MOVING DAY – alice / TYPENU Goes Live on Self Hosted

it’s moving day!!

alice-typenu-blog-launch

It’s finally here!  alice / TYPENU is now officially launched on its very own self hosted platform, saying goodbye to wordpress.com!  It’s been good ya’ll, join me on the other side!

This blog will no longer be updated.  If you follow me on bloglovin’ you should already be moved over to the new blog thanks to their handy ‘move follower’ tool.

Advertisements

A Black and White K.I.S.S. – Keeping It Simple, Sister

A Black and White K.I.S.S. - Keeping It Simple, Sister

 

Happy black Monday, girlfriends!

Feeling recharged?  Enjoy this set of black and white pieces for a monochrome Monday – my favorite type!

It’s seriously my Monday secret / not secret.  Have anything that’s black or white?  Throw it together, slap on some neutral heels or sneakers, whichever balances out the look, and you’re good to go in under 15 minutes.   Look at that, you even have some extra minutes to spare on Instagram.  A few more tips to start your Monday right:

1 – If you bring food or snacks to work, pack them the night before!  This one sounds super obvious but you start binging on Netflix Sunday night and executing it is a whole other story.  As Nike would say, just do it.

2 – This one may not sound like a time saver, but try tidying up your frequented areas to have an organized house to work with come Monday morning.  The bathroom and kitchen counters, the floor space in front of your closet, your hallway or doorway where you keep your keys and anything you grab on your way out.  You’ll thank yourself the next day while rushing and your not knocking over things or looking for your makeup/keys/food/sanity.

3 – If you worked on anything over the weekend that you’ll need to bring in on Monday, remember to pack everything up and have it ready to go next to the door.  Don’t leave it until morning thinking it’ll only take a second to sweep everything off the desk and into your bag.  Respect your overtime by not treating your work as an afterthought.

Hope I helped!  Love or hate the set?  Drop me a line below!  Have a great week peeps.

A Lesson Instead of Resolutions, Plus 2016 Style Goals

A twist from making New Years resolutions!  Screw them; let me instead share my most major lesson of 2015.  Yes I’m a bit late to the party, but I’ve been putting off writing this because 2015 just wasn’t a very good year for me.  Denial!

its-been-real

top: Urban / shorts: AEO / bag: Marcbymarcjacobs

A Lesson in Relationships

Being in the fashion industry I’m as materialistic as they come and I have no problems saying it out loud – in fact, if I’m not, I wouldn’t be very good at my day job.  I love my clothes, I love my shoes, and I love rolling around on the closet floor that’s full of my favorite things when I’m too lazy to hang them up.

But I consider my friendships priceless.

Throughout 2015 I encountered many attempts to put a price on one of mine, and I found myself thinking about the nature of that relationship.  Friendships are the results of 2 parties having mutual affection in its interactions with each other.  Most would agree that a good friendship is balanced; how much you get out of it depends on how much you put in.  There exists a mutual understanding and caring that goes beyond simple association.  But when one party doesn’t see it that way, how do you deal?  When he or she sees your friendship as a materialistic one, one that they can pay off and feel they owe you absolutely no time of day after what they would consider debts repaid, the relationship is broken.

The off balance relationship felt like one giant void of karmatic nothingness in which I was depositing into on a regular basis; it saddened me and left a sour and bitter bite on my mind and soul.  I took a long hard look at myself; maybe I was expecting too much.  If I offer my time and talents for free in the name of friendship, then maybe I deserve nothing back.

Who am I kidding, that’s bullshit.

Therefore, my lesson – you cannot control the cards you are dealt, but you can make decisions on how to play them.  I cannot control the action of others, but I certainly can control my own reactions.  Have more confidence in my own actions and talents, and stop letting others place value on something that deserves no price tag.  And never align yourself to values through the eyes of others.  The relationships dear to me will always remain priceless, and nothing will change that.

2016 Style Goals

Anyway, life does go on.  Let’s move on to the fashion side of things, 2016 winter style goals featuring oversized silhouettes, monochrome palettes, and minimalism.

6f062449d4e3c2628f72095ca9286287

Culottes be chic in over sized silo

Continue reading