Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Style. Defined.

Over the past year and a half I have experienced the emergence of my style. Rather, I should say that I have become more and more conscious of it in the everyday: what I grab from my closet and put together to the clothing and accessories I buy and covet. Since I am very young, I have always tested the limits of what my peers consider acceptable fashion. I will never forget begging my mother to buy me lime green and colorful floral leggings in the 4th grade. No one else had them, therefore, I needed to have them before anyone else decided to buy them.

Going back to the emergence of style. A year and a half ago (wait, it's actually going to be two years soon!) I graduated from college and since then I have experienced some of the most confusing and tumultuous years of my life. It's safe to say I have tasted and have now accepted the chaos of the 20's. With this chaos, my fashion choices have become most severe and most profound- I now have the most fabulous collection of leather jackets- from studded to what I consider conservative, i.e. Gap, to fur jackets and vests in a spectrum of different colors, more boots than I know what to do with and a gamut of studded everything --from shoes to bags and jewelry. My style has emerged as rock and roll meets motorcycle chic meets tattoo enthusiast meets spoiled princess. I must also throw in there the urban aspect to my style, I am city girl after all.

I'm looking forward to seeing how my chaotic 20's will continue to evolve my style and life choices.

Talk soon.


Picture: (New purchases and New Obsessions!!) Shoes: Sam Edelman Luke Ankle Boot, black leather with spike and gemstone details on the back and buckle detail. Bag: American Apparel American Flag canvas tote (I'm so patriotic) that goes with me everywhere.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Welcome to Taryn's Turn NYC

Welcome to Taryn’s Turn NYC!
For a while I have been thinking of the various ways to start this blog off on the right foot…coincidentally the foot that I always place the high heel on first. This sounds like the right way to start this blog off. A corny fashion joke.
My name is Taryn and I am a 24 year old fashion lover, night life loving, and soon to be law student. I am a born and raised NYC gal and I know all the ins and outs of this beautifully fashioned city and its outer boroughs. I have breathed fashion since the day I was born, thanks to Mom who got me my first leopard string bikini at age 3 and watched as I laid my outfits out on my bed and accessorized them making sure they made a statement, everyday starting at age 4. Not to brag, but I wore the fiercest red plaid school girl skirt with a button down blouse topped with a black vest, and finished off with my favorite white ruffled socks and patent leather Mary-Jane’s on my first day of Kindergarten. I guess you can say I’ve been at this for a while.
Taryn’s Turn NYC is mainly going to cover fashion and my fashion travels throughout NYC and its outer boroughs (I’m a Queens girl but a Brooklyn girl at heart….I can say that because my parents and grandparents were born and raised in Brooklyn) but I feel that I can’t leave out one of the most important things about me…I am in my 20’s. No doubt the 20’s for any girl anywhere and everywhere is a confusing and transitional time in life but my blog’s purpose is to embrace the chaos of the 20’s. It’s a time to explore and take risks both in life and in FASHION. I intend to keep doing that and making the most out of the beauty and wonderful gift of youth.

Talk soon.