Old English Charm.
So I took a few days off from blogging. Most of you who follow me know that I post every 2 days or so and try to keep a consistent flow of content going on my blog. I am always coming up with new and fun stuff to share with you all but came to a halt just the other day when, for the first time in a long time, I started to question whether my 5+ years of effort into this blog was really getting the recognition it deserved. I started questioning was it worth continuing if the blog world is rapidly changing into some retarded commercial popularity contest of privileged snobs who only wear labels? It seems the only time rockabilly style is trending is when Prada comes out with a collection inspired by the 50’s. Though I love Prada, and I loved that SS12 collection, it is sad that something has to become a trend to be “cool”. Well, obviously that isn’t going to stop me from dressing this way, I just think the whole thing is pretty ironic which is what everyone is trying to be these days.
Anyway, I’ve got my mojo back and my head on straight and my discouragement was just an addition to the past few months that have been, contrary to popular belief, very difficult. Sometimes you have to step away from all of this social media stuff and just live life as if it never existed. I wasn’t away for too long but it was nice just taking time to myself to regroup, recharge, and come back to blogging with a better state of mind. I do have pride so it has been hard to say that it hasn’t been all cookies and cream for me (great now I want sweets) this year but I am still grateful for all of the good things, because there were and still many good things ahead. I just have to stay focused and keep my eye on the prize because that is how I stay inspired and motivated.
So what do you do when mainstream fashion and culture under-stimulates you? You find inspiration elsewhere.
I have been checking out lots of WWD street style posts on tumblr of Milan Fashion week and maybe it’s just me but..it seems that fashion over seas is less contrived. After attending a few shows this NYFW, it just seems people were over-dressing to get their picture taken. It just didn’t seem authentic especially after seeing a guy dressed as a yellow M&M and decorated as an angry bird. Yet, I was on Buzzfeed in their freak or chic post in which I replied “I am both, thank you :)” because in the end, at least what I wore was authentic to who I am. I just think it is important to be authentic, to really be yourself. I know we hear it all the time but it doesn’t mean just doing what you want, it’s having an unbiased unpretentious opinion (just like this post is of my own opinion). I think most people are afraid that there style or personality might offend those who have a certain standard but there is nothing offensive about being you, if anything you are more respected.
Anyway. Inspired by the beautiful Victorian era of France, the bold plaid of the British, and the charm of Milan in the 1950’s..I wore a charming little outfit for a morning of shooting followed by a walk in the park. The weather is perfect at the cusp of Summer and Fall for wool, cashmere, and Autumn hues and I was ready to embrace it all.
The charming Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx. Closed minds don’t know how beautiful this place is in the Summer. I can’t wait to see it covered in snow for the Winter.My entire outfit was thrifted with the exception of my satchel and shoes. You can clearly see my influences lol.
My satchel is by Betsey Johnson.My shoes are by Dolce and Gabbana.My skirt was thrifted at a Salvation Army in Queens and my top is Banana Republic which was also thrifted at the SA.My earrings carry the beautiful memories of my time spent at Billy’s Antiques.All of my accessories here are from Billy’s too except for my vintage glasses.Voila, I’m back ❤ 😉
P.S Thank you to all of you who wrote me and commented on my last post. Your support and your love means the world to me. How could I ever lose inspiration when I have you? Thank you.