Welcome to my blog! I'm so excited to delve into the blogging community that I have admired from afar for so long! I'm getting a jump on my New Year’s resolution, which is to start a fashion/lifestyle blog. I have thought about the idea for a long time, but it never quite felt right until now. So here I am, trying something new.
I believe that when people continue to affirm to you that you are good at something, that you should listen and take note. If anything it has been affirmed to me that I know fashion. Whether it's my friends asking me help them pick out an outfit ( I'm basically their stylist…… I should really start charging for this stuff) or me and my mom shopping till we drop, I have always been very fascinated by clothes and combining them in ways that please me aesthetically. Sure, I have made plenty of style catastrophes in my past, but who hasn't? The important thing is that I am expressing myself and taking a risk. So on that note, I thought I would share one of my most controversial outfit choices from the past.
Anyone who went to high school with me is sure to remember this. First off, let me tell you that this was my senior year. I was full of teenage angst and the urge to get out of the small town I called home. This attitude manifested itself in dressing to make a statement. So I dressed as crazy and extreme as I could just so my peers would know that I didn't belong in that small town forever. Now, I'm a completely different person that appreciates where I'm from, but for now, let's indulge in my dramatic teenage story (Don’t judge me).
One night, I was feeling extra rebellious and so I chose to take an old, stained pair of white jeans and spray paint them gold and black, with each leg being a different color. So just picture me busting up into homeroom with this outfit on. Like I said, don't judge me.
Of course, I styled it with my favorite combat boots, fedora, white t-shirt, and vest. I have no idea why I chose to wear a fedora, considering we couldn't wear hats inside the school. Throughout the day I received quite a few stares and double-takes, but I absolutely loved it. I was accomplishing my goal to make a statement....a very gold and bold statement….a score in my book. But by third period class, my pants began to stiffen and crack, causing me to have to walk without bending my legs very much. When your 6 ft. tall, that it no easy task. I looked like a golden penguin waddling around from class to class.
Geesh ……looking back, I can't believe that I wore those things! But at the end of the day, I wouldn't change it for the world. I've had people mention those pants to me 3 years later, which is extremely embarrassing but hilarious at the same time. I want to communicate to people that you should wear whatever you want to wear. Style is a reflection of who you are at that moment in your life (so obviously, I was a golden penguin at the time). Your style changes just like you do
So that is why I am starting this blog. I want to inspire others to dress for who they are at that moment in time because you will be a completely different person a few years down the road. Life shouldn’t be about constraining yourself to other’s standards of what you should be. So if you’re a kid, be a kid! If you want to wear Christmas clothes in June, do it! If you want to get a face lift, go for it. Just be the best you that you can in that moment. God created you very intentionally with specific personality traits and certain dreams that can only pertain to you. Obviously, when sin entered the world, it warped us into broken individuals. But with what Christ has done for us, we can be that much closer to becoming who God intended us to be, gold pants and all