℅ Avery Lane cardi/poncho (similar); Kiki La Rue maxi dress (black sold out, chocolate one here); No Nonsense tights, from Walmart (Planet color); Target boots (different color, and similar style); Much Love Illy headband; Curious Creatures necklace.
I’ve discovered a little theme about myself that has been a recurring one my whole life. I dress inappropriately a lot. I can go either way, wearing a black jacket and boots and sweatshirt for days on end, and then I have these notions about an outfit I NEED to wear and I put it together with only a vision in my head, whether it makes sense or not. I like a good theme. Do you ever have a thought of how you want to be today, and it doesn’t matter how it looks to the outside world, you just have to try it and be that person right now? Maybe it’s a bohemian princess in oversized, slouchy layers. Perhaps it’s minimalistic and spare, with nary a detail or slouch in sight. I like to try on different persona’s as they come to me, wearing what works for me in this particular moment in my life. I’m not sure if I have a defined style or not because I really like trying out all the styles out there, and impersonating different people as they come to me. It’s a whimsical way to dress, and maybe a little childish, but it suits me.
>If you wear a maxi dress in the winter you have to hold it up in your hands when you walk outside so it doesn’t drag in the snow, but it really isn’t as impractical as it looks. With tights it becomes fairly warm (even in 20 degree temps), and when layered with a long poncho type cardigan it feels just like a nightgown and robe. I wouldn’t necessarily stand in a foot of snow as I did above, but hey? Where else can you go for the artistic winter shot?
>I got the idea for the whole colored tights under a maxi dress thing from Hey Natalie Jean and I have to say, it sort of opened up a whole thought process of how to wear a lot of items in my closet. I like the thought of “winterizing” a summer look with something unexpected and remixing my closet more. I’ve been shopping very sparingly the past couple of months, using only income form this blog and gift cards, and I’ve been trying to get a little more creative with what I have.
>My whole life I’ve had a clear vision of how I want to dress and present myself, even as a little girl I fought HARD to have bare legs in January and would wear only skirts that twirl and various other idiosyncrasies that seem to have carried on into adulthood and most definitely passed down to my five year old daughter. Last week she wore striped tights, leg warmers, and a long sleeve bird print sweatshirt under a striped summer dress. Apple, meet tree;)