Today marked my two-year Blogiversary. It also marked a day where I decided to wear three pieces of statement attire.
Over a week marked by my absence in blogging I've actually done a lot of thinking about blogging. Having been part of this community for two years, I expected the blogging slump to hit sooner than this. It's puzzling, because I have so many ideas for posts but little to no urgent need to complete them. I've had quite a few people tell me that they enjoy my blog and I have certainly enjoyed creating a little space on the internet for me to blab about my feelings.
I have no intention of stopping the blog but, on this day of musings, I've decided to branch out. I have been posting on my fashion, my food, and my feminism but only been frequenting fashion/music/beauty blogs. I want to be a better blogger and I'm making a commitment to find and comment on different blogs that cover all of what I yak about, and I want to do it more often.
Blogging has been quite the learning curve for me. It's given me a place to hone my photography skills and a sounding board for my developing ideas about women in society. I appreciate the support I have been shown for my ever-changing style and the right to express myself in colorful ways.
Which brings me to the fashion-y part of my post: colored jeans.
Mint jeans, to be exact.
If I were to momentarily give in to the ridiculous ways women feel they must apologize for their body size, I would say that I am a pear. I gather all my weight in my hips, thighs, and butt. As I'm starting to heal from my obsession with having a perfect body, I feel more comfortable covering my bottom half in things besides dark, slimming colors. Like a light green, loose-cute, almost-boyfriend jean. And then I put black on top of my already small top-half, so this outfit is like a double-middle-finger whammy to my body image issues.
My three statement pieces are oddly harmonious. I expected them to be competing with each other but when I threw them on in the dim light of my bedroom, they worked strangely well. I almost feel like a vagabond artist in between showings. My shawl+vest (which I have lovingly nicknamed "shwest") was a gift from J and I wore it earlier this week with a turtleneck, feeling very much like a cozy art teacher. It's a perfect piece to add a feeling of whimsy in a light layer.
My necklace has been showcased once before, earlier in the spring, and I brought it back for a work holiday party on Thursday night. It paired perfectly with my LBD (head over to my instagram @miss_decaf to see a picture) and I wanted to work it into a more casual look. The overall effect, I think, was just what I wanted for the weekend.
mint jeans -- thrifted!
black sweater -- thrifted!
shwest -- gift from J, Hot Topic.
yellow purse -- thrifted!
Statement drop necklace -- original piece from AlterEchos on Etsy!