Splendid foldover skirt | I like this skirt, but I also love this new “version” without the foldover waist
Splendid light jersey tee
James Perse sweatshirt
Vince Blair sneakers
Balenciaga bag | mine was secondhand
Margot Wolf jewelry necklace
I thought this outfit was crying out for a yellow bag. Or at least some color, which is weird, because my outfits NEVER cry out for color LOL. But I do have this yellow bag, so I might as well use it. Which is another story/question entirely: do you get stuck using the same bag everyday for weeks, months? Or do you change your bag up frequently? every day?
Obviously, I tend to carry the same bag every day, sometimes for months at a time, and then I get “tired” of it and switch to something else for a while. But I’ve always admired those ladies who carry basic, plain large leather bags that look like they’ve been worn for years, and have wonderful character; they have carried their life around with them in that bag. It’s an effortless (that WORD again) look that I long to achieve, but don’t know if I ever can. Even though I live in the things that make up an “effortless chic” look I think, I don’t feel like I’m pulling it off all the time. It’s self-confidence, really, or the lack thereof. Which is weird, because if you ask me, I’d say I’m a confident person, and I am until I see someone else who I perceive HAS achieved that look I want to achieve and then I’m deflated. Which I guess means I don’t have as much confidence as I thought…
A discussion for my therapist, for sure, but I definitely struggle with issues surrounding my appearance, and personal style, and would rather not. For someone whose passion it is to post outfit pictures and share styling/fashion ideas with others, I’m sure this sounds a bit strange. But at the end of the day, this is also my “therapy” in that there’s a lot of overcoming demons you must do to post pictures of yourself online every day…and I have come a long way.
Lately, I know a lot of frustration is coming from my hair. It’s been a while since I had a trim or color and it’s starting to show. I know you can’t see it from the pictures, but the color is faded and blah and the gray hairs are creeping back in. I also KNOW I must have bangs now; longer bangs to start with, maybe wispy, side bangs, but I must have something on my face/forehead to bring more attention to my eyes. My eyes…I love my eyes, and they get lost when I don’t have bangs I feel. Did you see this post on Into the Gloss the other day about ‘fake’ bangs? I don’t need to do that, because I know how I look with bangs, but it’s an interesting idea.
So, I’m going to find a stylist next week and get a consult on color and style. I think I want to keep most of my length, just add in “wispy” side bangs and do something with the color. I don’t know what, because I don’t want to spend as much as I did on the blonde balyage, but I do like the lighter, dimensional color. But I’m sure I’ll talk about that a lot more soon 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!