Representations of Female Masculinity, Dapper Grrrls, Androgynous Folks, Gender Outlaws, and Genderqueer and Nonbinary Identity Presentation

 

queerkystyle:

Blazer - ASOS Men’s slim fit

Sweater - Zara Women’s

Pants - Zara Women’s

Shoes - Nine West Women’s

Shoulder Bag - Matt & Nat

Socks - J Crew

Scarf - Zara

generalknot:

A fierce Diamond Point, indeed. 1950s Winters Lion Silk Bow. (at General Knot Headquarters)

generalknot:

A fierce Diamond Point, indeed.
1950s Winters Lion Silk Bow. (at General Knot Headquarters)

i-dream-of-dapper:

I don’t dress to impress, I dress to de-stress. I dress for me and that’s how it should be. 

i-dream-of-dapper:

I don’t dress to impress, I dress to de-stress. I dress for me and that’s how it should be. 

queerwardrobecapsuleexperiment:

Outfit 1.9 Black is Back

It is no secret that I love black. I’m pretty sure I am not capable of wearing an outfit that does not have at least one piece of black clothing in it, and let’s get real, it’s rare for me to wear an outfit that has even one piece of NON-black clothing in it (NO SHAME IN THAT GAME).

I love this though! These oxfords instantly make any outfit look business professional, especially when paired with a button up. This is also one of my more “masculine” looks (that sweater is from the men’s section of Macy’s and I loooove it!), which I am still struggling to get a hang of at work, but love when I can actually make it look good.

How do y’all manage to wear more masculine attire to work without having to wear a suit and tie every day?!

Shirt: LOFT

Sweater: GAP (similar)

Pants: Madewell

Shoes: Banana Republic

Photo credit: Elly Tier

girlinabowtie:

Here are a few more photos from my photo shoot with Sarah Deragon. Just to refresh your memory Sarah started The Identity Project. So please go check out her amazing website to see the work that Sarah has done.

I am extremely honored, proud, humbled, and joyful about these photos. I mentioned on my personal instagram that these photos mean a lot to me. For many years I suppressed this dapper look. I remember saying to myself or thinking “I’m not beautiful” “Beautiful only means femme — so maybe I should grow my hair out”

If you’ve followed GIABT for some time I’ve gone through many hair changes and waaaay more before that. So even though I might have been wearing the bow ties I felt the need a few years ago to have long hair again and wear make up and present just a LITTLE bit more “femme”

I was tired of being called sir and being misgendered. I was tired of the looks and the stares and the confusion. It’s funny how when you start to accept yourself, all of that goes away. Although still today I might get misgendered it does not bother me quite as much. I have to say it doesn’t happen as often as it did a few years ago when I had my hair short as well. Once I felt comfortable in my own skin people just saw me as Laura. And that’s who I am.

Laura who loves bow ties. Laura who loves fashion. Laura the future social worker. Laura who lives in brooklyn with her wonderful girlfriend and loves to cook.

I feel very grateful and thankful for this blog and all of my followers. If it wasn’t for this blog I wouldn’t have met Sarah Deragon and I wouldn’t have had this humbling experience.

Please enjoy and don’t forget to check out The Identity Project for my photo soon!

All photo credit goes to Sarah Deragon

xoxo,

GIABT

queerwardrobecapsuleexperiment:

Outfit 1.7 Sunday Casual Sunday

On Sundays all I ever want to do is eat brunch with my bestie, snuggle with my grrlfriend, and maybe go to a coffee shop and read. I am all about doing comfortable things in comfortable clothes. This shirt is pretty much as soft as clouds and I wear it every chance I get. Pairing it with nice black skinnies and boots (instead of the leggings I usually wear with it…) manages to make it look a little dressier too, so that’s a plus!

Shirt: Macy’s (similar)

Pants: Madewell 

Shoes: Born (similar)

Bag: Macy’s

Watch: Michael Kors

Photo Credit: Elly Tier