Vancouver (and some times Los Angeles) weirdo wears stuff, takes pictures, makes fashion blog.

Frump Princess

Have you ever had a change of heart about how to dress? Since the season changed, I've also had a change of heart... mostly about pants. Mind you, I mainly wear them out of necessity because of the very simple fact that winter is cold. If I could get away with it, I'd be in a dress/tights combo until it was warm enough to ditch the tights.

But something about this year, man. It's been weird. Look at those weird things covering my legs.

Pants.

Prior to this, I was a one-pants-look wonder. Basic low rise skinny jeans with no frills. Not skinny? Forget it. Holes? Definitely not. Length that's shorter than ankles? THROW THEM INTO A FIRE! I gave myself a lot of pants rules probably because I hated pants. But people change! And this is the great thing about fashion -- it doesn't sit still.

So, even though a part of me still thinks girlfriend jeans are just a less crappy version of frump-to-the-max boyfriend jeans. that suits me just fine because I'm ready to style myself intentionally frumpy and comfortable after working on my feet all day.

Have you ever had a change of heart? Or do you like to stick by what you know?

Here's a little story: I remember back in 6th grade, I had a major change of heart one day -- I was a fuchsia shorts day in and day out kind of kid, but one day I decided I wanted to wear dark colors and *gasp* a skirt. Mom took me shopping and got me a dark purple sweatshirt and a black skirt. I was so excited to wear it to school but when I got there, my entire class laughed at me. It was too out of character, I suppose. They had branded me as the weird girl in fuchsia shorts, and anything outside of that was deemed ridiculous.

I hid in the bathroom at recess and changed into my PE clothes, which were, yup you guess it, fuchsia shorts.

I guess that experience really jabbed me in a sore spot. For a long time after that, I went low key with any clothing choices. Most of my things were extremely similar or just straight up duplicates -- I didn't want to step outside of the small corner I painted myself into out of fear. Fear of being ostracized as the weirdo.

But honestly, I was always a weirdo, I just didn't think it was OK to be one.

So I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's absolutely A-OK to be a multifaceted peacock in your style if you want. It's A-OK to change it up completely from time to time if that's what you want. I have frilly shiny dresses, and now I have frumpy loose-y goose-y jeans, and I have shirts in every color of the rainbow, but sometimes I just want to wear basic black.

I was too scared to wear the things I wanted to back in those elementary school days, but the most important thing I've learned as I got older is that weirdos are cool, and weirdos wearing whatever their little weirdo hearts desire is ballsy and lovely at the same time.

Photo cred: Grace Yeh @myneighborkittykatsEditingMe!
Outfit details: Shirt: Joe Fresh | Scarf: Thrifted | Bag, socks: Target | Coat: Heavenly Couture | Belt: H&M | Jeans: Garage | Shoes: DSW
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