Fashion is a funny thing. So many different opinions, styles, types; everyone seems to want to fit into the category of ‘fashionable’. How does one even begin to define that term? Are you fashionable if you wear runway styles? How about if you dress only in retro clothing? Are you considered fashionable if you keep up with the latest trends? Fashion is something I’ve always struggled with because there was one thing that always won out over being fashionable; comfort.
I am a girl who loves her comforts. Flip-flops, jeans, loose t-shirts, less jewelry is more and make up only when I have an interview or hot date with the hubby. But for as long as I’ve been alive, I’ve wished to be fashionable and I’ve wished to change my style. That is easier said than done. Comfort is a hard zone to step away from and when the best clothes out there can be a huge ding in one’s wallet, an even easier zone to stay in. But I came to realize that fashion is what we make of it. If we are confident in what we wear, if we love that worn pair of jeans and treasure that faded tee then I have to surmise that is the truest form of being fashionable; being true to ourselves. Some how in my pursuit of understanding fashion I missed the fact that I’d already cultivated my own style.
My mom is one of the most fashionable people I know and yet she doesn’t wear what you see on runway models. She’s her own person, choosing to dress in ways that please her and if anyone else finds it interesting? Well that’s just an added benefit. I’ve often stolen shirts from her in the hopes of capturing that same essence, but it is hard to truly copy someone’s style, cause, well, it’s theirs. I had to snap a picture of her outfit from this weekend. It was totally a blast from the seventies and she wore it elegantly. Yeah, my mom can make any outfit elegant just with her poise. What I loved even more about the outfit was that she bought the focal piece at a thrift store for 4 dollars. Go mom!
She treated me to a pair of owl headphones which had their own 70’s feel. I am growing to love owls more and more as they further symbolize my relationship with my mother. Picked up a few other pretties this weekend as well:
(I was blown away by how many different scarves they had stocked at Charmin’ Charlies. I cannot wait till I have some money to buy one in every color)
Here are two must purchase magazines. I’ve already talked some about Mollie Makes, but I recently picked up Artful Blogging. This magazine showcases successful and creative bloggers who talk about their styles, passion for the trade, and give insight into what it takes to be an ‘artful blogger’. I’ve already added several of their showcases to my Pintrest.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Go make something and Happy Crafting!