Neutral Top Scarf and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

A few days ago, Miss 21 (my daughter) introduced me to Mori Kei. She says this somewhat accurately describes my style. When I looked it up, one of the first things that popped up on my screen was an image of a bird skeleton that had been turned into hair décor. What the heck have I been wearing that my daughter thinks I’d wear bird skeletons to work? In the library. Or, at all, for that matter. I’m afraid of birds. Like deathly afraid of birds. And real {un}live bird skeletons?! Are you kidding me?!

After she stopped laughing and I decided against grounding her for life, she showed me some of the images that had popped up on her screen. Now I’m wondering what Google knows about me that I don’t know. Once I looked at her screen, I totally understood why she said the style describes me. It does. Sometimes.

Neutral Top Scarf and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Mori Kei is Japanese street fashion marked by the customization of outfits with a mix of homemade, vintage, and store bought items. Some people call it “forest style”. I’m not a fairy, I can’t with that.

Random thinking here…

But I do like the terms: granny chic and prairie style. ‘Cause I do love myself some frocks a la Olivia Walton. I have a soft spot for the house dresses Edith Bunker wore. And Louise Jefferson’s beaded tops and flowy caftans take my breath away. But I can’t wear those items every day.

Neutral Top Scarf and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Back to Mori Kei…

I absolutely adore all the flowy layers coupled with the chunky knits. And the funky footwear just makes my sartorial little heart sing all kinds of happy dancing songs. I’m also a fan of the many neutrals of the style but I’ll wear the heck out of some brights too.

So, I think I’m still working on coming up with a term that describes my style. But, gosh, it’s fun and a little scary trying to figure it out.

Is there a specific style of dress you’re drawn to? Do you love a particular decade? How would you describe your style?

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