I'm currently reading a book called Women in Clothes, which is a collection of various women's stories of how they developed their own personal style. It's been so interesting thinking of myself through the lens of how I want to present myself to the world, and remembering which pieces of clothing in my life truly made me feel like myself.
When I was growing up, I came into contact with many people who felt the need to critique the way I looked, saying that my baggy pants wouldn't "get me the kind of attention" I wanted, that heels made me "too tall and intimidating," that I shouldn't wear this, or wasn't allowed to wear that, not because it was inappropriate, but because people were uncomfortable with how THEY felt about MY clothes.
These images are spotlights on clothing I remember making me feel like the best versions of myself.
My mom's vintage Alice Cooper shirt that she wore when she was 17, which made me feel like a badass.
My traditional Hocak regalia that makes me feel close to my family and my roots.
My barista "uniform": black dress with denim vest, that is what I wish I could've looked like for the longest time.
And my future wedding dress: A purchase not made yet, but one I know I'll love.