Photos by Angie Garcia
Does anyone ever ask you to ‘define your style’?
Sometimes, I will get a questionnaire from another blogger or someone that wants to write an article that asks me to use three words to define my style. I immediately get all clammy and nervous. Is this for life? Can I ever change this? Does what I am writing down really make any sense? Are these three words really me, or is it just what I think I want to be?
I have some people helping me with my website and SEO. My account manager told me I was all over the place. She said I was serious one day and then I dressed like an 18 year old the next. She may have put it nicer than that, but I got the gist. She told me I needed to decide which one I wanted to be, and capture that audience only.
When I started my blog, I had only three colors in my wardrobe: black, white, and olive. I would put on my questionnaires that my style was minimal, casual, and monochrome. My how that has changed!! You are not the only one learning about style here.
Let me go back to the beginning… I started this blog because I loved to dress up, I always had people asking where I got my clothes, and I wanted to make sure my friends back home could still follow my fashion adventures after I moved to Dallas.
I am still growing and learning about my own personal style every day. Now I am playing with more colors, trying new things, and I am even starting to wear statement necklaces (this is big for me).
I’m not ready to classify my style. I mean, good for them (the people who can easily do this), but I am also a little sad for them. Do they then have to stay in that bubble? Can they ever explore?
Yes, I work full-time and need to look professional. I put on a suit, a pencil skirt, or a dress and pair some heels with it. I can easily dress myself to fit the part. I can definitely be stylish at work. But that is not who I am outside of my 9-5.
Outside of my 9-5, I like to twirl in skirts (like this one), and hang by the pool in the funkiest sunglasses I can find. I have tried all the new trends (some I loved and some not so much). I have changed A LOT these past few years. I have grown up, but kept some looks that I loved at 21.
Basically, I just want to let you know that you aren’t going to be able to come here and define my style in three words. You are definitely going to find a mix of everything, and I hope that makes you come back. You never know what the next outfit may be, and I think that is fun for both of us!
You don’t need to stick to one style. Try new things. I never want to hear ‘that just isn’t me’ from you. I thought I was a ‘hair parted to one side’ kind of girl my entire life. Then, a few months ago, I parted it in the middle and people went crazy! You only live once guys, so be adventurous!
Today’s style is all about shades of blue. I had always told myself that you couldn’t pair different shades of blues together. It wasn’t until the Canadian tuxedo trend that I actually embraced the blues.
L.K. Bennett has made it’s way to my ‘Currently Loving’ folder. I basically want every single thing on the website. Talk about great quality and I love how classic and timeless all of their pieces are! This skirt is going to last years and years. L.K. Bennett originally started in England, but has expanded now throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. They offer luxury pieces for a great price. Make sure you check them out!
Frank & Eileen Linen Italian Chambray