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:
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!