In middle school I knew I wanted Parsons School of Design, so I started dressing like it. I wore lots and lots of black leather, chunky heels, and headbands (undoubtedly inspired from the original). Gossip GirlI would opt for large, slouchy totes over backpacks. I would search for Miu Miu runway photos and cover my binders with them, taking the more whimsical elements of the collections and trying them in my own wardrobe. I definitely couldn’t afford the dragonfly shoes I lusted over from the brand’s spring 2008 collectionHowever, my mom helped me find cheap alternatives. To counteract my days at school, where I was endlessly bullied for looking different (people notice when you’re not dressed like them; I got asked almost every day, “Why are you so dressed up?”Fashion became my escape. My mother and me would drive to the next town to browse fashion magazines at Barnes & Noble, and window-shop. We would spend hours at Target and TJ Maxx — the only places in the area to look for clothes that were decently affordable and fashion-forward — poring over different pieces, holding them up to see how they’d look on us, and suggesting styles for each other that we normally wouldn’t gravitate to.
Keep you deliciously warm in the icy days of winter, in great style!
Full Length Mink Fur Coat with Shawl Collar & Bracelet Cuffs (Demi Buff, XS)
39" Slick wool wrap coat with exaggerated collar and tie belt
Adjustable button closure
HALSTON Women's Drop Waist
Badgley Mischka Women's Cowl Back Sequin Classic Gown
Tony Bowls A-Line Gown 11307