Monday, January 18, 2010

Studs and Sequins

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Urban Outfitters jacket& flats, YFB tee, Joe's pants, Vintage purse, Forever 21 rings
On Saturday my boyfriend and I went to our favorite winery in Cupertino, Ridge. They have a fabulous assortment of red wines that we can't resist. We were running late and were going to miss their tasting, but luckily the nice server gave us the best samples and didn't charge us. So, naturally we bought a bottle and enjoyed it with our lovely salmon dinner.

This is what I wore to our tasting. I remixed the Young, Fabulous & Broke tee that I got at Shopbop with my favorite Joe's Jeans stretchy pants (which worked well with my tummy full of wine and food). I felt kind of rock glam wearing this.

I want to take a second to talk about something I feel is important. I was really disappointed to see and read about Heidi Montag's obsession with plastic surgery at the young age of 23. I understand getting something small here and there to improve self esteem, but to drastically change your looks is something I typically feel is a short term solution to a problem that goes deeper than appearances. Heidi is a beautiful girl that was sucked into the Hollywood standard and feels she wasn't good enough to become successful without looking perfect. She even readily admits that this is the beginning. I feel this sends the wrong message to young women out there that watch "The Hills" and look up to these girls. Even within the blogger community it can be tough. You are always going to deal with girls that get more than you, have more money, more time, better looks, etc. Looks and materials should not define who we are. I myself am not immune to the pressure of perfection. Of course, I have flaws that I beat myself up for and wish I could change. The true test is trying to accept yourself for who you are and be confident. Yes, Hollywood may reward women who are extremely thin and beautiful, but there are many women who succeed because of their talent and their confidence and that is what Heidi will never have and why she most likely will never "make it".

I want my readers to love themselves and be inspired my little old blog to step out there in the public eye and to be themselves. If you want to achieve something, but artificially change who you are in the process then you will never truly be happy.

Thanks for listening and love you all!

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98 comments:

Panda said...

Hiya!
These are such amazing shots!
Cute outfit too, the jacket is really something!
Panda xx
Oh, and thanks for your sweet comment!

Sonya said...

I love this outfit, especially the jacket! And yes it's really unfortunate for Heidi. We all need to stop looking at the things we don't have and focus on the things we do have which is probably a lot more than we think :)

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Michelle said...

I am seriously in love with your hair. I'm getting mine cut soon and yours is at the top of my inspiration list!

SILVIA G. said...

PRECIOSO ANILLO!! Y LA CHAQUETA TAMBIEN!

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bijoubijou said...

great outfit!

thanks for taking the time to talk about hollywood's pressure to be perfect...u are a very grounded, beautiful girl and I hope a lot of teens follow your blog!

xx

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betz said...

i love the combo! and i love how you kept your accessories in minimum drawing all the attention to your top and jacket. j'adore!

xx,
betz
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Rosie said...

I am totally with you on your rant! Be confident in yourselves ladies! Cute look, hun!

Anna-Lena said...

hello...i am visitng your blog today for the first time..and i have to tell you that i love it!you are very beautiful! really and your blog is fantastic!
mybe you wanna follow me and my blog?
hugs and go on like that!
anna

Polished Sense said...

This outfit rocks! You nailed it...Such a great concept too. Will be back to check out more :D

♡,
Jessica

divine bunny said...

ya really like the jacket

and the ring!!!

worldinapapercup said...

You are really inspiring Taylor, and beautiful! If you have flaws (which I am sure you feel you do cause we all do) I definitely dont see them. Love your new bangs and this fabulous outfit!

XX Niki

Ra said...

<3

flawlessmistake said...

Studs + Leather = LOVE!

Great outfit!

flawlessmistake said...

Studs + Leather = LOVE!

Great outfit!

La fille d'Avril said...

what a great tee!! i love the whole "rock chic" look!!

Lottie said...

oh this look is amazing!

Julie said...

loving the lapels on that jacket. Studs awesome.

Pia said...

loving the studs! and i agree with the whole heidi thing... it's so unfortunate :(

Lainey said...

I agree with you about the whole Montag situation. I was really disappointed she did it. I showed my husband a picture of how she looked prior to all the surgeries, Hills seasons 1 and 2, and he said she looked better than she does now. I really hope Spencer had nothing to do it, because frankly, it would make him a bigger douchebag than he already is...pardon my french...

