The Classic Valentine.

Hello, my fellow readers!

Today’s post is another style set, certainly put together by yours truly. A watch is a classic, timeless piece that everybody should own or take into consideration of purchasing one. A watch is not just a useful accessory, but it is also the cherry-on-top to many outfits of yours. I used to be a watch-fanatic: I have always had a collection of four to five watches in my accessories collection.

My style has always, and still is evolving as I’m growing up due to the fact that I begin to explore more of the fashion journalism, blogging, and street style worlds. It’s pretty interesting how my style is developing: I’m paying attention to standing out more than I have ever paid before, and surely I’m not doing it in a crazy way but with more of a personalized approach. However, I have always had a watch for whatever occasion, and to find a great watch is sometimes a challenge. That is why I  have decided to collaborate on a style set with the website called Invaluable. Invaluable offers many various items that could be bought through live auctions: from furniture to watches. I personally fell in love with some of their women’s watches, yet one that stood out the most is a vintage Cartier piece. I’m a great sucker for vintage, especially something classic and ageless. Well this watch was exactly it. It is that one lasting piece that could be paired with any look for a feminine effect. I personally adore how the leather bracelet doesn’t look as if it would be harsh on a woman’s wrist; indeed, it would just add on to the gentleness of a wrist.

For this look, I have decided to pair the Cartier watch with a black jumpsuit, a statement pump, and a flirty clutch. In addition, because the Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, I added more shades of pink to this outfit because why not? Pink might not be everybody’s favorite color, however, I have always used pink to add some feminine touches to the all-black ensembles. In addition to the outfit portion, I added a makeup and hair inspiration picture of Jessica Alba to the style set in case you might want to recreate this look. Besides, I added some visual splashes of color by using this Eiffel Tower painting. Very romantic, very French, and very Valentine’s day inspired.

Screen Shot 2015-01-25 at 6.59.35 PMOutfit Details: Jumpsuit-H&M, Clutch-Kate Spade, Watch-Cartier, Pumps-Aldo, Belt-H&M, Earrings-H&M

Thank You for reading, and have a wonderful week ahead!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

PS: All of these opinions are truly my own.

The Mashup.

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The Mashup

It has been a while since I have posted, however, I’m not going to make up excuses because there should be none. You know I’m a full-time student, and that says it all. For today’s post, I have decided to bring back the memories of the sunshine state of Florida. As you might know, I go to Florida almost every winter holiday, and this time around it happened again. This post took place on December 30th, 2014 in Miami. Why I’m telling you the setting? Well, because in New York City you will not be able to wear a short black dress with short sleeves without tights and a coat on December 30th. In addition, I find that Miami is one of the best cities in Florida, however, I’m probably thinking that because of Miami Beach. If you do not know what Miami Beach is, it is a region where all the crowd’s gatherings, parties, biggest movie scenes, hotels, restaurants and other social gatherings take place. Still, Miami is not New York City.

I do not know what it is, I do not know why, but the only thing I do know is New York City is my source of inspiration. No wonder why many individuals who are passionate about art, fashion, and acting are located in the Big Apple. All the opportunities lay here, and in my own opinion, there are many cities out there, but there is not one like New York.

As for today’s pictures, I have decided to make them more candid rather than fashion oriented. Of course I’m going to bring fashion into this blog post, yet, I’m putting pictures that are not of a fashion blog quality, but rather more casual pictures. In addition, I’m taking a new approach to my pictures.

As stated by the title, my blog is called Fashion Caption. Every time I meet somebody and we begin to talk, I usually would never bring up the existence of my blog unless I trust that person. I have no clue why, but my blog is my creative outlet, and I allow only specific people to see it. And usually when I tell somebody about my creative outlet, they begin to visit it.  I always ask people to critique because I must know what steps can I take to make sure the representation of me is at its best (sounds conceited, but my blog is my image). And once, one wise man told me that I have lost the caption for my fashion. As I have mentioned previously, I’m trying to change my blog in order to make it more unique, and bring something new to the fashion blog platform. However, thankfully to that man, I realized what I have lost: the part that makes my blog unique.

So, from now on, the majority of my new posts will have pictures, but some of them will include captions from the corresponding articles and sentences that summarize some points of the articles. Therefore, this post includes some pictures with captions from this article on them. Of course you will still be able to see my looks and outfit details, but some pictures will have a caption because what’s Fashion-Caption without the Caption?

