Monday, April 18, 2011
I bought this all new
Something amazing happened today. And it also made me realize something: when I feel like I should be dressing more "professionally" I don't gravitate toward thrifted items as much. I had a presentation in my Architecture History class that was worth 40% of my overall grade. I don't know what it is about Architecture as a profession/study that makes me feel like I need to dress more from-the-mall (for lack of better word)?
In the two years that Architecture was my major, I definitely changed the way I dressed. I started wearing pants everyday--and sweaters/shirts that screamed minimalism and "I don't care about how I dress, I'm too busy with Architecture." I'm not completely sure why. I know I felt like I should dress that way--like how dare I spend time caring about my clothes. I know I wanted to be taken seriously as a girl; the girl to guy ratio was probably somewhere around 1:6.
I realize now, that I was trying to mold myself into a major that wasn't wholly right for me. Plus, on top of all that, i've always struggled with how to dress, since I look so young.
( For those of you who don't know, part of the reason I started blogging was to get back in touch with my personal style after sort of pushing it away.)
I didn't actively decide to wear all non-thrifted items and it's odd that it happened that way, since most of closet is second hand. And it's not like this is even super professional. The skirt is far too short to be. But I did want to look a little bit polished.
None of the things I do buy new are usually ever very expensive. I love stores that have take addition _% off clearance items. That's basically how I come to own any clothing from more expensive brands.
booties: Sam & Libby
Have you ever lost touch with your personal style? Why? How did you reconnect?