You’re reading the words of a bonafide good girl. A curfew-keeping, skin-covering, momma-respecting, rule-loving lady of the law. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket, I regularly use crosswalks, and I was a pioneer of the “within the lines” artistic movement during my kindergarten stint as a coloring book virtuoso. Needless to say, I’ve never had a rebellious phase.
Well, much like an upstate New York winter, my break from convention was inevitable. Though once an Abercrombie & Fitch prepster in blue blooded sapphire polos, I’ve developed a taste for studs, leather and a dose of (dare I say it?) sexiness in my dress. I’m on the verge of a style revolution that would surely cause the imaginary country clubs I might have joined in my teens to revoke my golf course privileges.
That’s why I’m enamored with this editorial from Cosmopolitan‘s September 2012 issue. Model Terese Pagh Teglgaard completely embodies the style I’m craving – a touch of edge mixed with a distinctly feminine romance strokes the ego of my inner bad girl while still honoring the person I’ve always been. While I doubt I’ll ever completely abandon the goodie two shoes inside, don’t be surprised if you hear this rebel yell.