When was the last time you saw me wearing sneakers? Sometimes I barely even wear them to the gym. (Because Vans don't count as actual sneakers, right?) And in a more "casual" context? Forget about it. Nonetheless, I'm trying to be all about expanding my horizons so when New Balance sent me these beauties, I worked them into my very non-athleisure wardrobe.
I've got a big 'ole crush on Philly's Mural Arts Program. One thing my out-of-town friends say when they visit is how surprised they are to see these humongous pieces of art everywhere. I love 'em too, especially when they pop up in the unlikeliest of places. This mural in Fishtown by MOMO is one of my current favorites. (You can find it over on Frankford + Berks!)
When I was in high school, I was constantly getting in trouble for wearing a shirt with "too many buttons" or "a bit too tight across the chest." It often resulted in the teachers taking me away from my studies. In my impressionable teen mind, I reasoned that my body (slightly more buxom than the other girls, who could get away with four buttons instead of three) was cause for shame. Adults were putting more importance on me adhering to their arbitrary rules than my actual education. It spoke volumes. I was embarrassed by my curves and have wrestled with seeing my body in a positive light ever since. After years of struggle, it feels good to be confident.
One thing I noticed while I was taking a little scroll through my blog is that I wear a lot of black and a noteworthy amount of blush and rust. I suppose I really should try to branch out more but at the same time, you like what you like, no? Best I can do is try different combinations-- and try I shall.
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