The French Cuff

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For the longest time, I didn’t understand french cuffs…or rather, I didn’t understand how they could work for me. French cuffs seemed like something only fancy men would wear to a black tie event…or like Don Cherry. They seemed impractical and thus, useless to me. It wasn’t until this long-longsleeve trend started happening, that I started to look at french cuffs in a new light. I am certainly not wearing them how they were designed to be worn, but I am wearing them in a way that works for me. And so I’ve been trying to play with clothes in this way sometimes…wearing them not necessarily how they were intended but in a way that makes sense for me and adds interest to my outfits. I never truly got down with the minimalist trend that happened, but there is this new wave post-minimalism style that makes sense to me. It combines function and basic-ness with something more exciting…it’s like haute fashion for the normal people of this world, which is certainly me.

One of my followers on instagram asked me the other day how I would describe my style…and I was left a bit perplexed, because I often feel like I dress several different ways. Somedays it is romantic, with ruffles and bows and girly shit, other days very post-minimalist, sometimes it’s the simplicity of Parisian style, some days I’d describe it as “boy”, sometimes it is so reminiscent of the 70s…it’s all over the map, but there is something congruent about it all when I look at how it reflects my life. I’ve always wanted to fill my life with the things I love. Why can’t you have everything you want? And so my fashion often mirrors that sentiment…I love so many styles and am inspired by so many people that I just want to have it all when it comes to style. And really, that’s how it should be. Style doesn’t have to be defined and you should certainly only be dressing for yourself. If you don’t give a fuck about style then don’t give a fuck about it. And if you do care, show that you care, but only because it is truly something that matters to you and brings joy to your life.

-WHAT I WORE-
Shirt, Trench, Handbag: vintage via CS | Overalls: vintage Jacob | Loafers: Nine West
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Puddle of Mud

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Well, my plan was to photograph an outfit (specifically, a dress I have been meaning to shoot for the last little while), and then it rained, hard. As they say, if you can’t beat em, join em…so join the rain we did. I can’t take much credit for an impromptu shoot like this. It was Zach who convinced me to still take pictures, regardless of rain (embracing it, actually), even if it was not the ones I had planned. I threw this outfit together totally based on the fact that I knew I wouldn’t mind getting these pieces wet (although the rain stopped coming down hard once we were out there, of course) and because what’s better than some bright colours and a little bit of Mexico on a gloomy day?

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This summer has very much been about comfort, breathable pieces, 70s meets 90s, sometimes minimalism and denim…oh my goodness, a lot of denim. I feel as though the amount of denim I have added to my closet and have been wearing is making up for all the years (like my whole life) of never appreciating it. One thing is for certain when it comes to my personality type, when I decide I’m in, I’m all in.

-WHAT I WORE-
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