Fractured Aesthetic: the working title and brandname for the blog run by Natalie Geisel, but also the term to describe my (and many others') style, which can be defined as a style that is never stable and complete; a constantly changing, even broken, aesthetic that is based on what the wearer likes, not others; a style that is used as a means of self-expression and ubiquity that does not need to follow the so-called fashion rules ("Forget the rules. If you like it, wear it.").

A little background: I started this little project of mine as, well, a little project of mine that was going to remain a little project until it didn't and people actually started reading my posts. I'm currently a sophomore at The George Washington University in D.C., studying Communication and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, but hey, who says you can't be a part-time student and part-time fashion blogger. I really really like turtlenecks (under and over everything) and wearing sneakers with things that should be illegal with sneakers, among other things. My love for photography and my inability to stop talking (er, writing, in this case) drive all my posts, but of course, it always comes down to fashion (you could say I have a passion for fashion...). Ever since I was ten, I knew I wanted to be surrounded with it, and now I've found my thing.

I'm an editorial fellow for college fashionista during the school year (check out my articles here!) AND work as a sales associate at Madewell (the gradual increase in Madewell clothing on this blog should come as no surprise), and I previously interned for Obsessee this past summer in NYC, which is the city I'll attempt to live in every summer before I graduate, and after that, I'll hopefully be there full time. I also dance ~six hours a week, making this blog still a side project of mine, which unfortunately doesn't come first before these jobs and my classes (both academic and dance). How sad.

I'm also a rep for Glossier, my all-time favorite beauty brand that I spend way too much time thinking and telling my friends about! Use my link to shop my favorite products, replen your own favs, and get 20% off your first order (and free shipping on orders of 2+ items always!!).

What to expect: Here I mostly ramble on (but in an artistic manner) about my strange thoughts about fashion, what I'm wearing, why I'm wearing it, the thing I was doing while I was wearing it, etcetera. Basically, everything's about the clothes, but everything's more than the clothes. That's my view on it all: my life is fashion, but fashion is so much more than fashion. Sometimes I do normal fashion-blogger things and review shows I never got invited to, but most of the time I keep it personal, unique, me-centric (but not selfishly). Expect to see new, full-length posts usually once a week filled with photos and my own words of wisdom. Then, on those days where you're not blessed with a new post, I'll be updating DAILY (usually) on my Instagram and Twitter.

Now it's your turn: If you enjoy reading my posts, or even just looking at my photos because you're too lazy to read my posts, feel free to do one (or all) of the following:
  • SUBSCRIBE. In my sidebar, under the description of myself and above the search bar, you'll see a little box that says "TYPE EMAIL + ENTER". If you want to get notifications from me every time I post through your email (who wouldn't want that?), just enter your email address, confirm your email/that you want to subscribe to me (in a followup email), and voila! I'll become one of those obnoxious websites that pesters you, except it'll only be, like, twice a week.
  • FOLLOW. This step is more complex because I'm now officially part of every social media ever. The easiest way to see my posts is to follow me through Google+, but who even uses that anymore? More recently I got a Bloglovin', which is super convenient because it instantly has all my posts, but also creates this whole other community of bloggers that people actually use now. And then the obvious sites are at the right of my blog, just under the photo of me, with cute little icons that link you to all my social media. Here they are again: twitter, instagram (which I use the most), facebook, pinterest, and tumblr
  • COMMENT. Say what you feel, what you like, what you don't like, anything in the comments section below every post. I love getting feedback, even if it's just one word. One word is better than none.
  • SHARE. You can literally share online by sharing my posts through Pinterest, Facebook, retweeting/reblogging me, simply promoting me, etcetera, or you can tell your irl friends about me. The more, the merrier!
  • If you have questions/are interested in a collaboration/guest speaker/topic requests/just want to chat, EMAIL ME. My email is geisel.natalie@gmail.com, and it is open to anyone who has business inquiries or just any old inquiries. I'll answer all. You can also DM ME on Instagram if your requests are shorter, which I'll probably answer in a more timely manner as I spend most of my waking hours on that app.
  • Or the simplest... Just keep reading my posts. I know when people view my posts, so just knowing that someone out there is reading makes me happy. Keep reading, friends.

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