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Hello High-Waist Pants | Outfit of the Day

January 17, 2017
Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope the 3rd week of 2017 has been treating you well so far. As most of you may know from my Instagram posts, I spent the last days of holidays with my family in San Francisco. It really was great to be home and giving a fresh New Year start with my family’s love. Now that I’m feeling reenergized, it’s time to tackle the new week ahead- it’s going to be a busy one! Continue Reading…

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4 Perfect Ways To Wear A Leather Jacket

October 10, 2016

Nothing is more satisfying than knowing the Leather season is almost here. Slowly but surely, the weather is cooling down, so it’s time to bring out that investment piece and play dress up with it. If you are living somewhere like Texas or SO-Cal, don’t put away your summer outfits just yet. You can still play around with your favorite summer dresses or skirts with just a little help of the leather jacket. Leather Jacket is a must in everyone’s wardrobe. It is a staple piece in my closet that I wear almost every day in this season. I love how it makes every outfit cooler with the edge to it, so I consider a good leather jacket as an investment piece in my closet. I like all sort of different styles of leather jackets, but to me, nothing would beat a classic or motorcycle black leather jacket. You know, you can never go wrong with them, and they never go out of style. I will share some of my favorite leather jackets at the bottom of this post.

  • Don’t Put Away Your Summer Dress Yet!

leather jacket looks

4 ways to wear a leather jacket

fall 2016 outfits

  • Any Sort of Mini Skirts Would Look Great With a Leather Jacket. 

    4 ways to wear leather jacketrag and bone mini skirtfall look 2016

  • You Can Never Go Wrong With Vintage Highwaist Denim Shorts and a Leather Jacket. 

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  • Already Too Cold Outside? Always a Good Idea Pairing Some High-Waist Denim Pants With a Leather Jacket. 

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Leather Lovin <3 :

free people leather jackethttps://www.freepeople.com/shop/bang-bang-vegan-jacket/Zara Leather JacketZara Leather Jacketfall Leather Jacket Black Leather Jacket Marc jacobs Leather Jacket Leather Jacket Phillip Lim Leather Jacket Alice and Olivia Leather Jacket

Until Then, 
Xo Parmsi 

 

 

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A Minute Stroll Through The Years of Swimsuit History

July 5, 2016

Hey July,

I’m not ready for you yet. I mean my body definitely needs at least a month of going to the gym before you knock on my door. Can you please go home and come back in a month? can we all pretend we are still in June? As I’m fighting with July in my head, I’m skimming through different articles about swimsuit history on the internet. It goes back to a month ago when I was visiting my family in San Francisco. On my fifth day there, we decided to go to Capitola Beach. On our way coming back from the beach, A small billboard caught our eyes in the parking lot. The billboard was showing a picture from early 1900s, five women wearing gowns on the beach. Automatically, the very first thing crossing my mind was, why are they wearing gowns to the beach?! So, That Image in Capitola Beach inspired me to learn more about swimsuit history and share it with you guys.
  • Swimsuit History: 

A Parisian engineer, Louis Reard, invented the bikini in 1946. He designed the bikini while working at his mother’s lingerie shop. He named it after the cite of the atomic bomb testing that year; because he thought the public reaction would be like the Atomic Bomb explosion. And, he was Right! His design was based on exposing the belly button for the first time. The bikini was so scandalous that no French models accepted putting it on, so he ended up hiring a stripper to model his bikini.
Before the bikini, most women wore one-piece swimsuits, and if they were having a two-piece on, it would be still very modest and expose a little midriff. Also, they always kept the belly button covered and away from sun.Before that, women wore these bathing costumes, which covered every part of their body, and they used this thing called “ Bathing Machine”. Bathing Machine was a 6x6x6 wooden box or basically a cabana on wheels. The woman would get inside the bathing machine in her regular clothes, and then change into her bathing costume. Horses or sometimes people would drag the bathing machine to the shoreline where the woman would get straight in to the water from the cabana, so that no one would see her in her bathing costume.

We Have Certainly come a long Way since then!

