Nothing Short of Chic: July 2016

27.7.16

The Hate Experience


Why do people feel the need to be negative online? As a blogger and digitally active person, I receive a lot of unnecessary, unsolicited hate. Why? | Nothing Short Of Chic

Good morning/afternoon, everyone. Today I'm telling a story.

Yesterday was quite the experience. I had my first real run-in with Internet haters (on Instagram, too – I find that they're the most vicious on IG and YouTube) when LookBook.nu, a forum for fashion lovers with 1 million Instagram followers, shared my Modern Flapper look on their page (you can see that post here – it got over 5.5K likes, which is amazing). The initial discovery left me elated, then after reading the comments (a bad idea – a lesson well learned), that elation was deflated a little. I will admit that this negativity stung. Despite having blogged for over two years, I've never had to deal with more that a few trolls here and there, so this outpouring of hate, which consisted of more than twenty horrid jabs, is new to me. This is because I've worked hard to build a community of readers (that's you) who are fantastic, respectful, smart people, and the LookBook feature exposed me to a new audience who don't necessarily have this same decency – although the LB community is usually very positive. Comments included "awful," "worst," "are you serious?," "wtf," and a decent amount of thumbs-down, laughing, and horrified emoticons, among other things (the weirdest one was "I can see a face on your knee," which I now can't unsee).

21.7.16

Personal Style: Modern Flapper, Roaring 20(10)s


Reference the Jazz Age with a chic flapper-inspired shift dress, ankle-strap pumps, and a healthy dose of attitude! | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
The youthful elegance and coy mystery of the Jazz Age is still relevant today – albeit in a slightly 
jazzed-up fashion.

The Flapper lifestyle of the late 1920s is one of the most well-known eras in history, especially in fashion. Although the movement only spanned a few years (because of the Great Depression, it had a rather sudden end), the fringe-embellished dancing dresses, drop-waist shifts, ankle strap heels, and finger-waved bobs adorned with headbands are iconic and referenced often. Personally, the style of that time period means a lot to me and I find myself going back to Art Deco details and flapper elements quite often. This dress, which I found at a thrift store in Vancouver for only about $7, spoke to me instantly and it makes me so happy to wear it. In fact, when I modelled it for my mother, she told me, "It's so you!" – a comment with which I wholeheartedly agree.

1.7.16

Personal Style: Shifty Eyes


Summer style is just a breeze with a chic printed shift dress! | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: GRONAU, GERMANY
   
 
A printed shift keeps you cool and looking elegant in any situation.

Ahhhhh.

It's summer! And I'm taking full advantage, because how could I not. I just got back home from two months of travel in Europe yesterday afternoon, and despite having not really slept in about 22 or so hours, the first thing I did was go for a swim in the ocean. It was so cold, and so nice. Now, I am sure you're now scratching your heads, because the location tag says that I'm in Germany. I took these photographs in Germany, and then never found the time to post them. But I'm home now!