Until today (September 5th) I hadn't posted anything to lookbook in a long time, and in case you are curious here is a bit of what I've been through and why I'm back:
I started college last fall, and will be returning for my sophomore year in a few days. Last year I finally confessed my love for one of my best friends and favorite people, and needless to say he was incapable of returning the feeling, and although I had not intended for anything to change as a result, it did.
What followed was my decent into a state of utter hopelessness. I felt like I had forgotten who I was, and subsequently, my relationship with clothes changed. Because I cared so much about what people thought of me, I allowed my entire sense of self to be dependent on what I was wearing, without remembering that my personality was just as important in shaping who I was.
This is not the way to go, which I've now realized. Clothes can make you look however you want, but what really matters is how you act, and whether you bring life and a story to your outfits by being the best you and loving life in your clothes. Coming back to Lookbook has showed me a way back into humility and hopefully happiness in turn. This space exists to give fashion addicts like ourselves a place for comments, gratification, and mutual respect for one another.
For any of you out there who might be suffering or anxious of what others think about you, remember that life is complicated and so are relationships and first impressions, but if you can find a way to love yourself through all of it, simplicity will win over the fear and remind you why everything that happens to you good or bad makes you more interesting and more you.
Please feel free to say hello to me, and of course, like my looks and fan if you enjoy what you see!