Hi Fashion Forward Friends!
So I have been thinking about this for a long time. I am slowly going to introduce you to what I like to wear once in a while on the blog. So Now that I'm in my 30s but still feeling/looking like I'm in my 20s, I am starting to get inspired by the bloggers and vloggers for a new look. My mother in law is retiring this coming March so I am going to be job hunting soon. With the combination of all the fashionistas that I follow, I will begin to shed my mom gear and try to get more stylin on my own.
For the last 3 years...I have been stalking (in a non threatening way) 3 lovely lady's blogs and 2 Youtubers. Here are my fashion inspirations:
Always Maylee - The use of patterns and colors.
The Haute Cookie - simplicity of style in black and white, with great use of simple accessories...but expensive.
Sensible Stylista - Chameleon in human form. She has a very wide range of taste in style. Her name says it all. Sensible Style in a affordable budget and variety style trends.
Fashionista804 - Like the popular 90s group TLC, her style is Crazy, Sexy, Cool!!
HeyClaire - I want her wardrobe! Her Hair and Her body! In a non creepy way.
Let me tell you, for a lonnnnnng time...I had no style what so ever! I only wore what was on sale and comfortable! You young'en probably dont remember, but my mom got the clothes I wore from Gottschalks, Mervyn's and Montgomery Wards. But for the longest, I had a lot of hand me downs. Don't feel sorry for me, I didn't mind at all. Having 4 siblings, my family accepted that we have what we have and be grateful of what we get. FYI: My dad had a great job, we weren't poor. My mom was the greatest stay at home (exception : she didn't clean the house, me and my older sister did) I felt like Cinderella at times...lol. With one income, our priorities was everyone gets to play sports year round (this is for 5 kids = EXPENSIVE), get one Brand New tennis shoes/Cleats, and have great family outings when we can.
Anyways, I basically look like a tomboy for the longest. I cared more about sports then fashion and boys. That's how I rolled for a while. In 6-8th grade., my favorite color was white and blue. I practically wore white and blue (school colors) every day. White Shirts and Blue Jeans with this ugly red and black 49ers jacket. I really wanted a 49ers jacket in 6th or 7th grade. But my parents got me the ugliest one I ever seen and wore...lol. 90's
kids, do you remember the sports bomber jackets around '95? Yeah thats when I wanted one.
In 9-12th grade, this popular girl's older sister who graduated from high school gave me her hand me down jeans and demin shorts. I got like over 50 pieces of clothing from her/her mother. I was in Heaven. I used all those and few new things (gifts) here and there. I was really skinny back then. I wore a size 0, but had more room...but Sisqo (thong song) was popular then so I was "Cool".
Then when I got to college, I slowly showed more skin than I was used to, and wore whatever skanky tight clothes I can afford for being a poor independent college student budget. I worked as an assistant secretary to the Secretary and Director of the Education Division on a $7 an hour work study program...
After 2002, I was like 20ish. I worked at Forever 21. So I wore F21 and was a walking billboard of Abercrombie, American Eagle and Holister shiznit.
So thats my fashion history...being a 80s baby, I have lived through lots of good and bad fashion trends...now is like a collab of all the fashion eras into one era. kinda cool. I dont know what Im tyoing about now, so Imma bounce out of this now. lol. I need a nap.
xoxo, K. Lee