Today's theme is a style retrospective, so I decided to pluck a few older photos off of my social networking sites and talk about how until now, I didn't have much direction in the style department.
Having been plus sized since age 12 and up, it has been hard for me to feel like I am wearing what I *really* want to wear. Most of my purchases until late have been more about "what fit", and even then, I wasn't happy all of the time.
Age 15 or so, I was wearing lots of unflattering cargo shorts with tank tops and jackets to cover myself.
Age 16, on a trip in the Keys, not aware of my ability to style much and wearing a simple rotation of shirts and pants.
Age 19, getting a little more exploratory with my outfits but not quite refined.
Age 19 (or so), getting a little better at finding what works for me. Also, my top matches my braces! (Fun fact: I had braces for 10 years.)
Age 20, spending a weekend in Maryland and trying new combinations but still needing to figure out the finer points of styling.
While I am actively trying to get to a more comfortable size, looking at these photos makes me want to work even harder to be conscious of how I display myself.
Next to having almost every hair color in the book, I had been pretty spotty about the type of outfits I put together, laziness overcoming most of the time.
I'll admit that even now, I am not as style-conscious as some of my friends, but I do believe that I have found a passion and talent for outfits as of late.
I look forward to seeing my own style transform through the years.