Hello there lovelies! Hope you are all enjoying this month of March. It’s been quite a busy last few weeks for me, and now I’m getting back into the swing of blogging. Boy I missed it and missed you all!
First about this outfit. Aren’t the colors fun?!? I love the black and pink. I’m not into super girlie or floral styles, but I love how pairing these blush pants with black makes it more chic and grown up. This Lands End jacket was a score as my mom passed it along to me when she didn’t want it anymore. It’s an amazing quality and of course my forever 21 suede booties just go with anything. They are for sure a staple item. But onto the BIG NEWS!
I’m excited to start a 3 part series about some amazing things I’ve been learning about style and fashion. Don’t let the word fashion scare you though because these are REALLY practical tips that anyone, at any age, with any lifestyle can benefit from learning.
We are going to cover:
Part 1 “How to Have a Happy Closet”
Part 2 “Finding Your Personal Style”
Part 3 “Intentional Shopping.”
But first, I want to share with you how my little fashion journey began:
With my blog, I have been writing a lot about hair and makeup, but I also really wanted to start including fashion into the topics I cover. I have always loved clothes and putting a unique spin on things. I’m thinking back to the gold stiletto, pointy toed heels I wore in high school…maybe a fashion fail?!? HA! But they were quite fun to wear! Even with my love of fashion, I felt a little intimidated about adding it to the blog because I’m on a limited, single parent income and can’t afford to buy a new outfit for each new blog post, like so many bloggers do. Plus, have you ever seen those photos or YouTube videos of a blogger’s closet where it actually looks like a clothing store by the amount of shoes, jackets, and bags they have? It just didn’t sit right with me. I don’t want to become someone who encourages others to load up on “stuff” when in reality we don’t need to have piles and piles of clothes (and let’s be real, most of us can’t afford that).
So I started searching the internet for “minimalist fashion bloggers”…not that I was looking into that style per say, I just thought that would be a good place to start in my little quest. Well I was so so happy to come across Caroline of the blog, Un-Fancy. Oh my goodness, right now pause reading this post and check her out. Ok, actually maybe do it after because she has so much fabulous information about how to pick out great pieces and how to develop your own style. I just ate up the information she shared because it’s THAT GOOD. Her capsule experiment page helped me the most and her capsule planner (which you can download for free) really helped me learn so much about myself and what I wanted my style to look like. By the way, if you haven’t heard the term “capsule wardrobe” Caroline describes it as, “a mini wardrobe (for each season) made up of really versatile pieces that you totally love to wear.”
Anyways, I have to give credit, where credit is due and most of the information I will be sharing, in this 3 part series, has come from what I have learned from Caroline as well as another book I got from the library (can’t remember the name) written by another blogger. I’m going to share with you how I’ve started to put these tips into practice, the challenges I have faced while doing them, and also how I feel like I’m beginning to unlock the mystery of how to dress well for myself. I’ve learned some big mistakes I was making when it came to picking out clothes and how the solutions are AMAZING and FREEING!
So I can’t wait to get this series going. I think if you follow along, you will start feeling more confident, more informed, and more happy about what you put on. This information will give you the tools to work towards making a style for yourself that you love, no matter the price of your budget! Can I get an AMEN. HA! Anyways, stay tuned for part 1 of this series “How to Have A Happy Closet” and if you don’t subscribe to my blog, click that button on the home page so you can get an email when I’ve posted the next part of the series.
Love to you all,