She's So Unusual

September 1, 2017

I've been thinking a lot about the topic of personal style lately and whether its really possible to define your style in one word. When I think of my style icons (best illustrated on my Pinterest board) I think of so many different women, but there's not necessarily anything they share in common. So I started asking my close friends and my parents about how they'd define my style and I got answers like bold, chic, creative, edgy, artsy, eclectic, timeless, and unusual.
One of my best friends mentioned the word, "unusual." It got me thinking that maybe one word to define my style could be a word as simple as unusual. Defined as, "Remarkable or interesting because different from or better than others." Although I'd like to define my style into a more common style term, unusual was the word that I felt fit my style the most.
My style has really grown in the past couple years and I'm really grateful I've made peace with myself and my closet. Although I don't shop nearly as much as I used to in high school and the process is a lot different, I'm happier. I look in my closet and I'm excited to wear something I've worn ten times. The pieces in my closet make me feel happy, professional, and ready to tackle life's adventures. Still I feel a little at a loss that I can't exactly place a finger on one word to describe my own style, but I digress. Isn't life about the journey, not the destination? Shouldn't style be the same way? If it is haven't I been on a long journey then? I've finally found a place to rest, and enjoy this place somewhere at equilibrium.
This top was actually a graduation gift. I had been on a search for it in my size since I didn't get a chance to snap it up while working at Anthro, but then one day searching eBay I found it! Most likely fate at a whopping $24 when this top retailed for $98.  I love the retro vibe of this top and the neckerchief is made from silk! It's such a unique piece but it can be worn for so many occasions. I've worn it to a Royals game and out at MGM harbor in Maryland.

So I'm leaving my style at unusual for now, until I find a word that can better describe my style. I really do think personal style is a journey rather than a destination, and I think I'd rather that be it for now.

What do you think, whether this is the first time you're visiting my site or if you're following along, how would you describe my style?

Photos by Xochi Romero

Wearing: Top - sleeveless scarf tank by Moth (old) - Anthropologie, shorts - J. Crew, shoes - Madden Girl, sunglasses - SoLoves Vintage, watch - MBMJ, lips - Ciate London Liquid Velvet in Starlet, nails - O.P.I Gelato On My Mind

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61 comments

  1. I agree that finding your personal style is like a journey or process, we go through several iteration before we're happy with the final result. From this outfit, which I really like, the words that come to mind are eclectic with a little bit of edge! I do think electric and unusual have very similar meanings too!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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  2. What a lovely post, you are so adorable! BTW, like those sunnies.

    xx,Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  3. I love those sunglasses! I think you have a unique style: reminds me of a friend of mine, a bit retro progressive styling. My style has evolved but it's essentially a mix of elegance, with vintage and romantic elements.
    Take care,
    Madison x
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Thanks Madison! Yes, definitely retro progressive! That's a great way to put it!

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  4. Style is a journey which you develop over the time. I love to read and experiment with fashion. The clothes are those you wouldn't expect to look or feel good on you and they just feel so perfect.
    Have a fantastic week.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com/blue-blouse-dress/

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  5. This outfit is so cute! And I love how you openly embrace your style and call it "unusual" - it's really inspirational. Fab post!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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  6. That's a pretty lipstick, also love the sunnies. I agree about finding your style and sticking to it, developing it, adding your personality to it. That's what I love about fashion!


    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Thanks Naya! Ciate liquid lipsticks are amazing and surprisingly not drying. Great points, totally agree.

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  7. Cute outfit and love your sunnies!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  8. Unusual style forever gurl! Gosh I'm obsessed with these shots - such gorgeous Old Hollywood glamour. Beautiful.

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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  9. Love this post! I can definitely relate too. This glasses are so cute on you. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  10. This is a lovely post, I think my style is unusual too. Its great to be different, the greatest and most successful people had to be unusual and unique. I love the outfit in this post!
    Isabelle x
    isabelleelli.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Isabelle! Awh what a great point! Being unusual just feels like me.

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  11. I find myself buying less clothes now, but I feel happier and more confident with that as well. I think it's because we grow up and the act of buying things stops being so exciting and starts being more conscious. We're spending our money (or just less money) now, so we better be smart about it :) Lovely outfit!
    la veine chronicles

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    1. So good to hear Marta. When I do shop its such a rush. I've been listening to Marie Kondo's books and they're so helpful in continuing to buy only pieces that spark joy.

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  12. Your unusual style is a perfect style for you! It's a long journey to figure out your style (believe me, I'm still doing it) and it continues to develop since then. Personally, I think figuring it out is so much better than trying to reinvent it every season haha

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

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  13. I totally agree that I like unique and unusual style. You look gorgeous.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  14. It's fabulous you're in a great place with your personal style, at the moment I'm still trying to figure my own out to be perfectly honest, I'm looking forward to getting there eventually!

    Musings & More

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    1. Thanks so much Emily, wishing you all the best from KS!

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  15. J'adore!!
    Bisous from Peru

    http://gallech.blogspot.com

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  16. I think the most important thing is to follow your own style and be unique! I love your outfit!!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  17. You look so pretty in this style, love your makeup too!

    http://www.heelsandbeyond.com/

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  18. I love the look, especially the glasses. Also, yup, finding your own style is a process you need to discover on your own. You can get inspirations from others from time to time, and it's completely okay to be different, or even unusual. We're all different, that's what makes this whole thing interesting.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thanks Jess! For me I don't think my style is going to be definitive or eponymous but I'm okay with that.

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  19. Hearing that your style is unusual is such a compliment, it means that it truly is reflective of you as an individual, which is what style should be! I know you must have really felt amazing after pondering her answer. That said, I love those sunnies on you, so cute! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, girlie!

    XO,
    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  20. We should all embrace our style. Truth! The glasses is so good.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Agreed! Thanks so much they're from a Greek vintage store ^__^

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  21. Unusual is a great way to define your personal style. And I love the scarf and the way you tied it. It's the perfect touch.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Thanks Yasmin! The blouse actually comes with the neckerchief gotta love Anthro!

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  22. There's no easy way to describe someone's style in one word as we keep evolving and going through different phases. I find your style cute and this top says it too. Like the neckerchief, really cute for me!

    www.busyandfab.com

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  23. You've got me thinking! I don't think I can describe my style either but just like you mentioned, I am totally at peace with my closet and always excited about repeating my outfits!
    I think I would use the word timeless for you too!!

    www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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    1. That's amazing! For real to be at a place where wearing what's in your closet is so appealing is such an accomplishment ^__^ Awh thanks!

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  24. I love your outfit, especially the sunglasses! They're so fun and different!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris | https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  25. Love your accessorising with the scarf! :) I agree too, it's so hard to definite our own personal style. It's interesting getting feedback from others as to how they would describe it as they often have insights we don't. I think style is always evolving and it's interesting to see how my outfits change over the course of blogging - it's so fun to look back! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  26. That’s cool post!
    Can you follow me? I will follow you :)

    Have a lovely weekend!
    murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

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  27. Your eyelashes are so long! Is it your natural lashes? Super pretty!

    Angelie // L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation Review

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    1. Thank you Bernadette! Yes they are, I use some mascara but that's about it! I would tell you the mascara but I'm always changing it up >.< I do like Too Faceds BTS and Chanel's !

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