July 3rd, 2013 – College St

Happy hump day! In my last post I had mentioned that I thought I would do more of a life/catch-up-with-me post soon, so here it is! If you’ve already had a look over this one, you’ll see that yes, I am still going to include some fashion bits, but that’s because a lot of my time is spent thinking and obsessing and going through fashion blogs, photos, etc. Also, I suppose now is the time for me to explain the title of “lunarstyle” and why I chose it. This explanation may be a bit rambly and I’ll probably add unneeded information so if you’re not into that sort of thing, you can skip to where the photos are below and pay attention to that part instead. OK, so! First off, I have a few words that are my favorites (doesn’t everyone?) such as delight, superior, blossom, etc. I had originally attempted to create a URL with the word delight, but everything that I tried and actually liked was already in use and the ones that weren’t already taken I honestly didn’t like that much. Also, I really enjoy the thought of naming a girl Luna (Lovegood?) so that word was in my mind as well. Eventually, thinking of the word luna transpired to lunar in my head. I typed lunarstyle in the box and it was not only available but I was also quite pleased with it. AND LUNARSTYLE WAS BORN!

If you’re still reading after going through that annoyingly long series of events you must really like me or something! Moving on, lunarstyle also has a meaning in my heart as well. Obviously, there are two separate words – lunar style. The “style” part is pretty self explanatory: I enjoy fashion quite a lot and that is what I was hoping this blog to have content about. Lunar, however, describes me almost to a tee. I’m sure you know the moon goes through phases. Personally, I have been trying for 16 years to figure myself out and I’m still struggling…a lot. I go through phase after phase after phase and even when I think I’ve finally settled on something, I feel completely different the next week and move onto the next interest, personality, etc.  Yep, you guessed it! I’m a gemini. Seriously, there are two different people in my body. No, really, I’m serious. I apologize in advance.

With phases comes obsessions, at least for me anyway. If I’m not obsessed with something, I’m either bored or looking for something to obsess over. This isn’t always a good thing; something obsessions can be painful! Wanting something really bad but knowing you can’t have it is hard sometimes, ya know? Like this. Yeah, also this. Oh and definitely him. (Wait.. Are love potions real? I’m only asking out of curiosity…) Obsessions bring the feeling of longing-ness and discontentment and “I’m a TEENAGER okay my life is just HARD” and stuff.

I’ll get to the point. I have recently come across a new obsession (are you surprised?) and it is college! In August I’ll be going into my junior year of high school, which means I’m going to need to start visiting colleges and getting a feel for where I want to go. I’ll go ahead and say now that I hate high school, and when I say hate I mean I loathe high school. I’m okay with that though, and that’s only motivation for me to push through so I can have the time of my life in college. I’ve been spending days online researching different colleges and looking at all of my options. (“Um, you have two more years before college……why are you already looking?” I’ve heard millions of times. My answer to that- Don’t complain to me whenever you’re in a time crunch to research, visit, apply, and choose a college while I’m perfectly prepared and have my college situation under control. Good luck with the stress.) I’m planning on majoring in fashion merchandising in order to start a career as a stylist, and I was a little surprised with how few schools offer that program. I have a list of schools I’m looking into though, and I do have another year before I’ll need to start the application process so I have plenty of time to do my research.

I also write down a lot of the information about the schools I look at such as the location, total enrollment number, tuition cost, acceptance rate, and setting. But the truth is, I don’t even know what it really means to go to a school with 6,000 people compared to a school with 30,000 people or a college in a suburban setting versus one in an urban setting. I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life and we’ve only ever vacationed to Florida in the summer, so I also don’t know what it’s like in an area with a climate like California’s or New York’s. Obviously, I’ll be doing some traveling this upcoming year and hopefully find somewhere I really like/really feel I’ll fit well into. Obviously, my style and how I dress is very important to me, and that is something I’ll have to consider when choosing where to live due to weather and temperature. So, with that train of thought, I have collected a few photos of college style or how I imagine myself in college. (And I imagine myself in college a lot; daydreams about walking around campus and studying peacefully in the library and whatnot. Is college actually that simple and glamorous? No, but I can still hope!)

