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Minimalism? maybe?


As much as I love categorizing literally everything, my defining and boxing expertise deeply lacks when it comes to my own personal style. Which is like, super lame. What's more fun than defining and boxing yourself??

When I was a very very young(er) blogger human this kinda stressed me out. My style was not just a singular Thing: one day I would be super girly and wear exclusively baby pink, and the next I would dress like an evil psychopath goth schoolgirl (probably induced from too many viewings of Heathers). I loved grunge and over-the-top maximalism, but I also loved 90's minimalism, too (I still drool over the iconic Corinne Day shoot with Kate Moss). I worshipped Alexander McQueen's beautiful, creative, in-your-face silhouettes and loved Calvin Klein's clean-cut lines. You see my problem.

Now I'm more okay to not be defined at all. Most of the time when people ask, I say my style is "very feminine", "weird and unexpected" or "chameleon-ish". If anyone in the audience of 1.45 people have a good definition of my overall style, I'm all ears. Until then, I guess I'll keep trying out all my favorite categories of style—I would say these pictured above specifically lean towards "minimalism", but who knows. Tomorrow I'll probably be a maximalist again and wear 3 skirts over a pair of pants. Boom. Fa-shun.

Dream dress by Helmut Lang. Socks from Amazon, shoes are vintage.

All photos shot by me with my Canon D600 and an 18-135mm lens.

How to repurpose your prom dress

Ahh, prom. The pubescent mating ritual that millions of beautiful, makeupped youths partake in every year has been and forever will be one of my favorite bits of The American Experience™. Not because I actually had a lot of fun at my proms—yes, proms, I went multiple times—but because it's really just one of those things that is so distinct to being a high schooler in America. Maybe this is just me, desperately grasping at an "American culture" that doesn't really exist outside of cheeseburgers and institutionalized racism, but hey! I still think prom is funny, and it makes wonderful fodder for poignant short stories about the loss of innocence or whatever. I looked forward to prom SO much before I got into high school, mostly because I was really hoping it would be as magical and Gunne Sax-filled as the prom scene in The Virgin Suicides. In fact, it was not. They didn't play "Come Sail Away", not even once, and Kirsten Dunst wasn't there (I think). I'm still glad I went.

Another prom szn has come and gone, and looking at all my younger relatives being shipped off in their limos to have one of the most stereotypical high school experiences of all time is making me NOSTALGIC! And also it makes me want to WEAR PROM DRESSES AGAIN! Yes, they inevitably still smell like teen dreamz and college rejection letters and maybe some vomit from the after party, but they can 100% be worn again in a non-prom context. How? Watch and learn.

1. Wear it over jeans à la Molly Goddard

Every day when I wake up, I ask myself the same question: WWMGD? (What Would Molly Goddard Do?) The answer is she would cover everything in tulle and pink and pretty flounces, and wear it unabashedly over normal clothes. So I strive to do the same, goddamnit!

2. Wear it over your work clothes and confuse the shit out of your boss

Mixing womenswear and menswear is always so fun and I do it a lot. I especially love the idea that someone would show up to work in normal Office Clothes but then have their prom dress on WITH the Office Clothes!! And like, yeah, maybe this isn't the most plausible way to repurpose a prom dress. But whatever. Do it anyways. You probably won't get fired. Probably.

3. Put a turtleneck under it and wear it to da club

Fun fact, I bought this bag specifically to wear into clubs, because it is basically drunk-proof, i.e. it snaps shut AND it has a zipper. So my stuff can't fall out, no matter how much I'm dancing. No I-party-too-much-and-have-an-irreconcilably-cracked-iPhone for me! Nope!!

But yeah, a lot of people's prom dresses are easy to dress down, too, especially if it's a really simple sheath one (like the one below). If it's too long, you can always take it to a seamstress and get it hemmed so it can be worn to more casual events.

4. Wear it to another formal event, for fuck's sake

I know this is making it look like I just ran out of ideas by the end of the shoot, but uh, hello! Prom dresses CAN be worn to other events! They're formal dresses! And thank god, there are more formal events in a lifetime besides for prom. We can all stop pretending that we have bottomless bank accounts and just wear. The same. Thing. Twice.

Look 1: Vintage prom dress, vintage shirt, Madewell jeans, vintage heels.
Look 2: Vintage coat and shirt, vintage dress, Topshop pants, Coach heels.
Look 3: Vintage dress, Zara heels and bag.
Look 4: Vintage dress and bag, Céline heels.

All photos shot by me with my Canon D600 and an 18-135mm lens.

Turn Off Your TV!


Wearing cute things in summer is hard because I dislike being sweaty and fashionable at the same time. Mostly when I'm having a casual day of reading and drinking iced coffee (my ultimate summer goal), I wear basically the most skimpy and floaty thing possible, because I just cannot be bothered to try and look all weird and funky.

This is where very key things like bright colored one-pieces or body suits come in handy, along with sheer floaty dresses. I look cool but I only have 1.5 items of clothing on!! What a concept. And wearing brightly colored lipstick as eyeshadow is never a bad idea, either.

Also this swimsuit is definitely about 2x too small for me but they only had this size left. And it looks real good on me.

Swimsuit is ASOS, dress is vintage, jewelry is vintage, sandals are Tevas.

Photos shot by me with my Canon D600 and an 18-135mm lens.
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