Maybe I’ve Stopped Over-thinkingPosted: March 19, 2013
Recently a friend has asked me if my sense of style has improved since I started the blog. I said “Definitely!” My sense of style before the blog was not so much disastrous as it was non-existent (my idea of “dressing up” was to wear my one button-up with whatever pair of sneakers that was clean), so this blog has taught me, if nothing else, to put more thoughts into what I wear.
Of course, there is another side to that, which is that sometimes it makes me over-think it. Only now, after two years of blogging, that I began to learn to realize when I’m over-thinking my outfits and piling too many accessories or combining too many colors in one. This outfit is an example. I started out with a brooch at the shirt collar because I thought the outfit needed some piece of jewelry, but it made me look like a 19th century governess, so I took it out. I’m still trying to give a modern spin to my vintage aesthetic (if that doesn’t sound too much like an oxymoron), and simplifying things is a start.
Shirt: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange, Skirt: thrifted, Belt: Forever21, Flats: Caprice
Post title: lyric from Snow Patrol’s Warmer Climate (because it’s been what, a whole month since I used their lyrics as my titles?)