Keiko Lynn and Gabi Fresh beat me to it but I'm gonna say it my own way, anyways: sometimes I wear clothes solely on how they make me feel, not how they make me look. This skirt is a wee too tight in the hips and gives me a bit of a pouch in the stomach from certain angles. But I love.it. I can't care that it's not always so flattering. It makes me happy. I love this particular shade of pale pink and besides the fact that the fit is a smidge tight, it actually fits! I've tried for years to find a thrifted pencil skirt (predominately from the 80's, it always seems. I think this was probably an 80's one as well) but my hips are too wide and my waist is too small to usually find one. Ironically, in Singapore of all places, I've found three that have fit! I also got this blouse here in Singapore. The bright color and of course, the wide Peter Pan collar! It's too darling.
Another reason why I love this skirt is it feels like me (the whole photo shoot does!) I've always been very bookish. My mom read to me every night for as long as I could remember. When my brother was born, I spent many nights reading to him before bed as well. For me, reading was a way to connect with my family and I always associate it with love. It's always been an escape for me as well. When I moved to a new school in 5th grade, I was having a hard time adjusting. My teacher actually wrote my mom a note saying something along the lines of: "I don't normally discourage students from reading but Lindsey is reading so much that she is neglecting her studies and not interacting well with her peers." Whoops! Luckily, I eventually made friends in 6th grade.
After living in Korea for 3 years, having a library down the road from me with FIVE floors of books in English is one of the most happiest feelings! The current book I'm reading is Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me by Patricia Volk. It's memoir about how fashionable her mother was in the 50's and how one of the most famous fashion designers of her time influenced her. Great read!
What clothes makes you happy? What are you currently reading?
Photos by Amanda