This has been said by me many-a-time, but my style has changed greatly from when I first started my blog. Mostly for the better, I think - I am unafraid to wear skirts now, I have learned to accessorize, I have more than one purse and have realized that I need to make at least a halfway effort with hair and makeup when I get ready in the morning. Because a frizzy-haired splotch-faced girl in a dress is still a frizzy-haired splotch-faced girl regardless of how nice the dress is.
I spent a bit of time over the weekend looking back through my blog archives and those first few months after I started posting outfits. I know we're supposed to give ourselves a bit of slack and understand that not all our outfits are going to be super innovative interesting or real winners. But I kind of feel that part of the "responsibility" of style blogging is to post stuff that someone might actually take inspiration from, or that we may be proud to share. We may not do blog as full-time jobs but we also don't go around sharing with the world pics of us in our sweatpants and circa 1998 ratty tees.
So I was kind of surprised myself with how many cringe-worthy outfit moments I found in my archives. I'm glad that my style is ever-evolving and my tastes change - but at some point in the near past I had put together these ill-fittng pieces and felt good in them? Can I chalk it up to "youth?" See examples of just some of my poor previous fashion choices:
Wanna drop a link in the comments and share some of your not-so-awesome early blog day outfit posts? Or if you don't want to start a case of digging up that old shit, wanna share in writing some of your non-stellar clothes pairings in the past? And how do you think you've grown sartorially from your original days of blogging?
Sweater: Loft dolman sleeve poncho (sim here)
Top: J.Crew striped perfect boatneck (worn here - sim here, v here)
Jeans: J.Crew corduroy bootcut (worn here - sim here)
Shoes: Boutique 9 via Anthropologie botanist heeled (worn here - same here / here)
Bag: Cooperative by UO mixed media neon (worn here)
Necklace: Anthropologie tinsley strung (worn here - sim here, here, pricey here)
Bracelets: F21 & Asos pyramid stretch (sim here, here, rose here, stacked here)
Outfit inspired by Dea.