1/30/2012

goldenrod

(risto blouse, ebay'd horace sweater, thrifted skirt, alexander wang shoes)

Yesterday I dressed up as a sort of goth grandma, or in other words, what I envision my personal Advanced Style to be like one day. At 26 1/2 I still have my youth but every year it slips further from my grasp and time, vicious time, taunts me from dreams and photographs and piles of regrets. It's true that one musn't dwell upon those long-extinguished flames of the past but with each passing year I seem more unable to stop myself from doing so. Maybe it's a natural part of shedding youth. I suppose that one part of getting older is simply coming to terms with the end of halcyon days, but truthfully, my youth wasn't idyllic at all. Perhaps when I am much older I'll find that my most blissful moments are those taking place right now.  

9 comments:

Snuggle Puff said...

Dressing like a Grandma is the coolest. The other day, I was at the super market and I saw this older women who had these cute loafers and lime green furry cardigan. I was eyeing her up and down because I wanted her outfit and I was thinking to myself "Wait.. is this even normal that I'm eyeing this 80 year old woman's wardrobe?" haha. Love the dark colors here.

Chi-Style Maven said...

Love the look, especially the Alexander Wang shoes. Are they black velvet?

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meagan said...

@snuggle puff: run, don't walk, to the advanced style blog.

@chi-style maven: thanks! they are actually calf hair!

Lydia said...

Ugh, how much do I love that blog!! Those ladies just slay me. And I'm assuming your get-up is black here, but I love how it looks green in this photo. Or is it green and I'm colorblind?

a.d. said...

I think as you get older, you learn to appreciate time more; it becomes more precious. This is a great photograph!

Lillian said...

Grandma style is the best style.

Mat said...

well i know where you're coming from, being the same age and all. grandma's got skills

Ria said...

Heh I too am sad at the young age of 25 but I can't help it. I see photos of my younger not to mention thinner self and I can visibly see myself aging. Boo. Love the dress and the sweater. Goth grandma for life!

Cess said...

SO AWESOME!!! Grandmas are the bomb.com (does anyone say that.. pardon my trying to be cool and impress you...) Really, I love the shirt. And the shawl. And your glasses. Everything really. Really cool... YES!