Many of you may recall the long lost days of childhood, back when you first started Pre-K in a little pink jumper, new sneakers and a bright gap-toothed smile. Perhaps you walked into class to find a group of peers dressed much like yourself, save for the small blonde girl in a big Easter Sunday dress and a bow in her hair. Cue Lindsay Lohan, because that girl was me.
It didn’t matter if I was at home, at school or at the store: growing up, I was always dressed like I had somewhere to be. On Monday morning, I’d show up to school in fancy floral overalls; on Tuesday, I’d be wearing a matching blouse and skirt, complete with sequined shoes that laced up to my tiny thighs. When Halloween rolled around, a poncho with multiple plastic pumpkins rattling about its edge could be heard as I skipped down the hallway. And nothing has changed (Okay, well I don’t wear the plastic pumpkin poncho, or that charming pom-pom Valentine’s Day sweater…). But my style remains as versatile as ever, with the condition that whatever I wear be creative, quirky, unique or just plain weird.
I like that outfits are capable of being an extension of the wearer’s personality. They are able to convey culture and ideas, identity and mood. They are more than simple garments, just as music is more than noise and art is more than paint on a canvas. Fashion has always been a huge part of my life because it is a way to express myself, and while my tastes have changed with time, I am still the same girl with a huge bow on top of her head.
Now I’m living in Atlanta as a business major at a college full of diversity and life, and I’m eager to get started, both as a student and style blogger.
Be sure to check back every month to see my latest discovery and fashion musing!