"Playing dress-up begins at age five & never truly ends." - Kate Spade
When I was younger styling outfits was a favorite past time. I seemed to have endless energy when it came to identifying the perfect pieces, along with a more creative mind that so effortlessly put everything together. It was an art that I enjoyed... when I had the extra time on my hands.
It seems the more tangled in work and consumed with balancing life's events, the more I lose touch with "what's in." Now days, malls and large stores intimidate me. "Do I really need this?" "When am I going to wear this?" "If I buy those boots, then I have to find the perfect jeans to wear with them." The excuses go on.
Perhaps it's a part of growing up, the practical voice in the back of your head that begins to overcome your thrill seeking, creative instincts. The risk adverse side that rather save for a vacation instead of a new pair of Jimmy Choo's. Unfortunately for me and my closet, I usually let the practical side win and leave the store empty handed - back to envying the fashionista instgrammers that seem to do it all.
These days my wardrobe has begun to evolve into a collection of more functional items that can be dressed up with fun and girly accessories. I love solid tees and sweaters that I can layer over rompers, blouses, and dresses or style up with a scarf or statement jewelry. Majority of my recent closet has been acquired by random shopping trips that helps with the pressure of finding the "perfect piece."
Though I certainly do not position myself as a fashion-forward, I've found a way to sustain a style channeling the basics. Hope you enjoy!