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Saturday, January 19, 2013

.....whats your style???


..there are so many clothing style options out there…but there is nothing quite like having your own distinct style…a unique style that is all yours.  For me..my style…which is still a work in progress..has evolved over the years.  At this stage in my fashion like I like pieces that have multi uses….yea I have made those impulse what the heck was I thinking purchases…..still do every once in awhile…but for the most part I try to stick to the basics….

…all my life I have had a love of fashion….I think back to just a few years ago…I had an overflowing closet of clothes….I bought what I liked with total disregard as to when & where I could/would wear it…..my closet was filled with the only wore onetime items….or never worn w/ tags attached.  In all fairness…I did work at Lane Bryant where I received a discount on everything……of course it was more like  giving discounted drugs to a drug user,….too much is never enough.

…when we returned from CA after my hubby retired I was once again a stay at home mom….a stay at home mom with a ton of clothes…..so there I was will all that crap…..so I went thru my closet & donated 6 lg trash bags of clothes, shoes & accessories…..believe me I still had a bunch.

…as I settled in to my new life in Ohio I got a job working out of someone’s home office…which was great..Very casual..capris & sandals on a daily basis…..not long after that I started working out of my home…which meant ever more casual attire…flannel jammies, T shirts & slippers…….that lasted for 4 years……I would go weeks w/o makeup……I loved it.   Sadly that came to an end & I found myself in the outside working world once again…..business casual no less….. so bring on the dress pants, sensible shoes and plain tops….that was my uniform….until one day my then 15 yr old daughter says to me…..keep in mind I am thinking I look pretty good in my boring office casual attire……she said….what happened to the way up used to dress ? …meaning I dress nice & clean and mom-like….however somewhere I lost that wow factor – my personal style.

…I allowed that to eat at me for awhile…I told myself she was wrong…lol…she wasn’t……time for me to get my zest for fashion back….time to junk on the fashion band wagon I loved……but how..where do I start..I certainly did not want to repeat previous fashion mistakes….so I….

…evaluated my closet …..I went thru everything…I decided what to keep ..what to donate….what looked good..what didn’t.

…with what was left..I took a hard look at those items….tried to figure out what about them did I like…..color, cut, etc….I tried to see if there was a trend…..if I had a lot of similar items. 

…I spent time looking thru fashion magazines….trying to determine..or better yet trying to define the look..or style I wanted to present to the outside world….I am a work in progress….for me the trick is to find a casual comfortable age appropriate trendy stylish sexy  look…..still living in classic styles with a pop…with accessories, funky shoes, jackets & scarves…..a friend recently describes “my look”  as classic rock n roll …I  like that! 

..each of us has to find their own personal look…most importantly you have to be yourself…..you want a look that makes you feel great! ,  

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