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Let's talk about our wardrobes.
I feel like my personal style is always evolving. Every time I go through my wardrobe to see what I've been wearing, loving, and ignoring (which I try to do twice a year), I always learn something new about my style choices. Over time I've been more intentional to pay attention to why I never want to wear specific pieces (thanks, in large part, to one of my favorite blogs - Unfancy), but lately I've noticed that my wardrobe is split into two fairly distinct halves.
One of these halves is for the work from home, yoga pants and a t-shirt wearing part of me, the other for the wedding planner, meeting with brides or coordinating events side of me. While I need both of these types of outfits because of my lifestyle, lately I've begun to feel bored with my closet. I've noticed that a lot of my pieces are mentally paired with specific other pieces within my wardrobe. This means when I grab these pants, I also tend to grab this top and that pair of shoes.
I've holed myself in.
This creative wardrobe rut tends to occur when life gets busy. I jump into survival mode and choose to spend less time deciding what to wear and more time tackling the tasks ahead of me. This is all fine and dandy, but only for a time. The real creativity drain occurs when survival mode becomes how I look at my wardrobe on the daily and I never try new combinations or allow myself to take a creative wardrobe risk.
Because the truth about my personality is that I need small moments of creative expression on the daily, and it's usually the days when I'm just at home answering emails and handling the back end, less creative side of my business that I need these moments the most. They energize my brain.
This year I want to do better about playing around with my wardrobe instead of just grabbing the first things I see. I'm picky about the pieces I collect, and I have a distinct color palette going that would allow most pieces to work well together, so now I need to commit to playing. Because life needs more playing and less routine, sometimes.
Here's to throwing on a headband that I'd normally reserve for a night out with my favorite t-shirt of the moment and realizing that the two actually work well together...and also make this outfit 100% more "me" than it ever was before!
Shirt: Jordandene | Jeans: Loft (similar) | Cardigan: Thrifted (similar)
Shoes: Rocket Dogs | Headband: Emma Katzka | Earrings: Emma Katzka
Bag: Target (similar) | Keychain: Pops - Niffler
Photographer: A Love Photography | Location: Park Circle, North Charleston, SC
P.S. I found this keychain the day after seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and squealed out loud in the bookstore. Michael laughed and said "I guess we're bringing that home."
Do you ever get stuck in wardrobe ruts? What's your favorite way to get out of them?
Hello, I'm Stacia!
I believe that adventure exists even in your back yard, that beauty can emerge from every day moments, that creativity can take many forms, that makeup washes off at the end of the day (so why not have a little fun!) Let's be friends!
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