what i (secretly) love::fashion

i think this goes hand in hand with my secret love of makeup. i dont buy "fashion magazines" but if i see a picture of a fashion that i dream of wearing but will probably never do so in my life, i tear it out and ferret it away somewhere. i am nowhere near a fashionista. i think if i could i would wear jeans and tshirts everyday of my life, except of course for all those gorgeous gala gowns i would have to pull out now and then. yeah right. i wish i had a more original sense of style, i like to attribute my lackluster fashion performance to work. or more specifically the work wardrobe. i hate business and business casual (bleh) dress codes (but i would dearly love to own a really really really sharp, and expensive suit). economy forces me to straddle that line between acceptable for work and something i would like to wear on the weekend, because who can afford to have two sets of clothes, or really want that many clothes anyway? of course what ends up happening is that i end up with the worst of both. see above note about the suit. sometimes i think i could fix things with a well placed piece of jewelry or some other accessory, but my fledgling sense of style gets freaked out and back i go to jeans and tees. but i do love shoes. shoes can be outlandish and impractical and still go with a pair of jeans. i can break out in the shoe department. ah shoes. i love you. speaking of a freaking awesome sense of style, have you seen this picture? love that girl...

so as not to infringe on copy rights, the first and last images are from interview magazine, and the middle one is from blueprint.



Anonymous lisa said...

ack! you are so sweet. i have gotten bolder as i've gotten older (ask my sister). can't wait for you to strut around in your cuff!!

2:39 PM  
Blogger molly said...

love that third picture...and you secret love of makeup? tell us more, please!!

2:49 PM  
Blogger stephanie said...

yeah, lisa has gotten bolder as she's gotten older (she used to be the conservative-looking one of us two!), but she's always had great style.

i say set that inner-fashionista free!

2:50 PM  
Blogger bugheart said...

my friend
once told me
you should pick
your career
by what
you want
to wear-
i picked
a career
where i can
get away
with anything.
i agree-
lisa c.
is super stylish
but i am
sure you
are too!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous sarah said...

The challenge you have posed is a difficult one. I have only found one way around it. Two words: California Casual.

9:36 PM  
Blogger beth said...

hannah, you couldn't be unstylish now if you tried. you may not act on ideas as often as you have them, but style is [at least now] inherent to you.

i too used to save pages from magazines until i started moving at least once a year and finally realized that boxes full of magazines or pages from magazines are freaking heavy.

have you also been mesmerized by the crazy makeup that seems way too much, but is still somehow really attractive?

9:53 PM  
Anonymous melissa f. said...

hey did you get a tingle yesterday? we were talking about you. TWICE. so that would be multiple tingles.

3:01 PM  
Blogger h&b said...


7:56 AM  
Blogger angelique said...

I vaguely remember spending a lot (time, energy, money) on cultivating my own personal style before I had a child. Hopefully a little of that old style still clings to me because now all those resources have been diverted. A girl can still have fashion fantasies, though! Even in a peanut-butter stained t-shirt!

2:51 PM  
Blogger joyce said...

i love fashion too though i just wear jeans to work everyday -- i think the only thing that dresses me up are my bags!

8:51 PM  

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