Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Turn, Turn, Turn...


Have you ever been afraid of your style changing? After you've identified yourself with a look and you start to feel like someone different it can be overwhelming. On Sunday when I realized that I put together an outfit with no black I panicked alittle. "Do I look too normal"? I wondered. Has wearing black become an mental obligation/uniform? Uniforms are dull and if I'm feeling something else I need to branch out. I'm discovering that pink is not evil. Dusty rose is actually a cool colour. Now, don't think that I'm going to be dressed head to toe in prep gear or ugg boots(I can't seem to shake my dirty hippie tendencies, nor do I want to). I'm feeling less androgyny and more pale colours with a Jennifer herrema kind of twist. I'm also loving the way some japanese women manage to wear feminine clothing without looking super sweet. It's more like a short, dusty rose chiffon dress with ripped jeans and fierce black pointy heels kind of thing (or quriky pointed flats). And there's got to be a dropwaist belt with some form of hardware on it. A true contradiction. Think Alison Mosshart at the Chloe fragrance launch.


To get a bit personal, this is due to me feeling less like brooding. I think I'm getting a better outlook.

9 comments:

Miss Terious said...

I've been thinking of trying a similar look as well, and I'm feeling the same way as far as style changing and happiness level goes.

I've been reading your blog for quite some time now, I must say, I'm in love with it! Though I think it's funny how every 'fashion post' I've planned to write seems to have already been written by you. Either your blog has seeped into my subconscious or great minds think alike :)

Aretha said...

Hey, good luck with your 'makeover'. I think that's the beginning of something that maybe is going beyond clothes....

MR style said...

the first pic is quite sweet !!

She comes from a nowhere town she likes said...

I sort of get that a lot. I love wearing thrifted clothes and granny type clothes, but I always revert to a sort of Mosshartish look. I iind of wonder if it's alright not to have one difinitive but just wear what you like.

SnapandPrint said...

I had the same freak out a few years back when I looked in my wardrobe and found a lot less black in it. It was a bizarre feeling, but I agree with your thought it means (I) am a happier person.

My wardrobe is now full hues of grey, brown, green, burgundy, purple, blue jeans, and even some bright splashes here and there now. When I decide to wear something black it is one article of clothing and not head to toe anymore.

We all evolve as we age and our style changes a bit as we do...and what we like does as well. When you realize you are changing, it is a bizarre feeling.

WendyB said...

I think style always evolves and it's a great thing if it's evolving because you're happy!

thesearchforchic said...

I have been thinking about this as well.. why am I steering away from black?

It is scary, but after all, I think style is a reflection of who you are, where you have been, what you have done..it's natural that it should change.

I love your blog btw. Great post.

skinnyGLASSESgirl said...

I went thru a phase where i'd only wear black or white in high school.. god forbid i wear anything pink or even a dress! I'd try to hide the fact that i had no boobs by wearing 2nd hand old man clothes that would mysteriously disappear when my mom would do laundry. Now i'm open to a lot more.

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