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 Outfit Details: Dress-Asos (Similar Here: Asos Cap Sleeve), Belt-Marshalls, Bracelet-Nordstrom, Sandals-Shoe Dazzle, Earrings-Forever 21.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and have a wonderful day!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Holiday Glitz.

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Happy New Year! This past week, I was finally able to relax. Although my school break felt as if it passed by too rapidly, I was still pretty happy with the fact that I didn’t do homework every single day, and there weren’t many responsibilities that I had to undertake. Fortunately, I was able to spend some time with my family and relatives in the sunshine state of Florida. As you might or might not know, Florida is not the most exciting thing for me on this planet. It’s a very good relaxing spot, don’t take me wrong, but to live there is sort of a social suicide. I guess because I’m young and need some sort of entertainment and movement to keep me alive, I’m not very content in Florida. However, it was still a great week off.

Due to the fact the holidays just flew by, I have decided to return to blogging in full force. This might not last for the whole month of January-don’t take me wrong, I’m not going to not post at all-it’s just I’m going to slow down because my college tests are coming up, and I’m going to focus on my studying process. I feel as if no matter who you are, a student or an employee, January and February are the two most stressful months of the year, mainly because you come back after the relaxing vacation and you’re right away pressured into doing work.

Let’s establish a distance from negativity and stress, and focus on today’s post. I have decided to put together my favorite sparkly skirt that reminds me of champagne bubbles, and a basic, striped T-shirt. Because the holidays were around when I was shooting this outfit, I have played up my outfit by adding more accessories that would scream sparkle, but not kill the casual feel of the outfit. I once read a passage about Coco Chanel, and it stated that she would wear many accessories at the same time yet, she put it together in an elegant manner. That’s one of my fashion goals for the New Year: wear accessories, but don’t become a Christmas tree.

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Outfit Details: T-shirt-French Connection, Pencil skirt-H&M, Headband-Forever 21, Earrings-Forever 21, Bracelet-Tiffany&Co, Rings: The colored set-H&M, the “Love” ring-Forever 21, Oxfords-Amazon (Similar Here: Patent Leather Oxfords.)

I hope your New Year will be the best one yet!

Thank You for reading this post, and have a wonderful day.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

The Ways to New Year.

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Happy New Year everybody! I cannot believe that it is 2015 already. For instance, right about now, I am sitting and reevaluating my year. I am shocked at how fast this year had gone by. It is quite upsetting to me that the time is moving in such a fast pace. Yet, I have to make the best of it every possible moment; that’s one of my New Year’s Resolutions!

Although you might have already hosted or have been invited to a New Year’s party, my ethnic background calls for parties all the way up to the 10th of January. For example, Eastern Orthodox Christians (in this case, me) celebrate Christmas on the 7th, so that’s one of the many reasons to celebrate. So whether you might be hosting or have been invited to a New Year’s after-party, I have had the chance to create some stylesets/lookbooks using the Little Black Dress collection on DailyLook.com

If you are unaware of DailyLook, I’m going to enlighten you about this splendid website. DailyLook.com is an online store, where you can purchase any fashion item: from tank tops to accessories. It offers a variety of fashion pieces that will help you add a little twist to any of your looks. In addition, little black dresses can be a statement or a coverup depending on how you might style yours. I have chosen a couple of black dresses that I played with, and I have put together five different looks for five different girls. All of the looks include some sort of a twist to them: from jewelry to makeup. I personalized each look, so it has my touch to them without being overloaded with my personal style. I wanted to create these looks for different girls, whether she might be a party animal or a geek, she can still be dressed up yet staying true to herself.

I personally find New Years to be a celebration where you have the ability to not put on a lot of colors, sparkle, or glitter, but you can mix and match your personal style with New Year’s celebration’s standards. In Ukraine, where my roots lay, we dress up for any holiday, yet, I believe in expressing individuality over all-things-sparkly. So if sparkles and sequins do call your name, go for them! If “all-black” stands out to you, then go for it! Yet, New Year’s celebration is when accessories come into play. Wear all black, but you can put on a silver necklace (or two), and a couple of rings, as well as your favorite pair of earrings. Play it up! If you are going for something more bold, like a dress with sequins all over them, go for the least amount of jewelry because your dress is the statement itself. Once again: it’s all up to you and your personal style. Don’t change your whole look just because it’s a holiday, or some sort of a celebration.

