Now that I have written a few blogs on WordPress, I thought it would be fair to introduce myself to you, the reader and provide insight on my style and fashion choices. My name is Samantha, and I prefer to go by Sam. I am 29 years old, working a 9-5 job. As you may have guessed, I sure love fashion. Always have, always will. It is something I have admired since I was a little girl. To this day, I still have my outfit sketches. I even drew my wedding dress when I was 13 years old. Style is a way for me and you to communicate a part of our personality to others. I feel that choosing your outfit takes a lot of careful thinking and lots of clothes being pulled off the hangers and thrown on the floor until you find the right fit. Those outfits represent a part of our personality that we can show off to strangers who may walk past us at the grocery store or when we are having a night out in town with the girls.
What really opened my eyes to fashion was the movie Clueless starring Alicia Silverstone. Who doesn’t love that movie? If you haven’t watched that movie, I highly suggest that you do. Furry pens, knee-high stockings and plaid skirts were everything to me. I loved Cher Horowitz’s closet that would revolve in circles. She could choose her outfits by the click of a button on the computer. All her outfits were loaded onto the computer so she could easily pick out an outfit. What girl doesn’t dream of that? To this day, I still want her closet.
Another influence for me were the Spice Girls, way back in 1996. Yes! The Spice Girls. From Posh’s little Gucci dresses to Mel C’s sports gear, I was obsessed. I remember thinking to myself, I want to be just like them. As part of the Spice Girl Fan Club, I had insider access to their photo shoots, concert tickets and received all the 411 on their many adventures around the U.K and U.S. Emma, aka Baby Spice, had these really tall white sneakers. They were so cute. I was determined to get myself a pair just like hers. I sent $30.00 via mail to their Fan Club begging her to sell me her shoes. I wanted them so bad. Something about Girl Power, Feminism and dancing around in the cutest outfits made me obsessed with Fashion and her white platform sneakers. She never replied back. I wonder what happened to my $30.00?
To be quite honest, there were so many artists and celebrities that I looked up to that influenced my taste and love for fashion. Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, Christina Applegate, TLC, Madonna, Cindy Crawford, Sarah Michelle Geller, the cast of Beverly Hills 90210, Kate Moss, Rose McGowan, Topanga from Boy Meets World and the list goes on.
My goal with this blog is to post pictures of my many outfits that are affordable to others. I have visited so many fashion blogs that promote very expensive fashion. How many people can go out and buy a $300 blouse? How many can buy a Chanel purse every other week? Not many people I know can afford that. It’s nice to splurge on yourself here and there, but some of us can not do that. I hope this blog helps those fashionista’s out there who want to stay in style at an affordable price and still look trendy and feel good about themselves. Most of my shopping is done at Forever 21, Wet Seal, and Fashion Nova. Very affordable places for the full time student or entry level working woman.
Photos are all courtesy of Google images.