Here's what I've learned...
The best thing I've learned is that the blog is not about me.
It's about people in general & what we all go through when we shop & dress. We're all trying to get through the day when we're dead tired or have lost a love. We all shop with friends on occasion. We all go to the dentist and travel. We've all lost a favorite sweater or necklace; all of us have rings that tell a story. We all wonder if we should give in to the trends, & we strive to wear the clothes that make us feel the most like ourselves.
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What I'm not, What I like, What I am
I'm not a "personal style blogger," a blogger who posts pictures of herself in various outfits each day, although sometimes I do.
Instead, I post items that appeal to me (like flounce skirts or suede ankle boots or tartan) with links to the items or stories about clothes in general. I'm not a professional stylist, just a normal gal on a budget talking about clothes.
I put a lot of energy into trying to find new ways to wear the clothes I already own such as looking to the lining colors of my skirts, pants, & bags; mixing patterns, or pairing high/low, heavy/light to help make new combinations.
OMF is not for high fashion types but for everyday women. It displays trends from the stores, not from the runways.
Thank you to those who've supported me these past 2 years! I love talking about clothes with you!
If you're a regular, will you tell me what you like best or least on the blog? That'd be really helpful. Cheers and happy holidays!
Some of my best tips:
You can be hip at any age.
Stand tall. Own every inch of your height.
The nature of clothing is so personal that just the simple gesture of helping someone on with her coat conveys a striking tenderness.
Picture yourself in what you're wearing speeding to the airport in the back of a stretch limo. Everything looks glamorous in the right setting.
"You look nice today." Our first words of greeting often involve clothes.
It's not about the money. One can spend a fortune & look dull. One can spend very little & look fab.
Never wear something that will elicit the comment “Aren’t you cold?” or “Aren’t you hot?”
Some old clothes are like old friends.
A good hour of housecleaning is as good for your skin as a facial.
No place is too far to walk if you have the right shoes.
I find myself saying, “Oh, I’ll wear something like that [something a little flamboyant or glamorous] when I’ve really come into my own.”
But if not now, when?
One way to get yourself to wear a new outfit is to make it one of the only things you pack for a trip.
Someone to dress up for: me! :-)
If I'm wearing a starched shirt, I'm probably wearing a short skirt.
A sparkly skirt is easier to wear than a sparkly top or shoes.
Dressing well is like writing well. It's about choosing the right word for the sentence or the right outfit for the weather or the event.
Everyone wears black to a party. Wear a color.
Every life is glamorous.