Disclaimer: I do not know what is happening in these photos. I found them on one of my favorite blogs, Jak and Jil. They were taken during fashion week. And I am re-posting them because I feel like they completely embody what I want to talk about today. Which is playing dress up every day.
dress for today
Recently I have felt re-invigorated to dress like there’s no tomorrow every day. I have a major penchant for over the top design. I love the ideas of wearing flowers in your hair, draping your jewels on everyday, and having fun with your clothing. So, I am striving to get myself dressed everyday with the items I really love. During the move from Houston I really had the chance to comb through my belongings. Besides the clothes that don’t fit me right now (a story for another day) I still am not using my accessories and my “fancier” pieces daily. And that is what I want to do. For me, satisfying that itch to showcase my personal style involves slightly over the top, super feminine, and slightly costume feeling pieces. I will admit that I have been asked at work if I am going out that night, when my plans involve dogs and Netflix, but I just smiled.
I think that you have to find what makes you happy in your dress and do that. But I really do fully support getting those items you love on your person. Whether its oxford shoes, ban.do flowers, stripes, polka dots or leopard. Subtle or over the top, I just fully believe in dressing with a no-regrets attitude. Wear those “special occasion” items whenever you get a chance, because this is your special occasion. Life is you special occasion. Oh shit, this is getting sappy. Anyways, dress up every day. xo