Love this as a uniform for summer: Loose shirt dresses (sorry boyfriend) paired with chunky wedges. I found this Zara shirt dress at a thrift store in Brooklyn...Definatley dont be afraid to try large sizes when thrifting. This dress looked kind of crazy on the rack, and was a size large, but the looseness ended up being exactly what I was going for when I was trying to recreate this Mary-Kate boho look. Easy & Chic.
Dress//Zara Shoes//Chloe Jewelrey//Brandy Melville Hat//Vintage
It's no secret that the 3.1 Phillip Lim show was my favorite this past Spring, so I had to think of an economical way to re-create! I love pairing a sweet mini dress with grungy plaids and moto boots (both from LF). So 90's cute. If only I could rock this with the "Pashli" Bag... Sigh
I am so honored and excited to be a part of such an amazing group of bloggers for Links a la Mode this week! Thank you so much to everyone that read my post, commented, and showed love for it! I took a risk by being blunt... and wasnt sure if it would pay off, but I am happy to see that there are many of you out there that relate to me in the same way! Thanks so much again to IFB and all my readers :). Enjoy looking through all the other lovely posts below!!
Lately I have become exhausted with "trends".
Between living in NYC, where every trend is done before it has even begun, and competing with a world of bloggers where everyone is always dressed in the latest everything, I feel I have been sucked into a wardrobe full of trend items just bought for the sole purpose of trying to keep up.A sad browse through my closet last week has made me realize that over the past 6 months I have collected a random assortment of cheap trend items I've worn once. Some of which are just straight up un-wearable and un-flattering. Thus began my exploration into the demise of my personal style...
It is hard to keep a personal style in a world that has become over-saturated with trends. Its seems as though EVERYONE wants to be on trend, shop on the latest sites and buy the latest items as seen on tumblr. Even walking into a small town mall, sadly it is easy to find Balmain and Balenciaga knockoffs.
This can make it very hard to stay original. Rarely do I come across someone and say "wow that is really unique"...because really we are all buying into the same things- neons, florals, cut outs, STUDS, wedge sneakers- (YES I OWN them all lol)
By buying into all of this I am not really developing a personal style of my own and rather just trying to show that "YES, I know the latest trends too".
Two Summers ago when I was working at a boutique in west village I remember seeing European tourists coming into the store dressed in blazers, ripped jean shorts and Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. This shoe was one of the most amazing and original things I'd ever seen in my life. I was completely in awe of it. So yes, I did buy into this trend.
These are the trends we should buy into, the ones that really speak to our soul and make us die a little inside by wearing them. These are the trends I will keep in my life.
Along with buying only what we LOVE ,I think it is also important to have a style icon & muse. While I find great importance in originality, I think it is also wonderful to have someone to guide you. Mine being Kate Moss. Not an original choice, but I think she is the epitome of everything I ever want to be in life. (as far as style)
And until I have a clear cut view of what I WANT in my closet I have decided to take a shopping sabbatical. Where I will lock myself in my room like I am on a silent,soul searching yoga retreat, and close my eyes to tap into what I really want my style to be by asking these questions...
1. What pieces am I in LOVE with that I want to invest in?
2. What image do I want to give off to the world and at work?
and most importantly....
3. What would Kate do?
XO Thank you for reading! I will continue to document my style self discovery on the blog...with cute pix and stuff.