We go to the beach today and you see almost everyone wearing all sorts of different bikinis, which wasn’t an instant hit for the USA back in 50s. In 1957, Modern Girl magazine said, “It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.” Plus, One more writer described bikini as a two-piece bathing suit that revealed everything about a girl except for her mother’s maiden name. So, we can say there was a law of wearing swimsuits on public beaches. Guards at the beach would measure women’s baiting suits, and women wearing bikinis were sure to get kicked off of the beach.
With the 1960s however, it came with the sexual revolution, women’s movement, and rising popularity of the bikini. Soon no one was afraid to wear one, and show her belly button some sunshine. In 1965, a woman told Time Magazine that it almost “Square” to not wear bikini.In 2012, annual spending on the bikini was 8 billion dollars, and the fame of bikini has been tribute to the “ Power of Women” and not “ the power of fashion.”

Ok now, if you are as curious as I am about how we went from beach gowns to up our butts, join me in a minute stroll through the years of swimsuit history.

  • 1893

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1893 bathing machine and bathing suit history

OMG! Let’s jump fast in to the water before anyone sees me.

  • 1940s

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1940s bathing suit

We don”t need to show too much skin to be sexy. ( Ignore the next Picture)

  • 1946

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The very first revolutionary bikini by Louis Reard. I love my portable bikini design. You can fit it into a match box. ( great for traveling 🙂 )

  • 1950s

1950 swimsuit history

1950s bathing suit history

We love to be as Modest as possible and fight against the revolutionary bikini.

  • 1960s

1960 bikini

After all, it doesn’t feel bad showing off my belly button to the sun. 🙂

  • 1970s

1970s swim suit history

bikinis are too boring! Let’s take a swimsuit to a whole new level. ( not sure if they were able to swim in it. )

  • 1980s

1980 swim suit history

1980s bikini

Higher the waist line, taller the legs.

  • 1990s

1990 swim suit

1990 swim suit history

I love everything high-waisted including my bikini bottom and my one-piece swimsuit.

I hope You enjoyed it, 

Until Then, 

Xoxo 

Parmsi 

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How to Wear Silk Pattern Pants?

June 17, 2016
As I’m sitting on the plane and writing this blog post, I keep thinking to myself that no matter how many years passes or how many times I get to go back home to visit my family, saying goodbye is always the hardest part of the trip. Nothing is more satisfying than chatting with your friends and family face to face than over face time. I understand that it has been my choice to live in a different state due to many personal reasons, but the feeling of getting choked and the watery eyes as I’m stepping out of my mom’s car every time I’m departing will never let me go…
These past two years, as soon as spring knocks on the door, I get excited to start wearing my silk print pants. The last thing we like specially in summer are sticky clothes hugging our body; so silk makes life easier and makes us enjoy our summer days even more without shaving. 🙂 They are super lightweight, soft, and since the color is light, they don’t absorb any heat. I like wearing these kind of pants with mute tops, regular silk tops to dress them up or crop tops for more of a casual vibe. Surprisingly they go with all different sorts of shoes. I will post some of my favorites from this season right below the post.

Some tips that will help your print pants shopping easier:

To my petite friends:

Since these types of pants could be overwhelming on You, look for the Ankle length tailored ones. That way it’s not too much pants for You. As far as the top goes, since the main focus is the pants, I like to recommend something mute/solid. This way you will look slimmer and slightly taller. From my personal experience with my clients, smaller the prints are better because the big prints can be overpowering sometimes. 🙂

To my tall friends:

You have the advantage of pulling off almost any prints, big or small and wearing looser pants as well as tailored. I would still recommend solid tops unless you like to mix prints, which it needs its own blog post. Also, waist length jackets are perfect to form distinction between your torso and lower half. They also add more proportion to a long torso and will help break up the line of your outfit for added interest. If the sleeves are short, don’t worry, just roll’em up for added style.

I absolutely love wearing leather and denim jackets with my silk pants in Fall Season.

For This Outfit,

I went with a casual weekend look. This casual look is great for Sunday brunch/lunch, shopping, or even a romantic picnic. I love pairing these pants with light grey and bluish purple tops. This time I chose a bluish purple crop top and wore a denim jacket over it. For finishing up the look, I wore a pair of ballet flat shoes with a touch of gold to spice up the look. Last but not least, instead I wearing a handbag I wore my wallet on a chain, which has been worn for over 4 years everyday.

street style 2016

Equipment silk pants

american eagle crop top

street wear 2016

Parmsi Jacket

Chanel Flat shoes, silk pants

urban outfitters parmsi denim jacket

how to wear silk pattern pants?

