I’m inspired today by fashion blogger Vic Styles’ post “What is the Price of Style?”. The post was real about fashion blogging and the impact of social media. I follow popular fashion bloggers on social media and “ooh and ahh” over their posts too. But I also recognize while I’m inspired by these bloggers, I don’t compare myself to them. I’m comfortable with who I am and where I’m at in my life. I dont have to pretend like I got it like that to go out and buy every “must have” item. I work full-time and have bills just like everyone else. There is no way I’m gonna trump paying my mortgage for the latest “it” shoe or bag (you can’t look cute while homeless!). There are a lot of fashion bloggers who are wonderful fashionistas on a budget and look freaking amazing (check out my faves My Thrifted Closet and In My Joi) These ladies (including myself) happily recycle our wardrobes. This doesn’t make us any less stylish or trendy because of this. If anything it shows how creative we can be by taking something old and reworking it in a fresh way. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have the seemingly never ending wardrobes of some of my favorite style bloggers but I won’t drive myself into the poor house trying to keep up with them and neither should you. So go ahead and express your unique individual style but don’t forget to wash, wear and repeat!
Have a wonderful day and a great Memorial Day weekend!
Pants: Simply Be (old)
Shirt: bought from souvenir shop in Paris
Necklace: Jeweliq (bought last Spring)
Blazer: Nordstrom Rack (old)
Sandals: DV Dolce Vita (here)
Clutch: Marimekko for Banana Republic (here)