This is my first post of 2013!
With the holiday season totally off the map, and the new year already well underway, I’ve finally had a chance to tear myself away from life and return to one of my fondest loves; blogging!
I’ve missed blogging so much, and scold myself mercilessly forever having stopped. I thought with the New Year this would be a great opportunity to get back into the swing of things, and return to sharing all the ideas I’ve been bubbling over with when it comes to the material world.
I don’t think of myself as a material person, I’d like to call my approach to clothes and fashion as more of a stylistic symbol of expression than anything else. Yes this might legitimize my penchant to shop, but I swear its true! I do sometimes imagine how much fun it would be to have the chance to style certain celebrities, some because they inspire me, others because they’ve no understanding of the word style. I mean they’re in the most expressive positions possible, with the various events that supersede the usual mundane day to day events like going to school and the grocery store, or staring at the mint green walls in the waiting room in the doctors office, they get to play dress up all the time, at awards ceremonies, balls and galas, concert performances, etc, their opportunities for expression are endless. It’s not fair!
So I decided to integrate a new addition to what will soon become my new blogging roster of posts, which I haven’t decided on a name for just yet, if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear from you, but for my first run, I chose Victoria Beckham. I chose her mostly because her style speaks to me, she’s structured and knows how to flatter the female figure incredibly, also because she knows how to keep that structure young, and sophisticated rather than old and stuffy. Girl’s got an edge and I love it!
When I think of V.B. I think of a pop of trendy with a dash of classic; laces, peplums skirts, and of course her signature shades. When I came up with this look, it wasn’t only something I could picture V.B. wearing, but I could definitely see myself in something like this as well. That’s kind of what I think a stylist should be able to do, embody the essence of their client, while still being able to say, this work represents me, that’s what makes a stylist unique and original.
Back to the look though I love, love, love the top, it works so well in my minds at balancing the crazy pattern of the leggings; totally makes it neutral without bring the excitement to a screeching halt. Feminism is expressed here in the cute little lace ankle booties and sealing the deal with the matching nude heel. The secondary pop of color comes is the lips, I don’t find it competes with nor does it clash with the leggings, thumbs up all the way.
Any who I’m glad to be back and I hope everyone is well! I hope this set can be of some source of inspiration to anyone who loves like I or is just getting acquainted with V.B. To the new and old readers/bloggers alike I’m looking forward to getting to know as many of you as I can!
Before I go here’s a breakdown of the items from the set: