Express yourself: styling a tunic sweater with faux-leather leggings, wedge booties and an aviator jacket

I suppose the most common interpretation of “personal style” would be the art of using clothing as a means of self-expression.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tunic sweater with faux-leather leggings, wedge booties, and an aviator jacket

And it’s certainly true that the clothes we choose to wear every day can play a very big part in how we express our personalities to the world…but our outfits obviously aren’t the only tools we can use when it comes to our personal style!!  Tattoos, piercings, hair – they can all be a part of our arsenal as well.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tunic sweater with faux-leather leggings, wedge booties, and an aviator jacket

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - amethyst hair colour, beaded choker, aviator jacket

My more observant (wink wink!) visitors will have noticed my passion for experimenting with hair colour; and I have a handful of piercings, too.  But getting “inked” is a territory that I’ve never really wanted to explore…although the recent popularity of truly tiny tattoos is making me wonder if maybe I should join the club!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - black aviator jacket, MK stud-embellished bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - tunic sweater, faux-leather leggings, aviator jacket, MK bag

The problem??  I can’t imagine getting a tattoo anywhere I wouldn’t at some point wish that I didn’t have it!! So I expect that I’ll probably stay ink-free…and I expect that I’m probably in the minority for that.  But I hope you’ll take the time to confirm or deny, dear readers – do you have any tattoos??  Are they an authentic part of your personal style??  Please share!!    

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tunic sweater with faux-leather leggings, wedge booties, and an aviator jacket



  1. January 16, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Pinned this fab look! Your new silver/lavendar hair ROCKS! Yes, I have one big tattoo, a dragon on my back. And even though it's wild, I don't regret it at all. I would if it were somewhere that showed, I think. It only shows in a bikini and at 50, my bikini days are few and far between! 😉

    Dawn Lucy
    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  2. January 17, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Wow! That s a beautiful color! I always wanted a tatoo. Always new the design, but never had one. Now I m glad I don t have one!

  3. Tiina
    January 19, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Tattoos are mostly tacky. I haven't seen a single great masterpiece that I would want on my skin.

  4. January 24, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Discovered your blog just recently. Glad to see someone in my age range who still wants to have fun with her style!

    I am also glad to see someone else who rejects tattoos. I always say you never improve a building by painting graffiti on it. I love the look of clean bare skin. To me it is far more elegant. Besides, tattoos have become so popular lately. It's like every woman feels she has to have one in the same way she needs the same designer handbag as everyone else. I do not like doing what everyone else does. The more popular something is, the less I want it. The only way I would get a tattoo is if I had some kind of bad scarring I wanted to cover.

    I would love to cover my gray with your soft lavender though. My hair is still mostly dark, so I could imagine some soft streaks among the black.

    • January 25, 2017 / 3:14 pm

      I'm really happy you found me too, dear Rachel!! 🙂 Other than dressing for an "occasion" (where it's respectful to follow certain sartorial guidelines) I firmly believe that fashion rules are for the birds!! And yes – it's kind of awesome that "bare" skin (as opposed to being tattooed) is now practically considered avant-garde and unique, isn't it?! P.S. It's pretty amazing what the pros can do with hair colour nowadays…I say give lavender a try!! XO

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