Hello Lovely Ladies!
There is an outfit post here but early this morning, while reading my favorite blogs, something caught my eye. I have been pondering it all morning so I just had to run home for lunch and get this post up today.
Camilla has a wonderful blog. I just love this lady's style. She is unique, yet classic... all at the same time.
On today's post she mentioned coming "home" regarding her style choices. In her own words:
One way or the other I always end up recreating a look in which I feel totally comfortable in. As much as I like to experiment and engage myself in different styles eventually I always come back "home", and home to me means bows, skirts, a curl here and there and a touch of pink of course.
This quote got me to wondering, why do so many of us work so hard to either impress someone with our dress and/or to not be noticed at all? Trends are wonderful and there is nothing wrong with interpreting them in your own personal style but I have to ask, "Why do we try so hard?"
Another blog that I would highly recommend is written by the lovely Abby.
In one of her recent posts, she mentioned how good she felt wearing a vintage Diane von Furstenberg dress that she recently acquired. She said that she wanted to wear it everywhere, even to take out the garbage. My question. Why not? I encouraged her to wear the dress anywhere she wants. She should. She likes it.
Another Abbey that I recommend has a blog called District Dress Up. If you have not stopped by her little corner of the Internet, you should. Abbey impresses me because she is so young, yet so sophisticated in her dress. She doesn't seem "trapped" by the trends that so many her age seem to want to follow. Her style is classy and she is always so stylish, never overdone, never underdone. Classic. She inspires me as well.
Anyone who knows me will tell you, I dress for me and for me alone.
I am the one in the room that seems to always stand out. Not because I am wearing clashing colors, unwashed clothes, weird things (although I admit the leather skirts are a little unusual) or because my hair is some off the wall color or I have a nose ring. Sadly, I stand out because our society has gotten so lazy in its appearance. Just an observation, not necessarily a criticism.
For me "home" is a skirt I love, a sensible pair of heels (no sky highs in my closet) and a great top.
This is how I am most comfortable. I wear this combination almost everywhere I go and for almost anything that I do throughout the week. Why shouldn't I? Do I sometimes feel a little "over dressed"? I suppose so but it truly doesn't bother me for very long. Why should I "dress down" if I don't want to?
What would be "home" for you?
Oh yea, today's outfit...
It is going to be so nice today so I decided to go "light & airy" today...
I just adore this polka dot blouse. Light. Soft. Feminine. LOVE.
This is just the cutest skirt. Casual. Dressy. It is just easy to work into an outfit.
The belt is such a nice touch, too.
Despite the warm weather I decided to go with my beloved tall Caramel boots. It is just February 1st!
And the finished product...
What do you think? I have already been complimented two or three times today. Hope you guys will send some more love my way?
Well, lunch is over... gotta run...
- The Leather Skirt -