For the Love of Fashion

This post is going to take a different spin…. no meals being shown, no workouts being shared, no restaurant reviews to have, no wine sipping with friends to see. Instead, we are going to talk about fashion (I just heard all of the guys — if guys read this — groan). That’s okay though, because it’s a topic near and dear to my heart so IMA PREACH! Yes that just happened.

Ever since I can remember I’ve always loved getting dressed. I love the way different outfits make me feel and I love shopping so much that it’s a tad concerning. My mom used to tell me stories of when I was a little girl, I would insist on dressing myself and come out with polka dots, stripes, sparkles, and rainbows of colors plastered all over my body. I pretty much dress the same way today, the only difference is that I know how to pair things now. And that’s good considering I’m 24 and not four. Anywayyyyy….

Thanks, Pinterest.

I think fashion — and makeup for that matter — can be very intimidating for most people. Even some of my friends who cherish makeup refuse to wear a red lip out at night because of, ‘I’m not sure if I look good in this color’, or, ‘I really don’t think guys like red lips’. Wanna know what I think? I don’t care what other people think. If a guy isn’t coming up to you because you have red lipstick on, then you don’t want him to come up to you, period. I think you should dress for you and dress for what makes you feel like hot shit.

It’s all a part of that confidence mentality…. I specifically love the confidence of Leandra over at The Man Repeller who has shown women everywhere that you can wear WHAT you want, WHEN you want, and HOWEVER you want. Bing, bang, boom.

“Just because you won’t be at shows (The fashion week fashion shows) doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear the furry wedge-booties, labial sweater and virtually anything Opening Ceremony that you’ve been coveting but seem to have nowhere to wear…This way, when your man friend says “What the fuck,” you can refute: “It’s fashion week jackass.” –Leandra herself on Fashion Week (which is next week by the way). Should I say ‘week’ again?

As most of my close friends know very well by now, makeup is a staple in my life. I love everything about it — go check out how a woman’s face lights up at the MAC counter after she’s had her makeup done and get back to me. Never will you see me with caked on makeup (yuck), but never will you see me out at night without mascara or some sort of cosmetic. It’s too beautiful and brings out the best features if applied in the ‘right’ way.

Clothing is a little trickier — or was a little trickier — for me. It’s taken a while for my fashion sense to evolve, but I think it’s finally here. Not that we stop evolving our look, however, I believe we all have a signature. In the past couple of years, my affinity for punchy (aka bright) colors, sequins, any sort of embellishment, and a bit of a tough edge here and there has become the core of my wardrobe. See here:

I am by no means a styling genius. I’m not really ahead of the curve or ‘smart’ when it comes to fashion. But I am smart when in comes to knowing what looks good for my body. Eating right and working out makes us feel good — but wearing something that looks absolutely amazing on us should make us feel good, too. Just check out Kate Winslet, Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, and Jessica Alba (a couple of my style icons)… I love that they all know what looks best on them and how to dress themselves. While one may be a bit more risky with her taste (Hi Kimmy!) and the other has a no-nonsense, effortless approach towards clothing (I’m talking to you, Jessica), I appreciate that each of these women knows what looks best on their figures and how to dazzle the public with their wardrobe choices.

And, by the way, if I have a daughter (in the very far, far away future) you best believe she’ll be dressed like this:

A little more Pinterest for ya’.

And with that, I’m off choose what I want to wear this weekend on my trip to Maryland. Goodnight!

Question of the Night: What would you say your style is? Who is your style icon and why?


5 responses to “For the Love of Fashion

  1. I’m kind of odd when it comes to my styling. I love to be girly, wear makeup, flat iron or curl my hair. I love heels and dresses (though I usually wear the heels with pants). Then, there is the other side of me who wears Nirvana T-shirts, jeans, and Converse Chuck Taylors. Most of the time, however, I wear my workout clothes all day, my hair braided or in a bun on my head, make-up free since I’m home with my kids. ; )

  2. Oh my goodness, that baby!!!! I honestly don’t really know who i would say is my style icon. I like trendy looking dressers but I don’t actually dress that trendy. I honestly would wear dresses everyday. Or sweats. I am just all about comfort ๐Ÿ™‚ Dresses far outweigh pants for me in terms of comfort!

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