Friday, September 23, 2011

Then & Now [Hollister Floral Skirt]

THEN [August 14, 2009]: cropped burgundy cardi (HCo., fall 2008); dark grey lace cami (Pac Sun, summer 2008); burgundy/navy abstract floral skirt (HCo., fall 2009); brown faux leather stilettos (Famous Footwear, summer 2009)

NOW [September 20, 2011]: grey lace-front tee (HCo., fall 2011); owl pendant necklace (AE, fall 2011); burgundy/navy abstract floral skirt (HCo., fall 2009); navy sparkle tights (AE, Christmas 2010)
 Isn't it crazy how things change so much in just 2 years? Looking back, I can't believe that I was a senior in high school only 2 years ago--time really does fly. I feel so much more mature now, having a whole year (and 5 weeks!) of college under my belt.

One thing that hasn't changed quite as much is my wardrobe. In both of the OOTD photos above, I'm wearing a skirt that I love! It's awesome for fall, because it's in muted shades, and layers well over tights. As you can probably guess, it's gotten a lot of wear in the 2 years I've owned it. It may seem a little strange that a very young adult like me would still have a piece I had 2 years ago, but I actually have a few other pieces that I've owned since I was a freshman in high school!

Honestly, my style has changed somewhat. I'm trying to dress more sophisticatedly, while still having fun with my clothes. I think I'm more of a rule-breaker now, and I'm not as afraid to take fashion risks. 2 years ago, I doubt I would have bought a lace tee or an owl pendant, but now I own both and I love 'em. I still like the colorblocking that I did in the picture from 2 years ago, but I'm doing it in new ways and working towards being comfortable with mixing patterns.

Some things change, but others stay them same, and that's just how I like it! Hopefully, I'll be able to hold onto this skirt for another 2 years!

Do you have any pieces in your closet that you've had for awhile?

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