i will never be a neat and tidy person...
i am sort of a ragamuffin.
this is something i have come to accept about myself.
i usually look more like this:
which is to say, pretty much the same as what i looked like straight out of bed.
in high school i was always aware that my hair never looked right and my outfits always seemed sloppy.
even if i had carefully selected my wardrobe for the day it never seemed to look put together.
if i combed or brush my hair, it looked worse and frizzier than when i started.
if i wore slacks or a preppy shirt it felt like i was trying to be something i was not.
i was painfully aware of appearing unkempt.
luckily it was the 90s.
so i generally came to accept and even like the un-put-together look. because no matter how much i might like the look, i can not pull off clean and simple and organized as a design, style or personal aestetic.
all this is just to explain in a characteristically wordy way why i never really post "outfit" shots. i feel too untidy, too raggedy and unorganized.
but i actually want to. i love clothes, especially vintage clothes.
i wear something different almost every day unless i'm going through an obsessed phase with one particular item.
also i am proud of the fact that i wear almost 100% thrifted clothes.
that's the only real facet of style i care much for. certainly not the cost or value of some expensive designer item or knock-off, but quite the opposite.
i'm all for the tousled, the chaotic, the strange, eclectic, used and worn and carefree and loved.
that being said, here are some outfits i sort of photographed but never posted.
cause i want to get braver and more confident and grow in my personal style.
this was for mallory's japanese food birthday party. i wanted to look like a miyazaki character.
also it may have been the first time i wore dark tights with brown sandals, a look i love but thought i couldn't pull off.
good for me huh, brave!
this was the day we had our first maragaritas of the year in the backyard.
that's why there's a bathing suit under my dress!
this is a new favorite, a little slinky white drop-waist dress i thrifted last week.
i liked how it looked with these toasted coconut cupcakes i made for becky's birthday party.
anything shiny i generally want to dress down, casualize if you will.
but i do indeed love a square neckline.
and here is what i wore today for errands. these taos moccassins are my go-to shoes of the spring, thrifted in point reyes station for $2.75.
but most of all what i love is this little goldenrod sweater that emily gave me last night. she got it from her mom's thrift store.
i love clothing with sweet texture and the color is exactly what i want in my life right now.
i was in the mood for seashells and driftwood, thus this necklace.
the denim skirt i also thrifted at Treasures last week on half off day. it cost $2.00 and has nice deep pockets.
the little green ruffly tank top is Luxe, also thrifted. i am obviously a sucker for ruffles!
so there we have it.
i supposed this is how i introduce myself to the inspiring ranks of the d.i.y style world that i admire so much.
let me know if you have any ideas for me or tidbits or advice or hair tips!