I grew up wearing what I thought I was supposed to wear which was very feminine attire but I had my occasional tomboy days. I was a huge tomboy at home and would wear my brother's clothes in secret when no one was at the house. I never felt beautiful dressing in feminine clothes so I remember counting down the days till I left for college so I could finally express myself, freely.
When I got to college I was scared to take that risk because of the fear of being judged. But eventually I decided to stop caring if people judged me because I just wanted to be happy. I called my mom and told her I was getting rid of all of my clothes to make room for the new me. She asked if she could keep some things but overall she just wanted me to be happy.
Through trial and error I had to figure out what worked with my body and what clothing made me feel beautiful. I feel like I found a look that works for me and I’m excited to expand my fashion taste as well.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING A STYLIST AND BLOGGER?
I am passionate about the styling aspect of fashion and piecing looks together. I started my fashion blog recently and I think it’s fun and exciting way to express myself, document the looks I come up with and share links so that people can create similar looks if they’re interested.
I didn’t always feel comfortable in my skin or with the way that I looked and it was a long journey to learn to love myself and try not to compare myself to others. I used to go on vacations and get upset when someone suggested taking a photo because I was extremely awkward and wasn’t wearing clothes that suited me. Now that I’ve embraced who I am, I really enjoy being in front of the camera and expressing myself freely.
TELL US ABOUT THE THREE LOOKS YOU'VE PUT TOGETHER?
FUN IN THE SUN
I paired the Colden shirt with green and white swimming shorts because I love the breathable comfort of swimming shorts in the summer. Swim shorts are lightweight, non-restricting and perfect for those hot sweaty summers in NY. Also, you're always pool/beach ready. I really enjoy going to brunch on the weekends and this is a perfect brunch outfit. I added two gold chains I found at Buffalo Exchange, one under the collar while the other is more visible. I also wore black and gold rings and a bracelet that are from Forever 21. I'm also wearing gold frames from Amazon. I decided to wear a dusty rose Vans shoe I found at Crossroads because I knew it would compliment the pink tones in the shirt. Also, vans are a great shoe for the summer and super affordable.