Punk Princess.

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Punk Princess

Today’s post is all about getting out of your comfort zone (p.s. the purple hair is back). To be honest, I had never thought of dying my hair until I actually committed to it. I have been planning to go red for a year, but after all the thoughts, I realized I would not be a great redhead. A thought of dying my hair has always seemed scary to me because I would think of how much damage I might cause to my hair. Yet, good hair care will never ruin your hair, or your hair color. However, the point of this introduction is to tell you of how much I used to be afraid to do something so simple, and now, I’m telling you about stepping out of your comfort zone.

I have changed-as I like to say it-I have evolved. If you have been following my blog and I for a while, you might know how much I love classic sense of style, classic movies such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and of course, my inspiration is Audrey Hepburn. Yet, lately I have been coming out of my little shell, and trying out different things in fashion, or just change my overall look. Of course, Audrey Hepburn will always be my inspiration, and I will always wear my favorite pencil skirt with my blouse, but, I would put a little twist to it with accessories or makeup.

As aforementioned, I dyed my hair, and I had it bleached, and if you would’ve told me three years ago that I will bleach my hair and then dye it purple, I would think you are crazy. But that is the point of living: you receive only one, grand chance of living your life the way you wish to. There will always be some obstacles, there will always be some problems, big or small, but life is beautiful, and getting out of your comfort zone is the part of its beauty.

Coming out of a comfort zone doesn’t have to be changing your look, or dying your hair purple, but coming out of a comfort zone may be as simple as just doing something you have never done before. If you have ever wished to start something you have never got the chance to start, or become someone who you always wished to become, you should do it now! Just simply get up in the morning, and tell yourself: “I’m strong, I live only once. I’m not a cat with nine lives, so I will accomplish that one thing that I have had a plan of accomplishing.” If you push yourself, it will be amazing to see you how much you can accomplish. I have never thought I would start a blog either, yet, I’m so glad I did because blogging is my passion, and I constantly put all of my strength and love in to it. So, get up, and do whatever you have to do to become the best version of yourself!

As for today’s photos, I decided to display my little city life by taking pictures on…no, not on my balcony, but, on my fire escape staircase. The building in which I currently live in is one of the common New York City residential housings, which you can see for yourself upon coming to the Big Apple. Even though many individuals might think that the fire escape adds some grunge into the city, I find the fire stairwells charming, even interesting. Nevertheless, it is all up to you and your personal associations and experiences to decide whether you like the fire escapes or not.

As far as for my outfit, I decided to pair a fun, little black tutu dress with an ear cuff which I found while exploring a little area of the city, not so far from Chinatown. I would usually prefer to wear little pearl earrings or studs, but there is something about this ear cuff that pulls me into it. On the other hand, two things which balance out my look are my ballerina black flats, which I purchased a while ago on Amazon, and my MaxMara black bag that reminds me of a wristlet and minaudière at the same time.

Although you might be afraid of change, go for it! A box will always be a box until you tear it apart. Your comfort zone is a box, experiment with your looks because they might lead you to new adventures. Life is a tale, and you are the writer. So, write a great story.

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Outfit Details: Dress-Allison Parris, Ballet Flats-Amazon, Ear Cuff-Flea Market, Cross Necklace-Roberto Coin, Wristlet/Minaudiere-MaxMara.

Thank You for reading my post, and enjoy your weekend!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Turquoise Pumps.

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Turquoise Pumps

September has begun, and of course, fall has come as well! I’m very excited for this fall season because of all the pastel colors which will be on display as a must of the season. In addition, this is the last post from Florida, which is a great thing because I’m coming back to New York City: the happiest place on Earth to be in, well at least for me. Also, New York Fashion Week is around the corner which is the highlight of September. A fashion excitement just went overboard!

As for today’s article, I’ve just wanted to express my “Audrey Hepburn” side (yes, I’m addicted to Audrey), and just mix and match a pencil skirt, a striped t-shirt with lace detailing on it, and of course, my favorite turquoise pumps which I adore.

For my hair and makeup, I was inspired by my previous post and by “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, so instead of a french twist, I put my hair up in a bun, and my makeup was completed with a very simple cat eye and some lip gloss.

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Outfit Details: T-shirt-H&M, Skirt-Miss Guided, Shoes-Nine West, Belt-Marshalls, Rings-H&M, Cross Necklace-Roberto Coin. 

Thank You for reading, and have an amazing week!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

The Red Classics.

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The Red Classics

It’s been awhile since the last time I posted, however, I’m so glad to be back into the blogging world. As you might have known from my Instagram feed, I’m currently visiting Florida-the sunshine and the orange state. I miss New York City: the concrete jungle and the different shades of grey, white, and blue. So in order to channel my inner New Yorker with a European charm, I decided to go for a very classic, feminine look, using the color that I love the most: red.

