Essence is Golden

For many years I was conservative with my style. I was told by others in the workplace or by family to wear what’s “appropriate” for my age. It was not until I went to London and Japan for the first time that I really broke out of the that mentality. Fast forward thirteen years, I found my essence: to be bold.

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For many years I was conservative with my style. I was told by others in the workplace or by family to wear what’s “appropriate” for my age.
It was not until I went to London and Japan for the first time that I really broke out of the that mentality. Fast forward thirteen years, I found my essence: to be bold.

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I love that I can play around with fashion. I love the idea of portraying a chameleon and be unrecognizable at times.
I may have a playful look one day and look daring and dark the next.
For instance, styling this elements,H blouse as a dress and changing my hair to have a gothic edge.

I have received a lot of criticism along with praise about how I dress.
I’ve been told,
“It’s so cool that you can pull off any look.” Yet I have also overheard,
“Why is she wearing THAT?! It’s so crazy.”

My style ranges from anything cool, cute, to completely daring.
Not everyone approves, and I’m very okay with that.
The more I mature in age, the more comfortable, confident, and happy I am with my versatile style.

I encourage you to find your essence. If you have, and I’ve mentioned before, break out of your element once in awhile. What works now may not work for you later, but have the courage to try!

XOXO
Deneice

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Blouse/Dress & Cuff: elements,H
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Clutch: Alexander McQueen
Necklace: Elaine Turner

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CREDITS

Photography by Judy Escalante

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  1. 1
    Kate

    I’m so glad you brought light to this topic.

    I’ve always been one to dress “differently” as well. And of course, I’m one that gets judged based on my clothing choices. To me, clothes are ageless. If you’re 10 and you want to wear head to toe black, so be it. If you’re 80 and want to wear neon pink and dye your hair orange, please do it! Fashion isn’t about what other want you to wear. It’s about waking up every day and deciding what makes you feel your best. In the end, fashion, regardless of the style you wear, is meant to be fun, and I think too many people are forgetting that.

    Your style and apathy for what others tell you about how you should dress has always been something I admire about you, Deneice. It’s always good to have someone to look up to who feels the same way about fashion <3

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    Cindy Van

    I would have never thought this dress was actually a blouse! It’s absolutely o die for and so very alluring and show how versitle clothes can be. I love the dark, edgy elements you have in every photos and I agree with you. I was told to dress a certain way to ‘fit in’ but the older I get, the more I realize why am I trying to fit in with a mold when it’s not me? So screw what other people have to think or say about me. I wear what I want to wear because it makes me feel confident in my own skin.

    Everything you’ve introduce from elements, H has been amazing. Their edginess and punk/gothic features are very bold and eye catching and I know for a fact they’ll fit what my style is suppose to be.

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    Dana

    My experience exactly! I always wore what my family wanted me to because I knew they only wanted the best for me. I always followed along and while I did like it I was not always in love with what style I was put in. But now that I am older and more independent I have become more comfortable with experimenting with different styles. I can be super dark and dramatic one day and bright and flowery the next – it feeds my creative appetite. I so strongly believe in being yourself – it can be hard at times but overcoming those challenges makes us stronger. I absolutely love the diversity of all the styles you have shown so far. I really enjoy the reemergence of bold gold patterns in fashion (interestingly fashion trends reflect architectural trends as well). This outfit is modern but not overly so as to be uncomfortable, the top flows and the shoes mirror that feeling with soft fabric and edges, and the pattern is bold and draws the eye up (a bold lip color is perfect for this look).

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    Judy Escalante

    To be daring and bold about how you dress and express yourself; it is never too late to start! It is better than living a life with regret later on. The norm can be easy to give into, but to be different with the beautiful choices in Japanese fashion is all the more exciting. 🙂

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    Daniela Michel

    I love this topic, sometimes fashion is the baby step we all need to overcome criticism and start living in our true nature.

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