Since I was very small I had a passion for style. Being influenced by my family who seemed to be stylish by default, I always embellish my world with style, it is very important. Style is not just what you wear or where you go, it’s also about how you live, and I realized that styled living, is the new way to live.
My life as a stylist in a department store came after I had went through several style changes from the time of girlhood all the way through teen-hood. My pink and purple, girly, girly girl style of skirts, dresses and flowers morphed into a prairie gypsy look of long flowy skirts, peasant tops, and lace up boots. I was a little into grunge music and 90’s r&b, and hip-hop, not to mention gospel and soul. Then in junior high I went for the baggy, too big clothes. Tommy Hilfiger, Filas,, more like the urban hip-hop look with the dark eyeliner, slicked back pony, huge hoop earrings and over-sized jersey’s. It was a look, but didn’t last long, by 8th grade I was in my clueless like plaid skirts and and solid tops. i started mixing conservative with rock, with a pop of bold accessories on a streamline straight forward blouse and jeans look. I also liked more fitted skirts and classic tops. I have always been into shoes but it got bad when I got any kind of money. I was buying buckled wedges, penny loafers, everything but sneakers.
When I started working at the Mall of America, I started to just buy whatever I liked and was kind of confused as to what my style was, it did not seem very cohesive, and mostly was purchased for poetry shows, or nights out, or a conservative look for school.
Bloomingdale’s opened me up to designers I had only seen in magazines. The DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Ralph Lauren, and Triple 5 Soul where my go to. I have always gone out to different restaurants in the city. I lived in the hubs of cities because I am not a driver, I am a pedestrian, so I am able to go inside shops when I happen into a neighborhood, I am usually not in a rush. I will try different restaurants, and I have a few go-toss that I frequent a lot in the city. I plan on creating a post about my top 5 or 10 restaurants or destinations spots in the city., so more to come on that note.
I also was a magazine junkie, I really became bored with American magazines ten years ago and switched to buying magazines from around the world. I really started to get into street style about 5 years ago. I have been following the fashion style on blogs, YouTube, but my favorite platform to find street-style at the moment is Pinterest.
I was able to give up my obsessions with magazines for the sake of fashion alone, I still may purchased them for the collage possibilities, but not as much.