I was wearing:

Equipment Silk Pants, Old
American Eagle Crop Top, Old
Urban Outfitters Denim Jacket, Sold Out
Prada Wallet on a Chain 
Chanel Ballet Flats , Sold Out 

Here are some of the favorites from this season:

Halston Heritage Silk Pants Micheal Kors flats Roberto Cavalli silk Pants Silk pants Zara blue pants zara platform slides Zara red high heels zara silk pants 2016 zara silk pants zara silver shoes zara silver sliders Zara strapped sandals zara striped silk pants

Until Then,

Xoxo

Parmsi

Lifestyle, Travel

Hidden Gems in San Francisco

June 13, 2016
Happy weekend beautiful people. As you guys know from the previous post, I’m still in Northern California visiting my family. I must say I was lucky enough to live in San Francisco for seven years, and still get to go there at least every two months to visit my parents. Even though, SF is geographically only 49 square miles, it is such a “huge” city in terms of attraction and amenities. My family and friends who are not from California always ask me where to go when they visit San Francisco. I always try to write down the common places they can visit when they go there like Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, Union Square, China Town, Financial District, Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, Alcatraz, North Beach, and Lombard Street. Since these places are very common to visit, I will not mention them in this post, but instead I would like to recommend some of the hidden places in the city that I’m obsessed with. Keep that in mind these places are not all the attractions, so that means there are lot more places to go in the city beside the ones I’m mentioning here.
Okay, now let’s jump in to it:
  • The 16th Ave Stair Case

16th ave staircase San Francisco

This staircase is 163 steps of mosaic tiles, hidden in the sunset district of San Francisco.
  • Defenestration 

Defenestration

Furnitures have crawled out of the vacant Hugo Hotel at Sixth and Howard.
  • Land’s End 

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It has the most amazing view of the pacific ocean.
  • Camera Obscura & Holograph Collection 

Camera obscura san francisco

Based on 15th century design by Leonardo da Vinci, which produces 360 degrees of spectacular live Images of the Seal Rock area.
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

San Francisco carnivorous plants Nepenthes pitcher plants- beautiful killers

SF Consevatory of flowers

This greenhouse and botanical garden was built in 1878. It houses a collection of rare and exotic plants.
  • Albion Castle 

Albion Castle

A 140 year old Castle with underground caves.
  • Garden of Fragrance

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Designed in 1965 for handicapped people and the visually impaired. The garden is designed to allow a full experience through smell and touch.
  • 450 Shutter Street 

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It is a 26 floor building nested in financial district of San Francisco, which is bright like a jewel in the city.
  • The Parrots of Telegraph Hill 

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    Staircase winds down the side of telegraph hill through gardens, wild parrots flying overhead.
  • Yoda Fountain 

Yoda-FountainThe Star Wars fountain with the bronze topping was installed in 2005.
  • Forbes Island 

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In 1975, a millionaire houseboat designer created floating man-made island and upscale restaurant in the San Francisco Bay in Sausalito. The island is a massive creation which was even featured on “ Lifestyles of the rich and famous.” The underwater dining room is decorated in Victorian style with aperture windows gazing in the murky water.
  • Japanese Tea Garden 

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The 1894 Midwinter Exposition continues to delight visitors today. It is the oldest garden in the USA.
  • Wood Line

wood line

It is a man-made eucalyptus grove. The woods that cover San Francisco’s Presidio are only a little over century old, planted in the late 19th century by the U.S. Army.
  • San Francisco’s Cable Car Museum

Sf cable car musuem

It is a whirring powerhouse that offers a subterranean peek into the heart and soul of cable car operations.
  • Place of Fine Arts

Palace of fine art

It is the last remaining relic of San Francisco’s dazzling 1915 Panama Pacific Exhibition.
  • Lotta’s Fountain

Lotta's Fountain

It is San Francisco’s oldest surviving monument for 1906 survivors. The fountain is a twenty-four-foot cast iron sculpture.
  • Hotel Vertigo

Hotel Vertigo hotel vertigo sf

It is a historic hotel that was once used in a Hitchcock film.
  • Treasure Island

Treasure IslandIt is a man-made island that originally constructed as an airport for “flying boats”.
  • The “Full house” House

Full-House The full houseThis private residence was the template for one of the most beloved television homes ever. Also, now it is on market for about 4 million dollars if you are interested to buy. 🙂
  • Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

Hotaling Whiskey Warehouse

hotaling whiskey sfThe largest whiskey stash on the West Coast survived the 1906 fires. One important building survived the 1906 earthquake, the one holding all the whiskey.
  • Murphy Windmill

murphy windmill The WindmillOnce the largest windmill outside of Holland, with enormous 114 foot sails.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post.
Until Then,
Xoxo
Parmsi

 

 

 

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How to Buy Faux Leather Easier?

