Wednesday, 20 May 2009

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A reply to sweet Sarah's comment on my last post.

Where would you NOT wear your Noa Noa net skirt in rural glos?

Wear it. . . . . . to the bakery on a Saturday morning, or to pick up your children from school, maybe to meet your husband from work as a surprise, at home while you spending time with yourself or to the supermarket. I am silly girl who wears Jimmy Choo's to bake (or did until I sadly parted with them on ebay for a very good price!)

Last night I spent the evening with my sister and our friend B. Cold cuts and cosmopolitans. Indoors and out. B is the best. When we were younger we would spend the weekends at her house digging through her jewelry and wardrobe. In awe of her style and taste. She loves colour, her house is a magpies dream, anyway the moral of the story here is . . . . . A colleague of B's once said to her " I love the way you dress, you always look as though you just about to leave and go to a party some place" How great is that?

There was a time people used to come up to me in shops or the street and say I looked nice that they would never dare to wear such outfits. 1950's dresses and heels to the super market. A peruvian phase, vintage underskirts that set a few copy cats on my case. (I didn't look as crazy as this may sound) . I had Fun with my clothes. I was brave, inventive, didn't want to blend in with the crowd. I have lots of beautiful clothes, I just don't wear them.

Just recently I have been less than inspirational with my wardrobe choices, there was that sunny day when I wore the floral dress but apart from that, safe black, grey, charcoal, khaki, jeans, white shirts. There is a fine line between tasteful and dull. I may have crossed it. I need to get inspired again. Maybe restart the game of raiding B's closet.

So Sarah lets go get those skirts on now!

12 comments:

alisa said...

Oh man, I feel the same way! Although I do dress up for work, I feel like my personal style, my weekends or evenings look, has completely flummoxed since my adventurous years some time ago.

What is the best way to get yourself out of a style rut?!

Your blog definitely help:0)

umama said...

Yes, I definitely feel that way! I like to buy fun pieces, then think, where will I wear that? But you're right.. who needs a reason!

nath said...

i felt like i was in a bit of a rut for a while after i had my little girl. but i started to wear seemingly inappropriate clothes to do ordinary things in - like a whistles silk dress to go to the market or heels on any regular day. it really works! forces you out of your comfort zone.

a good start is an evening spent looking through your wardrobe, trying things on and having fun!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Ah, this is a thought provoking post and it's certainly hit a cord! I need to have that fun dressing up session in my wardrobe, if only to remind myself that I need to fill it with more beautiful things! On a day to day basis my attire has become very dull, even shocking at times in that bag lady kind of way! You have urged me to go shake up my clothes collection.....
Denise x

sarah said...

I am going to buy that skirt on friday!!! and i am going to wear it under my pinny on our stall at the village fete, and I will smile all day!!....

Lobster and swan said...

yay! How exciting you will be the toast of the village fete!

onesilentwinter said...

i have the postcard of that bakery, i should send it to you!

Katy said...

All the time, I used to have people complimenting my clothing and saying how they wished they could dress that way, too but didn't think they could pull it off. Then, I, too, went into a slump...lots of dull "work appropriate" type wear. But now, I'm making much more of an effort to have fun with my clothing and to inject my personality into even my work wear. Much more fun that way, and I've started getting compliments again, ha!

Kristin said...

Oh, thanks for this post. I have a great collection of vintage dresses and stashed them away and really haven't worn them in some time. Last night I was going to a big party and a friend encouraged me to wear a beautiful lime green and pink, floor length chiffon gown from the 60's or 70's that I had never worn. So I pulled it out and slipped it on. I had too many compliments to count! Strange men and women kept coming up to me to tell me how much they loved my dress and how they could never pull it off. It felt great!!

Danette said...

This is an interesting post to me. I had, at one time, fantastic fun with clothes. Now that I am a mom and 43 years old, I have felt like I need to tone it down a bit and "act my age". I think I have taken it too far and have gotten just plain boring, blah. I need to fluff it up again, forget about the extra padding around my hips and add a little flourish here and there. Maybe I will pull out the ol' stilettos for that play date I have planned for tomorrow. Hee hee, I can see the gabby moms now whispering to each other behind my back. Maybe I will start a revolution. I love it.
Thanks for the inspiration!

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