a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Friday, April 30, 2010


Floral Suspenders: Thrifted.
Silk Light Blue Top (actually a dress): Forever21.
Cuffed Jeans: Kohl's.
Silk Purple Open Toe Heels: Target.
Gold Cameo Necklace.

Those who know me know that I am not a big risk taker. If there is a yellow light, I stop rather than run the red. If there's anything with danger involved, I'm no where to be found. When I go to confessional all I can confess is being mean to my sister. However, there is one thing I do enjoy taking risks with, and that is fashion. Fashion risks are so much fun. I get this giddy feeling in the morning when I wake up and think about the new trend or piece I'm trying out for that day. I ask myself, " I wonder if I'll get made fun of at school? Or will everyone love it?" Truthfully, I don't care if they do love it or hate it.

My family and boyfriend weren't all too enthused about me wearing suspenders. Why would I want to look like a 80 year old man? I have been searching for suspenders for two years and was so excited when I found the pair in the pictures. I always thought suspenders were so cool, and wanted a pair of my own. I had to admit, I was a little hurt by all of their reactions, but I knew in my heart I always have to stay true to my style.

When I was getting ready yesterday for school I really started thinking. It's risks like my suspenders that got me to where I am today. If I had never made the risk of wearing my first dress to school, walking in my first pair of high heels, or wearing not your normal things, I would have never become me. I would still be the girl who wore tennis shoes everyday with a old swimming t-shirt. I would still be the girl who hid her face behind books. I would still be the girl who was so unhappy with herself and lacked confidence.

So here's to fashion risks, they make us who we are. Without them, we would all be same, and that's so boring! I'm glad I wore the suspenders yesterday to school. So, so glad. I felt so confident. So invincible. So me.

P.S. I didn't have to worry about the kids at school, they loved them. :)

1 comment

Anonymous said...

Hi, it´s great that you have the confidence to wear suspenders, they look so cool on you. When I first wore my suspenders in public I was a little bit excited because at that time I was the only girls wearing suspenders. But fortunately nearly all reactions were positive. Since suspenders are so stylish and comfy I wear them regularly now.

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