I used to and still do sometimes try so hard to be different. Well, not really trying super HARD, but I try to make the effort to stand out as unique and individual and independent. I think it's in part due to the fact that I really do not want to conform or become average and typical. I want to have many layers and be one of those kids that stands out! I definitely march to the beat of my own drum though, and have my own ideas and opinions and do what I want. I guess I just have this unconscious anxiety of becoming typical and boring and conforming to societies standards and typicalities. Last year I tried to look and act so Rookie, but it's hard trying to be something and dress in a way that you aren't or don't feel comfortable in. I'm totally 100% a feminist, but I don't really feel totally comfortable in that Rookie style. I do love collars and crowns and stuff, but I wear collars and crowns in my own way, which veers away from the Rookie way. I love my style now, though. It's bohemian-ISH, but more tribal and earthy. I don't really wear pink or ruffly dresses, it's just not me. My outfits are definitely less exciting than they were last year, but I feel so much more comfortable with myself now that I'm not trying to dress a certain way that isn't really me. And even though my style is more relaxed and simple, I'm still unique and individual and independent. Heck yeah. Life is Life.
Yay for tween-teenage evolution.
Rachel Trachtenburg looking perfect.
Thanks to tumblr for screwing up the sources. I WANT TO CREDIT THE RIGHTFUL HUMAN BEINGS!! Please comment if you know any of the sources!