I hope everyone is having better weather than we are having here in NYC. Its been raining for 2 days straight and is suppose to continue to rain until tomorrow!! Not only is it raining but its back at 49 degrees!!!! Just Tuesday it was close to 90 degrees! Bipolar weather....sigh.
Anyway I thought I'd do a super fun and kind of silly post today (as well as a little self centered). I thought I would take you through my style evolution through the years.
I wrote a whole thing in my very first post about why I decided to totally commit to vintage and vintage appropriate clothing. I wasn't happy with myself and the way I looked. It just didn't feel like it suited me at all. Sure I looked okay but there was something missing. I wasn't sure what it was until I started wearing vintage clothing almost exactly a year ago.
So here we go! Enjoy and feel free to crack up at the old school pics!!! (sorry for the quality of some of them... what can I say...it was the 90's and early 2000's. Disposable cameras were the thing!)
So here is high school me. I almost always either wore my hair totally straight with a side part or in a bun (you know, the whole ballerina thing). In high school I almost always wore a skirt. The main reason is because I'm from Louisiana and it's always hot!!! The other is that I just have always loved girly clothes. But then the 90's were the years of baggy clothes, so I also wore my share of jeans and T-shirts. These were both taken my Senior year in 1999.
Then I moved to NYC and my hair and style pretty much stayed the same for the first year. Straight hair or bun, but with all the dance classes I was taking and with all the walking in the cold that I wasn't used to I wore mostly jeans and t-shirts. Fewer skirts and dresses. The second year my style slightly changed to a more natural look. I went and got my hair "twisted" because at the time I thought I wanted to start "Locs" (or dredlocks). Which didn't last for long. By the time they started to set in I freaked out and had to cut them out!!!
I'm in the white
This is also around the time I tried my hand at free lancing as a commercial dancer and met Honey. I did the shift over to more trendy clothes and played around with my hair color and hair weaves... A LOT... This was around 2003. I was about 22 years old...
This one is when I was around 24 and Honey and I "moved" to Los Angeles... that didn't last long either! Geez!!! How early 2000's can that fish net top be!?!?!?!
This pic is NYC Pride (the LGBT Pride celebration) 2007 I think... That would mean I was 25. No more weave but back to still straight... Wow Honey and I look SUPER young in this pic!!!
Then... I cut it!
My 30th Birthday (August of 2011)!!! The weave has once again resurfaced!!! But this is about 6 months before I decided to go vintage.
My first outing in a reproduction dress and my glasses!!! Everyone loved the change! I think this was March of last year.
And that led to this blog and what you see now!!! I really do feel the most comfortable with myself that I have ever felt. I'm definitely more confident and feel more womanly! Who knew that a change in clothes and hair could do that?!?! I think vintage is where I belong and where I'm going to stay!!
So that's that! I hope it wasn't too boring for you. It was so much fun to pull these old photos and remember a certain time in my life.
Have you gone back and looked at your style...The good, the bad or the absolutely "WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?!?!?!" If not, you should! Its tons of fun!
By the way. I'm hoping to have an outfit post this weekend! Fingers crossed that that works out as planned.