We are a species made up of paradoxes and contradictions. There is more than one story to every person, life, and situation. You may think it’s a bit of a stretch, but I feel the same way about personal style. Think about your personality, your likes, and your dislikes. If your personal style reflects who you are, then there is bound to be incongruence somewhere in the mix. You may be an avid football fan who has an apartment covered in pink fluff and lace. Or you could love to dress super feminine, but throw in punk flairs here and there.
The second you condemn what you wear to a single style, things get boring really fast. It’s a snooze-fest when an outfit follows a cookie cutter template for the final vision. You wind up looking like you bought a cheap costume from Spirit Halloween and feeling as though you didn’t put any of yourself into your clothing. The trick to an interesting ensemble is finding the perfect balance and dichotomy of the items in your wardrobe.
One of my favorite genres in my personal style is classic with a twist of quirky. The thing to love about classic items is that they are in style for ever. You can drop a bit more $$$ on these items because you can keep them around longer. The Ravel shirt I’m wearing above is something I’ve had in my closet since high school, and I think it’s still current to this day. I also love that it makes me feel like I just popped out of an episode of the Jetsons. (and no I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’ve had that top for 6 years) The modern bootcut slacks and wool hat I paired with the Ravel shirt lend themselves to a contemporary take on classic items. Throw in the Nike Liberty hidden wedge sneaker and you have the perfect amount of quirkiness. (my outfit: Ravel top, Gap pants, Marica Moran earrings, Bettina hat from Anthropologie, and Nike Liberty sneaker wedges)
I combined the photos of my apartment with this outfit in particular to show how a mess of eclectic items can come together to represent your personality. Take a closer look at the odds and ends that cover my shelves and walls to see how well diverse objects can flow together.
Your blog has such a cool concept! I’m following now, can’t wait to see whats next! 🙂
What a great blog!! I love the way you put this together 🙂
Love those sky highs! I too have clothes from 6 years ago (if not more) haha. You’re right; as long as pieces are good quality and not super trendy, they won’t look dated for a long while.
Whether it’s dressed up or dressed down you definitely know how to rock a Nike!
Great shots! You have a real eye.
Thanks for checking out my blog.
Love the pictures and your style!
Great photos, couldn’t help admiring your books!
oh! Why thank you!
Great great pictures!
Love your hat and make-up btw.
Dope..I don’t think I had seen Nike wedges before I saw ur blog….!
Great post! The trainers. The phone! The photos! Brilliant!
I love your style and the paisley printing around the hat. I could not agree more with you about having a conundrum of person style.
Dope. ‘Nuff Said.
Nice style! Great apartment!! I’ve got the e.e. cummings book. Thanks for the follow on my blog. xoxo, Wit
I like how unique your style is. Thank you for following my blog xx
You have great style and looks! You would find my “style” appalling …. jeans and black top almost daily! Oh well, I spend my money on art supplies 😉 To each his/her own. I will live vicariously through you!
hey– anything for art!
Love your style!
Love it, Love it, Love it!
Love your post and style!
Like!!! The colour is just wow!
love my nike’s !!!
the print on those nike’s are so pretty!
love this outfit 🙂
Love your sneaker wedges — the embodiment of classic with a twist of quirky! following! 🙂
definately feel like I have a sense of your style. Creative idea!
Wow, what a view from your window! And I love your vintage look Austin and Bronte collections. Gorgeous post.
So freaking cool!!!!
I love yr books!!!
i love your blog!! very cool!~
Wow, so much to see. love your photos and that phone and your quikeness! It’s so true the things you write, you are a true artist! i look forward to reading your next post.
Your photos are really beautiful, I love the sequencing of them.
Love your style and your kicks! I am also a big fan of mixing eclectic items. For instance, in my living room, I have a mirror from Morocco, a modern couch, an old window pane from the flea market hanging on my wall, as well as pink and brown styrofoam squares on the floor, a princess car, a miniature stroller and the pieces of 7 different puzzles spread around.
right on! keep it up 🙂
love your outfit! It’s so well balanced yet, fun and unexpected!! Plus you’re gorgeous and your decor in your apartment is pretty awesome too!!
Incredible post! Very cool blog…had to follow it right away. Love the black and white photo (obviously)…who knew you could be so classy with a Nike twist. Keep it up!
Love that hat!!
loving this blog! so unique and the shots are great! x
Gorgeous! Your natural beauty, your make up, the hair, the classic twist…and your cleavage xD All make me think of Monica Bellucci. Love the color combination. That hat looks really cute on you and the trainers are absolutely amazing. I’m after the white and gold version 🙂
hahahaa- you’re so sweet 🙂 thanks a million!
You’re very welcome!
Wow, I love your Jane Austen book collection! I want to do a monthly book club on my blog so feel free to join when we’re doing Austen! xoxo
Heck yes!! Love the classics 🙂
haha will do! I always love a fellow Austen fan! 🙂
Seriously… You have one of the coolest decorated apartments I’ve ever seen. Love your style. Where did you get that phone? It’s hot! I love your blog. Please keep it up!
wow! Thank you so much.
It’s a pretty eclectic little space.
The phone I found on Amazon.
Just try searching for mouth phone.
That might yield some scary results though!
So be careful 😉
I LOVE the way you did the doe-eyed look with your eye make-up.
Sassy kicks 🙂
Really cool discovering your blog – big thanks for liking my post on our brand new blog and bringing it to my attention!
I’ve got the same Liberty x Nike hi-tops and am absolutely in love with them. Although I live in London I bizarrely snapped them up in Athens!
Quirky mix of sneakers and fashion and deco you’ve got going, particularly loving the interior pics of course 🙂
Love your appartment – so much cool stuff. And you look fabulous in that hat. Thanks for liking and following my blog.
thanks so much! you rock!
Love love love this pics. So nice to get a glimpse inside some one else’s world, thank you so much for sharing! I am doing up my study and I love the inspiration 🙂
aw, thank you so much for the compliments.
Good luck with your study! You should post pictures!!
I couldn’t agree more with your perspective! Awesome blog!
Great posts! All the shots are beautiful 🙂
you’re sweet 🙂 🙂
I am obsessed with these photos and those trainers (a big thing because I never wear trainers). I love everything about them and the colours are wonderful. Thank you for liking my post and leading me to your gorgeous blog!
you rock– and you made my day brighter with your nice words.
thanks so much! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog. The black and white images here are GORGEOUS! Also, I’m curious, what got you into likeing Nike? 🙂
why thank you.
I guess my love for Nike came at such a young age…
that it’s hard for me to remember exactly why.
I grew up a major tomboy, so anything sporty made me very happy.
Nike has always had a great mix of classic retro sporty and crazy, ingenuous designs.
I think I was destined to fall for their good looks and charm. 🙂
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True story: uncanny
You have SWOOSH! Nice residence too.
hahaha I like that compliment!
and I’m loving my new apartment so much!
I love your eyeliner. That style was my daydream yesterday, but in a medium brown. I wear thinner winged liner often; need thicker!
These photos are amazing!