*click through photos for source*

June 29th, 2013 – Wearable Runway

Over-the-top runway is completely fun to look at; some of my favorite collections to look through are the ones that are loud and dynamic and busy. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy Meadham Kirchoff’s Spring 2013 RTW collection?! Whenever it was first posted to style.com, I would look through it multiple times a week. Those are the kinds of clothes that put a smile on my face and just make me feel happy. But, with that being said, I would personally never wear something that is to that degree of extravagance. (Not that I would ever be able to afford it anyway.)

However, there are multiple designers that make clothing that I would love to don. Of course, you have the classics – Chanel, Prada, Gucci, etc. – that will be fabulous pretty much no matter what. (P.s. Have you seen Gucci’s 2014 Resort collection yet? The materials are amazing, totally drool worthy.) Over the past couple of years, I have developed a list of my own few favorite designers when looking for tasteful and wearable. I was at first planning on focusing on the Spring 2013 RTW collections, since those would better relate to what the weather is currently. But I just couldn’t take my eyes off of the Resort 2014 collections! Before I get to the real point, I will go ahead and say that yes, I am only 16 and many of these are too mature for me at my age. But that does not mean that I can’t appreciate and enjoy them still, right? Cool.

*click designer name to go to full collection*

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 A.L.C. has been a favorite of mine since I was first interested in fashion. I think there is something very special about their clean lines and simplicity with the clothing, and I really enjoy the fact that the female body is able to speak for itself while the clothing only further proves the beauty of the human body. Everything is quite simple, but that’s what makes it so wearable!

nanette lepore banner Uh, guys… Do you see that last dress? Do you see it? Quite possibly my favorite ever. It’s so obvious that Nanette Lepore is another that definitely understand the female figure and how to perfectly compliment it. I so enjoy the colors and prints in this collection too. I mean, come on, the jumpsuit! It’s stunning. I highly recommend checking out everything Nanette Lepore has designed; trust me when I say that this isn’t just a lucky collection.

alice and olivia banner Alice & Olivia is definitely the most “my style” and is also meant to be very wearable. I love how feminine Stacey Bendet makes her clothing. It’s the perfect combination of being cute with being a strong woman. By the way, if you couldn’t already tell I am in love with two piece short suits. The one in this collection seems perfect for me; the quiet navy blue and subtle pattern make being matchy-matchy tasteful instead of too gaudy or tacky.

There you have it! My go-to designers when I’m feeling rebellious and think I want to splurge. Just for the record though, I never ever ever convince myself to buy anything..which is probably a good thing. In other news, I’m planning on doing a life post soon. I really like the thought of documenting events and my own thoughts and doings so that I can look back later and look at the progress in my life.

I am so appreciative of anyone that takes any interest in my writings on this blog, so thank you. I hope you are doing very well!

June 26th, 2013 – Old Sport

I know, I know. I’m talking about Gatsby again. The book introduced me to a new facet of myself, especially style-wise. So prim and proper classy, a certain subdued sexiness and mystery, a sense of confidence and self respect as a lady. A lady that knows when to keep her lips sealed and has the ability to keep her emotions balanced when it is needed. She can have a sharp tongue in a clever sort of way (although, Daisy does say the best thing a girl can be is a beautiful little fool). Okay, moving on to the actual point of this post which is renewed retro glamour. It seems that since the new film of Gatsby has been released, people are once again falling in love with the idea of the 20’s, and I will admit that I am one of them.

*click through photo for links*

I’ll leave you with this (you’re welcome):

 

 

June 24th, 2013 – Mood Board

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*Listed from top row to bottom row, from left to right*

