As a recent transplant to Houston, Texas, I had the pleasure of meeting Leah Moreno of the blog Morning Ink at a Houston blogger event a few months back. We stayed in touch and when I came up with the idea to do “What style means to me”, Leah was one of the first people I had in mind for this project. When I asked Leah to share her thoughts on what style means to her, she gave me one of the most honest and inspirational perspectives I’ve heard about style.
Living in color by Leah Moreno.
I used to hate my dark wavy hair, dark knees and dark skin as a kid. Childhood photos of me in a colorful or floral outfit with curly hair made me cringe. I spent many summers wearing hoodies to shield my arms and legs from the sun and flat ironed my hair until it started to fall out. I wore a lot of black because I was unhappy with my body and envied girls who wore their shoulders and legs bare beneath bright sundresses. I never knew how to approach this style, having subjected myself to darker clothes and was too embarrassed to buy a dress any shade lighter than navy blue.
What style means to me as a Latina woman is embracing my natural features and not being confined by a certain color or style. In doing that, I create my own freedom, feel beautiful and that always has a way of radiating through.
Leah Moreno – Morning Ink