I have come a long way from my Middle School fashion days. Trust me as a pre-teen growing up in the middle of nowhere Indiana there were few outlets to gain actual style inspiration from. I mean for gods sake we were buying our clothes from the local grocery store! “Mom! I want this dress! Right next to the cantaloupe’s!!”
I believe I started to develop a sense of style when I entered college. I have to skip past even high school because I was miss matching left & right and wearing chop sticks in my hair because Jennifer Garner did it in 13 Going on 30. SEND HELP SOMEONE. Anyway when I entered college I became an Apparel Merchandising major and actually started STUDYING fashion, product, design, designers. The developing of my personal style slowly started to evolve. I joined a sorority in my second semester of freshman year and began to meet girls from all over the country with amazing clothes and confidence in what they wore. I discovered ASOS, Nasty Gal (rip), and cute boutique’s around campus. I moved to New York for a summer and studied abroad in Italy, all of these things compiling to an actual sort of fashion direction.
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The reason why I chose this outfit to write to you all about my style evolution is because I believe this truly represents everything my sense of fashion has boiled up to. During this past #nyfw we had the amazing pleasure of sitting front row @ the Sachin & Babi show. It was pure magic. I cannot even begin to explain how lucky I felt sitting in that seat and being present for this show. Then to be able to leave knowing that I had the opportunity to wear one of their pieces was absolutely awe inspiring. From a girl who got her inspiration in middle school from the Walmart ad’s to now having this confidence is clothing.. I sometimes wonder if I am even that same person?! (Even tho I obviously DEFINITELY am.. that accent comes out every now & then.) It is times like these that make me proud of who I am and that it takes ALL of your experiences to shape your outlook on life. From everything you choose to wear on the outside to what you believe on the inside.
Photos by: Laurel Creative