Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Then & Now

A 13-year-old fashion statement. This one is pretty cute , actually!
   I'm impressed by the younger fashion bloggers I see. These girls have great style! I would not have been a good fashion blogger at that age. In retrospect, this was probably a good thing. I went blissfully ignorant through my awkward stage without realizing I was in it. It wasn't that I didn't care about what I wore, but my fashion decision-making was far more simplistic than it is now.


Me at thirteen again...I promise I wasn't in 2nd grade! Like my glasses?
Here I'm 14, very much into layering short-sleeved button-ups. and sporting an updated  hairstyle. 
    My best friend and I got into fashion a little more in our early teens. We put together outfits from  favorite fashion sites (sorry for spilling the dirt Moriah...) before even discovering Polyvore (and then proceeded to not use it anyway). This was when I first found out about Modcloth, ShopRuche and Anthropologie.
 
I used to enjoy achieving office appropriate looks.
I was crazy about this dress! It reminded Mom of the 70's.
    My eyes had been opened to fashion. I began borrowing fashion books from my bestie and from the local library.  I watched Audrey Hepburn movies, now noticing her clothes. The aforesaid friend had a week-long Facebook fashion challenge which I carried out to the best of my abilities - much like these days, I had many different style personalities that week. See the above photos for proof.


   And then one day when I was eighteen I started a fashion blog. You happen to be reading it right now. My style is still changing and maturing. I still have several different "looks" within one week. One thing is for sure though - I decided that I like fashion! ;)

Outfit Details: T-shirt ~ Refashioned by Mom; Skirt ~ Hand-me-down from Mom;
 Leggings ~ Borrowed from Mom; Flats ~ Walmart




How old were you when you starting really caring about what you wore?


Why are you cast down, O my soul?
And why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
For I shall yet praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalm 42:11



 

22 comments:

  1. Neat to see your fashion journey, Paige! I've always cared about what I wore (since I can remember), but in retrospect, I used to have some really not-so-great tastes! I started dressing more like I do now around the time I turned 16. You have some pretty nice outfits in this post actually!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! Heh-heh, I think we can all relate to that.
      Thank you! :)

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  2. Ahaha.. true though!!! :P

    The skirt is really cute:))

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  3. Congratulations! :D :D :D

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  4. Would be alright to say that I think you were a super cute thirteen year old...? Aww! You put together lovely outfits even then...perhaps different to your styles and tastes now, but nonethelness great! I started becoming aware of what I wore at around 13 or 14. I didn't have access to many clothes, but I did what I could and enjoyed it anyway!
    Isn't it so sweet to go back a bit in time? I really enjoyed this post, dear Paige! Thank you for sharing it with us!
    Hugs!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Heh-heh, aw thanks. ;)
      Well, that's cool! It's good to learn to work with what you have.

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  5. I love old pictures!!!!!
    I like your outfit! :) :) I'm not sure when I started worrying about what I wore. Probably once I turned into a teen. :)

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  6. I think we all went through that awkward phase.... I know my fashion sense was pretty nil until I was at least 15. The tomboy phase stretched long for me. ;)
    I love your sense of fashion though and I think you're doing a great job. :)

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    1. Heh, yes. Then we look back later and realize just how awkward it was...
      Thanks so much Lois!

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  7. How cute! I first starting looking into fashion when I was about 15. I played Basket Ball in middle school so all I wore thought out middle school was long baggy boy's athletic shorts! Ew!
    -Margaret
    http://happyinheels.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Margaret! Oh, haha! It sounds like your style has changed a lot. :)

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  8. I began to care about fashion at age 10!!! LOL it was 'the thing' to do with my friends and I.... at that time! Never grew out of it!

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    1. Haha! Isn't that the way it starts?!

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  9. Awww, how fun to see your style "evolution."
    Lol! Oh goodness, I cringe going through my archives sometimes! I started my blog when I was 15-yikes....sometimes I wonder what possessed me to wear certain things.
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, yes! It's amazing how much our tastes change in a few short years...but then, I guess it's part of being a teen. :)

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  10. I loved this look back! It's fun to see how we were back then (and for me, a little cringe-worthy, too. >.<) I think it's safe to say our styles have involved and dare I say improved? ;) It must have been all those.....fashion games we played together. Don't you remember? (I would be Unfortunate if you didn't) Actually I'm embarrassed now.

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    1. Yes, our styles have improved indeed! ;) It MUST have been those games. *cough-cough* Don't you remember? >.<

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  11. Awww the thirteen year old you is so adorable. I look forward to seeing your fashion style change over the years. I started to care about fashion when I was about ten. Some girls made fun over clothes and it hurt my feelings so I started to be a bit more conscious of my fashion choices. It didn't really change me, before I was kinda scruffy because I was a tom boy mud pie making kind of child so I just became a bit neater.

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    1. Heh, thank you Carlyn!
      Well that's too bad you got made fun of. :( Neatness is a good habit to have though, as I'm sure you've found. :)

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