Uuummm…sorry for the…late part 2? *hides*
In all honesty, I kind of forgot about this until I was looking through my blog and I figured…
“Well, I haven’t done a blog like this for a while and it be nice to have a little break from the spiritual blog writing and I DID promise there be a part 2…”
So here is My Fashion Style #2!
If one wishes to see what my previous blog, My Fashion Style #1 is all about, check it out here.
My Fashion Style #1 focuses on my fashion and style from when I was very young to high school years.
This blog, is going to focus on the late teenage and my adult years, up until now.
I do hope that you enjoy this blog!
And here we go…
My Fashion Style #2
Continuing on from where we left off, I had now left high school and had a year-long break…before managing at the last moment to get a place at Plymouth university (but it was based at Truro College) to study my life-long ambition at that point – Archaeology!
My life-plan 10 years ago, was roughly this: get an archaeology degree, take another year gap to gain experience, then apply for an Egyptology degree somewhere and become an Egyptologist, get married, get a house, have a family.
Sounds simple right?
Wrong. Sadly, life cannot be that simple at times.
Unfortunately for me, two major things happened:
- The economic depression hit. Many museums would not take on new jobs and had to downsize a lot too. They would only take volunteers – which wasn’t good enough for me at the time (I needed the pay).
- Tuition fees went up to ridiculous amounts when the new Government came in (thankfully after I had left university), they had promised they wouldn’t raise them but they lied (as usual), so an average year in tuition would cost almost £9000!
Yeah…I was lucky to get my degree when I did, but unfortunately due to circumstance outside my control, certain events did ruin any chances I had to further my Egyptology ambition – which is something I regret to this day.
But that’s another blog for later, methinks. 😉
Back to the fashion!
OK – this period of my life is where I stared to wear a lot of white.
No matter what time of day it was – I always had something white on me – be it a T-shirt, skirt, accessory etc.
It was also the first appearances of me wearing my typical white dress – albeit it was kept for special occasions – such as going to the Yu-Gi-Oh TCG tournament at Mad For Miniatures at St. Austell every Saturday! (Yeah I was mad into my Yu-Gi-Oh back then…again…another blog for another time! Wow, the ideas are coming thick and fast now! LOL!)
I also got into the habit of wearing a lot of mini-skirts and dresses and high-heeled shoes! Not really a good idea for the most part, but hey! You live and learn, that is what university years are all about! XD
But again, if one were to describer my style for the time period it would, again, be…
Simple and elegant.
No matter what time of day – I always dressed to my best – even if it was no more than tops and jeans for the day. Like I said in my first fashion blog – I got that impression from my Nana who was always dressed to her best no matter what time of day.
The accessory line-up was following the same lines as the clothes – simple and elegant but with sparkle! I HAD to have sparkle!
Life Lesson 101 – Sparkles ALWAYS makes things better…and prettier!
Jewellery would often be in the colours of silver and white, (no surprise) but I’d also go for the bright colours of teal, turquoise, sky blue and sapphire blue. In my mind – if I wear all white, the accessories should either complement the outfit or give some contrast with a punch of colour.
Often times, when I’d wear my white maxi dress, I’d often pair it with big dangle diamenté earrings that had blue and turquoise colours. Nowadays, I know that look would overwhelm me due to the size of the accessories I wore back then – I know now that because I am petite (only 5″ here!), small accessories are better for me than oversized ones. Again, it was a lot of lessons learned through experimentation.
So that there was my fashion at university in a nutshell! Thankfully, I do have a few photos from that “era” (lol) as it were…
My Fashion As An Adult (Early 20s to Now…)
When I finished university and earned my degree, Chris (my then boyfriend) and I moved back up to Scotland to save up for a place and for future life plans.
This is where, I think, I started to really get a feel for my style of fashion and makeup too, especially after a certain job incident that left me in depression…and all I could do to fill the void was play with fashion and make-up during that time.
This where I started to become really feminine in my clothes and go for the more simplistic styles in both make up and accessories.
I loved maxi dresses still, and I was wearing a few that had the “off shoulder” look, and I still wore my mini skirts and some lovely Bohemian/Gypsy style clothing too. I didn’t understand it back then, but I was becoming more aligned with myself in what I wore.
It was also around this time I got my hair redone by a friend – into a layered, side fringe style. I loved the new changes I was doing. I loved my style – although I will admit – sometimes it wasn’t really suitable for Scottish weather and climate, lol – but being me – I wore dresses even if it snowed!
Imma proud Scottish lass – I can handle it!
But it wasn’t until I moved down to Cornwall in 2014 that my fashion style became what I am recognised by today.
When I found my spirituality in witchcraft – I found my style.
Cliché to say…but true.
And it wasn’t your typical witch style either, which is highly ironic. No black or Gothic styles for me, even though…I will admit…I was TEMPTED to go that route…I am glad I didn’t.
It’s just not me.
I really went for the white Bohemian style/Gypsy style dress. It just really, really suited me.
It’s just ME!
It’s just so simple and elegant and feminine. (Sue me for repeating what is true and right for me!)
And I am not ashamed to admit – I have a least 6 Gypsy style dresses and at least 4 of them are the same exact one style (I just love it that much, OK?).
I also love the “off-shoulder” look you can get with these dresses – one had to thank Disney’s Princess Belle and Sailor Moon’s Princess Serenity for that!
Off-shoulder stlye dresses to me are – modest but at the same time deeply sexy. It’s showing some skin – but without it being too much, if you know what I mean?
I like to keep an air of mystery… (lol).
In witchcraft: white is purity, spirituality, protection, divination, cleansing and Goddess – it’s also a perfect blend of all 7 colours. If you separate white light with a prism – you get the 7 colours of the rainbow. Perfect balance in a way.
For me – the colour is not just a perfect match for my body shape or skin tone – it suits me perfectly for magick too!
My accessories became basically what I wear for magick too – mostly pentacles, crystals and Goddess symbols. I still wear my pearls too.
And slowly, I began to wear less and less make-up too – if I do wear make-up now – it is no more than foundation, mascara, lipstick and some highlighter now. It’s incredible how my tastes and style in make-up has changed over the past few years. (Again, another blog, for another time!).
I also began to wear my high heels less and less – I still like heels but I am much more comfortable in kitten heels rather than stilletos now. And I also MUCH prefer the flat ballet shoes too – certainly makes it easier to move about if I am in a hurry!
Ironically, because of my style – to some people, I am recognised as the “White Witch” just becuase of the way I dress. I am approachable and admirable in the way I dress and style now. Often I get little ones aking if I am a Princess or a Witch, which is lovely to hear really.
It makes me smile. 🙂
It’s humbling, funny and pleasant in a way to hear that I am no longer “wierd” or “old-fashioned”.
I have found my style.
I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t change all that much 10 years from now.
This is my fashion style…in the form…of…
A White Witch.
It’s who I am and who I am proud to be.
And my fashion style reflects that.
And that is now it should be. 🙂
Thank you kindly for reading this blog, I do hope that you enjoyed it. Until the next time, Brightest Blessings!