enough, and looking at pictures of PERFECT people really didn’t help either. The fact that I don’t have naturally straight and perfect hair, or that I really can’t afford the best clothes, or that I am not really pretty makes me want to be a different person. Now you might be thinking, “Yea, YOU have no self confidence,” but it’s really the fact that I accept myself as a person who ISN’T the best. My grades kind of suck (for an Asian ;D), I have like NO talent (except in art…kind of), and I’m not really pretty (even in Asian standards). But I try to make the best of what I do have. I don’t want to be insecure, cause I don’t know what for! (lol 1D). But I do try to make the best of life by following my dreams and having fun, so that’s why I made this blog! You can’t change the person you really are, so why can’t you just accept yourself for who you are? Of course you can experiment on yourself with makeup and new styles of clothing and what not, but you’ll always be the person you really are on the inside and out.

I am not only going to talk about lacking self-confidence, but also about having too much as well. To be honest, I sometimes think of myself too highly and may be narcissistic in terms of how I look. I used to always think of myself as super pretty. But once I realized I’m not SUPER pretty, I could stop trying to be. A lot of the time, I walk around with a lot of confidence thinking that people are looking at me because I’m pretty, but I was seriously WAY too narcissistic about that. Of course I would say that I’m beautiful, because everyone is beautiful. It wasn’t even that I thought I was beautiful, it was that I thought I was pretty. Like hot-pretty. Now that I type this, I even feel super narcissistic. Okay the point is, even though you should have self-confidence, you shouldn’t be like SUPER narcissistic like I used to be. It just hurts yourself. My sister (who is super cynical) by the way always made fun of me because I was SO narcissistic, and I feel like some of my friends did, too (I think…I have bad memory, I don’t really remember). Of course this hurt MY self-confidence, so it was best to stop thinking of myself as a king.

I guess there is a just a limit between being insecure and narcissistic…I don’t know. These are just some of my thoughts.

I’m guessing you don’t want to read any of my weird thoughts anymore, so… THE END.

But just to let you know, I will be posting some of my other thoughts in the future, because what’s the point of a blogger that has no bias in life (haha)?

Thanks for following my blog! ~Angela