Reading a lot of blogs, as I do, is exciting and inspiring and I can find myself thinking I should try that, or what great colours, I should wear colour AND then blogging and posting outfit photos has me thinking should I provide more variety, are my friends sick of seeing grey, black and white? This then leads to the question of authenticity. Do I dress for me, or for everyone else. Essentially, do I dress to be someone/something I am not.
|moto jacket : brown sugar|
oversized sweater : supre
ponte leggings : target
suede boots : rivers
I was reminded of two blog posts I have read recently. One from une femme d'un certain age
and this one from Odyssey (scroll down, it's the post from 11/4/13)
|Rouched Double Zip Jacket|
- currently on sale at Brown Sugar
I appreciate this quote from une femme d'un certain age "I may not be able to define precisely my own authentic style, but I know it when I slip it on. It feels like a powerful second skin. I enjoy experimenting and trying new looks, and in that process have learned that I’ve hit my authentic zone when it never feels like trying too hard"
I would have to agree, I know I have strayed from my true 'style persona' when I feel uncomfortable and/or conspicuous. I actually feel like I am playing dress ups, just like when as a child I would dress up and in my mum's clothes.
So I trust you will forgive the repetition of my limited colour palette, my frequent wearing of draped and oversized tops, my love for skinny jeans and pants, and my desire to create unstructured structure in every outfit. Of course there is the occasional colour (I do love cobalt, navy and red) and there are times when the occasion calls for something different, and I like to flirt with the classics, and from time to time there will be some experimentation, but I promise you, what you see is me....as I strive (in this instance stylewise) to be a first rate version of myself :)