I risked suffering heat stroke in order to bring you this post today, so I sure as heck hope everyone appreciates it. I think that "death by blogging" would be the most tragic thing to be written in my obituary so I'm glad the 93°F heatwave didn't knock me out. (Mind you, I'm pure Minnesotan and anything past about 80°F is killer. I can take -15°F any day though. Try me. I dare you.)
I bought this dress online from Fancy Treehouse because she was having a sale and I'm a sucker for the fantasy print and anything in sundress form...because sundresses are perfect for layering and are cooler than you and I put together.
I've been a bit more explorative with my style lately. I have a theory that it's because I'm single and feeling a bit more free and willing to be crazy. I'm an independent woman, so why not dress however I feel? Who am I trying to please? (Except the whole blogosphere, but if you don't like what I wear then get the fuck out.) I've been feeling inspired by fellow bloggers like Aileen of the little android and Madeline of jean greige because they wear what they want and explore different corners of fashion while still keeping it personal.
It also helps that I just recently re-watched "My So-Called Life" and that I adore every bit & piece of fashion in that series. The '90s grunge trend is taking over my wardrobe and this sundress has recently been enlisted to fight for the cause.
As you can see, I am so much cooler now that I'm independent and exploring my wardobe more. So much more, in fact, that I am now too cool to even look at the camera.
Just kidding. I looked. This lace shirt is my one piece from American Apparel. I bought it with a gift card, figuring that I might as well buy something other than a neon t-shirt and a sweatband. It adds a bit of class to my wardrobe, a wardrobe with so little of it, and is great for layering. Living in a place like Minnesota, layering is key all year round...which is probably why I'm constantly bringing it up and with so much excitement in my voice. Layering, layering, layering la la la!
I'm also rockin' that side pony.
What's a blog post without showing some leg? I recently told a co-worker that I'm striving to be a bit less weird. In reply, he burst out laughing and said, "I don't see that happening any time soon!" Cheers!
My birthday is on Friday and I can already feel myself sinking into a quarter-life crisis. I'll be 19, the last of my teen years. Gone so soon. Youth, come back! Expect a boring birthday post in which I lecture on what I learned in my 18th year of life. Till then, keep cool friends.