When I started blogging almost 3 years ago (can’t believe it myself) I had no idea I’d carry on for as long as I have. Honestly, it was a brand new concept for me: posting almost on a regular basis about the outfits I wore. At first, I didn’t tell any of my friends about it for fear of ridicule or incomprehension. I didn’t think anyone would care and I certainly didn’t think I had what it took to publicize any of my sartorial attempts. Yet I have continued to keep up with it for various reasons. One of my reasons is purely selfish – I really do like documenting what I wear because it gives me a better idea of what works on me and what doesn’t, what styles I gravitate towards and what I should leave alone, and it also serves as a great reminder to (try at least) shop less and recreate newness what what I already own. Another motivation for sticking around if you will, is that I really do enjoy the interactions that I’m able to carry with like-minded ladies who enjoy putting some effort into their clothes and like to explore their inner-fashionista in everyday, non-fashionista settings (think office instead of runway, errands instead of destination photoshoots). As much as I like to curl up next to my magazines and go to my happy place, I have a hard time identifying with the models and the glamorous lives of celebrities that have taken over the fashion industry. What’s nurtured the need for relatedness has been the existence of regular ladies who have an eye for creativity, design, and self-expression. It’s actually a beautiful thing because rather than entering the inevitable comparison funk that I’ll never be as skinny/beautiful/perfect/flawless, my thoughts have been replaced with appreciating the simplicity of someone (a girl just like me who maybe shops a little too much or pays extra attention to the outfit details), who shares herself in the adventures of getting dressed and life. As much as I take comfort in keeping up with my blog,having access to fellow bloggers has been a unique treat worth mentioning. I appreciate reading that I’m not the only one overthinking what to wear on Monday morning, or getting excited about the new Fall trends coming up this season.
Looking back at previous posts I see the transition that has taken place and my evolution of personal style. It seems to reflect my mood, my age, my bank account!, and most of all, my influences. It’s been a lot of fun seeing what has been and looking forward to what will become 🙂