Hi Dear Readers and Friends!
I’m back after a much-needed social media and blogging break!
I learned some things from taking two months off! First of all, I’m dedicated to making blogging a nice, relaxing hobby again. Fashion should be fun, but so should blogging about it! I’m ALL about enjoying fashion, blogging, and most importantly LIFE! And though I’ve always been choosy about my collaborations, I’m going to take a complete break from them for right now. I don’t want to be on anyone else’s schedule. I’m just going to write and share what I feel like, when I feel like it!
Second of all, I switched from dressing for photos to just dressing for me! It was interesting to see what choices I made with that difference. In the process, I feel like I faced some typical issues that we all face getting dressed every day and I came up with some fun and useful ideas to help myself. Originally these ideas were totally just for me, but now I’m thinking that you all might enjoy hearing about them too eventually, in a separate post.
Taking a break from all social media for a full month was a cool experiment too. The first interesting thing about it is that I would find myself holding my phone with Instagram on the screen without even realizing what I was doing. It was so strange. But after about a week, that went away, and it was nice to just let the virtual world turn without me for awhile. It was very relaxing to go somewhere and NOT think of taking pictures! If I did take photos, they were just for me, and so they were spontaneous, silly, and oftentimes downright unflattering! If you’ve never gone on a social media “fast” and the idea sounds interesting, you might want to try it. I didn’t miss it as much as I thought I would, but I missed it enough to come back, albeit with a more detached and balanced approach.
I’ve always loved fashion and clothing, and my original idea with the blog was to let go of any rules and just have fun with fashion. I’m definitely back to those roots, though with a little twist. As time goes by, a more minimal approach is more appealing to me. I find myself turning away from over-consumerism and making less and more careful purchases. One beautiful gift of age is caring less and less what anyone thinks of you, making choices that just suit you, including what you buy and what you wear!
As I blog with complete freedom from schedules or metrics, I hope you’ll stop by and join me on this continuing journey through fashion and aging!
Fun & Fashion,
I just discovered Wilt Clothing and it’s all the things I love … comfortable, cool, and unique!
This post is a collaboration with Wilt. All opinions are all my own.
Wilt was created in 2008 by Roxanne Heptner, a designer who was classically trained in pattern-making and draping. Wilt clothing is designed and created in Los Angeles. With the unexpected details and the garment-dyed coloration process, each item has a unique and cool lived-in look. If you haven’t tried Wilt yet, you’ll definitely want to check it out!
I’m wearing Wilt’s hemp and cotton, pull on crop patched pants with matching sweatshirt in Indie, along with the long sleeve shrunken boyfriend top in Black.
Every piece is well-made, comfortable, and effortlessly cool.
Hubby and I just returned from a trip of a lifetime, a Holland America cruise to Alaska. Alaska is simply GORGEOUS, so be prepared to fall in love! (Unless of course you hate cold weather, then maybe it’s not for you!)
However, packing for a cruise to Alaska is not like packing for anything else, so here’s some packing tips for you!
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Have you heard of the “third piece”? That’s what stylists call a blazer, jacket, cardigan, or kimono that goes with a basic top and bottom. In the summer, I’m often wearing a tee or tank and jeans around the house, and when I go out, I like to put on something a bit nicer. Throwing on a third piece, like a cute kimono, can be an easy and comfortable way to upgrade a look.