This is not my usual style. I tend to dress more "retro" and feminine.
|Shirt: I can't remember; Skirt: boutique; Sunglasses, bangle, big ring, and clutch: vintage; Shoes: Palladium; Right hand ring: Birks; Engagement ring: Britton Diamonds|
So did the urban landscape. This outfit made me feel urban and sophisticated, like the city girl that I am.
In fact, I have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and New York. I find small towns and suburbs too socially stultifying and homogeneous. I lived in a small town for five years as a child and was mercilessly bullied for my differentness. After that, I vowed I'd always live in urban centres and I've kept my promise to myself.
I left home at seventeen and have supported myself ever since. I fancy myself as having a bit of a gritty edge to my character, despite my very feminine appearance.
With my rough background, I wouldn't have made it into adulthood alive if I weren't at least a little street smart.
So, it was kind of fun to externalize that grit and toughness of character a little ...
... and to harmonize my outfit with the city itself in creative ways ...
... even if those ways didn't work every time.
Is this not one of your favourite photo bombs?
I enjoy the way looking for photo shoot locations for my blog causes me to look at my surroundings differently, and spot patterns I wouldn't have otherwise noticed.
And so it was a day of pattern mixing with an entire city instead of just an outfit. Think I'll start a new trend?
(I'm linking this up with Visible Mondays on Patti's Not Dead Yet.)