Style Statement

My personal style is very undefined, which is part of the reason I’m writing this…to give it some definition and direction going forward. I also ordered Style Statement, on the recommendation of Doniree, which I can’t wait to dive into highlighter-and-post-it-note style. The plan is then to undergo the clothing phase of Operation GROSS (Get Rid of Sh*tty Sh*t), using a lose-two-items-buy-one strategy.

One thing I know for sure when it comes to clothes: I love simple, with pop. Black top, animal print shoes. White oxford shirt, colorful bangle or other jewelry. Cobalt blue dress pants, neutral top. One of the favorite things in my bedroom, the centerpiece from my best friend’s wedding, exemplifies this pretty well.

Simple, with pop.

Elements of style I love: shoes that make the perfect noise, dangly earrings, V-necks, wearing dresses with leggings, cashmere, scarves, blazers, navy and orange (together and separate), leather jackets.

The current favorite piece of clothing I own: the purple tunic with sparkly neck line you see on my About page.

Current fashion quests: little black dress, black mid-calf boots, oxford shirts that do not look like they belong to a man, long sleeve t-shirts.

In addition to these quests, I have some questions…

Why is everything see-through? I am convinced there has been a formal agreement, between clothing designers and Spanx, forcing every woman to buy Spanx because she can’t wear a blouse without one. WHY MUST I CONSTANTLY WEAR LAYERS. I find this endlessly frustrating and uncomfortable.

Who created the no-white-after-Labor-Day rule? I want to kick them in the teeth. I love wearing white in the winter. I find myself fawning over white, long, knee-length button coats.

I can’t wear obnoxious heels for an extended period of time…does that make me less of a woman? Y’all, I can’t deal with unhappy feet. My mental toughness is just not there. I need to be able to dance and drop and dissolve into delirium WITH COMFORT, OKAY??? Please don’t judge me…I’m fun to hang with, I promise. And I won’t be walking like a penguin at 3am. Unless I choose to.

What’s your style? Do you have a phrase that defines it, or are you a little all over the place, like me? What are your favorite pieces?

This post was inspired by a prompt from Doniree Walker. Want to be inspired, too? Click here to for more details. Note: I’m an affiliate of Doniree’s, because I think she’s fantastic. I wouldn’t vouch for something that I didn’t think would help you, too :)

2 Responses to Style Statement

  1. You can totally wear white in the winter! It just has to be “winter white” which is a more off white/cream color. My coat is knee length and winter white and fantastic. Except Thai it needs constant dry cleaning.

    • Oh good! I’m glad there’s been a ruling on this. Winter white is lovely and my favorite long sweater is that color…you’re right, though…the dry-cleaning is a slight deterrent. That just makes it all the more special.

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