One thing I have noticed this Autumn is that my style is shifting ever so slightly once again. Through the past two years or so, I had honed in on a very specifically 1950’s feeling, gathering up loads of vintage dresses and accessories that emphasized that. It was the epitome of everything I’d ever thought I wanted with my style… and yet, I felt something missing. That something, I realized recently, is a bit of a fairytale. That touch of storyteller. Something a little fantastical.
Many people began to follow my blog nearly ten years ago because of my writing. When I first started my “internet presence” as an introverted seventeen year old, it wasn’t through blogging or MySpace or any of those early 2000’s things: it was via FictionPress. I uploaded a short story or poetry or something of the sort and thus began my love for creating content. Three years later, I started this blog as a way to journal life outside of writing. By that time. I had amassed a fairly large following through my writing and I wanted to share more of myself. Though I still went by a pseudonym, and would for many years to come, I began to share tidbits of life, and then photography and then, after a fairly large weight loss and finding Selective Potential and What I Wore, I shared my first outfit post.
Since then my style has evolved through many stages, but always holding on to a vintage look and finally now settling into something a little whimsical, heavily vintage or vintage-inspired, and, these days, saturated with richer and darker colors for the fall and winter months. This beautiful lace dress from Lindy-Bop fills the hole in my closet of a solid-color dress to layer with blouses or interesting tights and jazz up with whatever accessories I want. Its subtle brocade pattern gives it more interest than a plain black dress, and it’s stretchy in all the right ways. Perfect for remixing!
I have always loved patterns, and only recently realized I need more solids in my closet to remix and rewear. One of my goals this season and this year is to remix more; that used to be a basis of my blog! But my closet has grown exponentially and I find myself reaching for the new rather than finding creative ways to rewear old favorites.