If you’re reading this, THANK YOU. You are far more patient than I deserve.
So, what have I been doing in this long time since I posted new content? Well, let’s SUM UP.
1. Started the Bedeck blog, focused only on accessories.
2. Abandoned the selfsame blog.
3. Started a master’s degree–an MFA in Creative Writing, to be exact.
4. Worked my butt off teaching full time and working on my MFA full time. Two full time gigs = complete and utter exhaustion and life stoppage.
5. Became addicted to Korean Dramas.
6. Wrote a novel about artists in the 1920’s for the aforementioned MFA.
7. GRADUATED! (This happened last weekend.)
So, now I have my life back, post-studies, and want to start blogging again. LO AND BEHOLD, YOU HAVEN’T ALL ABANDONED ME! My tears of joy are real.
Some things will be startlingly familiar–there will be fashion inspirations and icons, comparison shopping so you can find fabulous stuff on the cheap, some fug, and some snark. It’s all coming back. Plus, now that I am obsessed with all things Korean (as opposed to when I left off, when the British were all the rage in my head), I’m going to bring you into my little Korean world, with KPop, KDramas, and a skincare industry that’s light years ahead. (Teaser: I just started an 8-step [sometimes more] Korean skincare ritual. Video to come…) I promise I’ll try to restrain myself.
To celebrate my comeback and set the tone, I shall recreate what I am wearing on this sunny Saturday, and call it my FauxCo Chanel look. A little restrained, a little sexy.
The key to this look is the ribbed white tank. It must cling, just a little bit, and dip down in the front, just a little bit. It’s got to be a little sexy, or else the outfit goes wrong. The point here is juxtaposition. Add linen or cotton shorts and a sheer or lightweight cardigan (I have a slightly nubby one with a loose weave which reminded me of Chanel tweeds). A pair of metallic wedges are comfortable, yet stretch out the legs visually and make them very sexy. Then pile on the pearl necklaces. They should be very long, like the flapper necklaces of yore. I have two; one vintage 1920’s faux pearls, and one long freshwater strand that my brother and future sister-in-law gave me.
A note about fake flower pins: wear them in multiples. They’re cheap and obviously fake; that’s their nature, so wear them for impact, not for verisimilitude. One flower is a cop-out. Buy them in threes, so you can make giant topiaries. I lined my three flowers up on the left side of my cardigan, slightly offset, starting from mid-shoulder down; you can also align them in a triangle shape.
I recommend a neutral pink lip and some cat eyeliner (cat eyeliner = winged victory).
Classic meets a faker, and you get FauxCo Chanel.
Thanks for coming back and reading this post! I hope to offer up many more in the days to come!