  • Audrey Hepburn. I couldn’t not add this classy woman. She is the epitome of a lady and I strive to be as beautiful of a person, inside and out, as she is. What a goddess!
  • Ariana Grande. I don’t have a direct link for where the photo is found, so clicking on the name will take you to her instagram (which I do suggest having a look through!). She is a gorgeous lady, with a perfectly cute style to go along with her somewhat bashful, soft personality.
  • Woman in red. I don’t have a link for this! Let me know if you have the original source and I will link it.
  • Diagram for the classic French roll. I love the French roll! I have quite long hair though, so it’s tough for my to roll all of it and not look like I have a growth bulging from the back of my head. I especially love this diagram. The print below the illustration says “Classic French Roll – Different from the flatter French twist, this is a rounded put-up. Brush hair all to one side first and insert crisscross row of bobby pins as shown. Wrap hair back over pinned section, rolling ends smoothly inside. Fasten with hairpins.” And there you have it! Classic and chic.
  • The Great Gastby (1974) – The Great Gatsby (2013)I do have to admit that I have not seen the 1974 film. However, I have read the book and also saw this year’s film in theatres. And let me tell you…it was magical! Everything you would ever hope for it to be. Whenever I read the book, I felt sort of lost/confused by the end. Its ending broke my heart and I didn’t understand the point of writing a book that doesn’t really seem to mean anything in the end. But, after breaking it apart bit by bit, I found that it is an incredible work and means so much more than what you see on the surface. It’s set in the 1920’s, and I’m sure we can all agree that those were very different times, of course. The relationships between people are what is so important and meaningful. It really portrays the distance that people kept from each other, the tight lips and confusing exchanges, and hidden situations. READ THE BOOK BEFORE WATCHING THE MOVIE! Seriously, do it. It’s really a very short book and the use of language is impeccable.
  • Vintage Pink Tweed Coat. I love classic-style winter coats that flare at the hips; it’s flattering for any shape! The pink color of this one in particular is quite nice too, and I like the shoulder poofs as well.
  • “It’s as true today as it ever was – he who seeks beauty will find it.” Bill Cunningham The link goes to his documentary on Hulu. I love him! And this quote. He said it while receiving an award (filmed in the documentary). He is a fashion photographer for NY Times, and I very very very strongly encourage you to watch the documentary! He’s the sweetest man and it’s so refreshing to see someone so passionate about fashion/their work.
  • Vintage car wallpaper from shopruche.com. This is actually my computer wallpaper! It was a tough choice between all the nice ones on the Ruche website. I dream of having a nice, old-fashioned car like this one day.

 

June 23rd, 2013 – Dead Innocence

(Dress: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Shoedazzle)

(Dress: TJ Maxx; Shoes: Shoedazzle)

I do apologize for my deathly-looking lips! I was blessed (and by blessed I mean cursed) with a colorless pout, and I promise that 95% of the time I’m wearing a lip color. My fam and I went out for dinner and I decided to dress up. Since it’s summer time and I’m not in school, I go most days lounging around the house in comfy clothes. It’s always nice to get prettied up and actually have somewhere to go. I turned 16 on the 12th of this month, so I finally have my driving permit! It was the first time I had driven with my dad in the car, and now I know I shouldn’t have worn the monstrous shoes! Fortunately, I didn’t wreck and kill us! Also, I’m loving white recently! I have this little daydream of my whole wardrobe being all white; how luxurious would that feel!

 

IMG_0586 IMG_0592Something that I absolutely adore about this dress is it’s sneaky edge! Whenever I first saw it in the store, I only thought it was simple eyelet. Although eyelet is super sweet and classic, I wasn’t really feeling it that day. Later on, my mom pointed the dress out to me again and that’s whenever I noticed that the stitches were actually skull and crossbones! I’m not much on skulls, (actually, I went through a phase where I wanted to like them but just couldn’t) but the incorporation of them in this piece makes my heart happy! It’s completely adorable, but I don’t feel too dressed up when wearing it due to the skull embroidery.

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June 20th, 2013 – Nice to meet you.

photo (49) Of course, I had to add a photo of myself before anything else. I feel much more connected to a person if I know what they look like, and I want this space to feel as intimate (without being creepy) as possible. And it especially bothers me if I can’t see someone’s display photo enlarged. Is that just me? Whatever.

Moving on, I’m Rebekah and this isn’t my first time trying blogging. I think this is my third attempt now…it’s kind of embarrassing how unable to commit I am. It’s difficult, considering that I’m a Gemini and have about an infinite amount of personalities. Just to warn you, I will without a doubt contradict myself at some point or another. I’m always changing my mind and feeling differently than I did just a moment ago. It’s a problem, really.

I have no set plans for this little slice of the internet. I really enjoy fashion and anything girly, but I don’t want to limit myself to only that either. I also think it’s healthy for me to talk about whatever I happen to be over-thinking at the time, and I tend to over-think a lot. I’m like a walking, talking cliffhanger; your guess is as good as mine about what’s going to happen next.