On Fashion and Freedom

Images by  John HIbionada

Images by John HIbionada

If someone asks what I'm passionate about, fashion will surely be in my top 5. It's been my job for nearly a decade, but has been so much more to me than just a career path. A lot of people say that their interest in fashion came from looking for way to express themselves, but for me it was more about control. I wanted to be able to shape the way people saw me, and I learned young how easily that perception can be swayed based only on what you are wearing. With the right outfit, I could be a girly girl, an athlete, a bombshell, or a nerd - all personality traits that coexist within me. 

The Reformation  Talulah Dress

The Reformation Talulah Dress

We all know people are judged by first impression, however wrong that may be. Fashion is transformative and if you read this blog or follow me on Instagram, you know that I'm not loyal to any one look. You have seen me rock Adidas sweats one day, bold colored silk dresses on others. Fashion gives you the freedom to do so. And while they can be all over the place, you can connect the dots between most of my looks and determine some elements of my signature style. 

I'm a glamour girl at heart, if this look doesn't give it away. Some of the hottest trends these days all revolve around casual basics that I love, like bodysuits and athletic inspired pieces. But don't you just miss dressing up sometimes? It's so much fun, and everyone should be reminded of how good it feels.  So yes, I put on this gown, and makeup and wore this big wavy hair because glamour isn't dead. And because sometimes we need to be reminded of how magical fashion can be.

And I added a shearling vest because this New York almost Spring/winter not over weather is weird! I may be all about the glamour, but I'm not about freezing my ass off. 

Are there any super glamorous items on your Spring shopping list? If not on the shopping list, I hope you add some!