I owe each and every single one of you an apology.
I really do.
Of late, I’ve fallen out of love with clothes and styling myself, and it’s shown in the way I’ve thrown things together. There’s been an absolute lack of creativity and passion in the outfits I’ve worn. Nothing looks effortless (save maybe that red dress), and I’m nowhere near enjoying myself. Life has taken a huge toll and you’ve been paying the price for that. You shouldn’t need to and for that, I am really really sorry.
No matter what’s been going on in my personal life, fashion and clothes should always be a form of stress relief. A detox, if you like. Something I do to maintain my sanity and have fun. Always with loads of fun. When the fun is no longer apparent, that’s when I know I need to step away and re-evaluate. Which is precisely what I did and it, in turn, led me to come to the conclusion that I’ve been shortchanging you. I’ve been faking it, never making it.
I can’t promise you it won’t happen again, as in riding the rollercoaster of life (I’m only human and working on living and meeting my responsibilities) but I can promise you that I’m going to put more thought into the content I show on my blog. The outfit posts? They might still be haphazardly put together but they’ll be me. They’ll be representative of me and what I love about fashion. Posts will be published regularly, I’ll have a system and schedule in place, and I’ll keep working on improving everything. This, I do promise you 🙂
For starters, I’m going to immediately stop with the hit-and-run #ootd posts. You know what I’m talking about. Those posts which feature an opening paragraph, a gazillion photos and closing with a “where to buy” guide. No more. Each post will have a little story. Some days, it might be longer and elaborate. Other times, it might be a spontaneous ditty, succinct and straight to the point. Today, it’s going to be a hybrid of the two. I’ve written at length about what’s been messing up my game, and now I’ll share details of what I’m wearing.
As I’m want to do, whenever the Fab 40s showcase a theme for which I have absolutely nothing to wear, I go shopping. And in multiples. It was the same in the instance of our most recent do namely The Fab 40s In Lace. Consequently, in the same breath of purchasing that Beaded White Lace Top, I also bought this STUNNING Black Lace Maxi Skirt with a Nude Underlay.
There are, as it turns out, benefits to being short. Especially when a maxi skirt becomes a maxi dress as lovely as this black number here from Forever21. I love love LOVE how expensive it looks. And I knew from the moment I laid eyes upon it that I wanted to wear this with leather so when Greetje of No Fear Of Fashion mentioned being on the hunt for a Red Leather Jacket, it was my light bulb moment.
dress skirt dress came together with the Zara jacket, picking the right bangles was really easy. These gorgeous Horn pieces are inlaid with 24K Gold. And that rose thumb ring is from The World According To Eve.
You know, I regret selling my Ankle Booties. Those wedges had the most amazing stained glass effect. Can you see them from the pictures?
I had a really good time taking pictures for this post. Can you tell?
p/s photos by Eve
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