Now, to more sweet news. I love this outfit. I love how you paired that beautiful sequined top with the studded leather jacket. Very rock and roll without trying too hard. Love it very much!

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

I love the tee!!!

xxx

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

You look so rocker chic! And I agree with you about this obsession with image and surgery. Enough is enough. Work with you've got and rock it to death!

Friend in Fashion said...

well said my dear! xx

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Mila said...

I LOVE THIS!
I adore both sequins and studs <3

girl by the whirlpool said...

love the jacket and shirt! sweet combination, and totally glam-rock, I agree :) I read that story on Heidi too... very sad

ash said...

In my opinion, heidi was beautiful before spencer before the hills, etc. she has turned into a monster but i guess fame happens.

i am scared to go under the knife but there are a few things i really want to fix, so i don't wanna be a hypocrit and say its an awful route to go.

anyways, you look amazing, your bangs/haircut are really going with the whole rocker look you have in this outfit.

glad to hear you had a great time being a vino! :)

xo ash

notjustmedical said...

Studs + leather = winning combination!! I love your jacket.

It really is sad that someone at that age still gets sucked into the norms of Hollywood. I feel sorry for her, but I guess in that business you do have to know who you are inside and out.

S
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Dylana said...

You look beautiful! That hair really is such a nice look on you! So fresh! I agree so much with you on whole Heidi plastic surgery thing. I always thought she was a naturally beautiful girl in the beginning, but her "fame" from the show really has changed her. I feel like there is no more real emotion in her at all (from what I can tell from the show and all), and that she is slowly coming to mold herself into what we all saw coming, another Hollywood Barbie. It's really sad to watch and I hope other young girls don't watch her and feel it is okay too. I feel natural and real is the way to go, and you got it all girl! keep up the good work!

Nina said...

such an important topic self-esteem, as we all suffer from self image syndrome & wish we could make some adjustments, but rerely try to asses other areas in our lives that could be the reason why we feel insecure to begin with. Great & inspiring post while looking fabulous!!!

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♥Lola said...

Love the jacket, it's gorgeous! Love your attitude as well, I agree it's very sad what happened to Heidi, she was so a gorgeous and bubbly girl :(

Lexi Colby said...

you are so pretty!!!
i love your jacket xxx

ElodieVeryPetit said...

Nice jacket !

Dirty Hair Halo said...

It's kinda hard to not get caught up in the whole self esteem/perfection thing. Too bad how far some will let it go.

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mimi said...

lovely message :)

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Anna said...

gahhhh how do you always look so effortlessly amazingly chic? :P
fabulous top!

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le pearl said...

I have NEVER liked those cliquey shows like OC, The Hills, Gossip Girl etc etc...

They are just boring and pathetic. The girls in it are obviously fake and I think it is low to use their fame and parent's fortunes for selfish gain. Her lifestyle has done it to her. She should take a good hard look in the mirror. It is sad nonetheless.

princesspolitico said...

i really like the fact that you touched upon the heidi montag story - i was not only disgusted but afraid of how her mental state has declined into a cycle of never being satisfied. she was a pretty girl, now i'm not sure... i understand that its her body but you're right young girls DO look up to her, regardless of if she's aware of it or not...

...about your outfit... PERFECT! you look relaxed yet sophisticated. (i love that clutch!) that's awesome you got to go to a wine tasting. i've been trying to do something similar.

xo.
princesspolitico

b.entrance said...

Beautiful outfit, your studded jacket is amazing!
xxx

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Fashion Therapist said...

The article about Heidi is really disappointing. Although she's not the greatest role model, she's the perfect example of why girls thrive to be perfect and look perfect. I wish she would accept her looks because she's beautiful as is.

Marz said...

Gorgeous! Love how you chose flats with this look!

fadetoblack said...

i love what you wrote here...
and its a shocker i never knew that about her....
I dont really watch the hills but i do know that shes a gorgeous girl... and it is sad.. and a shame that she cant be happy as she is :(

The Sound of Lace said...

