Fun fact: I’ve never, ever owned anything purple. While shopping the Tobi site, to my surprise it was like love at first site when I saw this little tulle number. Why? I have no freaking idea, haha! I mean purple isn’t a color I usually covet, and tulle, though I have a massive appreciation for it, isn’t really something I gravitate to either. But then I remembered my new years resolutions: 1) to cut out the “I wore it like this, then I wore it like that” crap and make this blog more personable, and 2) get out of my comfort zone. Yes people, you can say this dress was my first challenge to tackle for the new year. Another Fun Fact: If I could go back in time to any decade, I’d travel back to the 80s. I mean c’mon, Pretty in Pink, the sound of electronic synths, listening to classic Madonna, when MTV actually started airing music television. It wasn’t that bad! The 80s gets too much of a bad rap for being the most ridiculous decade ever, when in fact I believe it to be the most innovative, the most culturally differentiated among the rest of the century. Bettheny Dress c/o Tobi/Jacket H&M/Sunglasses Crossroads Trading Co./Shoes Doc Martens/Lipstick Limecrime Black Velvet
Fun fact #3, since I guess I’m dishing them all out right here: As you know, most people in high school have their goth phase, punk phase, scene phase, when in fact I had my 80s phase. You’d find me in oversized vintage sweaters, headbands, leggings in every color of the rainbow, not to mention teased hair that was so big, you’d think there was a bird’s nest living in there. So much to the point where it looked like I stepped off an Olivia Newton John “Let’s get Physical” music video. I believe now is the time you’re asking me why I did it, what was I thinking? I was thinking that it was me, raw and uneditted. I suppose it was my sort of rebellion against what I thought to be the norm. In all honesty, I was still trying to find myself, my own sense of confidence, my own sense of personal style, but dressing the way that I did in high school was a way I could showcase who I currently was at the time without any real explanation. “Did anyone ever judge or made fun of the way you looked?” HELL FUCKING YES, and don’t even get me started on the dirty stares, but I guess that goes hand in hand with the deviation of norms. In the end, I took those dirty stares, and shoved them right up my a*s, just kidding! I embraced what it was, and even took that new found level of confidence into my later years. It left me open to try new things, new trends, and new styles. I don’t regret any of it.
Side story aside, I took that tulle dress and went back in time to my happy place. Using inspiration from my favorite classic coming of age flicks and with little bit of pop cult, I made this outfit something more reminiscent of my high school self, my more confident self, my more “out of comfort” self. A huge shout out to Tobi for once again setting me up with the flyest threads. I never thought that one little dress could give me that sense of confidence back. Expect more “Fun Facts” in the future.