Now, I should warn you, the concept of being you anywhere you are is a universal concept for your life. Whether it's with friends, family, at the hottest party in town, at the Oscars, or just at sitting in your living you. You need own who you are and all that it is. Let your choices and decisions reflect that.
This piece, however, directly relates to style and more specifically mine.
We were filming some awesome video content for you all and on the journey, I went to my favorite, Dolce and Gabbana! I put on this midi length close to the body then flared at the bottom polka dot dress. It was beautiful. It was stunning. It was a dream. But more than that, there was a voice in my head saying, "Oh hey, there you are." And no, the voice didn't come from how expensive or beautiful it was but from the style of the dress. It reminded me of my older self.
I think wanting to fit in with your surroundings in natural but I have to admit that I have changed my style a lot since moving to LA. It may be a product of living in the most casual part of LA but my style has constantly commented on since moving here.
In order to fit in, I wore more casual wear, wore heels less often, and bought denim shorts (which is something that is SO NOT ME.) I was tired of all the comments..."God, you're dressed like you're off to the oscars." "Why are you so dressed up?" "You're always in heels. That has to be annoying" "You really always try to look like your perfect" "You know, you're not always on show" "Hello Cinderella"... I became tired of the comments and I became tired of always dressing so different that I let my style morph.
But, honestly, fuck it. I feel most comfortable in a well put together outfit, a good cat eye, and a heel. That has been who I am for 24 years and it's who I will always be. I will no longer sacrifice my style to make others feel better around me. They can dress up more or they can accept it. I will not stop embracing who I am because style is a direct reflection of that.
I grew up with Bardot, both Hepburns, and Sofia Loren as style icons. By the time I hit college, Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger, and Lauren Santo Domingo were idols and that's what my closet reflected.
So, note to self, note to everyone on the blog, note to everyone who makes comments, I am back. Well, mostly back...you have to evolve.