My name is Kiani and I'm a trend-hopper.
Every time I begin a post, I'm standing at the metaphorical podium of another meeting of Shopaholic's Anonymous and instead of feeling even an ounce of contrition, I'm proud. Look what I've bought! Look at how good I look in this thing! Now, there's the crux of doing a style a blog. That weird symbiosis between consumerism, art, and just plain vanity, always at play whenever I decide to make a post. There's that unacknowledged egomania that I'm unapologetic about. There's that signature millennial self-centeredness that brings me to ask a friend to take my picture in the first place because I think what I'm wearing is damn good. Scratch that. I KNOW what I'm wearing is good. I can hear the collective groan of an older generation shaking their fists angrily at me or mocking me like those sorority sister's taking selfies at a baseball game, because I have the audacity to be a bit vain and not ashamed of it. I like the idea of owning your image. Taking a selfie is controlling the narrative of your self-image. The idea that in order to be an objectively good person, you've got to live in a perpetual state of self deprecation is a crumbling fallacy; one that I'm very proud to help dismantle, even if my voice just a water droplet in the greater pool of narcissism that is the internet. So here is my weekly offering to small revolution spearheaded by people who like to dress up and take pictures. I'm wearing this Marc by Marc Jacobs sweatshirt (I could write an entire essay on the juxtaposition of the self-centeredness of the Label's name with the vapidness of my own form of expression, but I won't bore you--you're here for my clothing, afterall) because the weather in LA is getting a bit cooler. By cooler I'm really saying the temperature is dipping into the 60s, which means that I, a native Angeleno, am freezing. On the flip-side, it's also unnecessarily hot for September, on somedays, so I basically have no idea what to wear for a practical day out. Am I gonna be too hot or too cold? Should I show my legs or not? Obviously, I decided to go for a little bit a both, unable to make up my mind much like Mother Nature. That trend that I'm hopping onto, as I mentioned before, is fringe. I spend way too much time researching trends for work and eventually they latch onto my head to the point where I actively start searching for things only in that particular style. This skirt is from Nasty Gal, which I got during that party, as mentioned in my last post.
Next up: a fringe leather jacket.
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Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom; Skirt: Ramble On Skirt, Nasty Gal; Shoes: Topshop, Bag: Zanna Bayne, Sunglasses: Revolve