I don't get it. If I were fortunate enough to have even just a handful of those opportunities, particularly if I had set myself up to receive them, and I professed such passion for the work, how could I walk away? But every time I turn around, someone is walking away. I know that it is easier to judge from the outside looking in, but ... I just don't get it.
I am learning. I have said this before: I know what I feel comfortable in and what I don't feel comfortable in. Sometimes, though, I forget. I get overly zealous with regards to trends. Instead of taking the time to figure out how a trend might work for me, I just leap in and try it along the lines of everyone else. I am happy in the moment. But this happiness isn't lasting happiness. It is a momentary high: Yay, I am being trendy! It's funny. I can make decisions about huge things in a blink of an eye and never have regrets. But decisions about little things, and I count what I choose to wear every day as a little thing, seem to require a lot of thinking through if I don't want to have regrets. Getting dressed is like a living, breathing thing that requires constant attention and nurturing and looking after. Or maybe that's just me!
I have been talking a lot lately about dress rehearsals. On occasion, I mention how sometimes I "hit a jackpot" without any forethought. Today was one of those days.
I think that one can never have too much plaid/tartan clothing or too many flannel shirts. I bought the shirt that I wore today yesterday at Urban Outfitters. I love this "line of clothing". All the clothing is discarded clothing that has been remade. In the case of this shirt, it was a men's shirt, but has been remade into a ladies' blouse. I love the shirt so much that, today, I went back and bought two more. Both are plaid shirts/blouses. One is a flannel shirt/blouse. I just know that I will be wearing them a lot, if not right away, certainly come Fall.
I am not sure whether it is the return of glasses into my wardrobe, but I feel as if things are shifting slighty for me stylewise. I sense that I am merging some of my clothing characters into one. I am interested in seeing how things will develop.
sweater: Zara, from my closet
shirt/blouse: Urban Outfitters
jumper dress: ?, from my closet