I’ve often heard people describing old houses as having good bones. They just need a bit of a facelift and then voila! You have something unique and beautiful.
I feel the same way about a lot of vintage clothing. It may have good bones but it needs some tweaking. This vintage, button-up dress was shoulder padded out and pinned in weird places. A few snips later and it became a vamped up topper of distressed jeans with sexy BCBG Max Azria heels.
After seeing the gorgeous tropical prints in the Rochas Resort 2017 collection I was reminded of this made in Hawaii frock in my closet. It was an impulse buy but it feels so summery and makes me dream of Hawaii nights. Which by the way I’ve never experienced but I’ve heard they’re magical.
We’ve had such beautiful weather in Vancouver lately that when I packed for Whistler I had Summer in mind. I forgot about higher altitudes and snow…I was looking forward to wearing this pretty, Clover Canyon silk tank out for a walk through the village with Ben. It didn’t make it out of the hotel room and neither did the shorts.
Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been having fun checking out my daily outfit posts. I’m putting my wardrobe to the test and challenging myself to dress beyond running shorts day-to-day. It’s so fun to experiment with fashion after 30 and three children. There’s an element of confidence and fearlessness in trying new things and making mistakes.
Whenever I get dressed I hear Meryl Streep’s voice, oozing with sarcasm,”Florals for Spring; groundbreaking.” I feel that way about my day-to-day style choices. Nothing I wear is super fashion-forward, if anything it’s fashion-backward? Most of what I wear is vintage although I try to aim for a timeless look. Don’t get me wrong I love new clothing too, but it’s all about quality. Many vintage pieces are better made and have endured the test of time.
As I mentioned in the last post Ben gave me a remote for my camera as a Christmas present. I’ve spent six years pressing the self-timing button and then making a run for it. The photos have turned out quite interesting to say the least.
Today was my first attempt with a remote and I had a lot of fun creating this little fashion story. I picked up this vintage dress and purse while in Arizona with my mother. I’ve been so inspired by the Gucci collections put out by Alessandro Michele.
I sometimes get asked about fashion trends and what women should be looking for as they shop to avoid looking dated. I believe it is easy to get stuck in a fashion rut which can be frustrating if you’re trying to have fun and experiment with your clothing or if perhaps you want to avoid looking like every one else. I know most women want to look nice and blend into the crowd. This post is really for those women who want to use fashion as a form of self-expression and are not afraid to take risks. This means sometimes making mistakes.
Full disclosure: I’ve been eating humility pie. I’m embarrassed to admit I get caught in the comparison rut all the time. I ponder how to grow my blog, make it successful and be somebody. And then I think back to the beginnings of Elasticpantcity when I had no idea blogs could grow, what a PR company was, or that stats mattered. I started this blog because it was super fun to write while Levi napped and play around with words and my wardrobe.
I’ve been thinking about why I’m still blogging and it’s for the same reasons. My kids are still napping and I still like to play with clothes. I have to remember to be content with who I am which is not a model or a 20 year old. I’m an almost 33 year old mom of 3 boys.