8.23.2011

i'm listening to primus right now... damn it's been a long time...

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so i found this jacket at salvation army for $5. yup you heard me. well, it was actually $5.99. i kinda love how easy it is. i've been wearing it like crazy. best part is it's the perfect way to wear all my pins... i collect pins you see... since i was like 14.... so i have A LOT. i haven't bought any in a while. hmmm.. i think i'm gonna have to fix that.

i have a real love/indifference to fashion... i know strange... i do have a quasi fashion/personal style blog right??? anyhow... i love fashion in the way that i love dressing up in my favorite stuff to take a walk or jump on the bed.... but sometimes i think the industry in general emphasizes the wrong aspects. i mean it's art and it's the best way to express who you are on a daily basis since you do have to wear clothing... unless you live in a nudist community :D but anyhow... my love for fashion and clothing came about in a really strange way... my mom left when i was a wee lil thang and left a lot of her clothes... i used to parade around the house in her dresses and heels... and nightgowns and long strands of fake pearls (it was the 80s). burying my muzzle in her stuff and smelling her as i cuddled in my strawberry shortcake quilt. i was a happy girl and keeping her with me in any way kept me that way. i still dress up like i'm a lil grrrl and wear what makes me happy. it's about that for me... feeling good... just like it was when i used to layer my mommys goodies...

that is basically how i got my name/blog title... i found ways to stay brave back then... and part of it was wearing what made me happy and made me me. the grrl part came from riot grrrl which was my saving grace in my high school years. so there you have it.

be brave! be you!

and don't be judgmental of all the other grrrls wandering around the planet being brave enough to be themselves. cuz well that just sucks.

ok enough

love
bravegrrl

h&m super short dress/long shirt-bday gift from da sis, ck jacket-salvation army, pins(X, bratmobile & riot grrrl)-old, jeffrey campbell gene boots-ebay, sunnies-ebay

42 comments:

ASH said...

great story. so cute!

Francheska said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. it´s a beautiful way to get a name blog.. being able to really relate yourself to it.. I always wondered hw you came up with it :)

I 100% agree with you on your ideas about fashion... I love it so much and i really do consider it as an art form which can magically connect so many people around the world but then the actual industry ruins it entirely by putting so much pressure on everything.. its quite ironic actually! Oh well what are we gonna dooo.. :D
xx

isis said...

i love this story, and your message at the end. i have never really heard/read anyone describe it that way. my mom passed away when i was little and years later i found a box of her stuff that i still have and i will never be able to get rid of. i still wear some of it too:)

Closet Fashionista said...

Looove the outfit! Yay for being brave, that's so sad though...but you made it through so that's awesome!
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com

apparellel said...

awww.... this made me sad. but i am so proud of you for putting it out there. now that's a brave grrl. you are beautiful.

i love and miss you.

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Royal said...

love everything here

Princess and the pea x said...

Hi hun, thanks for you sweet comment.
What a fab post very sad but sweet and lovely at the same time your so cute xoxo

Rae said...

I'm still amazed that you got that jacket for $5! Great post!

http://alittle-rae-ofsunshine.blogspot.com/

Isquisofrenia said...

i was reading this story very interesting and oh thats how you came up with your name, i should do a story of my name blog too hah. im kidding doesnt mean anything.
but you look awesome here diggin those boots

Fashionistable said...

This is a great look on you. I like it all. Xxxx

Constance said...

So in love with your boots!

Mo said...

LOVE your boots, glasses and hair. Gorgeous outfit. x

Analisa said...

Aw I really liked this post, so cute! :') I wish my blog name had an interesting story behind it haha

Taylor said...

Those shoes will haunt my dreams forever. I am in love with my new denim jacket too, but it has been too hot to wear. I loved your story too. I have a love hate thing with fashion also.

cecylia said...

I love your denim jacket- great legs!
Come follow my blog hun :)

Barbara Scarlett Brayovic said...

such a lovely message to express and i love the photos keep up the great work

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Joanna S. said...

gorgeous photos ! you look amazing :)
you've got awesome style :)

amalie said...

great story. you look great, i love your boots and sunglasses!
xx

Follow me but shut up said...

love your shoes...

Ria :) said...

i love your jean jacket :)

Ive just posted a new post, check it out please.
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xxx

emily said...

aw it's a sad but cute story...nice to see how much meaning there is behind your blog name :)
love the jacket, what a deal!

Julia Rambaud said...

Cool outfit! love the sunglasses, its really notting hill ;) love it!

noura. said...

this is so great!

Taryn said...

those glasses are SO cool!

kcomekarolina said...

cool!!! love it!!!


xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Clara Turbay said...

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rouli said...

really love!

Alecto said...

aw, i love this. i always hate when something i love is widely construed into something commercial and ugly. i wish we had lived down the block from one another, we could have dressed up like no other. you bring the pearls and i'll bring all the witchy black coats and leather bits. keep being you, doll, i admire you for it all the way.

Laurel said...

I love your story. I have a similar one...when I was little my mom (who died when I was five) made all my clothes and I refused to wear pants til I was all grown out of the dresses she made me. I was a total girly girl. I kind of still am, in that I HAVE to twirl when I am wearing a dress...fashion is for making you feel good, I say!

Glam Fashionista said...

Beautiful jean jaquet, great for fall. Great stoty too.

FashionJazz said...

This jacket rocks babe! Xx

anna bu said...

love the sunnies! and the outfit.


bisous
bu

ash said...

the way you write is beautiful! very interesting!!

also, loving the casual chic!!

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Anonymous said...

HI, i love your blog, I like your style..
You dress so cool..i love your bags!! Do you know the italian brand Il Bisonte? i'm sure you'll love it..:)
maria

Reflect and Fancy said...

girl I love your blog!!!

follow..
xxx

elena . said...

WOW! I love these pictures

xx

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Anonymous said...

nice

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laura said...

your round glasses are just crazy cool hahah !

lillie said...

can't believe the price ou got that jecket for! It's great and suits you so well! x

Miss M said...

thank you for sharing your story. <3 my sentiments on fashion are similar, love/indifference.


†Miss M†

c said...

This so so cute! Super simple and chic.

stop by some time at http://stylelustpages.com!
xo,Cortnie

purse 'n boots said...

me love. jean jacket perfection.

xx
ash <3

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