The only thing that separates us from the animals

…is our ability to accessorize! ~Clairee, the former First Lady of Chinquapin Parish (Steel Magnolias)

Friends, I’m feeling some uncomfortable stirrings in this chilly DC autumn.

I’ve purchased name-brand jeans and realized they were totally worth it. I’ve grown fond(er) of scarves. I’ve even worn grey with brown, which has always been on my personal list of unacceptable color pairings, like white with off-white or cream (my friend Sally paired white with cream at senior ball and it made me itch all night, even though I was wearing blue silk and I only saw her once).

I’ve even worn more than one pattern at once. And I liked it.

Last night at Target, I was pretty pissed off that there weren’t any opaque fuchsia tights available, and I came THISCLOSE to buying the orange leggings, but they didn’t have my size (and I wanted tights, not leggings, but would have compromised).

I’ve been putting together outfits that are a little unusual for me, and I’ve liked them. That’s a much stronger commitment to them than my usual “Clean+neat/pressed+doesn’t clash=GO.”

What I think I’m saying is that my personal style is changing. Or I’m getting one. There’s color and texture poppin’ out all over my world right now, and I’m pretty sure the purple Converse G’s parents gave me for my birthday were the catalyst. It’s even more fun than when I discovered thrift stores.

It would be better with thrift stores, but I haven’t found any like the ones I used to hit in CA. Locals, got any suggestions?

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4 Responses

  1. I am finding my style again too. I had one for a while, but what I liked then is dressier than what I am liking now. Well, dressier and less can-go-from-inside-to-outside-to-walk-the-dog. :)

    I just looked for leggings at Target. Apparently I missed the good colors; I only found black and grey.

    Yay for color!

    • The last time I would say I had an actual, defined style, it was flowy-dancer-grunge-scenesque, with hats and mary janes. This round will have to be dressier than that. But I do keep looking for clothes that feel like yoga and look like business casual…so, not TOO dressy. ;)

      Don’t give up on Target. Every time I see someone in pretty-colored tights, they’re from Target.

  2. I find that I go through phases with my style. I get daring and find cute things, and put forth the effort, I think my main type of style is pretty much classic. Cable knit sweaters, jeans, loafers. Boring. I’ve been trying to jazz it up with some fun jewelry.

    Though, mostly, these days, my wardrobe consists of either jeans that end up looking too baggy, and a ratty t-shirt. It’s my standard issue mom outfit.

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