Sometimes I wish I would have started a fashion blog when I was in high school. I treated school like such a fashion show and had a unique particular sense of style back then. Every day for school my outfit had a “theme” that inspired me and I remember giving myself arbitrary rules like “if you wear yoga pants you have to straighten your hair” or “you can’t wear lots of eyeliner and a mini skirt on the same day“. I didn’t make the rules for anyone (I didn’t even share them) I just created my own fashion bible in my mind. My style back then was undeniably boho. My wrists were constantly covered with hoards of dangly bracelets, twine friendship bracelets and very often henna tattoos. I wore daisies in my hair frequently, worshipped the Free People catalogue (though I could only ever afford one or two pieces a year) and thought barefoot was the cutest form of footwear with dresses. In many ways my sense of style hasn’t changed all that much. I still adore flowy spring dresses and stacking bracelets on bracelets on bracelets. I still look for any excuse to wear flowers in my hair and you’ll still catch me applying henna all over my hands and feet though admittedly less often. I know some of the outfits I wore were pretty out there (which is why I wish I’d had a fashion blog so I could look back) but I still appreciate the girly boho look I adored then. Come to think of it I can’t help but think my style was somewhat like a Fairy Princess: girly & inspired by nature.
My first two years of college caused me to reevaluate my personal style. I sort of strayed from my roots and experimented a bit (hello jeans with rhinestones on the pockets) before slowly settling back into the half hippie/half girly girl uniforms I feel most comfortable in. I think my outfit choices are a bit less costume-y now than they once were (no more dreads and giant tie-dye on tie-dye on a daily basis) but I now look to my high school self for inspiration. I love boho style and think the looks fit my personality well though I now incorporate other styles into my wardrobe as well. You can wear Free People and Kate Spade and still have a distinct personal sense of style I say!
The past week has felt SO much like Spring time in Seattle. I’m trying not to get used to the sunshine and warmer temperatures as there is a solid chance the rain will be back and the sun won’t shine again until June but I can’t help myself. I’m a Vitamin D addict and the sun makes me so stir crazy when I am indoors all day. Let me outside so I can cartwheel and frolic and climb trees! I swear I am at my happiest in the Spring, the entire season just signifies hope and rebirth and blossoms.
Spring shopping is my favorite as well. Since Seattle has fairly mild Summers you can really transition Spring pieces into Summer by simply removing a layer or two. I’m pretty much incapable of shopping right now because I’m a nanny with student loans trying to live in the city and also drink Starbucks twice a day but my sad bank account balance doesn’t stop me from window shopping (still obsessed with everything Free People). Flowy dresses, bracelets for days and bits of white eyelet make my heart skip a beat. Bring on the boho!
How would you describe your personal style? Has it evolved over time?
Here are some of the pieces I’m currently craving: