6.3.13

Fashion High



I have recently been suffering from a broken heart. It is the worst. THE. WORST. Have you noticed that heartbreak has a way of creeping into other non-related facets of your life and just making everything seem completely and utterly BLAH? As usual, my outfits have been reflective of my mood: dark, dreary, simple and just kinda meh. I read this quote from Anna Dello Russo once that said, “Reality for me is too tough. Fashion is my escape. Is better than drugs.” So, over the weekend I decided to escape reality and OD on fashion. I just went wild in my closet, I found something to wear that made me feel AWESOME. And ya know, Anna was right, I did feel a little better; in that it kinda just lifted my spirits. For shits sake, who wouldn’t feel awesome in THIS killer combo…#AmIRight?! So now it’s time to write my blog and I’m kinda curious about this whole idea that fashion has the power to alter our state of mind or perhaps even enhance our mood; like it did mine. And in my research, I found this fab article from those smarty-pants psychologists that actually confirmed this theory. Check it out: “This finding shows that clothing doesn’t just influence others, it reflects and influences the wearer’s mood too.” A-HA! So laaaaaaadies, next time you’re feeling a lil down in the dumps (Hey- it happens to all of us) refrain from poppin that Xanex and turn to the drug that is fashion blogger recommended and Anna Dello Russo approved… A FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC ensemble ;)

Vintage poncho. Vintage floral top. Free People velevet shorts. Vintage boots. F21 necklace.

Until next time,

Chelsea

16 comments:

  1. A. Every (broken English) quote that ADR says seriously inspires me and b. Fashion really does have the power to lift you up.....you look fan freaking tastic!!!!!'
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  2. So sorry to hear that you have been suffering from heartbreak, sending some love from grey ole England! <3

    Maria xxx

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  3. I'm sorry you don't feel that well right now. But girl you have amazing style. I'm super happy I discovered your blog.

    xo,
    Dani

    www.welcometomyjungle.com

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  4. Great outfit i really like the poncho !
    Do you have instagram so i can follow you ?


    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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  5. I would actually sell a child for those boots.

    So so sorry about the heart break, bumsville
    Look how sensitive I am

    good lord

    But seriously, I do think fashion can alter our mood. in fact, I kNOW. But I wonder if it doesnt have to do with the way that we see ourselves when we dress in certain outfits, which is, in a way, sort of how it influences "others" (others being us perceiving ourselves from the outside)..

    I say this , because it's hard for me to believe that putting a pair of ridiculously uncomfortable heels and stiff denim physically makes me feel comfy and good - it's more about how I'm seeing myself as a person in that moment.

    Anyhow. Very very interesting post - love this blog love you guys I'm a number one super fan

    -Gabrielle

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  6. I'm crazy in love with your style.

    Georgi
    xxx

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  7. I love this post. SO MUCH. I am going through a similar situation and have been doing the same thing. It really helps! I really love that quote too, I'm definitely going to keep that in mind. I also love "Dressing well is the best revenge." I'm not sure who said it, but it's perfect. Aw yeah, girl power and all that!! hahaha
    Anyways, I'm glad it helped make you feel awesome, because you LOOK awesome! I never would have thought to pair a poncho with an outfit like that, and it looks great!
    Also, I totally recognize this spot you took pictures. I never would have thought it would make such a good picture spot! I really hope that I run into you guys taking blog pictures one day, that would be so great.

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  8. Gorgeous colours! So sorry about the heartbreak. Keep dressing like this and keep smiling! <3

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  9. Wow, so unique and fun! I love the printed top peeking through your poncho. And those boots are so great! Love the structure of them.

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  10. Fashion and music do this for me. You need a girl power post break up mix!
    xo!
    ashley
    www.thephotogramps.blogspot.com

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  11. Such gorgeous shots! very jealous at where you live! you look awesome, love the poncho teamed with neons!
    x

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  12. i love your outfit, so colourful
    xx

    blueviolethearts.blogspot.com

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  13. :( sorry for the heartbreak. Um I totally agree with that sentiment! When I'm wearing shitty clothes, it definitely has a negative effect on my attitude. Very cool poncho-- you are totally rocking it!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  14. Great shots! Thanks for stopping by. Fashion... and music always mends a broken heart.

    http://www.stylonylon.com/

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  15. Lovely look!
    Sorry that you are feeling broken hearted :(. It has been years since I have been that (knock on wood) but I always became hyper when that sort of things happened. I concentrated on *everything* else until I had no power to think about the topic. (I know that's not exactly healthy tho.)
    xo, L
    http://rrv12.blogspot.fi/

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