EvolutionSaturday, July 07, 2012
First off I want to thank you for all your sweet comments yesterday. I think I was still a little bit shell shocked when I wrote that post, but I'm feeling a lot more confident about the future today, particularly because the little man has been on top form all day.
It fees like forever since I have been able to go out and take outfit photos, luckily yesterday was just grey and not wet so I took a quick trip out to the park in the afternoon and snapped these. I've been thinking a lot about what my clothes say about me recently. I'm turning 25 next month, and while I realise that is still very young, I'm starting to worry that my clothes make me come across as a lot younger. It isn't unusual for me to get asked for ID in pubs and clubs, and while I would love to think that is because of my dewy completion, or my girlish smile, I think a lot more of it has to do with how I dress.
So, yesterday me and my newly brown (I'll explain about that accident in another post) hair decided it was time to see if I could look like a grown up. I borrowed this dress from a good friend a couple of months ago and hadn't worn it yet, despite being younger than me her style is a lot more 'grown-up', so something I borrowed from her wardrobe seemed like a good place to start. I figured I would go simple and just added some tights (totally necessary in a dress this short) and black cardigan and shoes and let me say, I felt hot. Like seriously hot. And grown up.
Now, I don't want to change my style (for one there is no way I could afford to) but wearing this has made me think about how I am going to shop in the future. I don't get rid of clothes often, many of my dresses have been in my wardrobe for years. The things I buy now are what I will be wearing in one, two, maybe even five years time. Do I really want to be nearly thirty and still wearing ass skimming florals? No, not really. I have plenty of ass skimming florals, t-shirts that are falling apart and cheap primark trainers, I have enough of these things to last me the rest of my life. I don't want to change my style, but I do want to give it space to evolve, I want to buy things that I will continue to love long into the future, things that will last, things that I will not be embarrassed to wear in three years time. And more things that make me feel as awesome as this dress did.
And just because I'm dressed like a grown-up doesn't mean that I can't still do funny jumping pictures, right?