Its not a negative feeling, I think its just a natural evolution of stepping away from non stop fashion blogging into a more emotion led, creative approach to dressing.
Now when I get dressed in the morning I don't pause to wonder if my outfit will be "on trend" or fit into the ideals of what is currently dominating the catwalks or style blogs, I listen instead to what my heart is telling me.
|Listening to my heart|
Its an interesting approach but I actually feel I nail my personal style more regularly now I am consulting my own emotional compass rather than the pages of Vogue or the latest hot thang on instagram.
|Today I feel happy and cute so my outfit reflect that|
Don't misunderstand I will never be a fashion hater. Its like a dazzling sparkling friend I used to be in thrall to, who I still love to see, but no longer hang onto their every word.
I'm more likely to be inspired by an old postcard or movie or a book Ive just read. My outfits seem to reflect my feelings, if I feel vulnerable I might wear a soft, relaxed over sized number that doesn't pinch or constrict, if dark sapping moon vibes are filling my heart chakra then I will reach for a Wednesday Adams pastel goth outfit. Now that I am only consulting myself, I never worry about judgement, if I look shit, I only have myself to blame. I've never been cool, I'm just me and for the first time I'm realising that's absolutely fine.
|My main accessorie is dog hair-forget Rose gold its al labout fawn|
Its incredibly freeing to dress this way. How I dress is all about me, how I see myself, not how a designer sees me (or not as the case may be, so few designer clothes have ever trickled into plus size collections)
Today's outfit is such a good example of this. I'm just really happy today. My heart is bursting with spending time with my family and so I'm wearing a skirt which has heart shaped pockets and is in a beautiful bright print (its the Bernadette from Lindy Bop) My top is a past season ballerina type number from The Sprinkle of glitter Simply be collection. I brought it and could never figure what it should be worn with, now I have this skirt its like a marriage made in heaven.
Some people are naturally stylish, they interpret trends like a UN translator. I am in awe but its not my path and that feels pretty good.