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Friday, February 1, 2013

One Is Silver And The Other's Gold

A simple outfit with mostly old clothes. Only the belt has been purchased in the last year and the boots are older than this blog! Sometimes there's the perception that fashion blogs require a constant influx of new pieces for your closet, but it really isn't necessary. I feel like fashion blogs are about showing how you dress. Sometimes your style will change--rapidly, or slowly, but it will usually change as you grow and develop and are influenced by different things. Sometimes you'll go on a shopping spree and flood your closet with a load of new things that you might regret purchasing in a month but you love in the moment. Sometimes you'll go on a shopping ban, or decide you hate malls, or start saving for that roadtrip you always wanted to take and you'll wear the same dress for weeks and love it or you'll hate everything in your closet but you'll grit your teeth and bear it because you can see a light at the end of the tunnel. Everyone goes through phases and sometimes this is reflected in their wardrobe. It's nice to buy new things, but it isn't really necessary to maintain a good blog or sense of style. What I love about this outfit is how even though the pieces are mostly old they fit me right now in this present--metaphorically that is (pun unintended).

Outfit details:
scarf, gift from my father
Theory dress, similar here
UO boots (old)
purse c/o Modcloth (old)

11 comments:

eranfaraway said...

Love the scarf! Where is it from? I'm new here but am just dazzled by the creative and (at least seemingly) comfortable outfits you put together!

The Rag Trade said...

You speak true words! And this is a lovely outfit, great boots and I like the warm colours!

Anna D. said...

I completely agree with you. It isn't necessary to have new things for the sake of having a good blog. In fact, I find it more refreshing to see fashion blogs remixing older clothes than adding new ones in their posts. It's a kind of story-telling through that particular garment. And most times, it feels so effortless, which, I feel, a lot of these blogs lack [and sometimes I think it's some sort of competition]. Oh well.

I like how you dress and how much your blog has evolved over the last few years. They all work. Looking back at what you wore 4-5 years ago, they don't look out of place to what you currently wear now. And I think that's the goal, in my opinion, to translate yourself through the clothes your wearing. You have that defined style, and every once in a while when you change silhouettes, I think "oh wow! she looks good in that too!" Like your trousers, slimmer skirts, and spiked accessories. And they all are very you. In high school and in college I struggled to find clothes that looked good on me, being heavily influenced by my friends and relatives [who all had very, very different sartorial tastes], I admit to wearing things I regret ever buying. And I feel like I should have saved my money on better quality things, like basics, neutrals, and accessories. I wish I knew then what I know now. I would have been a better dresser for sure. And less of a 'clothes-hoarder.'

But you are definitely correct. People change and go through phrases. Sometimes they like the same things they did 5 years ago. Whatever works. I think it's worth noting that reading some fashion blogs, even the ones that constantly change, has helped define what I like and what looks good on me. Anyway, sorry for this rather long comment, but I wanted to share my thoughts.

caitlin said...

how'd you know? currently saving for that road trip i've always wanted to take...

Shannon Willardson said...

Great Look!

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Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@eranfaraway, as it says it's a gift from my father. he bought it at a street market abroad.

Ann Wood said...

I really enjoy your blog! The photos and art related posts are beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talents.

http://bluehuewonderland.blogspot.com/

Marzipan said...

I completely agree with you. You are so pretty and I love your outfit!

MintJulep said...

Couldn't agree with you more. Most of the clothes I have sported on my blog are oldies, as I am unenployed and unnable to afford shopping sprees ;) also they are so much me, that I cannot go without them, if it makes any sense!

Krystin said...

Great post Rebecca. I agree with you wholeheartedly. There was a time in my life where I would buy the cheapest, crappiest garments because I thought it was better to have more clothes. Now, I try to get better quality stuff in timeless, classic styles and add one or two trendy pieces per season to compliment the classic pieces. The dress you are wearing in this post sums that up perfectly. I always wondered how fashion bloggers are able to buy new clothes so often but I love that you often show us how to mix and match and work with what you already have. Thanks for the realistic yet always gorgeous content!

MarieBayArea said...

well said, Miss R. Recyle, Reuse, Renew-in clothes, and everything else.

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