Outfit Details

  • Jacket - Vintage hand-me-down
  • The Vaccines Shirt - Band merch from a music festival
  • Shorts - DIY, thrifted
  • Shoes - Vans, old
  • Snake hoop earrings - Beals Outlet

DIY Water Marble Nails

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How would you describe your style?

I like clothes that I feel comfortable and confident in. I think clothing is a great way to express your personality. I like to manipulate the message clothes send by mixing conservative and modern silhouettes. My style ranges between a dark punk look to a bohemian neutral to business casual.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My favorite item of clothing switches between a black glitter mini dress and a blue velvet circle skirt.

Who are your style icons?

Betsy Johnson and 80s bad girls

Do you have any favourite designers?

No but I like to pay attention to what's happening on the runway. I also take a lot of inspiration from underground expressionism and from people who aren't wearing clothes for anyone but themselves. To see someone in a 100% original look that they crafted from what is available around them makes me excited. There is a confidence in doing what you want, how you want.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes?

I don't often purchase new clothes. Most of what I buy is thrifted. If I'm buying something new it has to be a versatile piece that can work in a variety of situations. One of my favorite dresses is from Forever 21. I remember not being impressed with it in the store, but when I got home I was able to use it as a base for other, more creative looks. Besides that I will check out department stores and TJ MAXX.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

There are few, if any, items that I have successfully customized (read: sewn). Customization comes easiest in accessorizing and layering.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?

Think about layers and accessories. Layer button-ups and sweaters. Add a bulky scarf or ripped tights and boots. A beanie and jeweled necklace. Don't be afraid of opposites and consider colors carefully. Colors opposite the color wheel contrast well and usually look good together.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

The Dainty Squid, Someone Like You, Scathingly Brilliant, Nadia Aboulhosn, Nicolette Mason, Skunkboy blog, Modern Princess

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