Mar 23, 2016
beanie: target // boots: michael kors (old, similar) // sunglasses: nordstrom
Here is my philosophy, in life and in fashion. Do whatever the hell you want. I have basically lived by this philosophy my whole life. It has gotten me into some hot water over the years. Like when I got my ribs tattooed on my friends kitchen table. Or when I got my nose pierced with a fake ID and my mom chased me around the house with needle nose pliers to get it out. And my school threatened to suspend me until I got rid of it.
Or when I thought it was a good idea to double major in college, while working two jobs, and had a baby. Or how about when I thought I was really just such an adult with my jobs and my husband and I got a shitty lease on a Mercedes and basically had to eat eggs all day everyday in order to make my car payment. Don't worry, Chris came back from deployment and remedied my stupidity!
But some really great things have come from this motto. I eloped, which has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life. I quit my job to stay home with my kids. I had one baby after another despite my family and strangers giving me "advice" on having kids so close in age.
I do what makes me happy. Not in a selfish way. In a, you only live once, life is too short, buy the damn shoes kind of way. This obviously flows over to my fashion choices.
When we first got orders to move to Alaska, I panicked! I started googling like crazy. One article that came up was "Alaska ranked the worse place for fashion". I was like, oh, great! But that doesn't really matter. That didn't mean I had to all of a sudden change just because I was moving there. It's not that Alaska is the worst place FOR fashion, it's just that with the weather hand you are dealt it makes it difficult. I have tried, without putting myself in too much harm, to stay true to my style. To wear the things I want despite what people may say, or the looks I may get, because it isn't what everyone in Anchorage is wearing. It may not be the normal cold weather attire. That's the point right? That is what personal style is.
And after living here I must say that Anchorage has style. At least it gives you the tools to facilitate a great wardrobe. There are so many amazing local stores that carry just about every designer and non designer piece. I mean....we have a damn Nordstrom. Other mainstream stores have opened up here, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Sephora.
And I don't even know where this post is going. Basically, wear a damn dress in 30 degrees if you want to. Do things that make you happy. Don't worry about what other people will say. Have fun. Get the tattoo, get that grande white mocha with extra whip, chop your hair, let your kid go to Target in the Buzz Lightyear costume with the kitchen spatula in hand.
Just have fun.
Kanye's inner middle school girl signing off.