25 July 2013
My Inner Fan
As much as I'd like to think of myself as someone who has grown into a modern sophisticated woman, in reality I've just gotten really good at hiding my inner fantasy world fan girl.
I was engrossed in superhero cartoons as a kid - Transformers, Voltron, She-Ra, Thundercats, Gargoyles. If it was some sort of sci-fi fantasy series with heroes in spandex suits, I was all over it. Instead of playing with Barbies, Little Me slew imaginary dragons with my Jem doll in Crayola marker warrior paint while she rode atop her fearless steed - aka Rainbow Brite's horse Starlite in plush form.
While my girlfriends were styling their hair and trying on lipsticks in high school, I was busy collecting X-Men comics and nose-deep in Anne Rice's vampire novels (Lestat, you're still the best). In college, I spent many a late night sketching medieval suits of armor and writing macabre emo dystopian fantasies.
In adulthood, I no longer wear my questionably cool hobby on my sleeve - seriously, I've long since gotten rid of my Darth Maul tees - but I still love escaping to mystical alter-worlds where the monsters are big and the heroes wield swords, cast spells or wear armor, so my Kindle has become my treasure trove. Like the Muirwood or Hunger Games trilogies. The Beautiful Creatures books. And currently, the Mortal Instruments series.
What do you love that most people may find surprising about you? What kind of things are you a fan girl over?
Dress: Chelsea Girl via Asos (worn here - sim, same print, more cas)
Belt: Asos bow skinny (worn here - sim, sim)
Necklace: Emerson Fry (worn here - sim, sim)
Bracelet: J.Crew via Ebay (worn here - sim, sim, simpler)
Ring: c/o INPINK turquoise stone (worn here - sim, sim)
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff (worn here -sim, set, w/cherries)
Shoes: Sam Edelman trina (worn here - look-alike, sim, platform)
Linking up with Tara at Mix & Match Fashion.
Also, guest posting on Dayi's blog - Dayi's Sense of Style! Thanks so much and have a good weekend.