Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Inner Ambient

Second semester is back in sesh which means more breaks from school work spent in the fields.Very few things in this world are as cathartic as prancing in a field with huge, flowy bell sleeves draped over your arms (try it sometime if y'all don't believe me). Wearing lacey, romantic clothing with lots of movement during an artistic standstill caused by mundane obligations helps me balance productivity and creativity. I'm starting to realize that my outfit choices are not solely about conveying a message to the outside world, although that is certainly part of it. For me, style is also largely about achieving an internal equilibrium between imaginative and realistic forces. Basically, I'm just working on my inner ambient. 


Marciano Lace Bell Sleeve Top- Flashbacks
Velvet Floral Shorts- Thrift
Black Tights- Macys
Me Too Knee High Boots- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Amethyst / Moonstone Cross Necklace- Gift
All Other Jewelry- Boutique/ Flea Market/ Resale


Women's Black Lace Long Sleeve Blouse, Black Floral Velvet Shorts, Black Leather Knee High Boots, Silver Necklace on Lookastic: Black Lace Long Sleeve Blouse, Black Floral Velvet Shorts, Black Leather Knee High Boots, Silver Necklace

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Feel You

Welcome to 2017, folks! Day 9 into the New Year and I'm now just writing a new post (late to the party, per usual). I spent my first day of the current year cleaning out my closet which is super exciting, I know. However, clearing out the junk I hoarded for years exposed a difficulty I was never conscious of. The struggle does not always lie with choosing clothes to part ways with or organizing the garments that made it through the purge. What is often the most challenging is the initial wave of memories and emotions that hit when stumbling across certain pieces. The 80's bedazzled boots that were a proud thrift find at the tender age of 16; The oversized sweater you threw on the morning had to put you dog down; The scarf you wore that one crazy night (you know the one). Whether you decide to keep these items or send them off to find a new home, facing all of these recollections ranging from bitter to sweet in one sitting can be surprisingly overwhelming. I have to remind myself though, these clothes and accessories aren't bound by the sentimental value I've assigned to them. They can adapt to new environments, morphing into new memories, so cheers to that and to the future stories clothing, new and old, will tell 2k17.


Cache Lace Crop Top- Resale (Ritzy Ragz)
Tapestry Jacket- Thrift
Black Harem Pants- Resale
 Velvet Boots- AMI Clubwear
 Baroque Mesh Belt- Resale
All Other Jewelry- Flea Market/ Gift

Women's Navy Jacket, Beige Lace Cropped Top, Black Pleated Tapered Pants, Olive Velvet Ankle Boots on Lookastic: Navy Jacket, Beige Lace Cropped Top, Black Pleated Tapered Pants, Olive Velvet Ankle Boots
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