Today, I’m so grateful to be featured in Imogen Lamport’s Stylish Thoughts series on her blog. Please check it out and share it on social media if you’re so inclined; show her some love!
Her excellent questions really made me think! And I’ll leave you to read my answers on her blog, but I’d like to ask you, now, some of the questions she asked me:
What is the secret to great style?
The One piece of advice most women need but don’t get?
The best piece of style wisdom you ever received?
I will say a bit more about that last question, though, the best piece of style wisdom I ever received. I referred in the post not to style wisdom, necessarily, but the general wisdom & relative peace that comes with the acceptance that things change, and that there is no “end,” until, of course, there is. And I have to give Lisa a lot of credit for helping me apply that to my wardrobe, and my life in general. She may not have said that in so many words, but through her comments here and posts on her own blog, Lisa has been a consistent source of guidance over the years, particularly since I embarked on my minimal closet journey, helping me embrace change and enjoy the journey for the journey’s sake.
I (still) spend an inordinate amount of time trying to keep things EXACTLY as they are in any given moment. Good or bad; anything is better than the unknown. With regard to my wardrobe, I had this idea in my head that I needed to create a “final” wardrobe that would somehow carry me through the years effortlessly and without ever having to think about what to wear ever again.
I no longer harbor the illusion that that’s even possible, let alone desirable. And “the only constant is change” is my new mantra. Thanks to Lisa, and indeed all of you who leave thoughtful, meaningful comments on all my posts, especially the personal ones, where I share with you my struggles and bumps along the way. I am eternally grateful for the community we have created here and our support of one another.