Okay, okay… I’m still on the 2011 review stuff. I’m behind, so shoot me! This next one will be the last of the 2011 stuff, and then it’s totally onward to 2012, all my focus going into this awesome New Year we have. (I am such a sucker for reminiscing, though).
This one is a bit of a joke, a suggestion from a good friend and blog reader, who has had to bear with my incredulous fashion choices in person. If any of you who know me read this, I’m assuming you’ll just laugh. When it comes to style, I certainly have one all my own!
Words aren’t really needed when the photos say it all. 2011 was an interesting, bright, and experimentally fashioned year for me.
A Year of Fashions: My 2011 Wacky Wardrobe
Where do I shop?
American Apparel, Free People, and J. Crew for a lot of my basics. The J. Crew stuff I’ve had for YEARS, but simple layering solids like tanks and long sleeve tissue tees never go out of style.
The bandannas and knee socks have been in my wardrobe for a while, other than tie dye – they’re totes signatures of my casual attire. I’ve always loved knee socks, since I was a kid. I think it’s from liking anime when I was little, and Sailor Moon always wore tall socks, and I wanted to look exactly like her (and when I went to Asia in the 90’s, I was told that I DID look like her, which was the greatest confirmation evar!)
I thrift, a lot. I believe in up-cycling, and finding new life for something instead of discarding it. I haven’t purchased a pair of NEW jeans since 2007. I haven’t purchased NEW leather since 2008, a commitment I made! (Now, I did have a new leather purse gifted to me for Christmas, and I’m in dire need of good running shoes… so we’ll see what happens.)
I try to avoid made-in-china stuff, but that’s hard to do.
And finally, I tie dye my own stuff, but of course.
Thanks for looking and reading today. Happy New Year everyone, may 2012 be a year of wonderful things, quirky fashion included!