photos by Alicia
Even as a teenager, I liked to wear things that were not what everyone else was wearing. I liked to wear unexpected items and style myself up to stand out from the crowd. To me, I felt more like myself if I didn’t just blend in. Other kids would sometimes like to tell me they didn’t like something I wore, or thought it was kinda weird/ugly. This item would usually get worn even more often to prove a point. The point was, I didn’t really care what they thought. I LOVED fashion. I was fortunate that I had the opportunity to model when I was younger, and this led to some travel opportunities. This fuelled my love of fashion and allowed me to buy some different items then what I couldn’t find at the local malls in Regina.
Fast forward 20 years. Now a mom of three with more curves then I’ve ever had, yes, my style has changed a bit. Well, a lot. As confident as I have been in my fashion choices over the years, I have also noticed that when I am feeling less confident, I often start dressing how I think I “should” dress to impress others. Take these pics for example. I wanted to shoot some photos for a new style post featuring these ridiculously comfortable new kicks from Skye Footwear. I started rummaging through my closet to style a unique “cool mom” look. I was trying on dresses, skirts, and accessories galore. None of it felt right. I realized I was trying way too hard to impress you. How is showing you something I don’t really wear helpful? So instead, I paused, and thought, how do I actually style these shoes? This is it folks! Casual with some of my favourite basics I’ve been wearing for a few years now. I may no longer be the twenty two year old fashion risk taker of yesteryear, but I am still saying ” this is me”. When I wear what I love, my whole day is just better. Your style shouldn’t be for anyone but you.
These incredible shoes I am wearing are from Vancouver company, Skye Footwear. These shoes are about comfort and do not dissappoint. This style, The Rbutus comes in either black or white + they have two other styles available. If you want to try out a pair for yourself, use promo code prairiegirlitcSKYE to receive 15% off your order on their website. (code valid until July 31, 2017)