June 7, 2016
Leather Skirts are those things that you always enjoy to have in your closet. They are very easy to style and you can almost wear them all year around except summer times in most places. At least in my situation, wearing leather in Texas, in the summer, is equal to having two fried thighs with little red bumps all over it, which is very painful and unattractive. My apology to you Texan friends, I guess we might need to wait at least another four months to see leather skirts hugging our thighs again.
Being said, since I’m not able to wear leather skirts as much as I used to wear back in San Francisco due to current climate, I have an excuse of not splurging too much money on them. I must confess that I’ve become best friend with a repeated voice in my head, the famous quote, “ I’m not rich enough to buy cheap things” every time I go shopping. It really has helped me to starve my shopping addiction and finally killed it.
So, to me, investing in a good quality faux leather skirt is more beneficial than investing in the real ones because trust me the money I just save right there looks way better somewhere else in my life than around my legs.

To find a good quality faux leather skirt, I follow some personal tips that I would like to share with you:

  • Never Ever waste your money on low quality faux leather. Set a certain budget, but please don’t buy a skirt because it was very cheap on the clearance rack. Don’t forget quality is always over quantity. I honesty prefer not owning any leather skirt than putting on a low quality faux leather that people can spot the nylon/plastic texture from two miles away.

  • Always feel the texture before buying, choose the ones that are as soft as the real leather. Don’t choose the overly shiny ones because they tend to look more faux and to get pealed off sooner than the matt ones.

  • Closely examine the pores of the fabric. Real leather will have inconsistently placed pores while faux leather will have pores that are in consistent pattern. I generally prefer the faux leather with smaller pores because it supervises to look more real.

  • Always checkout the stitching for anything you buy. I would recommend just taking the skirt and pulled the fabrics apart and make sure the seam is not pulling apart with the fabric. In other words, the stitching should be very tight.

  • Last but not least, we all know faux leather wont smell like leather and sometimes they can smell very chemically, so smell the fabric before buying it and make sure it has no yucky scent to it.

Ok, lets talk about this look:

From my personal experiences, Zara is one of the great stores who makes affordable good quality faux leather garments. I love everything about this skirt. The color is perfect because you can wear it all year around. The little detailed front stitching and the Silver zipper on the back make the skirt more special. The fabric is very soft and the little slit on the back makes walking much easier since the length is just below the knee. The high waist is absolutely perfect for dressing up or down the skirt in different looks. Usually, my maximum budget for this type of skirts is $50, which in this case I ended up being lucky and bought it for less than $30. So, guess what! You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to look stylish.

One last Tip: Don’t buy clothes for yourself; buy them for your Closet.

It means when you go shopping for an item, make sure it goes with the other garments in your wardrobe. In other words, try to make different outfits out of the item you are purchasing. I honestly can say I have worn this skirt in eight different looks so far.
You don’t believe it?
Here are three looks that you can wear in different occasions.

 

Lazy Days

I would recommend this look when you feel lazy and just want to be comfortable and stylish at the same time.
Great for Sunday Brunch. 

 

Prada Wallet and Puma classic sneakers

Switch to pumps, Grab a clutch, and a shimmery Cardigan! Now You are ready to attend as many as  Half Fancy Half Casual Family/friend gatherings later that day.

zara leather tube skirt

Zara Skirt and red bottoms

 

Swarovski Christian Loubutin shoes

Cardigan and Clutch, Old, Christian Louboutin Swarovski Pumps, Only Available in some stores, Similar 

Christian Louboutin shoes

Zara and Red Bottoms

Now Imagine You still Have the energy To go to a lounge/bar later that night with your friends. Switch the T-Shirt to a Bodysuit or Crop Top; and if you don’t like to get your Favorite pumps ruined, wear any type of High Heels you desire.

Black mesh bodysuit

 

Until Then,  

Xoxo 

Parmsi :* 

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Dior S/S 2016 Haute Couture

January 25, 2016

Seven young unknown designers proved to us magic still happens in the Dior world even after Simon left last October. I am totally speechless after watching this show! Full-skirted dresses were shrugged off the shoulder which represented romance and modern aesthetic. Silk skirts tasseled passed the knee gave them seductive movement. The chiffon and tulle look evoked the ecstatic feeling of the 1920s.

Here are some of my favorite looks from the showm heading element

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