Dress: Ralph Lauren [similar] [love this sleeveless option] | Boots: Elizabeth & James | Jacket: Calvin Klein via TJMaxx [similar] | Necklace: Covet & Adorn c/o [similar] [love this pendant] | Watch: Rakani c/o | Bracelets: JCrew, Stella & Dot c/o | Clutch: Dareen Hakim | Lips: Stila Patina | Nails: Essie Limo-scene
I don’t quite remember the day that I stumbled upon Leandra Medine’s blog. To be absolutely honest, I don’t remember what she was wearing & I don’t remember what I was wearing but I do remember her dry humor & quick wit that kept me coming back for more. ‘Man Repelling’. It was an interesting concept & while I applauded her courage & drew inspiration from her looks, my world was not [nor has it ever been] crop tops & overalls. Never to work, never after-hours, never on weekends. It just isn’t my jam. But there was still something about her blog that kept me stalking it like a Jehovah’s witness stalks your suburban home. Who knew I’d ever be interested in someone else’s writing. Weird, right? Reading — gross.
One of the reasons I so enjoy writing this blog is for the interaction I’m able to have with my readers. Another is the fact that I publish unfiltered & unedited musings that are straight out mah brain. The less scripted my posts are, the more response I get from you. Which is my favorite part. You can thank the girl crush/animal to my spirit/dry humored role model who gave me the kick in the pants to share only my honest feelings about Uggs & the travesty that is the flare pant here on DS. Speaking of my spirit animal herself, doesn’t this pic just scream, friendship? I think, yes. Thanks to the finest repeller of men, I’m confident in expressing thangs in my own way up here instead of playing it safe & creating a mundane, vanilla atmosphere. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
So, thanks Le-money for blazing this trail I’m so excited to be embarking upon myself, thanks for keeping it cool in a bad ass full midi skirt sporting jeggings underneath, thanks for the
chest bump super cool girl-we-be-homeskillets-fo-lyfe hug last night, & thanks for the continual inspiration to be true to myself. Even if that means divulging that I’m a binge mac & cheese eater. We’ve all got an Everest.
Now it’s your turn to tell me – who inspires YOU?