These days I'm more interested in making mood boards instead of photographing what I'm wearing. I just find it more fascinating to dream about what my closet could be like if I just took the plunge and got rid of everything that I don't wear. I already do this, but I think I have to take it to the next level and get rid of everything that hasn't been worn in 6 months, save for formal occasion things. Think of this process as visual strategic mental shopping. I'm not made of money and my goal of eliminating debt by the end of this year is going super super well. I don't want to mess that up getting caught up in the trends of now.
You know what I want? I want to be like those characters in movies and books that are notorious for wearing the same thing. (Yes, that includes the legend that was Doug Funnie.) There's something admirable about a closet of all the things that work together no matter what the pairing. The tops, the bottoms, the under layer, the necklaces, the shoes. All of it must work together like a fun little symphony of materials.
I have zero interest in one-off pieces — stuff that is worn alone and only alone to be cool right now and only now — that's just so fucking boring and not indicative of any style to me. Where's the effort and personality if all you do is wear stuff like a hanger? Style right now to me mixing and matching, like layering something really old and meaningful and make it feel fresh and now with something else. That's all I want. Flexibility and creativity. Isn't that the point of clothes and fashion anyway?
Maybe this has something to do with my life being in bit of a shift right now: I'm contemplating and taking stock of everything and I think it's ridiculous if that doesn't include what I choose to wear on my body.
So to people at work who read this: I just haven't cared much for getting dressed lately. That meh pair of jeans with the blah pair of shoes and the whatever top? Yea. It reflects my mood and place in life. For people who follow this blog: that means photographing said blah outfits is just not even on the list of things I want to do. I'm mentally and mood-boardly plotting my next moves.
I'll show my face around here soon, I just need to figure it all out a little better in the meantime.
Bliss + Mischief ruffle top | Bliss + Mischief chamomile embroidered jeans | Oroboro kimono dress | Chanel clogs
collage by me