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As New York Fashion Week ends, I can't help but think about how much this week has flown by in a blink of an eye! I have never been more excited, lost, crazy, sleep-deprived, inspired, and deeply grateful for a trip before. I still can't believe I attended my very first New York Fashion Week. It literally took a village for me to pull this trip together.
From the crazy weather happening in Houston a week beforehand to all the brands willing to provide me the best clothing, hair, and accessories to wear, I couldn't be more thankful for working with people who have stuck through this phenomenal experience with me. Special shout out to Zoe for assisting and photographing my experience last minute! I've been posting about my adventures in NYFW on myInstagram, but now, I'm finally happy to finally share with you all the glitz and glamour from the outfits I've worn while attending the fashion shows. This post is super lengthy- so be prepared to get the full details!
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As you may know, New York Fashion Week is this coming week and I am so excited to attend! This is the first time I will be going to fashion week and I can not tell you how much planning it takes to make this trip happen. One part of me is pinching myself that I've made it this far in my blog to be invited to designers' shows and the other part of me is freaking out because I have no clue what to expect. What I do know is that you don't necessarily have to be filthy rich and famous to attend.
From my personal research, many content creators who cover NYFW are already established in the fashion and media industry, so it seems impossible and unattainable for new bloggers to even consider attending. For me, I was deathly intimidated to reach out to PR firms and brands because I had no clue whether or not my blog views and social media following were worth it to request an RSVP. After months of planning, I learned that it can be an affordable and easy event to attend- as long as you know what to do. If you're interested in learning how I was able to afford attending NYFW, especially if you're going for the first time, you'll be surprised to find out how I managed to plan it all.
Being safe and sound from Hurricane Harvey this weekend made me inspired to share a lookbook that's perfect for rainy days! Before I write my process of creating each look, I want to say that I am so inspired and in awe with my city and how strong we are through this difficult time. I'm so glad that my family and friends are safe from the storm, and I hope anyone who was affected from the Hurricane finds peace and recovery in time.
Everyone who reached out to me have been so sweet for thinking of me; please note that I am okay. As of writing this post, I still have electricity, internet, clean water, and zero property damages. The most tragic thing that happened was having 2 inches of water in the street...during the most violent hurricane episodes (nothing in comparison to what other people have been going through). With all the chaos happening in my city, I find that creativity has helped normalize my days, kept me sane from cabin fever, and uplifted my spirits.
When looking through my photos, I stumbled upon my photo shoot with Elvis, one of my favorite Houston photographers, back in April. Although it was months ago, I still remembered the drive going to Galveston and wishing it would rain that day so we could have a rainy photo shoot! It was a thrill standing close to the ocean waves and watching the sky change into a hue of gray. I've been waiting for the opportunity to feature this shoot on my blog with justice, so I hope you enjoy looking through the outfits in these photos.
When it comes to gloomy weather, it may bring you less motivation to dress well. However, I find that these are the moments when style is important. Finding inspiration in your closet to wear an outfit that makes you feel your best can make the world of a difference when you are going out on a rainy day or staying in with your family and friends. Read on about how I created some of my rainy day looks:
Austin, TX's style is unlike any other in Texas. Every time I visit, I get a new sense of inspiration from their casual, boho, free-spirited vibe. When I was walking down 6th Street, I loved how experimental people are with their sense of style so much that I felt compelled to make an entire post about how to dress for the city. Although you can pretty much wear anything you want and get away with it in Austin, I came up with 5 different trends and pieces that any Austinite will approve.
Muk Luks sandals shown were given to me as a gift. All opinions expressed are my own.
So happy to announce a new series in my blog, "How to Dress!" After having so many people comment and ask about what clothes and accessories I wear during my trips, I'm happy to share some fashion inspo and tips of how I travel in style. With the frequent amounts of trips I take, it's nearly impossible for me to own a grand closet and travel the world all the time, but I'm happy to inspire you in how to be resourceful with your own clothes and to make the most out of chic, affordable fashion.
