Today’s guest is another lovely lady named Lauryn (2 in one week!), who is also a fellow Detroiter/Detroit Blogger. She is a dark, mysterious beauty with enviable curls/waves and lush long eye lashes. She probably gets annoyed with me, because every time I see this woman, I stare at her eyes. Luckily we’re both happily attached, otherwise she might think I’m hitting on her!
She blogs her thoughts, and posts examples of her amazing photography at Laureality.com. A recent grad, she is actually more than just a budding photographer. She captures the joyful and colourful essence of her subjects, enhancing their natural beauty. A real skill, honestly. But I think her photography style is just an extension of who she is as a person, naturally beautiful and delightful, bringing out the better in those around her.
Hello all! While Mae is off enjoying her much overdue and well-deserved honeymoon with her hubby, she’s invited me over to her beautiful blog to talk about style. Actually, not just style, but my style. When I first heard the subject we were supposed to write about I experienced a moment of panic. Fashion and style have always been pretty intimidating to me, so could I really write about them and have anything significant to say? I’ve always felt like I’m missing the fashion gene.
It’s not that I have a hard time shopping. HAH. If only that were the case. When I walk into a store I know exactly what I’m drawn to, but for me the major struggle comes from not knowing what the heck to do with everything. What goes together? Can you really pair that belt with that dress? What about earrings? A purse?? I have a closet full of things I like but for some reason I either lack the creativity to combine them or am just plain scared to try.
Because of this major intimidation factor, there are certain trends I’ve been reluctant to try.
Exhibit A: SKINNY JEANS.
I see other women pull them off beautifully. The right figure can really rock a pair of tight fitting pants like nobody’s business, but my short-legged Italian frame didn’t have me convinced that I could join the crowd. Recently I decided that it was time to invest in some good quality denim so I headed to the Gap and quickly found what I was looking for. During that same trip I met face-to-face with those questionable skinny jeans and figured that the very least I could do was try them on.
After trying a pair that was about ten inches too long and therefore covered my entire foot, I finally found the size that complimented my short legs perfectly. Paired with an oversized t-shirt I had to admit, it was a pretty cute combination. I took the plunge and made the purchase and I haven’t looked back since.
I learned that when worn with a slouchy or otherwise attention-grabbing shirt, skinny jeans work quite well, no matter how tall I’m, er, not.
Maybe style isn’t a matter of right or wrong, but rather finding the random combination that works for you.
What can I say? I’m learning. One swipe of my debit card at a time.
For more of Lauryn, visit her blog, Laureality.com, and be astounded by all the beautiful “scenery” and profound musings of my fellow Detroiter.
Photo credit: Lauryn G, Laureality.