In order to create a flow in my outfit, I picked out a red H&M blouse with ruffles on the sleeves. The blouse reminds me of a gentle figure which is rare nowadays because many ladies tend to go for a more sporty or grunge look. As for my bottoms, I picked out a golden H&M skirt which adds on the sparkle to the outfit. It separates the two reds in my outfit: my blouse and my oxfords.

My oxfords are the pair of shoes that you will always love: they are comfortable, chic, and add a pop of color to any outfit. I did not add any accessories besides my earrings and my favorite sunglasses, keeping it simple because the skirt makes a statement on its own. My hair and makeup were kept effortless: a large bun and cat eyeliner is all I really needed. Overall, my outfit brought me back the memories of my trip to France: the style of the people, the architecture of the buildings, and the delightful taste of the French pastries.The Red Classics The Red Classics The Red ClassicsThe Red ClassicsThe Red ClassicsThe Red Classics

Outfit Details: Top-H&M, Skirt-H&M, Oxfords-Amazon, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Earrings-Forever 21. 

Thank You for reading, and have an amazing day!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Flower Power

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August's Blues

Even though summer is coming to the end, the weather is slowly coming back to normal summer weather in NYC. Not so surprisingly, it has been very hot and humid, causing the melted makeup to wash off of one’s face. New York City has always been hot and humid during the summer months, at least as long as I can remember, but this weather just makes me much happier now than it has ever had.

Today, I took a stroll downtown with my best friend, Marlene. It was very hot, and you could feel the sun on the top of our heads. Wearing dresses, and being classy and sophisticated, Marlene and I went out for some frozen yogurt and Starbucks. However, while wandering around Union Square, we found a little, wonderful Farmers’ Market, where you can see and purchase a variety of fresh, straight from the garden fruits, vegetables, and even flowers.

When we came up to one of the tomato stands, a woman standing close by asked if the tomatoes were organic. Notably, the vendors responded with a ‘no’, because lately, every single food label mentions the word organic in it even if the food is not. After that incident, I stopped using the word ‘organic’ every time I bring up fresh fruits and vegetables from different markets.

NYC has many farmers’ markets in various neighborhoods and boroughs. Each farmer’s market is diverse, yet, that is the beauty of it because you are able to buy local grown foods that you can be confident in. One of the farmer’s markets which caught my eye a couple of times has a bread stand which sells freshly baked bread in contrasting tastes. It is very delicious, and I’m thinking of baking bread myself. Why not? It will be delicious, home-made, and nothing beats home-made foods.

These farmers’ markets portray a not so visible side of the city. They expose a more tender and calm perspective, adding on that little touch of local grown and home-prepared goods. They remind me of countryside or villages, sometimes, my country of birth. As I have previously mentioned, I love exploring New York, seeing it with both, tourist’s and citizen’s eyes. You can never go wrong if you purchase a ticket to NYC, if you ask me. Trust me, it is truly worth it, and sometimes I do tend to think that it is a center of the Universe.

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Outfit Details: Dress-Forever 21, Crossbody bag-Aeropostale, Sandals-ShoeDazzle, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Earrings-Forever 21.

Thank You for reading, and enjoy your week!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

August’s Blues.

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August's Blues

During these past weeks, the weather has been changing quite a lot. Walking out in the morning seems to be as if it is already fall, however, as it gets closer towards the afternoon, the sun starts to come out of the gray skies making its rays reachable to everyone. So in order to experience the last bits and pieces of summer, my family and I decided to head off to the beach, and no, not to swim, but to just watch the ocean currents hit the shore.

Life reminds me of the ocean: it can be smooth and sharp, leading us towards any direction possible, giving us fresh opportunities and starts. This summer has been quite interesting. Learning many new things gave me the opportunity to realize what life really looks like at a certain age, even though I haven’t gotten the chance to view the different perspectives from any other age besides 16. Yet, I still have time, and I should not waste it because each minute counts.

All I want to say is, in conclusion, don’t waste your time on anyone who doesn’t deserve it, be yourself no matter what the situation is, and most importantly, take care of your loved ones just because they matter. All good things come to an end, yet, for the greater things to be born.

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Outfit Details: T-shirt-Zara, Pants-H&M, Ballet Flats-American Eagle Outfitters, Phone Case-Ebay, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel.

Thank You for reading, and have a great week!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.

 

Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

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Charles James: Beyond Fashion

This week I decided to properly use rather than waste my free time. I determined to explore the Met, also known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. My main purpose for going to the Met was to take some time for myself, and feed my brain with the gorgeous art pieces and stunning sculptures. However, knowing that the Met Ball, which occurs every year under the guidance of Vogue US, has a particular theme each year, there has to be an exhibition related to the ball’s theme. And this year, the theme of the ball was to honor the magnificent talent and wearable creations of Charles James, in the exhibition named: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.” His evening ball gowns and later on, more casual wear were exhibited at the Met.