There's no question about why people should travel to New Orleans. The culture, amazing food, and lively music is what attracts people to the city every day. When I traveled to New Orleans early July, I researched various areas and constantly checked the weather conditions in regards to the wardrobe I brought for my trip. Now, the weather was particularly questionable since I was worried about the rain throughout most of the trip. However, once I knew it was going to be sunny, I was really excited in preparing outfits. The city is constantly known for it's bright colored historic houses and mansions, so I ended up choosing summer outfits that fit the vibrant scenery of the city.
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Who can believe that summertime in Houston has finally arrived?! With the extreme humidity, rainy afternoons, and endless amount of sun, outfits should be lightweight, comfortable, and easy to wear! Returning back home from Iceland, I quickly adjusted to the climate and created a sweet summer look that will be perfect for any occasion.
The most exciting parts of the year are when I witness the change in season: flowers are starting to bloom, Daylight Savings Time takes place, and the weather is gradually becoming warmer each day. Working day in and day out has made me feel mundane about fashion lately, especially when all the holidays are over and the only thing to look forward is a summer vacay. So, in collaboration with Anne Boswell, style blogger of anneboswellfashion.com, I styled a spring look that is perfect for any city girl wanting to spread some vibrancy to their style! It can be tricky finding ways to incorporate color when transitioning wardrobe pieces out of winter season, so this outfit is a great example of how to play with color combinations, fabrics, and accessories!
Early this year, I was able to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sing for the Houston Live Exhibition for the Super Bowl Festival, a 10-day downtown fest that leads up to Super Bowl Sunday. Although I mostly share my travel and fashion endeavors on this blog, what most people may not know is that I grew up performing music. I was a "natural" at karaoke when I was three years old, and it grew my passion for singing. Like most Filipino parties, I'm that girl who never stopped singing "My Heart Will Go On" or "The Greatest Love of All." Singing eventually lead me to pursue the arts seriously as I learned piano, guitar, ukulele, and earned a degree in music. You can read more about my story at The Lasso here.
So the real subject matter that everyone asks, "What was it like?" And to tell you the truth, it was incredibly thrilling, nerve-wrecking, beautiful, wild, brief, and wonderful all at once.
February has finally arrived this year, and love is in the air now that Valentine's Day is coming up! Although I will most likely celebrate it by spending time with my friends, I am so excited to dress for the holiday by wearing lots of floral print, reds, pinks, and heart shaped fashion pieces! When I celebrated Galentine's Day with Casey from http://completelycasey.com and Silvia from http://lovelysilvia.com, my fellow Houston blogger friends, early this month, we decided to celebrate it in style with a feast full of treats! Because not only do bloggers love to dress up for any occasion, we also love to eat cute shape desserts- especially for Valentine's Day! Since a few of my friends were interested in how I made my flower crown featured in my last post here, I will be sharing with you how I DIY'd my flower crown as well as an additional treat recipe that is perfect for a Galentine's Day party. Let's begin:
I can not believe how much time flies every year. Now that I am one year older, I can't help but notice how much my life has changed within the past 365 days. Traveling around the world was a 2016 New Year's resolution for myself after I had experienced severe depression and anxiety post-graduation, and although I like to call it an "early-onset mid-quarter life crisis," I knew I had to make huge changes in my life in order to feel better. My blog was quietly created in order to keep all my personal interests in a virtually tangible place while I explored, and it started to become a hobby that allowed me to share my travel adventures and sense of fashion to everyone who had access to internet. Since then, my newfound hobby gave me opportunities that I had never imagined would happen after the success of a year's worth of blogging. Although I could go on and on for days about the positive impact this little interest space has given me, I decided to make 2017 the year where I created my official domain name: http:www.ressamazing.com! My blog is not going anywhere, and I am so incredibly happy to make this fashion post the first blog post with my own domain.
Hi there! My name is Ressa and I am a Filipino-American travel and style blogger with a heart for music.
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