Saturday, June 9, 2012

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable we have to alter it every six months - Oscar Wilde

I have moved once again! This time from Portland, Oregon to Saratoga Springs, New York. And in doing so I had to donate a lot of excess clothing and personal stuff. So I'm starting from scratch in nearly every aspect of my life!

The road trip across the country was amazing-- but it went extremely quickly despite the fact that Shane and I were in the car for nearly 48 hours. We stopped only once, overnight in Iowa.

It's so interesting on the East coast in comparison to the West, I discovered it the last time I visited my home in Pennsylvania about three years ago. The fashion culture seems to be less defined, and even-- in some cases-- a bit slower to come about over here on the East. Whenever 'scene' was a big fad [one I completely bought into] I garnered a lot of looks coming back here about four years ago with my big hair and raccoon eyes-- as if people had never seen it before.

Now, I don't speak for every area on the East coast, I've not been to every city or even every state on this coast, but I am surprised to see no understanding of the word 'hipster' short of it's likeness to 'hippie'.

Unfortunately because of my living in smaller towns and them not following current West-coast trends I seem to gather quite a few odd looks, less so in Saratoga than I did in Pennsylvania, however!

But beyond my precarious fashion situation, since I saw my mom for the first time in three or so years, she decided to buy me a few things to replace my emptied wardrobe to make up for the birthdays and Christmases we've missed together.

All in all, she spoiled me.

My first round of purchases [not including the bottom shorts]! Forever XXI and some other brand I am not sure of. The shorts though are older things I've had laying around that I'm finally getting more use out of.

An H&M romper and dress! I am in love with the romper, it's the perfect material, soft and thin for summer, and it's the first romper that I've ever gotten that fits me! I am so pear shaped that most rompers are too small on the bottom.

Another H&M dress and another romper by Guess! A bit of color for my suddenly monochrome wardrobe.

And a few other pieces, mostly thrifted and Kohl's-- I'm in love with the two vests!

This is a lot of mix stuff, I bought it when I was going through my attempt-at-hipster phase but it matches well to a lot of the darker stuff I just recently got-- which is great! I hate out-growing stylish items.

And then these babies, which make me want to die inside a little bit! My friend Johnson decided to randomly surprise me with them, the box showed up on my doorstep three days into moving into my new home. I about died. I just sat in the middle of the living room staring at the Jeffrey Campbell box in a mix of horror and excitement.

I have a hard time coordinating them but I'm learning!

And last but not least, my latest obsession:

Stockings, thigh highs, and garter belts! I absolutely am in love with them. They combine my hate of showing my legs with my love of booty shorts. I love layering them, the more I can wear at once the better.

The garters are all made by me, I was super excited to start doing a bit of sewing again even if garters are probably the most easy of items to make.

Maybe for my next post I'll try to include an OOTD and a tour of new home.


Meghan said...

It's cool that you're sort of starting over in your life, I bet that's a great feeling :) It would be really a radical change, and probably a little hard, but I'm sure it will be one that will only have you grow more as an individual.

And ... all those clothes are super adorable! New wardrobes are awesome. :) I really want to go clothes shopping now, haha..

xJustAnother said...

@Meghan: It really is cool, a bit scary, but very fun. More than anything though I am happy to be back on the East coast with a support system I didn't have on the West, after all my family and childhood friends are all over here :]

I can't wait to see what kind of stuff we get up to and what kind of adventures we have.

Believe me I'd love to go shopping again too, haha! It's kind of a bad idea until I get my job though.

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