All in all, just be you no matter what you wear. If your style is minimal, keep it minimal, but maybe add one or two accessories just for a night out. Don’t change your whole look! Stay true to yourself because that’s what really matters. I once read a quote somewhere: “Don’t change yourself because after all, you are going to be left alone with that person.” Love yourself, and Happy New Year! To one more happy year of being you and fashion blogging!

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For more of the Little Black Dress Collection, click here: http://www.dailylook.com/c/Little-Black-Dresses/3/4125.html

Thank you for reading, and have a charming holiday!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

NYC Diary:: Bryant Park.

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It feels so great to be back, and doing what I love to do most: blog. I haven’t written a post for a while due to the fact that I’m currently busy with school work, upcoming college tests, extracurricular activities, and many other projects. However, I always have my blog in mind. Because the holidays are coming up and everybody is getting or already got into the Christmas spirit, I want to talk about my personal favorite Christmas spot: Bryant Park.

Just to begin this passage with a bit of background history, Bryant Park is a public park in New York City, between 42nd and 40th Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. In comparison to Central Park, Bryant Park is small: it is 9,603 square feet. Yet, this is what I adore about it. Bryant Park is the only place that is so small in square feet, yet it can fit such a vast amount of people on the daily basis. As Jordan Baker once stated: “And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” I prefer privacy over exposition.

However, that is not the only thing that makes Bryant Park so special. When the month of November hits, Bryant Park completely transforms into a holiday getaway. There are about 30 or more stands that are filled with everything: from Christmas pajamas to Christmas tree decorations. In addition, there are a lot of things to taste and to try. Every year, there is a new pop-up cafe or a patisserie, or a shop with handmade jewelry; each filled with magnificent products. For instance, there is a pickle stand with fried pickles in it. Personally, fried pickles seem a bizarre food to me, however, some might fall in love with them. Yet, Bryant Park is not just a place for a food lover or an explorer. It is also the most romantic dating spot in town.

Ice skating rink. That is all I have to say. Fortunately, New York City is blessed with a chance of having an ice skating rink in the middle of a park. While you might be twirling around or learning how to skate, surrounding you are those stands and one grand Christmas tree. If I really want to experience the Christmas spirit, I would go to Bryant Park. The reasons are listed above. I love trying new foods, I love exploring, I love ice skating, and most importantly, I love the Christmas in New York. The ambiance of Bryant Park is full of cultures and traditions that have been brought to New York City with generations, and they are reflected in the products that are on display. That’s the most inspiring thing to me as a writer and photo-journalist. Honestly, there is nothing that can compare to a night of Christmas in New York. The whole city is sparkling with Christmas lights, shiny new vitrines, and brand new items that can be seen on displays. If it snows, it’s even better. When I used to live in Ukraine, it was a different type of snow. It does sound strange, but in NYC, even the snow is different. Maybe it’s because it’s genuinely true, or maybe it’s because I have a deep feeling of admiration for this city.

So here comes a collection of my personal photographs that were taken in  Bryant Park. No edits, no specific angles, and no special effects (except for some black & white filters on certain images). Just the people, the park, and most importantly, the spirit.

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Thank you for reading this post, and have a great weekend ahead!

PS: To all my European readers, Happy St.Nicholas Day! Let it be filled with joy and cheer!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

The Golden Hour.

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The Golden Hour.

So, so glad to be back and typing! Probably the best thing I have ever done for myself is create this blog speaking of which, I will add more content to it once the school days will turn into holidays and vacations.

Lately, I have been noticing how stylish New Yorkers are. Most of you probably already know that, however, as I’m growing older, I’m starting to pay very close attention to style and people. It’s actually surprising to me: I come from a European city-Odessa, where every girl, if she gets a chance to go food shopping, will put on her best stilettos, face full of make up, and of course, don’t forget about that stunning dress or outfit that makes her look a million and one dollars! So for me to notice how fashionable New York is, is a big deal, no egocentrism involved-promise! Also, you might think that “Hello Sophia, DUH! You live in the fashion capital,” I do live in the fashion capital, yet, I haven’t payed attention to it as much as I should.

