Going for the Gold.

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Going for the Gold | Someone Like You
Going for the Gold | Someone Like You
Going for the Gold | Someone Like You
Going for the Gold | Someone Like You
Going for the Gold | Someone Like You
Going for the Gold | Someone Like You

White Collared Blouse (similar) | Forever21
Gold Tank (similar) | Thrifted
Floral Skirt (similar from Forever21) | Thrifted
Black Belt with Gold Buckle (similar)| Thrifted
Black Sandals | c/o Boohoo

Around a month ago I was browsing the fashion section of a local book store and I came across a book that really caught my attention. It was called Brooklyn Street Style. I flipped through it a bit and couldn't help but get extremely excited because I've been looking for something exactly like this.

People in Brooklyn have a very unique way of dressing that is quite unlike people in Manhattan, or really people I've seen anywhere. It is such an intriguing way of dressing, no matter what the style is. The person could be very feminine, very edgy, very sophisticated, or even very disheveled looking: and they all have this common thread uniting them in Brooklyn style that I haven't been able to put my finger on how to achieve.

The style here is very nonchalant but in a thoughtful way. The ease of Brooklyn style dressing is what really fascinates me. No one puts on false airs here. Each person fully embraces who they are outwardly, yet in fully functional style. There's no towering heels and uncomfortable dresses like in Manhattan. Everything  is about clothing being mobile to take us through the many phases and roles we go through in our days.

I ended up buying the book and it was amazing. It offered so much insight to the reasoning and inspiration on how real people in Brooklyn dress. It's filled with beautiful pictures and wonderful little excerpts from long-time Brooklynites working in various industries from fashion to art, beauty and cooking. I highly recommend this book to anyone, even if you don't live in Brooklyn. It just opens up so much thought into clothing choices and the singularity we can tap into.

This outfit was actually inspired by the book! It's definitely not an ensemble I would have normally put together. But I thought about various elements discussed in the book and who I wanted to be that day and how much this outfit could help me do that (and more). I came up with this different way to wear my tank top and a more eccentric approach to styling the skirt. I got more compliments than I have in a long time from my coworkers, and I think it was because I got out of my comfort zone and stepped into a deeper part of me I didn't know existed.

I am very passionate about clothes. It may sound like a dumb, frivolous passion, but clothes are so much more than a material possession to me. They say so much about my occupation, my social circle, my mood...they connect us and speak volumes that sometimes we can't say ourselves.

With much love,

Lauren
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Lorna Sharp said...

I totally agree I think it's more than "just clothing" it's what I call : lookology x)

<3

Lorna
http://lornasharp.blogspot.com

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