American Eagle Outfitters AEO Soft and Sexy Cutout Panel Dress // Black Boho Bag from Boho Bags (c/o) // Moorea Seal Sunglasses (old) // Super Moon Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // Classic Stacking Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // Twisted Stacking Ring from Moorea Seal (c/o) // Urban Outfitters Claire Velvet Choker Necklace (c/o) // Pikolinos Beaded Sandals (old)
Let’s talk personal style. It’s been awhile since I’ve done an outfit post. I’ve been avoiding them because they’re still uncomfortable. But as my style becomes more photogenic, I want to do outfit posts more frequently. It’s all about having interesting (and pretty) things to wear. As I slowly become more expressive and experimental with my personal style, and more confident with my body, I’m more likely to try different styles. Just in the past year I’ve worn things I never imagined myself having the confidence to wear.
Trying different styles is key to figuring out your personal style. If you’re not going to step out of your comfort zone, how will you know what looks good and what doesn’t? It was actually my friend Sarah who told me I should buy this little black dress. I’ve worn it to death since I bought it but I was hesitant to make the purchase. And that’s because it shows a fair amount of skin. I’m not prudish, I’ll show cleavage, leg, but I want to make sure what I show looks good so I often err on the conservative side. But thank god for Sarah cause I was initially intimidated by the cutouts on this dress and now I love it.
And while you’re trying different styles sometimes you realize that some things aren’t exactly you. I’m fascinated by the “festival” look. Braids, fringe, beads, chokers. Like boho on crack. And with my growing confidence I figured why not go all out and recreate a festival look. The black LBD, braids, this fringed bag from Boho Bags The Original, beaded sandals, and a choker. I liked the outfit in theory but what I ended up with was a little too much. I was even called Pocahontas by one of Dan’s friends. So maybe this outfit needs some adjustments.
Not every outfit you create is going to be a winner. That’s not a bad thing. Maybe you need to change-up your hairstyle or accessories to make it feel more you. I’ve officially tried the festival look and ended up looking like a bit of a weirdo. It’s all about finding out what you’re comfortable wearing. Or who you’re comfortable being. I’m quirky. But I’m still figuring out what that means for my style. Maybe next time I’ll try Belle instead.
If you’re a fan of the boho fringe look, you’ll love what Boho Bags has to offer. With their beaded and fringed, large and small crossbody bags. I’m wearing Boho Bags The Original bag in black but their bags come in a bunch of colors and styles. It’s incredibly spacious inside with a side pocket for your phone or wallet or both. And it’s made of leather so it’s super soft.
What I’m still loving is chokers. I know the trend is going to die but I don’t want to see it go. I received this gray Urban Outfitters choker in a gift bag and I freaking love it. My only gripe with chokers is that I have a small neck and they don’t hit exactly where I’d like it to hit. I may be better off creating my own choker with string. Have any of you tried making your own choker?