Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Boots & Ballet

Skirt (Eva Franco; Anthropologie); Jacket (Material Girl; Macy's); Boots (Sonora); T-shirt (Indian Motorcycles; vintage). Photo courtesy of Jones Photo.
I know people who are so busy "adulting" and striving to meet others' expectations in every facet of their lives that they've forgotten who they are...or at least, who they might be if they weren't so damned concerned with other people's opinions. Sometimes, that person is me.
I snapped this photo of a young girl I met last Summer at Silver in the City. I was inspired by her boots and ballet attire - an ensemble that spoke to my own inner child.
With my personal style, at least, I've pretty much gotten over other people's opinions (and excepting critical first impression situations like a job interview, but that's a topic for another day). I wear what makes me smile: like this fluffy, embroidered tulle skirt from Anthropologie...with cowboy boots and a vintage Indian Motorcycle t-shirt. Admittedly, it's a combination my 9 year old, horse-crazy self might have put together while pretend ice skating and twirling around my bedroom until my Mom came upstairs to see why the dining room chandelier was shaking. But you know what? My 40 something self still likes it. 
Photo courtesy of Jones Photo.
When you're looking for your own personal style, don't forget to ask yourself whether you like something because YOU like it and because it makes you feel like yourself, or whether you like it because someone else says you should!
Fashion is what you buy: Style is what you do with it!
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