Yesterday I did the unthinkable. I went where no man has been before.
I cleaned out my closet.
A couple days ago I was feeling the terrible illness of “I have nothing to wear.” I bet no one has ever felt that before. I would look in my closet stuffed to the brim of items I have never really worn or didn’t even like. I was tired of not knowing what I had, and not being able to see what I actually liked. So I did what causes many girls anxiety and took them out.
This is not a pretty closet by any means. This wasn’t taken to show you my awesome mix matched hangers or my cramped closet I share with my husband. This was taken to show you how empty it is!
This actually helped me learn about my personal style though. All the items I took out were weird patterns, prints, and textures. What remains are basics, in my opinion.
I think my love for Paris is so strong that it spilled over into the way I dress. Parisian women dress very simple and minimalistic. They usually wear neutral colors, layer, and accessorize by scarves and accessories.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not all about tailorings and neutrals. My former blog name was Spoonful of Sparkles…and for good reason. I can not resist a girly outfit. Gold sequins? *Swoon* A pink and gold outfit? Pick me up off the ground because I just fainted.
As I was looking into my bare boned closet I decided I wanted to embrace every article of clothing left and have style. Not just awareness of fashion trends and having a closet full of kimonos and crop tops, but a true style where you mix and match pieces and look like you actually know what you’re doing.
I started off in Polyvore, making outfits of what was already in my closet when an idea suddenly popped in my head. Having a blog where all of my outfits would be accessible at the click of a button would be so awesome. Not only that, but a blog would improve my writing skills for school, entertain me because I enjoy it, be a good way to document my fashion and one day family, help if I ever wanted to get a job in fashion and writing, and just be FUN!
This blog is NOT a high end luxury page that tells you what the latest runway fashions are and what Chanel purse to go with your $3,000 shoes. It is NOT a page from someone that travels all around the world and brings you the latest fashions from Tahiti and Japan. Unless by traveling you mean from my couch to the kitchen.
This blog IS a page that will show you how to wear and maximize what you already have in your closet or by adding a couple new basic pieces. It will show you how to mix and match a style that looks like you work as a fashion editor at a magazine. It will show you new ideas to reinvent pieces you already own.
And this, ladies and ladies, is how a blog was born.