Finals Week Uniform

It’s finals week and I’m doing my best to keep calm, be productive and not feel like I want to curl up under a rock. I went home last Thursday to a show and I brought all of my clothes besides a weeks worth of clothing to last me until I go home this Sunday. I kept some leggings, tank tops, my trusty boots and a few sweaters among other things. I moved out of my house and I’m ready for the week to be over, but I’m still doing what I can to look and feel good.

I’ve been living in this tank from Forever 21, with my H&M leggings, Urban Outfitters boots and shawl and my vintage purse.

What have you been wearing?

Namaste,

Gabriela

Photo credit to the twin Alexandra Herstik

What I Wore Wednesday: Kiss of Death

About a year ago I made a decision that altered how I view my surroundings. About a year ago I decided to wear whatever the hell I wanted to wear in Columbia, South Carolina. I literally decided to pretend I was going to school in NYC. Of course, Columbia is in no way close to the Big Apple, but that didn’t bother me. I was tired of having to alter my aesthetic as to not scare those around me. I was tired of having to think about how I wanted to express myself, inertly suppressing my creativity, to not seem strange or weird. Ever since that day I have worn what I wanted and I haven’t been happier. I get weird looks sometimes, and I hear the occasional mumble or laugh, but no one has the right to tell me I can’t express myself, except me; and I gave myself that right back a year ago.

Today I celebrated my fashion freedom by finally following through and wearing my black lipstick in public. I kept my cat eye on the lighter side, I tied my hair up in a topknot and I threw on all black. There’s nothing that makes me feel more powerful than when I wear black on black, I swear, it’s a power trip all on its own.

Shirt and shoes: Urban Outfitters/ Necklace and shorts/ Forever 21/ Purse: Zara/ Jacket H&M

My little kiss of inspiration to you is this; wear what you want, when you want. Feel beautiful according to your own standards!!

Namaste
Gabriela

What I’m Wearing Wednesday

I had a lot of fun featuring some of my favorite ladies last month, but it’s time to change it up! Today begins “What I Wore Wednesday”, so I’ll be catching you up on what I’ve been wearing. I love throwing on a lot of layers, but unlike fall, which is my favorite season, Summer is time to lose the layers and bask in the season. Summer is time for bright colors and having sun kissed skin.

Here’s what I’ve been wearing this week!

Whipping out my new hot pants means looking like a death queen. I’ve been all about tying shirts at my waist #self #outfit #today #undercut #redlips #thighhighsocks #deathqueen #hotpants

What I wore today: lazy day consisted of my spike accented sweater, cuffs and gold satchel.<br />
 #outfit #today #spikes #macabreinspired #deathqueen #love #gold

What I&#8217;m wearing today::  daisy bustier with spike detailing, striped button down and @unif for @nastygal garter shorts #self #outfit #today #daisy #macabrefaeryqueen #spikes #unif #nastygal

What I wore today: P!ATD tank, striped skirt, lace bra and my new perfect black leather bag. One of the only band shirts I have left! #outfit #fashion #panicatthedisco #deathqueen #wwd #womensweardaily #black #gold #love

The perfect black bag, gold detailed sandals and some Deepak. Wearing a Free People bandeau, faux leather pants and MY DREAM tangerine lipstick courtesy of MAC.  #self #outfit #today #deepakchopra #leather #fauxleather #undercut #tangerinelipstick #trendyandtart #love

What I&#8217;m wearing tonight ((friends 21st birthday edition)):<br />
Spiked bra, Marissa @jeffreycampbell shoes, structured leather @urbanoutfitters skirt and tank and my leather bag.<br />
XXX #outfit #tonight #leather #jeffreycampbell #spikesonspikes #macabreshit

About to post this on Lookbook! Tee shirt and jeans were my friends. Worn with my @jeffreycampbell Lita boots.<br />
Www.lookbook.nu/gabrielal<br />
Www.breathingfashion.typepad.com #self #outfit #today #nastygal #jeffreycampbell #fashion #stylesunday #undercut #redlips #macabremeetssteinbeck

Long, lean, tendu machine. What&#8217;s better for rainy days than thigh high socks, top knots and a pop of floral? #self #outfit #today #personalstyle #fashion #undercut #redlips #thighhighsocks #macabremeetssteinbeck

XXX
Gabriela