Being real, I hate making New Year’s resolutions. Nobody ever keeps them, and I’m too much of a planner to follow them. I’m more of a long-term and short-term goal kind of control freak. However, in 2018 I just might have to make an exception, I should have made it a long time ago. My New Year’s resolution is to not let anyone rain on my fashion parade.
Now, there is a backstory to this: flashback to freshman year when I thought I had fashion all figured out – I didn’t then and still don’t! Anyway, freshman year in one of my fashion merchandising classes my teacher asked the class to define our personal style in one word and present why you think that. The class went on and all the other students described themselves as “preppy” or “edgy.” When it was my turn, I walked up to the front of the class – completely over dressed for the first day but still rockin’ those high heels- and said I wasn’t exactly sure. I explained that some days I’m feeling like a 90s junkie, and others I wanna be Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. If I could mix several styles into one and make a name for it, I would. That answer shocked my professor but didn’t seem to impress my peers, and totally contradicted the way I was dressed – like I had style all figured out- I sure as hell did not! I refused to be embarrassed and despite my mortification and strutted back to my seat in my 5 inch heels and sat down like a princess on a throne.
Flash forward to junior year Stacey, a lot more certain of myself than I was at 18 but still figuring things out. After seeking out clarification in many fashion books, and inspirational TED talks I came to the revelation my style is whatever I want it to be that day. Why put it in a box? Ever since I was a little girl I loved playing dress up, why stop now? As I have matured in finding my personal style with the help of The Way She Wears It by Dallas Shaw I see there are consistencies in what I like to wear – generally combining pieces that don’t normally mix, like girly and edgy pieces to make my outfit stylish. I still allow myself to experiment with different things and grow in knowing myself as a fashion lover. This has not always been the easiest. I have broken several “fashion rules” along the way that would have my professors and peers sent to an early grave – OH WELL!
In addition to have been met by many judging stares, I won’t let it stop me! In 2018 my resolution is to not let anyone rain on my fashion parade. If I feel confident and fabulous in something, despite what other people think or what the big trend is I’m going to allow myself to be free! Everyone has a little bit of Spitfire in her soul and shouldn’t let it burn out! If you see a fellow sister out being bold and daring, give her a little confidence boost and a wink!
Little Miss Spitfire
Author: Stacey Turner
Author Bio: My name is Stacey and I’m 20 years old. I am a creative and outgoing girl who loves expressing herself. I have always been a fashion lover. I am city born but southern raised, and my proud Kentucky home is in Lexington, KY. When I’m not away at school studying Fashion Merchandising at Western Kentucky University, I’m either painting something, writing something, or taking a picture of something. Can’t find me doing any of those? I’m making a YouTube makeup video. Normally, I love spending my life savings on fake eyelashes at Ulta or cuddling with my cat. I love sharing laughs with my family and hanging out with my boyfriend. And I try to live through Jesus daily!
Link to social media or website: https://littlemissspitfire.blogspot.com/