|In the spirit of Easter Sunday here's an outfit from last Spring (2012). Blouse & Bag thrifted.|
I, like possibly some of you, have always been kind of stumped by this question. NOT because I DON'T KNOW how to answer the question. I simply just wouldn't know where to begin. Since being confronted with the question today on HeartIFB, I thought to myself: "It's really about time I tackle this. I'm too old to ignore this age-frickin-old question!".
SO anyway, here it goes...
|My backside. Jeans from H&M. Sweater & Bag from Seoul street shopping. Full post here.|
Off the top of my head I would say that my style is quite simple & classic. I don't get too wild with my outfits of choice, and I've got pieces that I've been wearing time and time again for years without making me feel passé. But I don't feel like "simple & classic" really encompasses my personal style with an absolute complete-ness. Even looking at those words makes me feel uncomfortable. 'Simple & Classic' makes me think of pencil skirts and strings of pearls (both of which I don't wear often...or ever).
So, we've gotta go a bit deeper. And I'm okay with that because I already know where this is going. I know that I have a largely hidden girly side (I can't help but LOVE flowers and everything pink), but I've also got a very dominant tomboy self (stilettos are not my friend, and what is a garter?). So now I can gather that my personal style is both simple & classic...and also an even mixture of girly-ness and tomboy pizazz. Alright. I'm good with this. If it were carved in stone, I would not fret. But there is still more!
|Adorable mint blouse from Seoul street shopping. Full post here.|
I've also got a serious love for, like, all things "grandma". (What??) Let me explain: I love old stuff. Take me to the flea market, an estate sale, auctions, second hand shops, thrift stores. Whisk me away to these junkyard treasuries! Lace? Tortoise shell? Frame bags? Heavy knits? I'm aaaaaallllllllllll over it. So now where does this leave me? I'm pretty much an old-lady-tomboy that likes pink and has a simple taste for classy things. What?? Oh Lawdyyy...
|Simple & Classic indeed. Full post here.|
Let's just add one last thing to the mix---to the old-lady-tomboy mix. We must add that last thing that is of UPMOST importance: COMFORT. I need to be comfortable--always. There is no way in he** I'm leaving the house if something I am wearing feels uncomfortable, or if I am not comfortable with the way something looks on me. It always has to feel right. You'll notice that I favour oversized tops and flat shoes because I simply find these pieces to be super comfy. Heels & wedges? I can entertain the idea, but I'd much rather be in flats. A form fitting top? Sounds like it could work for the first few hours of the day, but I'm not sure I want to see how that pans out after my big lunch.
|Floral & Loafers. Full post here.|
Anywhoots, Heart IFB was kind enough to provide some fun questions that could help us understand our personal style a bit more. I'm going to go ahead and answer these in this post...because I can (this is my blog after all).
And that is that. I suppose I am a very comfortable old-lady-tomboy =). Question answered? Yes. Easy to explain? I hope no one ever asks me this question ever again. In an effort to save time and avoid awkward explanations I would rather just say, "Hmm, not sure.." and walk away -- HAH!
Thanks for reading me through to the end! And enjoy what's left of your weekends =).