Whenever I purchase an article of clothing, I try to imagine how many ways I can wear it with items already existing in my closet. My ideal is to be able to style a piece at least three different ways. When I got the black & white striped tulip skirt from the Victoria Beckham collection at Target, I knew the neutral colors would pair with the many colorful tops I have and that the shape would be fun enough for me to want to wear it again and again. Today I have styled this skirt four different ways to show how I am wearing it.
It feels like forever since I have sat down to write a blog post. As life goes, stuff happens. I also have had a bad case of writers block, so that hasn’t helped the creative juices to flow. So today I am simply going to share a recent outfit of mine when I wore an off the shoulder top and some cropped pants. I also want to share a lot of the new ventures I am working on.
Looking through the latest fashion magazines, one silhouette that stood out to me strongly was the paperbag waist. The highwaisted cut of pants and skirts with pleats that gather around the waist with a sash belt is not a new idea as it has been cycled through trends throughout the years. For me, it is a cut that has always appealed to me, but in the past I have allowed insecurities about my body shape deter me away from actually wearing it. Now that I have fully embraced myself, I am overjoyed to be wearing the fun fashion of the paperbag waist!
When shopping, we typically select items one at a time. Whether online or in store, each individual piece is evaluated by our own personal taste, fit, and budget. After the purchase, that item goes into our closet with the hopes it will become an active part of our wardrobe and be integrated into what we already have. It takes vision to look at a computer screen with a garment worn by a model or mannequin and imagine what it will look like on us and what it will look like paired with other items we own. It takes an equal amount of vision to stand in the middle of a store full of clothes and picture this one item at home, going with the rest of our closet.
Today I wanted to go through a process I go through when I bring home items from the store to create a head to toe outfit. It is easy to get something and then feel like it has no potential in real life so I wanted to take a bit of the mystery out of it and provide an easy step by step formula to follow.
One thing I did not expect when I began blogging over two years ago were the connections I would make with other women. For some reason, I expected to face controversy and mean-spirited people who would pretty much laugh me off the internet. Facing those unwarranted fears have gotten me in such a better place in my life and I now cherish the relationships I have with all of you.