My name is Presley Redd Simmons, and I am 16 years old. Let me tell you a little about myself. I was born on July 31, 2001 in Memphis Tennessee. Since that day, I have lived all across the country, six states to be exact. I’ll be honest with you, moving around all the time has been a painful experience, but I believe that it has helped me grow as a person. I believe that travelling the country has given me cultural experiences that most grown adults do not have the honor of experiencing, but most importantly, moving helped me discover my identity.
I used to try my hardest to be a cookie cutter girl, always trying to follow the trends of my time. But lets be honest, the glasses wearing, book reading preteen that I once was, was NOT what society called “stylish”. Thankfully, I outgrew some of my preteen awkwardness, but I am most proud of the epiphany that hit me in June of 2017, when I moved for the seventh time in my life. I was on pinterest one night, looking at outfits to inspire me for when I went Back to School Shopping. Honestly, I was miserable reflecting over the idea of going to a new school, and looking at what clothes were “trendy” and “popular” and would “make me fit in” led to a pit in my stomach. I thought and thought until my mind was numb…and it hit me: “Why am I dressing to impress others?” I came to the realization that being a “cookie cutter girl” was boring, and I made a vow to myself that I would dress in clothing that made me feel good about myself, not what others expected me, as a high school teenager, to wear. This blog is intended to bring girls of all ages out of their “style shell”. I hope that my words help to empower girls young and old to wear what makes them happy, whatever that may be!
In all honesty, “Your style does NOT define you, YOU define your style!”