I’ve realized lately that I’ve been blowing things up a bit in the ol’ Fashion Photo Shoots. That’s how my brain works sometimes: once a week becomes twice a week becomes every. single. day.
It can definitely be interesting being a fashion-lover up here in Fairbanks (and Alaska in general.) While I wholeheartedly disagree with those who say that Alaskans aren’t fashionable, it’s true that most trends take oh, about 2-3 years longer to make it up here than in the lower 48 (and those trends that arrive quickly arrive almost solely at Fred Meyer’s.) I love my fellow Alaskan ladies who blog about great fashion (and wear such with fortitude at -20.) Two great fashion blogs by Alaskan Fashionistas are So Much HeART and Arrogantly Shabby. Both these blogs highlight what I love about fashionistas in Alaska; DIY attitude and an independent streak a mile wide.
Weather in Alaska is also a large contributing factor to what stylistic choices are made day-by-day. While in my minds eye I think I look like this:
While layers, layers and more layers are absolutely essential to all fashion choices in the winter (find me a Fashion blogger who lives in Alaska who doesn’t feature leggings daily. I DARE YOU.) I sometimes want to wear something where Fashion takes a precedence over comfort briefly. But I also refuse to be one of those gals who is never outside and goes from house to car to work to car to lunch to car to work to car to indoor gym to car to home. I want to be outside, even if the resulting effect is one of looking like a 5 year old in layers.
What am I loving this week?
This swimsuit from Modcloth:
I’ve actually ordered this swimsuit. Modcloth’s shipping department has apparently blown up or something though because they keep shipping this swimsuit back to themselves, but hopefully I’ll get it soon.
And I LOVE this dress:
It’s the Abby Jersey Shift at Anthropologie (notice the pocket??)
Lastly, who doesn’t love some beautifully, simply silver jewelry? This gorgeous bracelet is by Mark Kaplan (Maple gave me some earrings that Mark made – they’re one of my favorites.) Mark’s website can be found here.
Cheers and Love,
Maple and Me