On the other hand, fashion is not the only thing I have started to pay attention to! My closet-that’s the attention grabbing few square feet that I’m planning to completely reconstruct and redesign. Life is too short to have a white, basic closet!

Although this post has nothing to do with New York fashion, nor my closet, I’m going to switch the tune and focus on my theme for these photographs. I was inspired by the color gold, and also, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner! I still cannot believe it! So for my look of the day, I decided to wear my favorite golden skirt with a white sweater. In order to add more celebration, I accessorized with one of my favorite statement necklaces that screams fall to me, and my brand new pair of sunglasses. In order to complete my fall-inspired look, I added my booties, as well as my black, go-to bag. The day was pretty warm for a fall day, yet, I needed a pit of tights to keep me cozy.

In summation, life is full of little corners that you might not pay attention to, however, you never know what might be there! Also, celebrate every season as often as you can because each season is charming and heartfelt no matter what the weather outside is. Life is just like the seasons: it has it’s rainy days, but after the rain, don’t you feel any kind of freshness? And just like the seasons and the days, life has its sunny moments that you need to cherish as often as possible. Stay positive, my friends!

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Outfit Details: Top-Forever 21, Skirt-H&M (Similar Here: H&M Sequined Skirt), Boots-Aldo (Similar Here: Aldo Leather Ankle Boots), Tights-Hue, Handbag-H&M, Necklace-Century 21, Sunglasses-Kenneth Cole Reaction.

Thank you for reading, and have a great end to the week!

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Mad Hatter.

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It makes my soul glee when I go back to blogging. To be honest with you, I have been running everywhere lately, rushed to do things, but at the same time, I was trying to relax. Well, this weekend, I’m changing it. I’m going to take some time for myself, analyze things, and just look forward to calming down on Saturday and Sunday nights. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Lately, I have been trying to figure out what to do in order to post the most original content while still staying true to myself. I look at other, more famous, bloggers, and I study their blogs as if it were some sort of a blogging Bible. However, I’m trying to separate myself from them, and make my blog special. I don’t want it to be just another fashion blog that’s led by a sixteen year old. I want it to be a sensation, and in the modern world, it’s a great challenge to take on. But, no matter what it takes, I’ll still fight for my content and originality.

I have been thinking a lot recently, and I have come to a solid conclusion that no success can be achieved without relaxation. I’ve been stressing out about school so much that I’ve started to break out and have constant migraines. So following my new strategy, I have decided to relax, and it doesn’t mean that I’ll stay in bed all day and watch movies, but rather I’ll go out more, have fun, and live life.

Speaking of going out, my friends and I went to Central Park (yes, again) this Tuesday. Tuesday was the Election Day, so no school for the students. Tuesday was the most splendid fall day that I have ever witnessed, and it was so pleasing because you can see all of the fall colors in bloom: orange, yellow, gold, red, brown… Splendid! I’m not going to go into the deeper details of the Central Park fall because it is something that you have to witness live, and not through an HD computer screen. There is one month and a half left until Christmas, and believe it or not, I haven’t gone out as much as I usually would during the fall. However, now that I have finally learned how to properly time manage, I’m able to do what I want, yet, committing to school and work. It’s all about time management and prioritizing, isn’t it?

As for my outfit, I decided to go with my all-time favorite bowler hat. The simplicity and the style of it is exactly what makes me fall in love with it every time. As for the rest, I put on my polka dot (Love this) sweater, and my go-to pair of black jeans. Of course, I had to top it all off with black booties and a statement necklace. In order to add a pop of color to my all black look, I used a red lip color, which actually relates to some of the fall colors that you can find anywhere in the park.

Finding time for yourself can seem as a difficult task. Yet, at the end, it will all pay off. You’ll look better, feel happier, and you’ll be able to accomplish more. Life is a challenge yet an adventure, so take it on! Just be happy, and find yourself.

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Outfit Details: Polka dot sweater-Forever 21,  Jeans-Armani Exchange, Booties-Aldo (Similar Here: Aldo Leather Ankle Boots), Statement Necklace-H&M, Bag-H&M, Bowler Hat-SIX.

Thank You for reading, and Have a wonderful weekend.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.