Thanks to the lovely Girl on a Bicycle (see link to her blog on right under “inspiration”) I picked up this book by Isaac Mizrahi at the library this morning. I’m only about 30 pages into it and feel like it is already helping me re-evaluate and refine my style.
As a sort of private exercise I went through all the photos I have posted since I began doing so in May last year and saying “yea” or “nay”
A few hits, but so, so many misses.
Photographing yourself and posting in on your blog is like having a magic mirror — clarity at last. It helps me see what doesn’t work — so many things — and what does.
I can’t explain why I don’t see the same thing just looking in the mirror, but I really don’t.
I only see it in a photo.
As a result of this ongoing evaluation, I have discarded or sold many items.
For instance, my beloved velvet ballet slippers that every male in my world told me were hideous — gone with some additional input from readers.
It also revealed to me that my favorite (and only) black slacks were so tight they looked horrific and so I’ve delegated them to a drawer in the hopes that with a few pounds back off, they will once again look flattering.
Just looking back over the past two months, I realized I despise the way my rubber snow boots look with jeans tucked into them, so I’m either going to pull my jeans down over them or find something more attractive at some point.
Having this blog is self-indulgent in a way, I admit. But it has really helped me define my style and I hope it continues to do so.
I have had so much great input from readers and I really appreciate it. That has helped a ton.
Thanks for reading and please continue to give opinions if it strikes you to do so and please have a wonderful, healthy and happy new year.