Free & Form
Free [ ˈfrē ]
adjective: to release, as from restrictions. to disengage; clear
Nothing feels more freeing than wearing a simple slip dress. I love them in all fabrics but silk ranks up there for the feeling of luxuriousness. Dressed up or dressed down, worn on its own or paired with a pullover or jacket, I find myself continuing to gravitate towards slip dresses even as we enter October.
It feels like it's been awhile since I've styled an all-black outfit, but I'm sure there will be more as winter pulls closer (insert Game of Thrones reference).
And in case you were wondering (you probably weren't), I cut my hair! It's a bit shorter than what I'm used to, it's been about 1.5 weeks, and I'm still not really used it. Mostly though I just wish I knew how to style it properly—instead I seem to have random pieces which decide to take up life of its own about 90% of the time. At the same time, and I swear I did not plan this with this post, i it feels like a more carefree experience to run my hands through my hair, to flip my part when I'm bored, and to muss it up when I feel like I need some more volume (always). After all, it's just hair—it'll grow back.
Form [ ˈfȯrm ]
noun: established method of expression or proceeding; procedure according to rule or rote.
I've fallen back in love with the classic t-shirt and jeans combo. Normally I would never wear this much white out, because food and coffee accidents happen, but I couldn't resist the contrast of this idea with the all-black outfit above. Where the slip dress is freedom, a t-shirt and jean is a uniform.
I am someone who needs structure in her life. Although sometimes I try to be more laissez-faire, and many people who don't know me as well seem to think that's my default personality, deep inside I'm probably stressing over procedure.
I'm the person who will repeat the same thing a thousand times to anyone who will listen (usually my poor boyfriend) to reinforce what still needs to be done—borderline obsessive compulsive, is that what that's called?
So while the outfit above is who I may come across as (and who I sometimes try to be), this one embodies more of my thoughts and stringency.
Tuck it Tunic Top from Free & Form
Photography by my boyfriend, David
Disclaimer: This post was created in collaboration with Free and Form. All opinions are my own.