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Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make The (Wo)Man

Style is important, though it hasn’t always been.

When I was growing up, I was part of a military family with three children and as many pets as we could take care of. We lived a chaotic, but simple, life. I always knew dad had ridiculous spending habits that liked to bite the family in the ass; since my father and mother got divorced when I was 11, my mom was left with nothing but my sister and myself. We had very little money as she was a substitute teacher and eventually diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 16, about the time she remarried my step father.

I know this has nothing to do with style, clothes, or fashion of any kind, but it was very important to those topics during my upbringing. See, I was one of those children that refused to ask my mom for anything I did not absolutely need. And I did not absolutely need the latest in fashion and brand names. I was one of those kids that wanted to wear Tripp pants and black all the time, however my mom wouldn’t let me so I had to make due with whatever else was available. Therefore, I was content with cheap, comfortable jeans and printed tee shirts most of my middle and high school life (when people really learn the basics how to dress). It was a very average tom-boy look.

It wasn’t until I got my first job that I started buy my own clothes (the clothes I wanted) and started being more of a girl (wearing dresses, learning what was fashionable, doing my makeup every day instead of just when I felt like it). And it wasn’t until college I really learned how to dress myself. Since moving out of my moms house my sense of fashion has expanded and I have finally found my own style.

I am still the same person I was back then, finding good deals and most of what I find comfortable, but in a different way now that I don’t have to depend on others to get what I want. It means a lot to me to express myself how I feel I always should have been able to. I feel like this was always the shadow standing behind the girl in the printed tee shirts and bell bottom jeans.

Random perusing through my computer has found me these pictures of my type of fashion. Yup, I’m vain sometimes. So shoot me.




4 responses to “Daily Prompt: The Clothes (May) Make The (Wo)Man

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  3. JackieP October 4, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I love your fashion look for yourself! Really nice. You got it girl. I’m too old for all that, but if I was your age thats what I would go for. 😉 I love the necklace! The one with the crystals, as I got a eck thing for spiders. 😉

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