My Style Inspiration

Everything in your life has an impact on your sense of style whether you realize it or not. It's the coffee you drink in the morning and how you find yourself transporting to work. How you live your life effects what you wear on your back. Growing up as a petite, shy blonde had a lot of people defining me by 'sweet' and, my least favorite, 'innocent.' I'm someone who likes to take a challenge or limitation society may put on me and prove people wrong. I aim to defy stereotypes. 

So it went like this: hopeful romantic, hopeless romantic, then skeptic. I can't say I've ever been in love. I like being independent, earning my own way, and opening my own doors (though a compliment every now and then never hurts). Truthfully, I just can't stand anymore disappointment or wasting my time. I remember watching Disney's Hercules when I was young. Meg stood out to me as being strong, witty and independent, atypical to those damsels in distress roles embodied by nearly all of their princesses. I wanted to be like he or Ariel and go against the grain, even if it wasn't always accepted. I often translate this romantic style by wearing laces, florals, sheer fabrics, and braided hair. Mixing in studs, red lipstick, and corsets often adds that confident edge. 
Art has always been a huge part of my life. For as long as I can remember I've been creating. If my barbies didn't have the outfit or were missing the piece of furniture I pictured for their dream house, I'd design it out of any and every material at hand. I felt fulfilled knowing I had worked hard to provide them with something original. Nowadays, I enjoy gallery hops back in my hometown, that whole coffee shop feel, and listening to live music. In the seventh grade I came to the conclusion that my favorite poet was/is Edgar Allan Poe. I couldn't overlook his dark mind and imminent tragedy.  
I don't know what it is about abandoned places that fascinates me. I was a bit of a tomboy growing up (who liked to play dress up) and explored the outdoors every chance of the day I got. I never minded getting my hands a little dirty, it was the hope of discovering a new adventure that was worth it.  When Titanic came out on VHS I snatched the movie and put it in my mom's cart (which she didn't realize till check-out). I read books, visited exhibits, and did anything I could to know everything about the Titanic and the events that led it to be the ghost ship sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic we know it to be today. I think it is my love for the timeless and forgotten that leads me to wear vintage-inspired pieces reflective of styles and silhouettes throughout history (i.e.  1800s, 1920s, 1950s, and 1970s).

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