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Pretty in Pink, Just a Tad Blue

02.16.17

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Head in the clouds…feet on the ground. 

 

I’d like to think that I’m a dreamer, but not the super distracted kind (the Capricorn in me would never let me get away with that). Let me explain. I live it up (cuz YOLO) – tattoos, skydiving, roller coasters. I’m also obsessed with movies, books, paintings that most people find ‘out there’ or too depressing. I tend to empathize with tormented artists, and sometimes wish I lived in a Fellini, Godard, or Sofia Coppola film. I like to daydream about traveling to every tropical destination on the planet. And one of the best compliments I could ever receive is being called creative. But at the end of the day…I won’t throw all caution to the wind, no matter how much I’d ever want to. I wish I could be happy not giving a damn about material things or comfort, and I sort of envy people who can be free (in every $en$e of the word), who can drop everything to travel the world and live life not thinking about stress or what others think of them. By the same token, I remind myself that a lot of what we see on social media, is what others want us to see (#perceptions). We don’t even know what’s real or staged! So for the sake of transparency, I admit my life is this thing made up contradictions: fraught with insecurities and a touch of pride, ADHD tendencies peppered with OCD, and yes, paying off debt while balancing a mean shopping habit. But the contradiction that I am actually totally okay with is being somewhat of a creative cynic who’s fond of dreaming and escapism, yet totally aware of the realness of LIFE. And like my very pink sweatshirt says, “THANK YOU,” for listening/reading/escaping/thinking with me.  

(Photography Sauphia Germain | Scroll down for full outfit credits) 

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jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue
jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue jana rose carrero oj and cigs miami beach rooftop streets style streetwear digitorial editorial fashion blog blogger urban outfitters topshop vans girls elizabeth james sunglasses pink denim blue

Sweatshirt: Urban Outfitters | Mom Jeans: Topshop | Pink Glitter Socks: COS | Sneakers: Vans 

Photo Credit: Sauphia Germain

Mellow Yellow, a Brief History – It’s Bananas

09.03.16

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Photography Yesi Flores of Simply Lively  | Wearing Zara & Topshop

The “mellow yellow” low-down…

Summer may be coming to an end, but I’m loving this vibrant purchase from Zara (despite the recent flack the chain is getting for its fast-fashion ways). Now as far as the color yellow is concerned, there really is nothing mellow about it, am i right? It’s a bright, happy shade often associated with glory and harmony. So where did the phrase “mellow yellow” come from? Flashback to 1966, Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan tops the charts with this groovy hit. Here’s the kicker – the song makes reference to vibrators, yes, vibrators. Donovan confirms this in an interview, “It <the song> is about being cool, laid-back, and also the electrical bananas that were appearing on the scene – which were ladies’ vibrators.”

“They call me mellow yellow…

Electrical banana
Is gonna be a sudden craze
Electrical banana
Is bound to be the very next phase”

 
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So there you go. Now you know where this timeless and often-used catchphrase comes from, and also how to rock a cute outfit around the randomest parts of town. You’re welcome!

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

jana rose carrero oj and cigs yesi flores simply lively miami fashion street style blog styling on location zara topshop summer fall transition mellow yellow outfit platinum silver hair inspo vivid photography

Plaid Attitude // TOPSHOP // BF4BP

08.12.13

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oj and cigs jana rose carrero

oj and cigs jana rose carrero

oj and cigs jana rose carrero

Day-to-Night outfit: Plaid high waist pants from Bad Fashion For Bad People and a mesh bustier detailed crop top by TOPSHOP. Say that three times fast.

I love the 1940s throwback feel of the high waist and plaid print on these slacks made by Stop Staring. They can be styled so many different ways. Here I decided to throw them on with a Baroque styled mesh top that is super flattering thanks to the details and dramatic curvature of the lines.

I was in such a funk when these photos were taken, I’m not gonna lie. But Gil did a good job behind the lens haha.

What are your favorite day to night outfits, and how do you make the transition work?

PHOTOS GIL E MATOS

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