Adamant For Drift

I'm not much for "New Year resolutions" as they seem to only last for a few months or so, but in addition to it being a new year I also have my birthday approaching and both seem to loom overhead making time seem very finite. One goal I do have in the coming year is to dress more interesting. I have no desire to abandon my style or necessarily step out of my comfort zone, but I keep reflecting on the quote "people who dress well lead more interesting lives." Dressing well of course doesn't need to mean designer, or really any specific look; I feel it's all about committment to a look, dedication to a personal style, a real interest in having your clothes say something. As for interesting lives, that could just mean your strange skirt that resembles a teddy bear sparks a conversation with a stranger, or it could mean a willingness to be spontaneous because you are dressed and ready for anything. Whatever happens I just want to listen to my instincts a bit more and wear clothes that seem fun regardless of how impractical they seem and with less concern for if I'm going to be stared at for looking odd...

Outfit details:
vintage shoes
UO mittens (similar pair here)
Tumblr tote bag


Helen said...

But you already dress so well!

I do know what you mean though. There's knowing what suits you and then just wearing the same stuff all the time. I need to wear trousers more often, I think that is my fashion resolution.

I love your coat, it's got a nostalgic sort of feel to it.

MintJulep said...

I have often asked myself what it is to dress well, to have a commitment to a specific style - as I do have a very hard time commiting to any particular limitative style, I am always falling in love with such eccletic stuff that I do feel I do not have a style of my own. But to me I see you as being always well dressed - very well dressed, though I would love to see you more in pants.

Rory said...

LOVE THE HAT SO MUCH! And come on--you are so well dressed that you have a fashion blog haha! You don't need to dress more interesting. I think you remix very well and make pieces look new and cute each time! :)
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Naomi said...

More interesting? Make me think of Lady Gaga... I'm sure you'll show me otherwise! But I already love how you dress~

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Roberta said...

Haha the last picture is the best.
Those hazy dainty hues juxtaposed to your silly mitten. The very best.

everydayillustrated said...

Very cute!

Elizabeth, Delightfully Tacky said...

I look forward to seeing how your "resolution" materializes! I always identify with your philosophies on style. Style is such a fun artistic medium to play around with, and an everyday way to be creative. Your little monster drawings have been so fun to follow on instagram lately, it seems like you've been feeling the creative vibes these days :)

Sidewalk Chic said...

I love the print on your dress!