Today I start a new job in fashion Exciting! I have no idea how I stumbled into the world of fashion (I also write for Genlux Magazine), it just kind of happened, and I love it. But I have a confession. Lately, I’ve sort of given up on my style. “I don’t know how to dress anymore,” I told my mom. Expecting her to say, “Oh of course you do,” she instead said, “Yeah you’re not really trying anymore.” Yikes. Let’s take a magical tour through my fashion history, shall we? (This post contains lots of photos so if your computer is slow, lollolol). Oh and
What is your daily uniform? What’s your favorite style, your favorite looks, your favorite fashion inspiration? And do you have any suggestions for me?
These are my blond days when I lived in New York. I think there is a definite difference between my NYC style and my LA style.
I think this was photo was taken actually before I went to school in NYC, but when I went to school in Boston for a brief period. I was too lazy to change the order, so you should deal with it.
This is the time in my life when I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, you know, in case you couldn’t tell. Hair was platinum and red lipstick was a staple. This is on New Year’s Eve so I am wearing false eyelashes, pearls, and gloves too. I used to wear pearls with tee shirts a lot. And this marks the beginning of my uniform: the little black dress.
Erik and Laura sorry I couldn’t crop you out of the photo, really it’s your own fault for liking me so much.
Again, red lipstick + black = outfit. This time it’s a black tuxedo jacket with skinny black jeans. That’s when we all first dared to wear skinny jeans. Those were innocent times.
Then I got into vintage in a BIG way:
I wore that damn vintage dress all the time. I wore it so often that I finally gave it away about a year ago, because the sight of it was making me nauseous. But it was a shift dress, which is my favorite cut of dress, which is probably why I clung to it for so long.
This is beyond embarrassing, but I’m sharing it as a lesson for us all. 1.) Giant plaid shirts plus tights do not an outfit make and 2.) The 00s were a surprisingly frightening year for fashion. The NYC hipster look emerged, and I blame Cory Kennedy for this. Roots were intentionally uncared for. We all make mistakes. This is mine.
Back in LA, with unintentional ombre hair. Again, innocent times. This was my Brigitte Bardot phase, where I tried to copy her look.
Again, the Serge/Jane/Bonnie & Clyde tee. I really like tights under shorts which I know is something guys just don’t get at all. Also this is the time I accidentally dyed my hair red, which is why I look so upset.
I like this leopard print coat a lot. And when I wear pants, which is something I hate to do, I like wide 70s style trousers. Yes, trousers.
Here is my beloved MJ jacket. I wear it a lot. And more black tights. And I like the Union Jack. Obviously.
This was for a party. I like eyeliner but I don’t wear this much of it for every day activities. But I like it a lot, esp with my hair here. This marks the beginning of the messy hair and return to bangs. Again, I’m wearing a black dress with minimal jewelry.
Another black dress. That viking helmet was not my doing.
Oh look, more shaggy hair, red lips, and a black dress.
I think that this photo represents my style best. Simple black dress, red lipstick, shaggy hair, and one piece of jewelry. And really pale skin, like whoa.
“I wear glasses sometimes. I wear glasses sometimes.” No but really I do. I can’t see things from far away so I need them to drive but sometimes if they work with an outfit I wear them. I like to wear these glasses with a black dress that shows off major cleavage. I like the Tiny Fey meets Kim Kardashian look.
So this time I’m trying a red dress with black lipstick. The lipstick isn’t pure black, it’s a deep burgundy. And yes, that’s a photo of Donny Osmond on a wall.
And here’s my casual black dress. And the Marc Jacobs purse that I will be buried with. My other MJ favorite thing.
Oh wait, here’s something different…
lol just kidding, it’s another black dress. But this one at least has a strip of silver sequins.
Same story, different evening. Sleek black dress, black tights. This time I went with a pale lipstick color and heavy eye makeup, not that you can tell in this photo.
Here’s the MJ jacket again on what appears to be a very sullen 15 year old. Underneath that is my other casual black dress that I probably wear three times a week without realizing it. I really like those leopard flats.
…if I could get away with wearing wigs for no reason, I would. I’m starting to wear them to parties. Not dinner parties, that would be very weird. I’m trying to make them acceptable. I know that one day I will look back and think, “Oh God Almie, no, why didn’t anyone help you” but until then I’m gonna go balls out. Also it’s hard to tell but I’m wearing a rhinestone studded white tiger ring, a gift from my amazing friend Julia. (Follow her here on twitter and here on tumblr). I wear that ring a lot. If I wear a cocktail ring that’s usually it for jewelry for me.
So here’s my thing: I like my uniform. But I don’t know how to make it daytime friendly. And I am in a fashion rut. I need suggestions. I need you to follow my work board on Pinterest and show me the way. Please?
For more fashion, take a peek at the post I made about my friend Kimme’s style.