This picture of me - snapped in high school - sits on my desk, and stirs up all the feels, like:
Girl, you’ve come a long way! Fashion may have felt so far out of your league back then, but all that time you spent studying the art of style, trying and failing, trying and failing, and exercising it like you would any other muscle has paid off.
Never forget where you started. I mean seriously who wouldn’t be humbled by this pic?! 😂
Playfulness is always in style. I was the kid wearing a thrifted sweater and matching socks to make her classmates laugh, and today I’m hamming it up in front of an orange wall. Giving ourselves permission to “play” and be creative will always be in style.
Embrace what you’ve always loved. That color and rainbow-loving heart is still a big part of me today. Evolution doesn’t mean changing your core values, but rather evolving the expression of them. Colorful style will always be my jam!
Does anything about your childhood or high school style still ring true today? Can you see a connection between any of the things you loved to wear then, and love to wear now?
Sweater: Ross, $20 (similar below)
Jeans: Levi’s c/o Amazon, $59 (same, same, same)
Sneakers: Adidas, $52 (same, same)
Purse: Vince Camuto/Saks Off 5th, $70 (similar, similar, similar)
Bag charm: H&M, $6 (similar)
Earrings: Amazon, $10
Approx. dates: Purse is 4 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago. Earrings, jeans, charm are this year. Sweater is new.