Thoughts on Staying Genuine

Friday, January 16, 2015




Coat: Forever 21 (similar) | Sweater: Forever 21 | Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Zara (similar here) | Clutch: Tory Burch (similar on sale here)

One of my most important goals for this blog is to maintain a completely genuine voice. It is easy to get wrapped up in this unpredictable blogging world of brand collaborations and industry events. I try to remind myself that even amongst all these wonderful opportunities, blogging has become a substantial industry because it involves real people in real situations. More than anything, Looks by Lau  has helped me find my own voice in terms of style, and I am promising to keep it that way.

With that being said, today's post features one of my favorite outfits and a few most-worn pieces of the season.  Regardless of how often I replenish my wardrobe, I always turn to my tailored coat and distressed black jeans as a go-to outfit. Repeating becomes more fun when you learn to play with different combinations of your favorite pieces. In this case, it includes the addition of my new pinstripe turtleneck sweater (which is still on sale!). Its pattern adds a nice mix of detail to the outfit while staying true to my generally minimalistic style. As a result, I felt completely confident walking through the streets of New York in this look because it is genuinely me. I think the same holds true for blogging or any other endeavor you might pursue. Put yourself wholeheartedly into everything you do, and you'll reward yourself with more than any onlookers ever could.

18 comments

  1. I adore this post! I love your blog, not only for your unique style, but also for your genuine voice. In my opinion, an ability to be relatable to your readers goes beyond any materialistic things. So, keep up the good work and I can't wait for future posts :)

    -Vivian
    www.stylemeendless.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Vivian! Loving your blog as well :)

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  2. Love your style ! Very chic, specially your coat !

    Kiss ! Yuyu

    http://www.yuyufashionbook.com/

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  3. Wonderful look, I want you coat. *__*
    New outfit post is online.

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  4. First of all, I saw that pinstripe sweater on your YouTube haul and loved it! I agree with you on staying genuine- it's so important and admirable that you're doing that. I've unfollowed so many blogs and was so disappointed when some of my favorites ended up being exactly like every other blog and very visibly lost themselves. Keep up the good work! :)

    http://fashamorphosis.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree! I always enjoy seeing a blogger's personality shine through his/her blog. Thanks so much!

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  5. Love your unique style girl. Keep it up. Yes blogging does carry people away because of brand collaborations and etc. I find out staying genuine true to one self is the best. http://sophialastyles.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, Sophia! Looking forward to keeping up with your blog as well :)

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  6. You were one of the first blogs I came across as well as one of my favorites. I love your unique sense of style & your genuine voice. Can't wait to see more of your posts :)

    -Julie
    yourstruly-julius.blogspot.com

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    1. You're so sweet! I'm so glad you think so :) Love your blog as well!

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  7. I love this post! I do find your posts extremely genuine and real and you definitely have a unique style that seems to really exude who you are. I can't wait for more posts!

    thesarcasticwasian.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Audrey!! That is so sweet of you to say :)

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  8. Yes, it's true! So difficult to maintain your voice with wonderful opportunities going your way! Kudos to you for trying to keep your real voice. :) I adore you so much! :) For who you are and your awesome style! Love you always, Christina! :D Forever IG buddies! ;)

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  9. Wow... amazing pict.., very-very beautiful
    Looking Fashionable

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