Rediscovering the stylish geek girl within?

This post isn’t necessarily about business or technology, but it’s something I think really relates to women in technology.

After reading this great piece by Justine Musk on changing the game, and having a conversation about the topic of fashion for men and women in tech with my boyfriend Robin… I came to a few realizations.

As a little girl I dressed up for fun

Growing up I loved dressing up, doing my hair, wearing make-up. I was especially fond of sparkles, and anything magical-looking. I was a total girlie girl who loved pink, and dancing, and performing lip-sync shows at school.

Then a few things happened: I started doing martial arts (and became a black belt). This got me more aware of my body as a self-defense weapon, and I wasn’t executing cute dance moves anymore, I was a lot more controlled and rigid.

Dressing down to level the field

Next, when I went off to University I was thrown in with 100 guys and 15 girls to study Software Engineering. I wasn’t used to the increase in male attention and felt uncomfortable. I didn’t want to be a sex object like the girls in video games or on TV, so I started adapting.

I didn’t want to be judged based on the color of my hair, or the length of my skirts.

I decided then and there that I wanted to be judged not by the way I looked by rather by my intellect. Not by my potential, but by my actions.

So I started wearing baggy sweaters, jeans, and sneakers… I stopped worrying about my hair and forgot about makeup. I wanted to be one of the boys.

I didn’t have much time for those things anyway, since the program was intense. I gained a few pounds and basically stopped worrying about my looks. (Later I discovered raw food and started taking better care of my health!)

Rediscovering my feminine style

Fast forward to today, where I’m just rediscovering my feminine side. It’s taken me awhile to realize the changes that took place. I would tell my mom that fashion just wasn’t important to me, and that I didn’t want to conform to the latest styles.

But you know what? I’ve come to really enjoy dressing up again. For fun, as part of being my best self.

Not because I want to be judged by my looks, but because it makes me feel good. I enjoy getting compliments (who doesn’t?), but I also just love feeling feminine – owning both the fun and fashionable side of me, and the intellectual techy side of me.

I can see this change now emerging for a few reasons. I’m doing more yoga and that’s a whole different feel from Martial Arts.

I’m also hanging out with more smart AND sexy women, which is showing me that it’s possible to have the best of both worlds.

Where do you fall along the style continuum?

I’d love to hear about your relationship to style, leave a comment below and we can compare notes or swap suggestions.

Oh, and if you’re not yet on the Getting Techy With It list, you’ll want to hop to it because that’s where all my brainy (but fun!) stuff goes.

56 Comments

  1. LynnCrymble on July 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    As an adult, I’ve worked mostly in very casual, small companies where style takes a backseat to comfort (close to pyjamas). I’m starting to play with the idea that style and comfort can coexist.

    I was also into pink, sparkles and twirly dresses as a little girl. I struggle with style now. The only thing I’ve kept up consistently is to wear many different colours and nearly no black. This feels right to me.

    So I’m building my style pinboard on pinterest.com and seeing what I love all in one place.

    Now I just have to figure out where I can buy those clothes :)



  2. LynnCrymble on July 12, 2011 at 11:37 am

    As an adult, I’ve worked mostly in very casual, small companies where style takes a backseat to comfort (close to pyjamas). I’m starting to play with the idea that style and comfort can coexist.

    I was also into pink, sparkles and twirly dresses as a little girl. I struggle with style now. The only thing I’ve kept up consistently is to wear many different colours and nearly no black. This feels right to me.

    So I’m building my style pinboard on pinterest.com and seeing what I love all in one place.

    Now I just have to figure out where I can buy those clothes :)



  3. jennyshih on July 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love hearing about another engineer who dropped fashion in school and is reclaiming it in herself. I dressed nicely in high school and my clothing selection quickly turned to jeans and t-shirts during my 4 years of engineering school. Then the job I had out of college had a really casual dress code–shorts and flip flops were common in the summer. Now that I work from home, I could be in my pj’s all day if I wanted to. Although I haven’t reclaimed my own sense of style, I have been thinking about it lately. How do I want to dress? What is my style preference? Today I can’t answer that question completely, but it’s been fun to think about!



  4. jennyshih on July 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love hearing about another engineer who dropped fashion in school and is reclaiming it in herself. I dressed nicely in high school and my clothing selection quickly turned to jeans and t-shirts during my 4 years of engineering school. Then the job I had out of college had a really casual dress code–shorts and flip flops were common in the summer. Now that I work from home, I could be in my pj’s all day if I wanted to. Although I haven’t reclaimed my own sense of style, I have been thinking about it lately. How do I want to dress? What is my style preference? Today I can’t answer that question completely, but it’s been fun to think about!



  5. LynnCrymble on July 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

    @jennyshih I highly recommend you play around on Pinterest and see what you like for clothes and other things. Seems like I have some sort of stake in that site but I don’t :)



  6. LynnCrymble on July 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

    @jennyshih I highly recommend you play around on Pinterest and see what you like for clothes and other things. Seems like I have some sort of stake in that site but I don’t :)



  7. Stephenie Zamora on July 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I am so in love with this post Nath! I’ve been going through something similar… First, I was a tomboy growing up and really never learned how to “do” my hair and accessorize and all that fun, girly stuff that my older sister did. I wore makeup in high school but I never really dressed up. Jeans, a fitted tee and my sneakers. I did get into dressing up a little more when I was first out of college… but when I started working for myself and bouncing between bill-paying, contract jobs, I don’t know, I stopped prioritizing my clothes and went back to casual.

    Lately, with all my personal and business focus changes, I have this deep urge to start expressing my style through clothes and accessories. It’s like it’s been buried deep down for awhile and my girly side is ready to come out! The haircut perhaps? ;)

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m excited to see how we look in Mexico! xo



  8. Stephenie Zamora on July 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I am so in love with this post Nath! I’ve been going through something similar… First, I was a tomboy growing up and really never learned how to “do” my hair and accessorize and all that fun, girly stuff that my older sister did. I wore makeup in high school but I never really dressed up. Jeans, a fitted tee and my sneakers. I did get into dressing up a little more when I was first out of college… but when I started working for myself and bouncing between bill-paying, contract jobs, I don’t know, I stopped prioritizing my clothes and went back to casual.

    Lately, with all my personal and business focus changes, I have this deep urge to start expressing my style through clothes and accessories. It’s like it’s been buried deep down for awhile and my girly side is ready to come out! The haircut perhaps? ;)

    Thanks for sharing this. I’m excited to see how we look in Mexico! xo



  9. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    @LynnCrymble Oooh Lynn! I had no idea, I really like the way you dress! It’s cool to have that in common though, and thanks for sharing pinterest.com – I’m totally checking it out and using it to catalog what I like. :)

    And yes: style and comfort can coexist, we can totally have both!



  10. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    @LynnCrymble Oooh Lynn! I had no idea, I really like the way you dress! It’s cool to have that in common though, and thanks for sharing pinterest.com – I’m totally checking it out and using it to catalog what I like. :)

    And yes: style and comfort can coexist, we can totally have both!



  11. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    @jennyshih I can totally see myself in your story Jenny. From t-shirts and hoodies in a 5 year engineering program, to working for myself at home in PJs (okay, so I don’t wear PJs all day but I definitely don’t dress up either).

    It’s awesome to start thinking about what you like and how you want to dress. :)



  12. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    @jennyshih I can totally see myself in your story Jenny. From t-shirts and hoodies in a 5 year engineering program, to working for myself at home in PJs (okay, so I don’t wear PJs all day but I definitely don’t dress up either).

    It’s awesome to start thinking about what you like and how you want to dress. :)



  13. annedreshfield on July 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Love this, Nathalie! I’m in college, and lots of my friends are in the intense pre-med program — you can bet they’re all responding just as you did in a competitive, male-driven field. They “don’t care,” wear sweatshirts and jeans to class, and throw themselves into their work. A few of my close friends have come to me (I love shopping/being stylish, but that’s just me!) and confided that they don’t like like dressing that way, and feel they deserve to inject some fun, style, and personality into their wardrobes. I don’t blame them — it’s so much better to get through the day if you’re in clothes you love and feel good in!



  14. annedreshfield on July 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Love this, Nathalie! I’m in college, and lots of my friends are in the intense pre-med program — you can bet they’re all responding just as you did in a competitive, male-driven field. They “don’t care,” wear sweatshirts and jeans to class, and throw themselves into their work. A few of my close friends have come to me (I love shopping/being stylish, but that’s just me!) and confided that they don’t like like dressing that way, and feel they deserve to inject some fun, style, and personality into their wardrobes. I don’t blame them — it’s so much better to get through the day if you’re in clothes you love and feel good in!



  15. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    @Stephenie Zamora You’re so welcome Steph, and thank YOU for sharing – I can so relate! I don’t know if the haircut has anything to do with it, but I can see the transformation in you already with your writing, and I can’t wait to see how this is reflected in your style and way of dress. :)



  16. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    @Stephenie Zamora You’re so welcome Steph, and thank YOU for sharing – I can so relate! I don’t know if the haircut has anything to do with it, but I can see the transformation in you already with your writing, and I can’t wait to see how this is reflected in your style and way of dress. :)



  17. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    @annedreshfield Anne you described it perfectly: throwing yourself into your work and not caring about the look/style… it’s great that you’re there to help your friends not completely lose themselves in their college years. :)



  18. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    @annedreshfield Anne you described it perfectly: throwing yourself into your work and not caring about the look/style… it’s great that you’re there to help your friends not completely lose themselves in their college years. :)



  19. jennyshih on July 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    @LynnCrymble Could you send me an invite to try it out? I don’t have an account yet. Looks like a fun thing to try.



  20. jennyshih on July 12, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    @LynnCrymble Could you send me an invite to try it out? I don’t have an account yet. Looks like a fun thing to try.



  21. LynnCrymble on July 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    @jennyshih Done :)



  22. LynnCrymble on July 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    @jennyshih Done :)



  23. jennyshih on July 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    @LynnCrymble Thank you!!



  24. jennyshih on July 12, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    @LynnCrymble Thank you!!



  25. aliascrazy on July 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I completely relate to this!

    I grew up in ballet and dance lessons, but also in the age of grunge. It was hard to not become totally involved in baggy jeans, plaid button up shirts, long scraggly hair, etc. I think I wore a hoodie every day for the entire winter of my sophomore year of high school.

    And then I went to college, and suddenly, I was WAY behind the trends. I tried re-engaging with my ballet/girly younger self, but to no avail. Then I found second-hand stores. Hooked.

    I would not say I’m a vintage girl. Not at all. But I did live through college in clothes that nobody else was wearing. And I enjoyed that thrill. So even though I don’t buy as many clothes at second-hand stores anymore, I always try to only shop for myself and what fits my body. And if nobody else is wearing it? Bonus.



  26. aliascrazy on July 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I completely relate to this!

    I grew up in ballet and dance lessons, but also in the age of grunge. It was hard to not become totally involved in baggy jeans, plaid button up shirts, long scraggly hair, etc. I think I wore a hoodie every day for the entire winter of my sophomore year of high school.

    And then I went to college, and suddenly, I was WAY behind the trends. I tried re-engaging with my ballet/girly younger self, but to no avail. Then I found second-hand stores. Hooked.

    I would not say I’m a vintage girl. Not at all. But I did live through college in clothes that nobody else was wearing. And I enjoyed that thrill. So even though I don’t buy as many clothes at second-hand stores anymore, I always try to only shop for myself and what fits my body. And if nobody else is wearing it? Bonus.



  27. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    @aliascrazy Ahh yes I remember grunge! I think my grunge thing was short lived, but there was definitely a lot of hoodie-action.

    I’ve also been visiting second hand stores, partially inspired by jessiarrington and giving that exploration idea a try. Thanks so much for sharing, I love it! :)



  28. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    @aliascrazy Ahh yes I remember grunge! I think my grunge thing was short lived, but there was definitely a lot of hoodie-action.

    I’ve also been visiting second hand stores, partially inspired by jessiarrington and giving that exploration idea a try. Thanks so much for sharing, I love it! :)



  29. _chelleshock on July 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I’m, unsurprisingly for a former style blogger, pretty obsessed with my personal style. I’m always trying to refine it and I love looking for clothes, even if it’s just window shopping. I’m also obsessed with the idea of aesthetics and how they impact our work and the way we use things – something like 80% of the information we process is visual, and patients who are put in more aesthetically pleasing hospital rooms heal faster (no joke!), so obviously aesthetics have an impact on us, whether we acknowledge it or not. I’ve had people scoff at me when I say that I won’t buy something if it’s not aesthetically appealing to me, but there it is. This is recently coming up since I’m looking at bikes, I’ve had a few bike snobs make snarky remarks since I’m specifically looking for a *pretty* bike. It has to work, obviously, but dammit, I won’t buy it if it’s not pretty.

    It drives me nuts that these things are maligned because they’re associated with femininity. It’s sexist and downright obnoxious. And that concludes my miles-long comment!



  30. _chelleshock on July 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I’m, unsurprisingly for a former style blogger, pretty obsessed with my personal style. I’m always trying to refine it and I love looking for clothes, even if it’s just window shopping. I’m also obsessed with the idea of aesthetics and how they impact our work and the way we use things – something like 80% of the information we process is visual, and patients who are put in more aesthetically pleasing hospital rooms heal faster (no joke!), so obviously aesthetics have an impact on us, whether we acknowledge it or not. I’ve had people scoff at me when I say that I won’t buy something if it’s not aesthetically appealing to me, but there it is. This is recently coming up since I’m looking at bikes, I’ve had a few bike snobs make snarky remarks since I’m specifically looking for a *pretty* bike. It has to work, obviously, but dammit, I won’t buy it if it’s not pretty.

    It drives me nuts that these things are maligned because they’re associated with femininity. It’s sexist and downright obnoxious. And that concludes my miles-long comment!



  31. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    @_chelleshock Hey, thanks so much for leaving your (miles-long, pssh!) comment! I really loved reading your perspective from a former style blogger, and how aesthetics apply to your shopping habits. (Including bikes, love it!)

    Now that I think about it, I’ve always loved Apple computers because of their aesthetics… hmm. And of course design matters to me, but somehow I managed to cut off the clothes/fashion style part of me. No more, I say! :)



  32. NathLussier on July 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    @_chelleshock Hey, thanks so much for leaving your (miles-long, pssh!) comment! I really loved reading your perspective from a former style blogger, and how aesthetics apply to your shopping habits. (Including bikes, love it!)

    Now that I think about it, I’ve always loved Apple computers because of their aesthetics… hmm. And of course design matters to me, but somehow I managed to cut off the clothes/fashion style part of me. No more, I say! :)



  33. jessiarrington on July 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

    The majority of what I wear is about recapturing the joy of being a kid and playing dress up. When I first started trying to define my style (bright colors, contrasting patterns and unexpected silhouettes) I got a lot of questionable looks. The more I committed to it, the more I started getting smiles and thumbs up. I think the shift directly correlates with the level of confidence I was feeling. Confidence is key. If you feel excited about what you’re wearing, your whole face lights up, and that’s something the world responds to.

    It’s worth noting that I don’t think I really came into my own style until I turned 30. 30 is a magic number (at least for me)!

    Thanks for writing this post and starting this conversation, Nathalie! So happy you watched the TEDTalk!



  34. jessiarrington on July 13, 2011 at 8:33 am

    The majority of what I wear is about recapturing the joy of being a kid and playing dress up. When I first started trying to define my style (bright colors, contrasting patterns and unexpected silhouettes) I got a lot of questionable looks. The more I committed to it, the more I started getting smiles and thumbs up. I think the shift directly correlates with the level of confidence I was feeling. Confidence is key. If you feel excited about what you’re wearing, your whole face lights up, and that’s something the world responds to.

    It’s worth noting that I don’t think I really came into my own style until I turned 30. 30 is a magic number (at least for me)!

    Thanks for writing this post and starting this conversation, Nathalie! So happy you watched the TEDTalk!



  35. JeanMorganCompton on July 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Nath~I also loved playing dress-up as a child. My friend up the street’s mom had this wonderful wardrobe of evening clothes in their basement. We would take turns trying on outfits while playing the Nutcracker Suite on the turntable. It was glorious fun.

    I still love playing dress-up to this day! It’s practical (before going on a trip I can check out various outfits and coordinate them) and it is a great stress buster. If I’m feeling down or not lovin’ the old bod, I put on some tunes, start tryin’ on stuff and prance/dance around! Pretty soon I feel start to feel pretty, happy and better for working off some calories at the same time!

    XO

    Jean



  36. JeanMorganCompton on July 13, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Nath~I also loved playing dress-up as a child. My friend up the street’s mom had this wonderful wardrobe of evening clothes in their basement. We would take turns trying on outfits while playing the Nutcracker Suite on the turntable. It was glorious fun.

    I still love playing dress-up to this day! It’s practical (before going on a trip I can check out various outfits and coordinate them) and it is a great stress buster. If I’m feeling down or not lovin’ the old bod, I put on some tunes, start tryin’ on stuff and prance/dance around! Pretty soon I feel start to feel pretty, happy and better for working off some calories at the same time!

    XO

    Jean



  37. NathLussier on July 13, 2011 at 10:52 am

    @jessiarrington Yes – I totally get that wanting to recapture the joy/playing dress up! And thanks for sharing how you used to get weird looks until your confidence caught up with your new style. Love it, and I absolutely loved your TEDtalk. :)



  38. NathLussier on July 13, 2011 at 10:52 am

    @jessiarrington Yes – I totally get that wanting to recapture the joy/playing dress up! And thanks for sharing how you used to get weird looks until your confidence caught up with your new style. Love it, and I absolutely loved your TEDtalk. :)



  39. NathLussier on July 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

    @JeanMorganCompton Ooh that sounds like so much fun Jean! I think I need to do that just for fun… right now dressing up is only for occasions, but I think it would be awesome to do it just because I can! :)



  40. NathLussier on July 13, 2011 at 10:53 am

    @JeanMorganCompton Ooh that sounds like so much fun Jean! I think I need to do that just for fun… right now dressing up is only for occasions, but I think it would be awesome to do it just because I can! :)



  41. Kate Schultz on July 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Nathalie, I love this post. As “an elder” (56 and counting) in this style commentary, I wanted to mention something to all you young gals. You probably have no idea how gorgeous you looked in that t-shirt and jeans when you were in college. Trust me–thirty years from now when you look at those photos, you’ll know it’s true!

    Nathalie, you might not believe this, but I honestly didn’t really pay much attention to clothes and style until I turned 50. I work in tech so I was always “one of the guys”. Then, one day, I realized that most of the guys were about 25 years younger than me and I was no longer one of the guys. It was much worse than that. I was invisible. Um. Oh. Hell. No!

    So, I did some research (of course) and ran to Nordstrom. My very own fashion angel appeared to me in the form of a personal shopper. She introduced me to my first–perfect Little Black Dress. A simple, black, sleeveless sheath dress. Fully lined with a zipper in the back. It fit perfectly. And, there was no denying, it looked good. However, the real magic didn’t happen until I slipped my foot into my first pair of Christian Louboutin heels. Totally worth it.

    My current everyday style has evolved into a Little Black Dress, a colored cashmere cardigan and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. The jewelry, the scarves and the color of the cardigan change, but the LBD and the Louboutins are always there.

    When I’m not rocking the LBD, I pretty much live in super amazing yoga clothes. It’s simple and it works for me. I had no idea shoes could change my world! :)



  42. Kate Schultz on July 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Nathalie, I love this post. As “an elder” (56 and counting) in this style commentary, I wanted to mention something to all you young gals. You probably have no idea how gorgeous you looked in that t-shirt and jeans when you were in college. Trust me–thirty years from now when you look at those photos, you’ll know it’s true!

    Nathalie, you might not believe this, but I honestly didn’t really pay much attention to clothes and style until I turned 50. I work in tech so I was always “one of the guys”. Then, one day, I realized that most of the guys were about 25 years younger than me and I was no longer one of the guys. It was much worse than that. I was invisible. Um. Oh. Hell. No!

    So, I did some research (of course) and ran to Nordstrom. My very own fashion angel appeared to me in the form of a personal shopper. She introduced me to my first–perfect Little Black Dress. A simple, black, sleeveless sheath dress. Fully lined with a zipper in the back. It fit perfectly. And, there was no denying, it looked good. However, the real magic didn’t happen until I slipped my foot into my first pair of Christian Louboutin heels. Totally worth it.

    My current everyday style has evolved into a Little Black Dress, a colored cashmere cardigan and a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. The jewelry, the scarves and the color of the cardigan change, but the LBD and the Louboutins are always there.

    When I’m not rocking the LBD, I pretty much live in super amazing yoga clothes. It’s simple and it works for me. I had no idea shoes could change my world! :)



  43. NathLussier on July 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    @Kate Schultz Oh Kate I’m so glad to hear you weigh in on this topic, since I consider you to be one stylin’ lady! You’re right that we all take our young jeans+t-shirts days for granted… ;)

    And ooh, you’ve just introduced me to Christian Louboutin, I spent some time eyeing those shoes and I love your suggestion of the LBD + accessories. Classy, and smart as usual. Thanks Kate, hope all is amazing with you!!



  44. NathLussier on July 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    @Kate Schultz Oh Kate I’m so glad to hear you weigh in on this topic, since I consider you to be one stylin’ lady! You’re right that we all take our young jeans+t-shirts days for granted… ;)

    And ooh, you’ve just introduced me to Christian Louboutin, I spent some time eyeing those shoes and I love your suggestion of the LBD + accessories. Classy, and smart as usual. Thanks Kate, hope all is amazing with you!!



  45. AnnSheybani on July 14, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Love this post. So recognize the deal about neutralizing your looks when you work with a lot of men. I was one of 10 girls or so in a class of 60 chemistry students. Then I spent years selling chemicals to middle-aged engineers–male. Didn’t want to be too sexy, to be misperceived. I had to get in touch again with being pretty, feminine, which meant being more confident about my ability to protect my boundaries. Tango dancing turned things around for me. And marrying a guy who likes to buy me sexy dresses and pole-dancer shoes.



  46. AnnSheybani on July 14, 2011 at 5:08 am

    Love this post. So recognize the deal about neutralizing your looks when you work with a lot of men. I was one of 10 girls or so in a class of 60 chemistry students. Then I spent years selling chemicals to middle-aged engineers–male. Didn’t want to be too sexy, to be misperceived. I had to get in touch again with being pretty, feminine, which meant being more confident about my ability to protect my boundaries. Tango dancing turned things around for me. And marrying a guy who likes to buy me sexy dresses and pole-dancer shoes.



  47. NathLussier on July 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    @AnnSheybani Oooh Ann I love how you turned things around! I was reading an interview about women in the workforce and it said something along the lines of “even if your husband likes your long hair, you should pin it up at work” and totally like you said, not to be misperceived. Glad you found your guy and your sexy side too! :)



  48. NathLussier on July 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    @AnnSheybani Oooh Ann I love how you turned things around! I was reading an interview about women in the workforce and it said something along the lines of “even if your husband likes your long hair, you should pin it up at work” and totally like you said, not to be misperceived. Glad you found your guy and your sexy side too! :)



  49. LisaConsiglio-Ryan on July 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Nath! Absolutely LOVE this post (as a girly girl who read Vogue religiously). My sense of style has evolved over the years. In my 20’s I was a hippy Grateful Dead follower who never washed my hair. BUT as I got older, I became ME. Now I am so comfortable in my body and have more of a bohemian, chic, clean, but tomboyish style. I guess a big mix. I just LOVE your style, lady. You are so YOU. Great post!



  50. LisaConsiglio-Ryan on July 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Nath! Absolutely LOVE this post (as a girly girl who read Vogue religiously). My sense of style has evolved over the years. In my 20’s I was a hippy Grateful Dead follower who never washed my hair. BUT as I got older, I became ME. Now I am so comfortable in my body and have more of a bohemian, chic, clean, but tomboyish style. I guess a big mix. I just LOVE your style, lady. You are so YOU. Great post!



  51. NathLussier on July 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    @LisaConsiglio-Ryan I love that you commented here Lisa because I love your style, and the bohemian/chic look is definitely what I get when I look at you too. :) Oh and I gotta say you have great taste in shoes! :)



  52. NathLussier on July 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    @LisaConsiglio-Ryan I love that you commented here Lisa because I love your style, and the bohemian/chic look is definitely what I get when I look at you too. :) Oh and I gotta say you have great taste in shoes! :)



  53. IlonaPlatonova on July 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Glad to hear that you have come over this path too. I realised that I used to wear absolutely unapropriate cloth, when I got pregnant with my first baby. I was 5 months pregnant, my waist increased by 20 cm and I still could wear all my pre-expectation clothes. That was shoking to me, so after baby I got back my nice looks and through away most of what was in my closet.



  54. IlonaPlatonova on July 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Glad to hear that you have come over this path too. I realised that I used to wear absolutely unapropriate cloth, when I got pregnant with my first baby. I was 5 months pregnant, my waist increased by 20 cm and I still could wear all my pre-expectation clothes. That was shoking to me, so after baby I got back my nice looks and through away most of what was in my closet.



  55. NathLussier on July 15, 2011 at 3:54 am

    @IlonaPlatonova It’s so interesting that having your baby helped you course correct on your fashion. It’s funny how that happens sometimes, and thank you so much for sharing. I love how we’re all coming from different angles here. :)



  56. NathLussier on July 15, 2011 at 3:54 am

    @IlonaPlatonova It’s so interesting that having your baby helped you course correct on your fashion. It’s funny how that happens sometimes, and thank you so much for sharing. I love how we’re all coming from different angles here. :)