Quit Phubbing

For those of you struggling to put your phone down for more than a few miserable minutes, meet Phubbing, a XXI century modern disease. ‘But Filipa, what is that Phubbing thing?’ Well, I’m glad you asked!

Phubbing (=phone + snubbing). At some point, we’ve all been guilty of this practice. Who never neglected a friend during a coffee to be checking social media? Who never disconnected from the real world once in a while just because nothing exciting was happening around? The problem is when this becomes a habit. When taking photos of what you’re eating is more important than who’s sitting in front of you. How sad is it to see a couple eating their fancy meal yet not enjoying each other’s company because they’re both holding their phones?

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Let me get one thing straight: I love technology. Besides I’m blogger, which makes me a result of this wonderful technological advance. When it comes to checking my phone, I’m not so bad… most of the times I ignore it completely. It stays either inside my bag or next to me with the screen turned down. But there comes a time when I want to photograph things around me. Could I survive without taking a photo of that pretty sushi before eating it? Of course. But life is short, you gotta collect those beautiful yummy moments to look at them days, months after that meal is gone and think ‘oh boy, that was one hell of a sushi’. Once I’m done photographing, no more phone for me. I like to think that me and my phone have a healthy relationship and I still believe that the best moments are the ones you forget to photograph because you’re too busy having fun.

‘Oh, I see now… but I thought this post was about fashion…’ – and it is, dearest reader. Allow me to introduce Standfor.

Standfor was one of my first collaborations when I created my blog. I was thrilled when I found out that they were a Portuguese shoe brand and I instantly loved their concept. Behind every shoe collection there is a different statement, a reason for people to walk for. We all stand for something and we can all make a difference. That’s what makes them so special. Their newest collection’s theme is Quit Phubbing.

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They were kind enough to let me choose a pair of shoes and these gray boots smiled at me. I especially love the modern design and the sole – I’m literally walking in the clouds! If you ever heard of Portuguese shoes, you know they’re known for their quality and good materials. My Standfor boots are the perfect example of that. They’re leather free, super comfortable and light, which makes them ideal to wear all year long.

I styled them with a suede mini skirt, an oversized t-shirt, fishnets and of course, a scarf (you all know that my life would be incomplete without a good scarf!).

Make sure to check out their website to learn more about phubbing and enjoy your gift card ( kUy7uG8C ) 😉

As always, I’d love to know your thoughts. Were you aware of this concept? Meet me in the comment section! 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Quit Phubbing

  1. I had never heard of the term but I definitely witness it happening everyday! I totally agree, it is so sad to see an entire table at at restaurant completely ignoring one another!! Such a cool concept that this brand named their line after phubbing. I absolutely LOVE these boots and how you styled them!

    xo
    Kathryn
    http://fashionwithoutthefortune.com/

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  2. Filipa,

    I adore your shoes!! Need to check those guys out and Portuguese shoes are among the best!

    Also agree with you on the phone matter–just like you I rend to leave in alone–either in my bag or somewhere in the house and try to look at it only at certain times, so that I do not miss out of life while staring at my screen…

    Xoxo,
    Marieta
    http://www.ootdinstyle.wordpress.com

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  3. Hello my dear Filipa, first of all: I love your shoes! They are so much rock’n’roll and have such a pretty colour. It can be worn with many different styles.. your styling with the fisnet socks looks very amazing. A look to remember. Enjoy them. Greetings from Switzerland, Martina

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  4. My dear Filipa what a wise post honey !!!! Thank for sharing it , I’m totaly agree!

    BTW you look so cool and comfy! That boots are such a great find
    Happy almost weekend
    Much love
    Julia

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