If you have never gone to the Met, to find an exhibition you have to guide yourself through a variety of halls and museum exposition rooms where you can find pieces from anywhere in the world. That’s something that makes Metropolitan perfect: You can reunite with parts of yourself in any corner of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As I walk into Metropolitan, I step directly into the Grand Hall where all the people, tourists and citizens, find themselves wandering around, looking up to see the ceiling and the walls. Metropolitan is one of the biggest museums I have ever seen since Louvre. I start to move toward the admissions desk, and after I got my official Met sticker, I gently stick it on, grab a map, and move on to the beautiful Ancient Greek and Roman sculptures which lead me directly to Charles James.

Before I start the exhibition, there is a variety of workshops that include a designer who shows the similar techniques of dressmaking that were used by Charles James in his designs. Watching the process makes you lose control of time or thought, and just grabs your full attention into it.Charles James: Beyond Fashion Charles James: Beyond Fashion Charles James: Beyond Fashion

The entrance to the exhibition is quite simple, which makes you wonder how the exhibition itself would be set up. To the left, you can see the beginnings of certain dresses, just like the outlined canvases for the artists, and the noted pages for the writers. Charles James managed to express his amazing ideas through the cut of his dresses, while most people cannot express something like that through color.

Charles James: Beyond Fashion  Entering the exhibition is a flow of people, mostly all of them are women of different ages and attires, however, all of them looking for the dresses. And here they are: the dresses. Most of them are various shades of rainbow,  but as  aforementioned, the feature that stands out the most is the cut of the dresses. The stitches are ideal, flat and ironed without any fold.

The dresses were specifically designed for clients with different shapes and forms, curvy and slim. It makes you feel as if you don’t have to look a certain way because the dress will be yours, and no one else’s.

Charles James: Beyond Fashion  Most of the dresses are inspired by the Victorian Era, and certain elements are taken from and used as James’s inspiration. In addition, certain fabrics such as silk, chiffon, and velvet are used in the making of each dress, some of them including braided horse hair which makes a perfect couture dress perfect.

To fully experience the exhibition, you have to be present to see each dress, its charm and flow, its bold cuts and amazing colors. Exhibitions are just like you see them, yet, add a little bit of imagination, and the world revolves around differently. If you’ll get to experience the exhibit in its last few days (it ends on August 10th), include imagination, and you’ll look at not just dresses, but at timeless creations done by Charles James.

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xoxo, Fashion Caption.

Lady in Pink.

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Haven’t been posting in awhile and I’m already missing it! Finally, today, I’m happy to write a new post. While I was gone from blogging, some changes have taken place: I dyed my hair an ombre purple, yet, the purple faded away in a week, so now I have a standard ombre that flows from my natural brunette shades to the bleached, ombre ends. A reason for doing it? I needed a change. Everything about you changes overtime: your personal fashion sense, your hair, your attitude, and sometimes even you change as a person by becoming less or more open-minded. However, while I’m young, why not try something crazy with my hair? And for me, “crazy” meant having purple ends.

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This weekend, I was flipping through some baby and toddler pictures of myself, and I realized that I really did change. Obviously I grew up, became more mature, and I’m still in the process of transferring from my teenage years into adulthood, but I didn’t notice how much I changed. The word change can have a variety of meanings, just like any other word in the dictionary. Change can occur without you even spotting it, or it can occur in the most obvious way possible. The transition that occurred from my kid years into my teenage years happened without me even noticing it. Only when people tell me that I changed, only then I notice how I changed.

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In addition to changes, this weekend I found a new flea market in Downtown, Manhattan which was pretty interesting to explore (you can tell I’m addicted to flea markets). At first glance, it might seem that all of the flea markets are the same, but don’t judge a book by its cover. There were a lot of vintage jewelry, silverware, African masks, frames, watches, and small jewelry boxes. To be honest, to as many flea markets as I have been to, each one is unique in its own way. You never know what treasures you might find. So go out and explore before the time changes things around.

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Everything and everyone need a little change in their life. Cities develop every year, every day, every hour, every minute, just like any person does. Sometimes it might seem like everything is just stuck at its place and doesn’t progress anywhere, however, everything does gradually or rapidly evolves. If you want to change, I say: “Just do it!”, because life is too short to be stopped at one place, or not move in any direction. Every little change that happens to an individual changes them in every way possible, even if those changes are as simple as dying your hair. Purple hair gave me a little kick of confidence that I sometimes need. So whatever you wish to do, just do it because it will help the future you become the better you by learning from the experience. Just like Nike’s logo says: “Just do it!”, I mean you never know in which direction that change might lead you toward. :)

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Outfit Details: Dress-H&M, Belt-Century 21, Flats-American Eagle, Handbag-Calvin Klein, Watch-Coach, Sunglasses-Sonia Rykiel, Earrings-Flea Market. 

Thank You so much for reading, and enjoy your week!

xoxo, Fashion Caption.