My parents are shy and so thus I spent most of my life being shy. It was not until around the end of graduate school (2012) that I started to really be more confident in my own skin in all respects: fashion, beauty, speaking up for myself, etc. Perhaps, a big part of being confident was getting older. At 28, I feel more and more comfortable in my skin each day.
There is just one aspect of myself that I have kept under the radar: my internal edgy alter ego.
As funky as this sounds, I'm an internally edgy person trapped in a mainstream goody two shoe body.
My parents were never ones to support taking risks in being bold and being different. The mainstream was the only stream.They were also quite conservative so it was probably a mix of both.
I've always wanted to unleash the edgier me. It's slowly happening, but at the same time, I feel like I'm getting too "old" for the edgy look. And in my line of work, it will not fly.
See below for pictures that I feel are the me I would've loved to express a few years ago (and I'm not gonna lie, I wish I could still pull these looks off today).
Disclaimer: I do NOT own any of the photos below unless specified. Photos grabbed from Instagram.
This is so gorgeous. I love it!!
This would have been fun too
I contemplated this color at one point
One of my favorites! I've been loving the pin-up look lately. I love her makeup too!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE her hair (this is an old picture by the way).
This is the most doable hairdo I can pull off at work...I think.
I wanted to cut my hair this way when I cut it recently but my bangs were too short. Maybe one day...
All photos below are mine:
Me in 2009. Okay, okay so I did pull an edgy 'do. Color is called Vampire Red. This was definitely the first step!
Ever since then, my hair has [mostly] never been one color.
I express myself with my hair because somehow it is easier for me to do that than clothes.
How I would describe my attempted style: boho, feminine dark/grunge, very black-white-red.
My recent attempts of unleashing the edgy girl inside me:
Awkward photo of me. LOL
I sneaked into my brother's room to take this. Excuse the stars to cover his mess. x_X
Another awkward photo of me. -_-
My college roommate and sorority sister said I was the queen of not matching.
My current style of the moment (in congruence with Fall trends): Funky leggings, booties, and a long shirt to cover my bum and then makeup wise - a dark lip
As you can see, I do love my funky leggings!! :D
If you made it this far, props to you for reading another installment of my random babble.