I've always been fascinated by fashion, and I absolutely think that creating beautiful clothing is an art form. I also think how you wear clothing is an art form... everyone has different tastes and styles, and we all put together outfits in our own way by adding our unique personality to it. Whether it be relaxed, outrageous, bohemian, sophisticated, or just. plain. weird... I love that everyone can wear clothing exactly how they want. Clothing looks different on everyone, and I think that's what makes fashion so special, and so personal.
I'm so not the type to have rules when it comes to fashion, but one thing is certain: if it's not comfortable, I won't wear it. I just won't. Maybe it's because my vibe is more laidback, or maybe it's a bit of laziness. ;) But seriously, if I feel uncomfortable in any sort of way, I probably won't wear that particular outfit again. I love watching the red carpet for award shows... but sometimes I'm baffled at the things women choose to wear. I remember watching a red carpet interview where some actress said something like, "Yeah, it's really hard to sit down, and it's a bit of a challenge walking. Or breathing. But the dress is just so pretty!" Really? How is that fun? You might look like a million bucks, but feeling like you're going to pass out can't be a happy experience. You can definitely take risks and look fantastic every single day, without depriving yourself of oxygen. Clothing is supposed to make you feel good!
I always find myself being really drawn to flowy, loose-fitting pieces that are easy to move in... I love pieces that remind me, even the slightest bit, of the 70s - the vibe then was so relaxed, carefree, and fun - I think that whole time was very inspired by the west coast, and maybe that's why I love it so much. The great thing about 70s inspired fashion, is that I can take a look from day to night so easily. Sandals and floppy hats during the day, and platforms, blazers, pretty hairpieces, and piled-on vintage jewelry & fancy shmancy things at night. Not to mention... I'm comfortable. And if I'm comfortable... I'm happy. And if I'm happy... I'll have way more fun. ;) Maybe it's the arrival of spring (not that Orange County has much of a winter), but in the last two weeks alone - I've filled a folder on my computer to the brim with pretty and fun and fresh outfit ideas. Here are just a few of my favourites. What is your style like? What are you particularly drawn to right now? I would love to know!
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A note from Moorea: I'm obseeeessssed with all of these outfits that Kelly Ann chose! But none of the models have boobs! Do any of you, ahem, well endowed ladies like me have recommendations on how to pull off these styles while still flattering your curves? I'm afraid that if I wear a big flowy dress that my big boobies will make me look like I'm wearing a huge poofy bag, haha.