Take a close look at the pictures below. (via The Sartorialist).

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Can you believe this is the same girl?

On the surface, the 2 pics are indicative of this girl’s style change over the course of 6 months. But Schuman, the author of the blog, reveals that she was an Oakbrook transplant in NYC who didn’t know anyone when she had moved. He then goes on to suggest that by not being surrounded by family and friend’s expectations of what she should be, she ultimately became free to be the person she really was, style-wise and personality-wise. Interesting theory, of which I do buy into, but it was really intriguing to see it played out in pictures like this. And it gives you a ‘lil something to opine about for the next 5 minutes…

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