Thanks for stopping by! Here on BECOMING LOLA I share stories on becoming minimalist, as well as living a pure clean life as a style-obsessed digital nomad with a no BS approach to ethical fashion + travel. Grab a glass of wine and start here: Building A Minimalist Wardrobe.


Nov 11, 2017

a different kind of minimalist lifestyle blog

"excess" fashion editorial styled and directed by me

Why don't you just say outright that your boyfriend spends 4 hours every day snapping your Vogue castaway photos? Ohhh I forgot. It's on the weekends. Riiiight.

You spend every weekend snapping photos of you twirling and strolling and smiling and laughing, and then post them Monday through Friday to make us all believe you lead an utterly fabulous life. That you're an intelligent specimen unlike any other, with the innate sense to style a colorful yet subdued, sexy yet demure; perfectly balanced fashion-forward outfit each and every day before work, (what do you do for work again?) without fail no matter the flu germs hovering about, bloated fat ass days, gloomy weather changes striking last minute, menstrual cycles making life seem shitty, coffee drips that fall on your bosom right as you're stepping out the door.

Oh nooo, you are it.

THE it girl.

You conquer it all. Brands send you clothes and you turn them into effortless works of art. With so much free shit, it makes your monthly clothing budget sing. Now you can prance around in TJ Maxx and score dozens of designer licensed made-in-China crap by the boatload and recommend that your readers buy it full price after you've tracked down "similar" items on the highest commission payout sites. But bless your heart, you're a minimalist now. So you do everything exactly the same.

But now you just wear black and white.

Bravo. I eat every word. I comment "fabulous" on every post! I buy your book. When you say jump, I ask if I should put on my Jimmy Choos or red bottoms first. You tell me to buy 30 pieces every single season and I oblige. You are smarter than me. You're prettier. You seem to have figured out the talent that is blogging because your bank account says so.

But I feel sick.

Like physically ill. The way I did after Roger told me in elementary school he couldn't go out with me anymore because I was "too brown". So I think it has come high time to break up with you. There are 1900 others just like you. I applaud you for seeing the minimalist fashion trend and jumping right in -- affiliate links blazing. I can appreciate a savvy and clever business woman. You go ahead have fun with the endless styling, and I'll continue posting my rants and raves. I seem to only post an outfit when I feel it's worthy of gawking at. And my product recommendations are few and far between. I take my time. I cultivate. I think. I research. But bless your heart doll, because you have a neverending perpetual closet full of clothes that will get pinned and instagrammed and eventually, some time down the road, will win a Nobel Peace Prize. Because you're a humanitarian. You know what other mindless women want, and just like American Apparel or Anthropologie, you'll be dammed if you don't give it to them. #savior


Sooo, just stopping by to say welcome to the updated blog! Hope you like the new look. Do you? Please say you do. I think it's rather warm and inviting and clean. A great canvas for the fed up version of myself. A place where I will paint the town red with things I actually care passionately about, like anti-autonomy, relationships with other humans outside of screens, expanding horizons with global travel at any budget, or mental health via healthy guts. I have a lot of new beliefs and I want to share, to no one in particular. Now that voting has ended, and there's no hope in our government working the next two years, I realized it's time to use our freedom of voice and choice to make things happen. We can't live vicariously through others forever, and we can't keep putting the dream life on hold either. Start now. Don't be ignorant or blind. You're better than that. And by the way....

Tell me in the comments, what would be your ideal minimalist lifestyle blog?

Jun 14, 2017

rock power nail colors like a boss

Hey blogosphere! I'm back again. See previous posts and past years for all universal excuses from departing this blog. I've been through them all. Wink.

What does the color of your nails reveal? That's what has been on my mind lately, among a heap of other things. Can you blame a girl from deflecting from the current political climate! #amiright

Accessories come in all shape and forms, nail polish is no exception. A badass boss color can reveal quite a lot, maybe even a hidden personality trait. Life, and business, should never be taken that seriously. Expressing your individuality is a part of your personal brand. And yes, everyone and anyone can have a personal brand, not just Sophia Amoruso. Nail coloring has become a large fashion statement for women, with colors that are totally outside the traditional light red, clear, and other muted palettes. These days nail colors are bold, vibrant, artistic and everything in between. I should know, I recently tried metallic on my deep chocolate skin and went crazy from the novelty of it. I opted for matte silver, and though I will NEVER do it again, it was worth the experimentation. So for adventure-seeking demure girls like me, here are my editor picks for a daily palette that won't scare anyone away.

Basic Bitch Red Polish

You are sultry, seductive, and a glamour statement. Bold red is a nostalgia upgrade on the nails because traditional red was considered a vampish color and it was suppose to be muted. Today, red shows confidence, strength, and a controlled flirtiness. A woman wearing red does not shy away from the spotlight, plus she is showing off her much earned diva charm. A Femmeboss woman is daring, outgoing, and passionate in all that she does.

I love: Sheswai in deep red

Daring Blue Polish

Who wears “blue” on their nails in various shades? A woman who is both tranquil in her own mind, yet electric in her actions. Blue polish is indeed a great attention getter, showing personality traits of uniqueness, fun, and experimental. A woman wearing blue nails, thinks outside the box! Blue nail polish represents your personality that is youthful, fun, and you are willing to try new adventures.

I love: RGB Cosmetics in Sea

Springtime Orange Polish

Orange is known to be a “cooling” color, as in the tangerine hue. Orange is an encompassing color, meaning that the woman enjoys being around people – she's a social butterfly. It is a tropical color that stands for creativity, love, and excitement. The bold woman wearing orange nail polish can make friends quickly, and without a doubt is the life of a party.

I Love: Julep’s great for any skin tone shades

Grungey Black

Black as a nail polish - yes, it is powerful! Would you mess with a woman wearing black? Black nail polish for a daring enough style maven stands for a rebelling woman who is also a trendsetter. Black is dark, yes, but the female personality wearing this color is neither goth nor depressed, she goes against the norm and can be uniquely creative.

I love: Holiday worthy blacks by Priti NYC like this one

Gemstone Purple

Purple has always symbolized royalty and a color that is spiritual in its very nature. She is a natural beauty. Gem-colored nail wearers are embracing their higher power skills and mental enlightenment when they wear various shades of purple. Softer nail shades, like lavender or lilac, reflects a personality that is feminine, graceful, artistic, individualistic, and very creative.

I love: Mineral Fusion
No comments
© Beconing Lola • design Maira G.