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Restless Spirit on an Endless Flight

dancing fringe

It’s simply necessary to move to the beat of your own drum, maybe even casting black magic with every step à la Stevie Nicks. Loads of fringe, a fresh henna tattoo from your favorite eyebrow threading lady and a Charlie Brown sweater patterned jumpsuit only accentuate your (realistically nonexistent) super sick dance moves. Dance, dance, my loves.

No pictures please :)(Lucky Brand leather fringe vest, INC fringe sweater, old H&M Charlie Brown patterned jumpsuit, old Express beige necklace, old H&M black lacquered necklaces, {dare I say} Paris Hilton geometric heels, vintage dagger earrings)

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Posted by Olga Turka at 2014/04/30 10:00 AM No Comments
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Stop and Smell the Latte

As a freelancer who lives in the NY metro area, I am often caught up in the incessant hustle, the on-the-go lifestyle, and the “convenience is key” thought process. Although I quite enjoy a fast pace because I am naturally restless, I began contemplating this from a broader scope, particularly after a very bad tumble last week in a parking lot whilst running to make the bus (jackass!).

For example, a personal resolution of mine this year is to only order my fancy, almond milk coffee drinks out if I am able to sit down and enjoy it out of a ceramic mug. Though this isn’t feasible when a fast jolt of fuel is needed to continue the day, I became very aware of a few things. 

When I actually cherish the moment, each sip proved to be simultaneously relaxing and energizing. Simply put, it feels better. It also turns out to be an awesome platform for social interaction, which is easily missed with our imaginary blinders and headphones on in our mindless subway travels. And I could solemnly swear that it tastes better when you aren’t chugging out of a generic and wasteful paper cup. You see, if I’m going to continue this $3-5 a day habit, as long I adhere to my resolution as much as possible, I am actually able to appreciate an experience with it. 

The same principles may certainly be applied to other areas of life. Similarly, takeout food never tastes home-cooked like mom’s and don’t even get me started on the mushy, limp mess french fries are in that to-go container. It’s as if you’re getting the secondhand version of something – not quite the original, yet it’ll do. Likewise, the local mall with racks and racks of the same mass-manufactured clothing can seem so uniform and blasé. When I pass by some semi-cute top entrancing me with glittery sequins, there’s twenty behind it in various sizes (equalling twenty girls who will be donning the same piece from the same store, let alone countless others worldwide). This is why I’m drawn to vintage – because in a world full of monotony, these treasures keep it refreshing. In this case, the secondhand IS the original. Though if that top must be purchased because it caught your eye, fits you like a glove and the sale price can’t be beat, add your own personal twists to make sure it’s all your own.

Maybe we should raise our standards a bit, for no one else  but ourselves. We should make everything a personal experience that is originally ours, from pulling together an amazing ensemble to that last sip of a delicious latte. Yes, carpe diem. But savor it, too.

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Posted by Olga Turka at 2014/04/24 5:55 PM No Comments
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