I bought this skirt secondhand to turn it into a dress. it was XL with a weird slit in the back. velvet and warm and Leopard print? how could i not. it is just as fantasitc as a dress. I love the challenge of transforming fuglyness into awesomeness…that’s really what it is about. it is not so much about the individual pieces as it is about the coordination….all the rules about not buying the same sort of things time and time again is BS….just buy the things you like, forget about fit and size,,,,with a little creativity and imagination you can turn that reject into a hero.
although the shirt looks ‘white’ it really isn’t. well it was originally but after i threw it in the washer with a red, it came out with a slight blush pink tone. the things that happen when you don’t overthink it. instead of ‘fixing’ it, i let it be. throwing things all in the mix is how my style works. by having a bit of everything , i have managed to have a somewhat comprehensive wardrobe to never fill like i have to have something. i know the ‘rule’ is to constantly rid your wardrobe of ‘old things’ but these old things do come in handy, you never know when they will come into play. i guess the moral here is that a little hoarding never hurt anybody :)
My Jessica Simpson wedges are over two years old bought on sale and i couldn’t love it more. my one rule that works for me? Never pay full price for anything when there are alternatives. one personal style principle that i will never forgo.
sometimes the inspiration you need is lurking in your own mind….forget all the shopping rules and advice about discarding things you don’t wear. if you have a space to store it do so…who is to say you won’t find the right piece to go with that ‘ugly’ grandma shirt. people get so rigid about following all these fashion rules and it sucks the FUN out of the whole process of getting dressed .
Give your self some credit. Sometimes the best inspiration is yourself. this generation is all about hoarding inspiration and that is ok but the preoccupation with all these style tips is exhausting and ridiculous. it takes away from discovery! why should someone else be doing all the work ….contribute something to your own style. take time out to find out the things you like , what works for you, disregard all the tips in your fav magazine, be honest with your own sensibilities,
if you don’t know what you like, you will Fall for every trend.
if you don’t take out time to hone your own style you will spend a long time following every one
find your own style voice. OWN IT . with a liberal douse of sheer confidence you can pull of anything. it is better to feel ‘chic’ in your own skin than live your life trying to fit into a standard you will never be. it is never too late to start, but in this era of approval points, it can be easy to loose yourself in the shuffle.
get to knowing thy own style.