Since beginning this blog, I have found myself trying new looks, and at times, wearing stuff just for the sake of a good post. Those days have long passed, thank goodness.
I immediately related to that statement! When I look back on early posts of mine, I see that I've done the exact same thing. Let's face it. Our everyday wear really isn't all that exciting. And to be honest, some of my most over the top outfits got the most comments. What more encouragement did I need?
But after a couple of years of pretty consistent blogging, I've gotten back to what I feel is more me.....streamlined, if you will. I love style and fashion more than ever, and while I still enjoy getting out of my comfort zone; I'm less likely to wear something for the sake of the blog.
|Top: Thrifted Skirt: J Crew Thrifted Shoes: Franco Sarto via TJ Maxx Necklaces and bracelet: Thrifted, but the stone one was given to me by my mom.|
|And STILL working the red nails!! LOVE them!|
This outfit is pretty close to quintessential me. Clean lines. Layered necklaces. Organic jewelry of which I'm a HUGE fan of right now. I've done pretty well at keeping my closet pared down to only the pieces that I LOVE and love wearing. This skirt has made it through several cuts....I just can't seem to part with it because it's so versatile!!
I'm tickled to death to FINALLY have made it back to another Visible Monday and thank you Patti for having started it to begin with! Also, PLEASE go check out Pam's blog for a wonderful Visible Monday explanation. The blogosphere tends to have cliques and "in groups" like any other social gathering. Sometimes over 40 bloggers can get pigeonholed into the category of basically Stellas trying to get our groove back! And while there certainly isn't a thing wrong with that, I think most of the 40+ bloggers that I know have a pertinent and valuable perspective on fashion and style. We're savvy shoppers who don't jump to the latest trends and if it's not too self serving to say so, I actually think we bring a lot of wisdom and perspective to the fashion blogging community which can get a bit advertorial heavy at times. So check Pam out and be sure to give her a cyber hug!!