tank~ Urban Outfitters
skirt~ hand-me-down from little sister, Kristin
necklace~ gift from Father-in-Law (he got it in China!)
Ally mentioned in Monday's comments that perhaps my style has gotten a bit bolder since I moved. Her comment really got me thinking about whether or not that was true. It's funny because all of the clothes that I have are the same clothes I had in Minnesota. I have't done much clothing shopping since I moved here. And I don't think I consciously decided that I was going to change my style or make bolder choices with my outfits or anything like that. The climate in California is obviously different than Minnesota, and that plays a huge roll in what I wear here versus what I wore there. But bolder? I'm not sure. I would definitely say I am experimenting more with what's in my closet. Part of that is because I have much less space than I had in my old house, so I am playing around more with what I already own rather than going shopping for something new that I have no room for and, frankly, really don't need. I am wearing things that I haven't worn in a while (or ever!) or didn't have to opportunity to wear in Minnesota. I also think it helps that I don't really know many people here and so I am not self conscious about what anyone is going to think about my outfit. No one knows that I am taking a personal fashion risk because no one knows what my personal style was or is. Except Jim, but I am used to him sometimes rolling his eyes at my outfits. So, I guess in that way, I am becoming a bit bolder. I'm in a new place with new people and a totally different lifestyle and it makes sense that I might sort of reinvent myself or just discover new parts of myself and new interests or a new style. But if my style seems bolder or different, it wasn't really intentional in any way. I am just sort of evolving and discovering and experimenting and having fun. I have always lived by the thought that you should wear what you love, no matter what anyone else says or does or thinks. Perhaps out here I am just living that a bit louder! I am not sure I even answered my own question or just rambled senselessly but, either way, thanks for reading!
Has your style changed and evolved over the years? Has a big life event ever changed the way you looked at your closet or styled an outfit?
xoxo, nora bird