I've been a blog stalker for several years now and it's always interesting to see how the style of some of my favorite fashionistas has evolved over the years. Some go from preppy to edgy, some go from casual to dressy, and some go from obtainable to downright expensive as they become more and more popular. The latter is super annoying in my opinion, simply because I feel like that person becomes less and less approachable and their choices can alienate parts of their audience. Success comes with it's perks, especially in an industry that thrives on materialism. I've caught myself (on several occasions) being addicted to "stuff" and having to really take a look at myself and scale back. Whether it's quality over quantity, or it's simply revisiting why you decided to write your blog in the first place, it's always good to come back to earth periodically.
I got an email from a reader and it basically said "Do you always look like this? Do you ever wear flats? Is your hair always curled? What's your secret?" It got me thinking about who I am as a blogger and who I am as a person. I've read a thousand posts from different gals about the "bubble effect" of a fashion blog. It's a snapshot of how you want other people to see you from afar. Is it biased? Maybe a little. Is it unrealistic? In my case, no. My clothes, accessories, and "stuff" are a representation of who I am as a person. I like some expensive things, but I absolutely destroy them and get the most wear for my buck. No matter how successful or unsuccessful I am or am not, I will always shop at Target and Forever 21. I thrive off seeing an expensive outfit in a magazine or on a website and recreating it from a lower price point so everyone can wear the look. I'm preppy, quirky, classic, edgy about once a month, and live in my workout clothes, no makeup, and dirty hair on weekends. Hell, I've had these boots for two years and I just started wearing them this season because I just couldn't see how they would look halfway decent on me. There is absolutely no method to my madness and no formula to the way I dress. I just get up in the morning and do it, solely based on how I feel that day. And by the way, these are the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn. For real.
One last note - I wear a ton of stuff over and over again, just in different ways, that's not necessarily a new item every single post. These items are eventually no longer available, so I have added similar items at the price point that I purchased my item in the banner below my actual links. If the item is still available, it will be in both places.
Tank: One Clothing via TJ Maxx
Boots: DV Dolce Vita Jamison Bootie via Ross
Bag: Alexander Wang Emile
Necklace: Factory Brass Plated Crystal Necklace
Glasses: Ray Ban Aviators
Bracelets: Stella and Dot, F21