Top – Shein

Vest – Iguana Vintage Clothing

Skirt-Amazon

Boots- I don’t remember!

Hat – American Vintage

Going back to my roots with the all black outfit in this look. To be honest, I miss having long black hair to coordinate the entirety of my usual all black style! My pink hair has definitely been fun but summer is winding down and I also want to. My birthday is in a few days and because of the age I’m turning, I’m not excited. I feel like this birthday age is probably going to be one that starts the decline of my excitement for future birthdays. Haha!  Anywho, whenever I purchased this hat I never thought in a million years I would like the way it looked on me! Whenever I wear wigs or have extensions in, hats are one of my favorite accessories to add into looks. I’m normally limited and can’t wear them with my natural curly hair. So, I was super excited to find that this fiddler’s cap fit perfectly on my head.

If I had to describe this look, it’d be a mixture of boho and rock n roll. It’s strange how different both aspects of those styles are and yet they still work so well together. Whenever we imagine Bohemian styles, we probably think of patterns, flowy skirts, and tons of color. This outfit lacks the color, but does have the classic bandana print paired with a suede bag. Those details plus the 60’s sunglasses and fringe vest are what make the outfit eclectic when paired together. This outfit is interchangeable and could be worn on a dinner date or to a music concert! I hope you all have a good summer.

 

xoxo,

Raven

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Top – Dumbgood Beetlejuice Lydia Tee

Skirt- Ink Champagne Mami Tutu Skirt

Shoes- Current Mood Take A Hike Boots

Hat – I don’t remember!

Sunnies – MLC Eyewear

Bag — Black BackPack

Why I Stopped Modeling

Hello strangers, lurkers, and friends. It’s been awhile since I’ve made any photos with another photographer or did anything in regards to style. I don’t think anyones wondering why not but since we’re here.. I’ll tell ya! I stopped feeling comfortable in front of a camera. It felt as if I was forcing myself to be creative and if it feels pressured, it’s not genuine. If I create something, I want it be 100% with heart. So.. here we are. Creativity and courage snuck back up! Luckily for me, I got to work with one of the best people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in Los Angeles. Ron’s one of my favorite photographers and anyone who gets to be his friend or work with him is extremely lucky.

As summer progresses, the pants cease to exist in my wardrobe. This outfit of the day is an ode to many things I love. From tulle ballerina 80’s skirts, to Lydia Deetz, and chunky platform boots I’d say the outfit has a hint of nostalgia with a dark twist. Having hot pink hair has made me feel extremely bubbly and vibrant which is odd, cause I’m definitely more of a”Does it come in black?” kinda gal. However, I think everyone has light and dark side to their personality and this look kind of reminds me of that!

You’ll Never Be Ready

Time’s goin by extremely fast this year and I feel as if I’ve been learning more about acceptance. What I mean by learning acceptance is you’ll never be ready for anything in life. The older you get, the more it’s about learning to work with what you have. It’s about learning to always try your best. If you did your best, that’s good enough! You have to start believing that. Acceptance of what is, will allow you to grow in ways unimaginable. You just have to try. Accepting that you’re at least trying is the only thing that matters. It’s being hopeful. Be proud of your efforts. A little bit goes a long way and is always better than nothing. Just keep making the effort. Keep going. You’ll get somewhere.

xoxo,

Raven

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Top – Sailor Moon Printed Collar Shirt 

Shorts – Destroyed Fray Hem White Shorts

Boots – Current Mood Dark Star Boots

Cell Phone Case – Sailor Moon iPhone X Case

Can you tell for the past month I’ve been rewatching Sailor Moon? Lol! Whenever I was younger and occasionally caught Sailor Moon on tv, I never really thought about what I was watching to be honest.  It’s an amazing show because of unique entertainment and illustration but the mind blowing aspect now that I’m watching it as an adult, is that it also gives a positive influence or lesson after watching an episode. I never realized how many lessons the show actually taught and the influence it had on me as a child. Re-watching the series has made me feel more considerate and young hearted again. Not that that I’m super old, but I don’t typically watch anything animated in my free time anymore.

It’s hard to tap into our inner child as we get older. So.. this outfit was inspired by that tapping! Out of all the sailor scouts, I probably would be Sailor Mars because she’s always keeping it real with Sailor Moon. Mars is extremely independent and her element is fire which I can easily relate with. Lol! If I could makeup my own Sailor Scout, I’d be Sailor Sun and my element would have to also be fire. If you were a sailor scout, which would you be? Let me know in a comment below! Also, my advice I’d like to share is, don’t ever stop watching your favorite cartoons no matter how old you are! They’ll remind you of who you’ve always been and for some reason I find that extremely comforting. Maybe you will too. Ya never know until ya try!

 

xoxo,

Raven

 

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Top – I have no idea, maybe Gadzooks? It’s super old!

Bottoms – Wild Fox

Boots – Current Mood Dark Star Gem Boots

Hat – I don’t remember!

Music & Style

Music has one of the biggest influences on my wardrobe because of how passionate I am about it. There’s always something left to be discovered with music. That discovery allows me to get creative and bring the influence outwardly through my clothing. With this look, there’s so many different textures and elements going on it may be hard to pin point what type of music inspired it.. it’s kinda wild! Rainbow rhinestone boots paired with black bell bottoms and a striped collared shirt, I’m feelin something maybe from  the 70’s rock era with a modern take.

*Fleetwood Mac plays softly in the background*

Feeling’ Good

I used to be so afraid of wearing clothing that was out of style or seen as uncool in my early teens. For example, wearing bell bottoms in early 2000’s versus a low rise boot cut jean was considerably not in style. I wish someone would have told me “To hell with what other people think is in style, wear it because it you associate with it. Wear it because you want to”. Clothing/Style should be something that always makes you feel good and not pressured to fit in. Whether that’s a t shirt or a Vera Wang dress, its the person that’s wearing it that makes it great. Not the clothing! Clothing doesn’t define us as people. Sure, we can associate ourselves as apart of a sub culture, but that doesn’t make up one’s entire personality or being. So, you can catch me in a rock influenced outfit one day and the next day I may be wearing something extremely kawaii. What can ya categorize me as then? Ya can’t! Wear what makes you feel good my dudes. That’s all there is it to it.

xoxo,

Raven

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Top – Snakeskin Bandeau Top 

Pants – Current Mood Nancy Corset Leggings

Shoes – Jareth – Jeffrey Campbell Boot

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