LOOK OF THE DAY 9.26.2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
What's Going On: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
For as long as I can remember, I've had an ongoing love affair with all things 70's. The fashion, the music, the hair, the list goes on. I go back and forth between whether I was born in the wrong decade or just lucky enough to have been born after to appreciate it in all its amazing fullness.
For as long as i can remember, our family has recycled. My mom especially has a special love for the environment, and her earth friendly nature has had a trickle down affect on me. Back in May, I was approached by a local anti high school dropout program for girls. They were looking to bring the girl's out to select looks from our Mia's Closet's inventory. The pieces would then be altered by the girls to use in a Reduce Reuse Recycle fashion show. There is a significant part of our culture that suggests anything that isn't new or insanely expensive lacks value. I'm a big believer in breaking that mindset, and this look is a reflection of that.
The layered bracelet in particular was a gift that was originally created as a necklace, but I reworked it to fit my personal style. I've got a love hate relationship with inexpensive jewelry. Most of it comes from Forever 21, so the paint fades quickly and I'm always allergic to the earring posts. I've got remedies for both issues. I use a liquid pen in gold or silver to touch up fading jewelry, followed up with a clear coat of nail polish. I've actually started using a no chip clear coat from day one to prolong the original paints wear. The same clear nail polish saves the day when it comes to earring posts. It creates a great buffer between the skin and earring. I could go on forever about ways to extend the use of your wardrobe, but hopefully these tips will be useful in the meantime. Have a great weekend!
Peace, Love & Sunshine -Chelsea
In the spirit of 1971, today's jam of the day is What's Going On by Marvin Gaye. Have a listen below.