Hello beautiful strangers, after a very long hiatus, I'm compelled to return to the blog and share some sartorial musings with you.
For the year that I was sharing daily outfit postings, the mantra of the blog was about being creative, and whimsical, and pushing boundaries, and not being defined by other people's rules. I still believe in these tenets but that mantra was representative of a specific time and place and a certain series of life events. And in the past few months, I find myself gravitating towards a very different fashion style, and it's not one that I've embraced before: Minimalism.
For several weeks this summer I was doing work that necessitated a certain rotation of simple blouses, pencil skirts, blazers, understated accessories and black pumps. Initially I felt frustrated about having such a narrow framework to work within. But, after a while I found it liberating. I had developed a work uniform, and it made life (and getting dressed in the morning) a lot simpler. The kind of pressure that came with constantly making a bold statement with my clothing was gone, and being able to rely on classic pieces to always look and feel polished was surprisingly fun. When I had the opportunity to return to my quirkier style this Fall, I found I was no longer interested. So I'm rewriting my fashion songbook.
I'm not all together certain what having a minimalist wardrobe means, but I think it comprises of having simply, but beautifully tailored pieces. The wish list includes: Silk and cotton blouses, pencil skirts, lean/skinny pants and jeans, classic shoes, accessories, purses, neutral colours, and classic, even masculine shapes. And that's the direction I want to move in. I no longer want to have a closet bursting with items that seldom get worn, but I feel emotionally attached to. The focus is on having less, but better pieces.
It's so nice to be writing a blog post again. It's the first post in 6 months. And the first fashion related posted in more than a year. Friends, wish me luck in this new direction, and share your thoughts.
~ Dedicated to RMH ~