Wow I totally agree with you. I've never watched the show...but I have seen her changes over the years and I think she looks beyond ridiculous! Who wants to look like EVERY other blond?? I feel like I'm always trying to break out of that mold...but sometimes I understand the pressure. I hope I never feel like I have to go under the knife to conform. It's every girls choice but it should be for themselves and not for anyone else.
Love this outfit!
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Christina said...

You look fabulous! I especially love that classy little purse.

Dream Sequins said...

Loving the sequins and studs on you :) Man- this makes me want to stud up an old leather jacket, but I'm lazy and hardly able to do a DIY for myself :(

About Heidi- oh we all knew she was plasticking herself Hollywood style, but I'm disappointed, too, because I thought she was gorgeous the way she was! I'm all for natural beauty...

Glamour Bbey. said...

Gorgeous like always!

Natalie said...

you look lovely! i want ur jacket hehe!

and i agree with u on the heidi topic. she went to such drastic measures it's scary! i wish she didn't do it...and brag about it lol!

Eliani said...

Thanks for your comment. Awesome outfit. :) specially the jacket !!!

Niki B. said...

LOOOOOVE this studded moto jacket, I know I've said it before but it really is awesome.
xo Niki

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The Style Rider said...

Okay, your pointy shoes are amazing. Wow. Mine are still awful but these go so nicely with your outfit!


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Brunch at Saks said...

LOVE this outfit! And your hair looks great XOXO

rebecca said...

great outfit. your jacket is amazing, and the sequin shirt is so cute! i love your blog. :)

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Jasmine said...

you are stunning!! i love that jacket and your chain bag so much!

i just read that issue of people's magazine today, and i was in total shock too!! she was actually pretty to begin with (despite being flat and all that). it's great that you wrote all that!

emma j said...

this outfit is perfection from top to toe!! LOVE IT it is really concerning about heidi the poor thing she is oviously heavily influenced by media perceptions and fame to look a certain way. not a good image to project to all those girls who watch the show at all.

Talia said...

fantastic jacket. so feminine and rock'n'roll at the same time. love this set.

nicole said...

Love the sequins and the studded leather jacket. You're so pretty Taylor!

And good point on talking about plastic surgery. It is difficult to accept your own flaws but it def is a true test of personal strength and confidence. It's so important in our day and age when ppl like Heidi Montag are getting plastic surgery like it's no big deal.

Thanks again for your comment on my 100th post! xo

sizaa said...

u have the best style!

Dexter said...

You outfit is once again lovely and marvelous, and thanks Lord there are more of "you" out there than "Heidis", because that's what's important!

Emilie said...

I agree with you about the whole plastic surgery thing! That's great you take the time to talk about it.
I love your new bangs, and how you paired that sequin top with that studded leather jacket! Great look!
xxx
Emilie

nuheila said...

Love your jacket!So cool.


Nuheila

Nishant said...

Awesome outfit. :) specially the jacket

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yiqin; said...

The jacket is amazing :) You look beautiful!

AudreyAllure said...

love the studs + sequins!

love your blog! :)
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WM said...

GREAT PHOTO SHOOTS! THAT OUTFIT IS SOOOO COOL! KISSES HUN!
WM.

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S. said...

hia,
thank you for your nice comment.it´s a pleasure when someone like you writes on my blog!
i love your outfits,they´re just great!
i´ll be following you(:
bye sophie

Jen said...

you're so stunning in these pictures and your eyes are beautiful :) love the studded leather jacket.
and i agree with what you're saying about heidi montag. she's a lovely young woman and now she's manipulating her body when it's just not necessary and trapping herself into an obsession with looking "perfect"

Sarah Mina said...

Love this outfit, girly! Everything looks perfectly put together :)

F Blog said...

love your jacket! lovely post. xx

libys11 said...

love how you had the top very busy with studs and shimmer.. and you kept the bottom part simple and solid black.. :D great contrast!

Lilas said...

beautiful outfit!!!! love the jacket so much :)

Victoire said...

wow, how gorgeous are you? :O I love this look! The biker jacket is amazing. you have such a great style :)

6roove said...

adorable rock jacket!

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Nicole Marie said...

i might have to get those jeans. and yeah heidi is ridiculous!

Isquisofrenia said...

you look killer love this outfit
i cant get enough of your bangs you look so cute

and yeah heidy is freakin crazy
i saw that too, all the attention shes getting is going way up to her head, she needs to stop doing that
i think she didnt need that, i mean she was just good with the nose and boob job ,
SHES OUT OF CONTROL!

