Sweater: GAP has to be at least 5 years old, Denim Skirt: GAP $13 on sale, Vintage 70s Heels: Pineapple Mint shop on etsy $29, Socks: c/o Ozone Socks, Bag: childhood gift from my great-aunt!
I thought long and hard about what I wanted to wear today. Truth be told, I’m a little embarrassed about what I posted last night. It was written very quickly in a blaze of emotion and I’m not really prone to writing like that much anymore. In fact, I often caution people against it if they’re so inclined to ask.
But I also believe in owning what you post, so I’ll let it stay.
If I’d put a little more thought into it, I might have taken the time to explain that I am a bit at odds with The $30 Project at the minute. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing either. It’s probably best that every once in a while, you stop and question why you do the things that you do. And I haven’t really been writing for myself anymore.
I’ll look over my Pinterest boards and think, “I’m not being inventive enough!” or “I’m not wearing enough color!” It’s turned this whole thing into kind of a drag. There’s also been a lot of comparisons being made, which is the antithesis of my whole mindset when it comes to style blogging.
Because I think that style blogging is a really beautiful thing. I love that I am able to look at Calivintage and Avant Blargh and Orchid Grey and The Clothes Horse and Gabi Fresh (just a few of my favorites lately) all next to one another and see a bunch of women who don’t necessarily fit the ideal that our culture puts forth, but are so beautiful; a whole group of women who choose to actively say, “This is how I appear and I am proud of it.”
I think that is what I was trying to get at yesterday, that I want to be the kind of person who says that too. But I feel like I am failing right now.
This outfit is a small step in trying to recover from that failure; some of my favorite items put together in a way that makes me feel good when I am wearing them.
Total cost of the outfit = $42
Remaining budget for 2012 = $420
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