As I am preparing myself for an important meeting today that could potentially take me in a direction that I could never have imagined for myself four years ago when I was dawdling around trying to finish essays on 18th century British colonialism, I decided to stand back and take stock for a while. The people that really know me will know that I'm not ONE thing or the OTHER and my greatest fear is that people first meeting me will form a certain opinion and stick with that. How to tell someone you're many things in the space of 10 minutes?
Well, I suppose I could tell someone I'm many things by clashing a bajillion different styles in my outfit, which is what people who have been reading the blog will know me for and supposedly, Susie is all about the layers, the clash and the mess. So to put myself in good stead for today, I decided to cut back and clean up a bit, cleansing the palette as it were. Of course, even my simple outfits aren't ever going to be perfect nor even pretty. But then those two P's were never going to be in my DNA. Falling into one pigeon hole and staying there is a terrible thing in my eyes and whilst it may seem a bit schizo to some, it actually gives me the jeebies knowing that people think that I'm into CERTAIN things and that's IT. I like options, openness and fluidity. Nothing is finite afterall...
A tune that I'm keeping in my head to again, put me in good stead...
Au - RR vs. D
Don't worry, I'll snap out of 'Dear Diary' mode as soon as this day is over...
Sheer white gauzey top from Hong Kong, Topshop Boutique black double layered racerback top, Ozbek navy sheer skirt w/ ruched panel, navy satin ballet pumps
Ann Demeulemeester wheat biker jacket, H&M grey tulle tiered top, American Apparel leggings, vintage black patent strappy sandals
Balenciaga jacket, Free People grey jersey sweater top, vintage slip skirt, bStore blue metallic sandals
Acne black dress, Sam Edelman boots
Uniqlo grey menswear cotton cashmere jumper, Jens Laugesen navy satin panelled trousers, Topshop Unique shoes
Burberry trenchcoat, Jens Laugesen white deconstructed shirt, Suzuya cream pleated skirt, Prada silver flats