The photo’s above are of my parents; in the left photo, my mother is the woman on the right and on the right photo we have my father. What is interesting to me, is that these photo’s are taken about 10 years apart – my mum in the 1960’s and my father in the 1950’s. Yet despite the difference then and now, I think they both look terribly stylish.
I’ve never been one to own a lot of clothes (everything’s always had to fit in a suitcase after all and I believed in really only owning what you love) but what I do own is always well made, tailored and me. I don’t wear pants which so many people find strange but my style is dresses (simple and easy – I’m terrible with layers!). And I only shop at one store: Anthropologie because the clothing fits my body and suits my taste. I don’t have to worry or think when shopping here. They make it far too easy for me in fact.
But I’ve found that my style has been slowly evolving; I’ve been reading The Satoralist hungrily each day for ideas. I’m in love and inspired by the European way of dressing – minimal, classic, pretty. I started to feel as though my clothes were too theatrical, too young, too much. So I’ve been trying to cut back, get a little more stylish, sleek, classic.
This year has been a time of personal reflection and change with my home, my career and now my dress. What is interesting is I posted how I did not like the way I had furnished my home and wanted change. And just last week I was able to purchase an ottoman I had secretly been in-love with for months. Once home I just stared at it, imaging it in my new flat. Then I was re-reading this blog and I saw a photo that inspired the change and in that photo was an ottoman much like mine – my new visions were starting to come to fruition.
So I’m starting to visualise my new look; pretty sexy chic. And hopefully with the help of some sites, friends and stores, I’ll be seeing that through, too.