I feel like I’ve been on a bit of a 70s kick lately. I’m always sporting a silk scarf around my neck, sporting the round sunnies and totally giving into anything and everything with floral patterns.
I used to shy away from trends - fearful of the consequences. What if the style doesn’t last? What if it’s not something I keep for a hundred years? What ifs were cramping my style, to be honest.
Because I finally came to the realization that fashion is supposed to FUN…I’m supposed to be in love with the things I wear - not stick strictly to ONLY clothing that’ll never go out of style, ever. Because honestly, what’s the fun in that?
And let's talk about this vest for a moment. I spotted it on Studio 15's website and could hardly contain my excitement. Only $60! You remember when I borrowed this gorgeous pink vest from Rent the Runway - and ever since then I've been on the hunt for a similar one! Not only is this one super versatile (and great for layering in this weird weather), but Studio 15 works with a Kleos Microfinance Group to send funds to Ugandan female entrepreneurs who are starting their own businesses. I LOVE supporting businesses that give back and had to share about them with you!
Now, to be clear, the majority of my closet are pieces that I feel like I’ll wear forever and ever…because I believe in that. But I’m giving myself a little leeway this year to play - to buy things that are a little trendy if I want.
Will the trend last forever? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m all about wearing things that make me happy…and if wearing flares with the roundest sunnies and the most shagadelic vest ever makes me happy, I’m gonna wear it.
And so I did.
Photos by Alex
PS: YOU GUYS how amazing are these photos?! Alex is part of the Moonrise District team and is one of my new favorite people! Follow him on Twitter and Instagram for more killer inspiration!