Top: Zara | Pants: old | Clutch: Akira | Glasses: Prada
The majority of us love fashion, in one way or another. You wouldn’t be reading this blog otherwise, right?
It’s an important part of our lives and for me it has been the focus of all my love for as long as I can remember. And I’m not even being dramatic with that sentence.
I can still remember being 7 years old and my Grandma bringing my sisters and I to visit my newest baby sister in the hospital. There I was in a big skirt and the largest clip-on earrings I could fit on my tiny earlobes. Or being in middle school and laying out all of my clothes for the week, color coordinating every single piece with bright and daring accessories from Wet Seal and different color Keds.
You see, fashion reveals a part of our personalities before we even say our first”hello” and it develops and changes as we grow. It’s pieces of who we are and who we wish we were, as well as people we admire and want to emulate.
That’s just what clothes do. Fashion isn’t just material. It helps whip up a fantasy world for yourself. Then it dares you, and encourages you to make it into your life.
The moral of the story?
If you want to wear a feather top to lunch: WEAR IT.
A skirt that has a loud print: DO IT.
A faux fur coat that hits the floor? WHY THE HECK NOT?
Because in the words of Sarah Jessica Parker:
“I choose clothes because I respond to them. I think pulling it off or not pulling it off doesn’t exist for me. I’m looking for experiences, not some report card“.
Couldn’t have said it any better myself.
Thanks for reading xo♥
I love this, Shauna! And totally agree — fashion is a way to express yourself without saying a thing. And sometimes it’s the perfect opportunity for people who are more reserved and shy to really show their personality! This top is AMAZING! Zara always has the most fun pieces. Hope you guys had a great weekend!
A Blonde’s Moment
I completely agree that fashion lets your personality shine! Your top is absolutely beautiful! Such a fabulous look!
Jill – Doused in Pink
LOVE!! I did all those kinds of things going up, still do and I’m telling you, are you a blogger hiding a bona fide movie star because you are a true STAR in my eyes!! Have a great start to your week!! xo
Yassssss girl! And thank you for sending some nostalgia my way by mentioning Wet Seal <3
Love this featehr top on you, gorgeous, and you are absolutely right about fashion.
Love that SJP quote, so good and so true! I’ve definitely become better at wearing more artsy and creative looks, but I know I could be even more crazy. Thank you for the inspiration! Xx
Love your daring sense of style! This all-black look is so good. And now I’m totally remembering Wet Seal…oh my! Claire’s was my jam for accessories!
Love the SJP quote and in love with your style. I think we often confuse fashion with style. Style is more self-expression through clothes. It is expressing our spirit, personality and self confidence through what we choose to wear. Your style always delights me, and I am hooked … what will Shauna wear next week? 🙂 Those feather details are everything! Have a fab week.
Yess queen. I love the qoute. In highschool I would write down what I was going to wear each day. I did it so I never wore the same outfit twice in one month. I love fashion and what it lets me create. Im living for these feathers!
thanks for the amazing post, thexglitterbox
Wow! What an amazing look! You look like you belong on the cover of a magazine!
You look incredible! It’s such an amazing outfit, and I love those sleeves xo
This is divine, I love the drama of it! Jacqui x
Boy, if I could remember what I even wore to middle school! My fashion passion was more intensified in high school and college! LOVE the feathers and those sunnies, beautiful!
This is just FABULOUS!!! I want it in my closet now! So glad you shared this with us on the Style Six today!
Now that’s one fab look! I love it dear.
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
How cool! And I should just ignore my neighbor who teased me yesterday because I was pushing my son’s toy car wearing my cute wedge boots =)
Love this look. Beautiful outfit and photo. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up; It’s Not What You Wear, It’s How You Wear It. Hope to see you tomorrow for The Weekend Link Up 🙂
Fantastic outfit! And I totally appreciate the quote.
that is such an awesome top and you wear it so well! I agree, we should wear things that make us happy and not worry about trying to “pull things off”.
Hope that you had a wonderful weekend 🙂
Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! The new link up is live on my blog now, I’d love you to join again.
Away From Blue
What a sensational outfit! Wow!
Brilliant outfit and an even more brilliant message! I love the silhouette of this all black look with the dramatic feather details. And I am just like you, I have loved fashion all of my life and would go to sleep every night planning my next outfit. While it does not define me, it certainly helps me to express myself in the most creative way! Thanks for linking up with me!