Romper & Necklace from Urban Outfitters // Blazer from H&M // Purse c/o Plum // Aldo Wedges // Adam's Sunglasses
it's 7 am and i just inhaled and choked on my coffee while staring out the window, obviously spacing out, wondering what the hell to write (don't worry, i coughed it out..just down the wrong tube). i think lately i've been trying to write posts "like everyone else" (this is all relative, since i have a fashion blog as do hundreds of thousands of others). my posts have turned into nonsensical chatter and mundane questions. but i'm a story teller and lately, i haven't told you any stories at all. and i mean, how many times can one bring up the weather or tell a tale about an item one is wearing. i promise, i don't hang out with friends and compare recent shopping stories (unless it comes up of course, and then i have a ton to contribute).
last thursday night before a crazy girl's weekend in whistler (didn't sleep all weekend like a true rockstar and i say this with great maturity) i had a little hermie night to myself and i spent it flipping between hgtv and keeping up with the kardashians. so this show comes on called candice olson tells all and it's essentially candice olson (who's interior design work i love to bits) tells all her design secrets to viewers. she speaks about proportions and focal points, mixing colours and patterns, and lighting. she explains how design is all about calculations and the wheels in my brain start turning and i think about how styling is a similar calculation to interior decorating. it has taken me years to figure out these formulas, but i hadn't put it all together until this moment of epiphany that they were even thought out formulas. i just stare at people in amazement when they pick up a cardigan and ask me how to wear it (it's a sweater people...you just put it over anything, there's really no secret there).
and so, instead of keeping this precious information to myself, i decided i will lay it all out over the summer and share what i know about the styling formula. and hopefully i can save some people who are wandering around stores still buying uggs and wearing tights as pants and that will be my big contribution to the world (like someone who saves lives, i will save people's unflattering ensembles) but probably not because those people wouldn't read this. who knows, i've written more than i have in a long time, i'm not sure if any of you are still reading this. okay, cappucino is finished and so is this post. enjoy your tuesday my loves!