It’s cliche but the fictional TV character Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City will forever be my style icon. Not only has she influenced my closet, but has exposed a side of myself I knew was hiding all along.
In high school, I was voted “most unique” by my class. Those who know me personally will laugh at this statement because I am such a weird human being. I used to walk those halls in black tall high-heeled stripper boots and crazy shirts like this long pajama top with New York City signs all over it (WHY). I would get made fun of because I was so “out-there” and I would say whatever was on my mind leading to very awkward situations.
At that time I was depressed because I didn’t understand why others didn’t like me. I would think “I’m just being myself, why do they hate me for it?” I found solace in watching SATC because these women were confident in their own skin and despite criticism, they wore whatever and did whatever(or whomever…HAHA). I just wanted to live in a world where I could be myself too.
Well, I can’t change the world but I CAN change myself, which in a sense has changed my own world. I can happily say I’ve come to a place where I’m happy with who I’m becoming. I wear whatever the hell I want without giving a damn what others think of it. I surround myself with people who love me and work at a place that gives me the freedom to explore my style. Even though it’s not my beloved NYC, Denver has a special place in my heart because I’ve finally come out of my shell and become my own Carrie otherwise known as Olive.
This outfit is dedicated to my forever style icon Carrie Bradshaw, the “naked dress.”
|| Photography: Brandon Dougherty, brandondougherty.com ||
Dress: Inspyre Boutique
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack