dr martens

Skater Girl

I’ve always been a little shy and reserved; you could ask any one of my family or friends and they could vouch for that. 80% of the time I would rather stay home then go out to the bars… unless its bowling! However, when I get in front of a camera, I become a different person. I’ve been known to stop strangers to ask them to be a part of a photo from time to time, and this shoot can attest to that. As I got off of the bus on Capitol Hill I noticed some kids skate boarding. I thought that they complimented this outfit well, so I walked on over and asked them to skate around and pose with me.

Ever since I got these Dr. Martens for Christmas they haven't left my feet. Once you break them in they're very comfortable and useful when Seattle weather decides to change last minute and you see rain on the forecast. This grey skirt was hanging up just begging me to take it home for the small price of $10, so I did! One skater skirt later and this look was born.

About the look:

Top- Zara

Skirt- Forever21

Shoes- Dr. Martens

Photographer: Holly Phan

Casual Fridays

It's crazy to think but it's almost been two years since I moved to Seattle. Before moving I had never heard of Dr. Martens, no one really wore them in the mid west. I would see girls wearing them and wish I could pull off the look but didn't think it was really my style. Every state, city has a style; Seattle would be casual or minimalist. It took some time but I can now appreciate a nice simple outfit that doesn't require hours of trashing my closet to put together.

I always had this mindset of what I could pull off, what my style was but I finally broke down and decided it was time I own some Dr. Martens! Shout out to my honey for hooking me up, because they are the only shoes I wear now. The first few wears were a pain, breaking them in is serious work but totally worth the blisters. Nice rain jacket for the drizzly Seattle days, new pair of jeans and my boots.

2016, here's to enjoying the simple things in life.

Photographer: Stephen Klise