Top and skirt: Goodwill — Sandals: Dansko — Necklace: Fuzppa — Bracelets: Thrifted — Earrings: Target
So, after all that whining and wailing about this skirt getting ink on it in the wash, I just went and wore it as-is anyway. The ink isn’t super noticeable, and I’m over being melodramatic about it.
It’s funny, though, how when I went to get dressed, I thought, didn’t I just wear this skirt? I did, if by “just” you mean “over a month ago.”
The desire and pressure to always be showing off new and different garments or accessories so as not to bore the audience–this is an effect of style blogging to which I’m apparently not immune. It’s not something I think about consciously most of the time, or something that makes me feel anxious or burdened, but I also can’t say that it hasn’t changed my shopping and dressing habits.
I own more clothing than I used to, and these days I get bored of wearing the same thing too frequently. My wardrobe also goes through more frequent changes than it did in the past, although this I partially attribute to thrift shopping. When thrifting, I’m more likely to take a chance on something unusual, because it’s cheap and I don’t mind donating it back if it doesn’t work out after a wear or two.
I talked a bit last year about the feelings of materialism that occasionally crop up in conjunction with this hobby, and I still think about those feelings when they come around. I’m not living beyond my means or my storage space, and I enjoy the variety that I’m able to have in my wardrobe, so I don’t tend to beat myself up about liking clothes. I do try to be mindful of my consumption, though, especially how it’s linked to my emotions and physical/mental state (see this post over at Already Pretty re: HALT). Dressing up in clothes is something I like, and shopping for those clothes has become an extension of that–I don’t want shopping to become something disordered for me, something that I do to try and fill a void elsewhere in my life. Blogging has been healthy for me, and I want to keep it that way.