Something you might not know about me is that when I was growing up, I was a pretty big tomboy. Of course, I still did some stereotypically girly things like playing dress up or house... yet still most of my time was spent climbing trees and dreaming of becoming a professional basketball player. Many stylists or people in the industry will tell you that their childhoods were spent dreaming up designs, learning to sew, etc. but I cannot say the same. Don't get me wrong, my childhood involved a lot of imaginary friends and making up games to play by myself - I once crafted a pretend bus out of two pairs of rollerskates, a chair, an old wagon and some jump-ropes - And I think it is that imagination that fueled my desire to continue being creative and never have to do a "regular job" as I grew older.
I digress, this outfit is obviously a little cooler than anything I'd probably have worn in my tomboy phase - which generally involved flipflops, a ponytail, and some cheesy t-shirt. Still though, it does make me feel less feminine as many of my vintage dresses tend to do and brought to mind memories from my more casual youth.