Love & Lace

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Category: Ramblings

We are what we wear.

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Well, I am back from my hiatus – hopefully. It’s been a long month and a half of starting a new job and moving in with the boyfriend. But now that I am semi-settled, with a glass of wine in my hand, I feel it’s time I got back to blogging.

Which brings me to this post: we are what we wear. Our style is impacted by our emotions, values, traditions, likes/dislikes, insecurities, etc. It reflects our personality, our creativity.

My favorite part about fashion is the ability to express myself. And in this moment, I feel strength. The past 60 days have been a trial of my strength, patience, and problem solving skills. Although it’s been tough and nothing I have ever experienced, this is only going to make me stronger – and this is a lesson for everyone. Just remember, no matter how hard it gets, you can do it.

Back to my #ootd, this all came about when I fell in love with BaubleBar’s Supernova Choker & Bib Set. I’ve been fighting myself on buying it, because as I’ve mentioned previously, I am a bargain shopper. But the price really turned me off and had me waiting for a sale. Of course this is when I stumbled upon a statement necklace in Forever 21. And you know what, I couldn’t not scoop this up!

So I paired this piece of armor with a gray sweater, high-waisted skater skirt, and bright pink lips. Don’t worry, I wore knitted stockings as it was below freezing today. (Have I told you how much I hate winter?)

What I’m trying to say is, even if our thought process doesn’t directly tell us what feeling goes with what outfit, it is a subconscious pairing. And today, I’m strong. What does your outfit say about you?

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I should probably introduce myself.

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They call me Alyssa. I am an early 20’s dreamer (of course chasing ’em in the big apple) with a love for all things creative – especially photography and fashion. Through learning to love and express myself, my style has evolved to represent my personality: trendy statements and bargain-shopped staples. Oh, and a lot of gray.

Like most nights, tonight I am consumed in my insomniatic thoughts and Justin Bieber’s “All In It” on repeat. Cue “let’s start a blog!” So here it is and here I am, world. I can’t wait to share my journey with you.

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