One of the biggest ways I express myself is through what I wear. I’m not sure why this matters so much to me that I would choose fashion as a deep down passion, but there’s just something about it that feels right. I love that clothing has different identities around the world and depending on what part you are in, it changes with each country. I love that it can determine the way we are perceived and I feel like this makes it a great opportunity to define who you are to others.
For a long time, as a creative, I held the things that I created so closely to me that I would feel upset when someone ‘copied’ me (i.e. my wardrobe). But the amazing thing about growing up for me and starting this blog with Kaleb is that I have learned to let go of those things that I used to ‘hold so dearly.’ Of course it never felt right for me to be upset with someone for buying the same shoes, shirt, etc. as me. But in the last few years, I have learned that life is about sharing and using your gifts for others. Kaleb was one of my biggest encouragements in this area. He is a great ‘sharer’ and this is probably one of the characteristics that I have always admired about him most. It’s so funny to me that doing this blog and sharing my outfits on the internet with the world would allow me to let go of that. I’m not even sure when it happened. One day I just realized that I didn’t care anymore and it has been such a freeing feeling. Have any of you had this issue in a certain area that you found your identity in?
My inspiration for this outfit was partially what is in style (I’m not going to lie, I love classics, but I also love trying new things) and partially what I could wear every day. I’ve always felt at home when I’m traveling and I love this dress, hat, and knit shaw because it suits that lifestyle perfectly. I don’t usually go a week without wearing a dress because you can dress them up or down. And I am absolutely in love with this new hat because it matched perfectly with the dress. I have always been a sucker for knits too. Ever since I learned how to knit, I feel like I can appreciate the beauty of anything knitted a little better. What are some of your comfort pieces?
Photography by Kaleb Nimz