Susan said...

love those flats, they look amazing & comfy at the same time- I would need some, too! :))
have a sweet day, xoxo

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I love the outfit.. such a great jacket! And I totally agree with you about the Heidi Montag thing. Real beauty is way more important.

Celine said...

I agree with you about the pressure to look good... even in our little blogging community. It takes a better person to accept and be happy with themselves... I know that's what I strive for.
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Gorgeous jacket and amazing hair!! You look flawlessly chic! xoxoxoo

Sissy said...

Your look is perfect, as always and really like it darling. Very good to mention obssesion with image. I agree with you that little things to recuperate your steem is good and also older people that get surgeries it is also good but with 23 years old is stupid. Heidi was such a natural girl before and now she just lost that. she is like an artifitial barbie.beautiful though artificial. Always would be someone better than us and that is good.

alice wayne said...

very rock glam! i love the little clutch!

i wish girls today would focus more on how to be themselves as oposed to focusing on how to be someone else or fit societys standards

C. said...

love your outfit & blog! definitely following :)


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Catarina said...

loving the outfit :)it looks so comfy, practical and really cute!
x

Jen said...

You're so right - your views on body image are spot on.

On another note - I love the pairing of sequins and studs! Will definitely try this myself.

Demelza said...

First: lovely purse!! Really do like it :) Thanks for your comment on my blog! And about Heidi.. Did you already saw Brody's mom in the Hills? That was quite shocking (talkin about plastic surgery)! X

Elaine said...

Love the sequins and leather jacket!


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Cafe Fashionista said...

First of all, you look absolutely amazing, Taylor - I'm truly loving your bangs. And I wouldn't mind waking up and finding that jacket in my closet either.

Second, the whole plastic surgery thing is devastating, if you ask me. There are girls getting plastic surgery as graduation presents nowadays! The age of people trying to "fix" imperfections on their body lowers everyday. It's so sad! :/

Hanako66 said...

first of all, i love this outfit

second, you are so right!!! i think that seeing people of all shapes, sizes, nationalities, etc in the blogging world can be so healthy for people!

Emily said...

stunning outfit -- the accessories are fabulous. and it's such a shame about heidi. i was never a fan of her in the first place, but no one should ever feel that insecure

xx

Kathleen Rhea G. said...

Adore the leather jacket with the studs! Gorgeous :]

andrea k said...

Love these photos! I would kill for your hair! ahhh!

michelle_ said...

that leather jacket is a bomb !
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CMA said...

love the stud detail on the jacket
super chic...love the look
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for your lovely comments, i appreciate it

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liana said...

fantastic jacket.
ahh heidi. i'm a huge hills fan but i really dont like heidi at all. she is my least fvourite by far (except spencer...that guy is worse). i really look up to whitney and on occasion lauren...but heidi is stupid, malleable and makes the wrong decisions. maybe that's why she is so into surgery.
good food for thought.
xx.

FashionJazz said...

Wow, first of all fantastic outfit and 2ndly fantastic post! I luved your supportive and encouraging words for everyone. Have a stunning day babe! xx

issa said...

love this look.. and these photos.. AMAZING.

Soooali said...

Can't beat a wine tasting, love it! You look great in the pics. Your jacket is gorgeous, I've started studding mine!

Christen said...

Thank you for writing this. It's good to know that there are women in the world that have hang-ups but are willing to accept themselves for who they are, flaws and all. I was so disappointed in Heidi for doing this and really don't understand why since she was so beautiful to begin with. It's such a shame. Thank you for being you - strong, stylish and beautiful inside and out!

stylewithbenefits said...

Love that jacket and your bangs are too cute. Have you gotten used to them yet? It took me a little while for me to get used to them myself.

Amen to what you said. Couldnt have said it any better. I think Heidi looked better BEFORE plastic surgery. Now she just looks.. well, plastic. Thanks for writing this!

xo, becs

Kelly said...

you are so right it's amazing, taylor. you hit the nail on the head. i agree with you 100%. i feel like everyone needs to read this post!

we need to be the best that we can be...without severely altering ourselves.

obviously love the outfit :)

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wow! i like this look! kisses from México!
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