Thursday, February 4, 2016

I Can See Your Tracks

The first time I took photos in this field was with my sister. I was 12 at the time and she was 14. I remember she had asked me to snap some pics of her (man, have the roles reversed over the years) so we strolled to this random field near our house right before sunset. We took turns shooting photos of each other and our surroundings on a dinky digital camera, laughing and just soaking in the beauty of that moment. Eight years later, this memory runs in my head while posing for this outfit. So much has changed since that day with my sister. Naturally, with changes in circumstance and time often comes a shift in style. I now feel a lot more confident about who I am to wear pieces I adore that might garner strange looks or even critcism. With that in mind, I wonder how I would have styled a classic dress like this knit one from New Dress 8 years ago. All I know is that the way my 12 year-old-self would've accessorized it (my guess is pink pumps and plastic jewlery from Wetseal *cringes*), would have been restricted by the potential disliking from others (so basically, the opposite of how I styled it here). This isn't to say that I never feel like a fish out of water when a wear something "out-there" because who doesn't at some point? I guess I've gotten better at freeing myself from those hesitations and just wearing what I want, liking what I like, and believing what I believe. To me, this field is home base for feeling my truest, most unapologetic self. I've walked in this field in times of happiness, grief, loneliness, and peace. I can see the tracks from roaming here in all these different emotional times, but still, I'm never shy to take the next step.

 

Grey Knit Dress- New Dress
Idian Scarf- World Market 
Printed Leggings- Resale
Frye Ankle Boots- Second Hand (Ritzy Ragz)
Turkish Necklace- Gift
 Turquoise Bracelet- East Meets West
Silver + Moonstone Ring- Gift
Bindi- Ebay
All other jewelry- Boutiques/Resale 


Women's Grey Chiffon Midi Dress, Charcoal Leggings, Black Suede Ankle Boots, Silver Necklace on Lookastic: Grey Chiffon Midi Dress, Charcoal Leggings, Black Suede Ankle Boots, Silver Necklace

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