What I'm Wearing: Jacket: Forever 21, Shirt: H&M, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: H&M
I wanted to wear an outfit that reflects how I feel. I go back and forth in my head from a James Dean attitude, to a wide eyed boy who's desperately in love. I love classic and modern male film and literature influences. From Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles to Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, I'm somewhere in between. I'm so in between that I came up with a James Dean/Michael Jackson "Bad" era outfit.
Let's break it down and talk about love, how love can make you feel, and sharing that love you receive with the world.
This outfit is right up my lane. As a performer this is the kind of outfit you would see me rock on stage. I love leather jackets. There is something about putting on a leather jacket and feeling like a badass. For me I put it on and say, "I got that James Dean daydream look in my eye" and "I got chills... they're multiplying". Anyways, I've always been a fan of a great fitted leather jacket. A leather jacket and me go hand in hand, it's a staple of my wardrobe and my personality. Obviously when I feel like I'm falling in love I'm gonna bring out my James Dean side and rock a good leather jacket. I paired the jacket with a simple maroon button dress shirt. I've done a red look and a pink look for Valentines day, so I wanted this years outfit to be settle with an edge. Maroon is a color staple for fall and winter. It's the perfect darker color for a Valentines day look, it works well with the whole vibe i'm going for here. I paired up the top portion of this look with some black skinny fit pants from Forever 21. I felt that the maroon along with the location of the shoot would be enough to bring out the V'day feeling, so that's why I went with black. Black matches anything, including Valentines Day attire. I'm not a fan of baggy pants, the more fitted the better. These pants here are exactly what I wanted and needed for this outfit and shoot. Lastly, I am wearing some kicks from H&M. I was in a rush to find some shoes and I knew H&M would have what I'm looking for. I love the suede on the shoes. I like the softness of it because every dark thing has to have light to even it out. For me the suede is the thing that evens out the dark black of the shoes and gives it a softer side. The shoes has this heel on the back that made me stand taller and truly feel like I was a rebel without a cause. I hope you guys like this years Valentines Day outfit. Please let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments below. I would love to know what you think! My next fashion related post will be up next month, but my first ever post in "Through My Eyes and Ears" will be up at the end of the month.
I titled this post "The Way You Make Me Feel" because this outfit and location is honestly how I feel. Do you get what I mean? I feel like I'm a prince or princess in a Disney classic living with an edge of Danny Zuko, a touch of Christian Grey ( a little of Ana too) , A flare of Elvis, and the passion of Michael Jackson. Loving me is like loving a bit of everything. I genuinely have love for basically everything. Life and love is a rollercoaster. We fight with our partners and we make up. Because we know that time apart isn't true to who we both are. When I think of Valentines Day, I celebrate being happy. I celebrate love and I celebrate being in love and the feeling of love in general. But I also celebrate the people not in a relationship. The people who aren't in love and just love life and don't need a relationship to define this holiday we celebrate every year. You don't have to be in love to celebrate a day about love. I believe you can go out there and spread love to the world. Be the beating heart for the ones who need love. I was once like that, but even now being in love I still feel that way, I still want to share love with the world. I never knew what it felt like to really celebrate Valentines day until now, I like this feeling. I like the way it feels. I feel like I have 10x more love to share with the world with all the love I am receiving. I can't really sum it up and describe it. But as MJ said, I never felt so in love before, just promise baby, you'll love me forevermore. If you do love me forevermore, I can't wait to inspire the world and share and spread the love I am receiving with everyone.
Photographer: Joanna Wheeler
Hello everyone, Wow! Can you believe it's been 3 years since I opened up this blog and purchased this domain. Watching it grow very slowly and much more rapidly recently has been so gratifying. This blog of mine is like a slow burn, but a good slow burn. In honor of mrdombaza.com's 3rd anniversary, I will be showing you guys my top 3 all time favorite shoots/outfits, my top 3 favorite holiday looks, my top 3 themed outfits/shoots, and my top 3 honorable mentions. This is a different post than my others, it's more of a stroll down memory lane. Let's dive into this and celebrate 96 outfits/posts and 3 years of mrdombaza.com and what's to come.
Top 3 All Time Favorite Outfits/Shoots
Top 3 Themed Outfits/Shoots
Top 3 Holiday Outfits/Shoots
Top 3 Honorary Mentions
Thank you my dear readers for taking a stroll down memory lane with me. I can't believe it's been 3 years since mrdombaza.com opened. What did you guys think of the last 3 years? Was some of your favorite outfits and posts the ones I selected above? I hope you enjoyed the little BTS insights and thoughts I have about these outfits, shoots, and posts. I try my hardest to give you guys content worth reading and looking at. I thank all of you for your support on here or on instagram. It's been 3 years, but sometimes things take time to pay off. I see this blog and website paying off in the future. I have this feeling that every little thing I'm doing will get it's moment to shine one day. I can only keep hoping and praying that day will come soon. But until then I gotta keep moving forward. Thank you guys again for all your love and support. I look forward to the next 3 years of this website and beyond. My stories not yet done, I've only just begun to find my page. Please, keep joining me on my life journey to find a way to make my life's purpose shine.
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