Friday, August 10, 2012

Why I went (somewhat) Rockabilly....

Rockabilly began as a music genre, but is now considered a subculture who's style of dress is heavily influenced by the 1950s.

So, I found this wonderful new way of dressing and I was instantly in love!  I would LOVE to be able to say that I dress like this all of the time, but I don't.  At least, not right now.  I will eventually, when I have gained a much larger wardrobe than the few pieces I have right now.  Also, I say somewhat because I know that I am not fully in line with the style yet.  It's a learning curve that I am trying to catch up to.  So, on to the why.....

To put it simply, I love it.  In the almost 33 years I have been on this earth, I have never found a style that I felt I fit into.  I have always been the girl who sticks out like a sore thumb when I try to "get with the times".  Then, one day, I found this style and wondered.  Now, I actually get up and do my hair and make-up most days.  It's actually pretty great!  I never thought I would be that girl.  So, I went from this:

To this:

I basically wear my hair one of two ways right now, though I am trying to learn a third and it fits me. 

I feel pretty and like I actually look good.  I know that people stare at me because I look different and this time, it's OK.  I actually enjoy it rather than feeling like I am some freak.  I feel like I was meant to find this look.  I feel better about myself when I dress up like this than I ever have before.  For those of you that know me well, know that is HUGE!  I feel like I belong.  Period.  Again, that is HUGE!  It is a style that is very easy to dress up while being comfortable.  I'm a t-shirt and jeans girl at heart and this style allows me to do that while still being a pretty girl.

So...Yes, it's different.  Yes, I means to do that with my eye make-up.  No, it's not going to change. :)

Here are a few more pics that I love.  Oh!  And my shoes!  LOVE them!