A look back.

Inspired by this post, and since it's December, I'm getting nostalgic. I have been looking back at my fashionz from late 2011-now today, and... I honestly wish I had a cooler transformation to report. I am actually pretty sure I actually got worse and also less cool looking this year? Here, you be the judge.

Like, look at my majestic mermaid witch hair, for example. This is how I ended 2011. You really can't tell me I'm better off now, hair-wise.

And like... when did I stop wearing bodycon everything always? It's obviously a really good look.
^^^ This photo got 1,200 notes on Tumblr. Am I famous yet? ^^^
Anyway, I think you get the point. I used to post interesting outfits, now I'm totally bored by my own content to the point where I've almost lost interest. Getting back to that now infamous xojane post, I guess I thought I had to tone myself down to be more accessible to potential advertisers/readers/whatever when I started this blog. But now that I've given myself the chance to reflect, I'm having a hard time caring about that anymore. It's my blog dammit, and clearly my true passions lie in Looking Like A Cool Alien and Not Giving An F. I feel like I can only continue Zero Style if I get ~real~ with you guys from now on. I actually first wore this outfit a few months ago to go see Jesus and Mary Chain, but I never photographed it. This is an average look for me. Now you know. I'm J. Lo level real now.

Blouse - Thrifted/Jacket - Guess/Teggings - ReDress/Skirt - H&M/Platform Sneaks - ASOS
Lipstick - Serpentina by Lime Crime

16 comments:

  1. I thing you are maturing. I love your style through and through.
    Gorgeous and unique.
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    1. thank you!! <3 i had a lot of time to think while i took my little break. i feel refocused and ready to do better!

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  2. I can understand what you say about trying to be more accessible. I feel like that at times. The outfit you posted that got keeps of notes on tumblr is amazing! I love this outfit too, that top is awesome.

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    1. thank you love! <3 i think my greatest success will come from just being honest about what a weirdo i am. :)

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  3. I love your style and think you should do whatever you want!

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  4. i loved that post by natalie, and relate to it in some ways even though i'm not fat and hardly really a fashion blogger. i love your style, and i really enjoy seeing how other people's style changes and evolves! it doesn't have to be a "better or worse" kind of thing.

    also, i waffle back and forth between the idea of sharing my outfits online more and more these days, and get nostalgic for the days when teenage girls, myself included, used to do that on livejournal for shits and giggles, not business partnerships and higher stats. the blogs i still follow, i find, tend to be the ones who don't really give a shit.

    another thing this post got me thinking about is how age factors into a lot of these ideas. natalie perkins i think is in her late 20s or early 30s, and i think you & i the same age... i'm increasingly curious about how my style has evolved the older i get, and how i care even less what people think now than when i was a teenager, when i REALLY thought i didn't give a fuck. how is that going to translate into whether or not my outfit gets reblogged or liked or whether or not my blog post gets a dozen comments? is there a link? or is it mostly just the internet changing and evolving?

    curious curious things...

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    1. you bring up a really interesting point! i am now wondering if there is a link myself. i would like to think that people can tell if you are being genuine, and i HOPE that they would appreciate/be more inspired by bloggers who are. but on the other hand, maybe they just want to see someone with tall shoes and weird colored hair. tough to say.

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  5. I think you were wearing the "tumblr fame" outfit when i ran into you at either Springsteen or the Black Keys.

    You have a definite style, and you rock it very well. It's also obvious to me that your followers are checking you out because of that, you know? Don't become what you see as boring just to become accessible. There are already a ton of boooooooooooooorinnnnnnng fashion blogs out there. Raise your freak flag, girl, and wave it very very high!

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    1. YOU ARE SO RIGHT! i'm weird as hell and everyone should know it, dammit!

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  6. I think it's important to remind yourself that fashion and style is very personal. It's easy to feel like you have to tone yourself down or cater to a specific audience when you write a blog, to convince yourself that people will stop reading if you change your style, or do something crazy. I'm guilty of it. But, in life and blogging, you shouldn't feel as if you have to be a watered down version of yourself to appease those around you (or those reading).

    I love your style, I think your more subdued outfits are beautiful (like that eshakti dress), but what really drew me to your blog was how bold you are, how you seem to wear what YOU love. You inspired me to break out of my own rut and shake things up!

    I do love your new hair, it looked great before, but this style is particularly stunning on you!

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  7. you woudn't believe how much I like it.

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  8. you have one of the most inspiring blogs I've ever seen. Keep doing what you're doing because you look amazing<3

    http://tramplingicecream.blogspot.com/

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  9. oemjiiiiiiiiiiii i'm starting to follow your blog via GFC
    scrolling down your post makes me mooore love your blog hohoho

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  10. hi can we please take a moment to recognize HOW GORGEOUS YOU ARE? In those last two photos you look ~breathtaking~

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  11. Fuck being accessible - mainstream fashion is dull as dishwater. Do what you want to do, or why bother, right?

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