Thursday, February 12, 2009

Transforming a Wardrobe part 1

I'm a believer that most of us, as humans are a work-in-progress. Everyone's at their own level, on their own path.
Well, I definitely consider myself one, in many ways.

One being my choice of dress.

I don't see clothing so much as 'fashion' and what's 'in style', at leatst not for me. I see clothing as something that takes part in who a person is, or maybe even help them become who they want to be.

Okay, so maybe it's not that deep, but I have this ideal picture in my mind of who I am, or who I am becoming, and she sure doesn't wear the uninspired, boring, mass produced attire I happen to be wearing most days. Here's an example:

I want to wear clothing that means something. Made by myself or other hand crafters. Functional, beautiful clothing. Is that so much to ask?

I'll share some inspiration and ideas now

I've had my eye on this skirt for months. It is made my etsy seller New Extrave. And, it's just about perfect, made of natural fabric, beautiful and functional. This may just be my first purchase toward my new wardrobe.

This top is pretty great too. Made by another Etsy shop that's a favorite of mine, Gaia Conceptions. I love most everything in her shop. The clothing is simple, beautiful, and made using eco-friendly and organic fabrics.

I'll be adding new posts soon, with pictures of the items I've added to my new wardrobe. I have some big plans for things I'll make myself as well as items I plan to buy from others.

I think in the end I want the things I wear on the outside to convey who I am on the inside...maybe that's it, I guess my clothes already do that, just not in the way I want...I'm in transition, and it shows!

1 comment:

  1. Boy, do I ever hear ya! :0) I have been thinking along these lines for years now...I just keep wearing the thrift store finds because they are all I can afford. I want beautiful clothes too, that speak of who I am. I want to work towards that goal also. Thank you for reminding me of this fact...if I buy a little here and there, eventually, I'll have a wardrobe. Plus, you can mix and match many things, so you wouldn't need just *tons* of stuff...