Kasmira, really... i used to love the way u dressed. a few yrs ago when i found your blog i was soooo excited to check back everyday but now i really don't get your style at all... maybe it's just me. i used to really envy the way u dressed and now it's like u just picked 2 totally unrelated items from your closet and wore them in the dark. even my bf thinks so so i doubt it's not me. maybe u call it daring... but i lovED the way u dress... just not anymore. i've been meaning to say this for sometime but i guess today's outfit just reached my limit. sigh. u used to dress the way i always wanted to dress now i duno wat happened. i'm sorry if u're hurt by these comments.. i just needed to let it out. sad :(
In response, I wore this:
Jacket (below), Odds ‘n Evens (thrifted). Shirt, Jones New York (thrifted). Skirt, Herman Geist (thrifted and shortened). Obi, Sugadaminka. Tights, We Love Colors. Boots, Miz Moooz. Necklace, Kenneth Cole Reaction. Purse, Vieta.
I jest. I prepared this outfit on Sunday (planning to wear on Friday), but it was perfectly apropos to wear following that bit of feedback. I didn’t find Anonymous’ comments hurtful, but thought-provoking instead.
When I started this blog, I made safe choices. I limited the colors in my outfits and made sure that they matched (e.g. no black with brown). I chose classic silhouettes and aimed to look as long and lean as possible. I eschewed funky and trendy for traditional and timeless. I certainly never wore more than one pattern at once! However, my style evolved. I’m not sure if fashions changed or if I just got bored, but I’ve certainly become more adventurous over five years.
What I wore to work on this date (or very close!) in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011:
It looks as if I had to make the images wider to contain all the craziness!
I certainly understand if my current style tack is not to everyone’s liking. Happily, there are now dozens (hundreds, even?) of style blogs from which to find inspiration. I’ve listed some of my most read in the sidebar.
Come back in five years and I may be wearing black head to toe. You never know!
P.S. After Beefy came to my defense, Anon posted another comment apologizing for any hard feelings. I believe she had no ill intentions and I welcome constructive feedback.