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Moonlight Is Sculpture, Sunlight Is Painting


All these years of wearing clothes and blogging and it's still interesting to attempt to suss out style. Like the difference between Monday's tulle concoction, yesterday's quirky accessory focused outfit, and today's more natural-toned ensemble with complementing abandoned wooden barn backdrop. It's sort of the way my personality tends to swing from quietest person in the room to aggressively defending my point of view to near-strangers. We all contain complexities and contradictions and the world tends to like simple stories. Ex-girlfriends get labeled "crazy" when they become complicated and confusing. People attempt labels self-imposed or otherwise trying to find the main characteristic of their life--wife/artist/middle child/athlete. Style is similarly confined: preppy, vintage, minimalist, trendy… Everyone wants the footnotes or hashtags not caring how many times the plot twists. It's interesting to try to be both consistent and true to yourself when those two principles so frequently contradict.

Outfit details:
Kate Spade Saturday dress
Fossil purse

9 comments:

Lynoire said...

Hahh, funny; I've recently shared a post about what fashion, dressing up and styles mean to me, which was actually inspired by the same thoughts; labels, consistency, self - image...you know what I mean. ^^
I agree with you completely, variety is much needed in one's life. :)

AnnaMarie said...

I really, really like this outfit! The top photo is my favorite because it looks a bit like a painting to me. I like the dark background. Thank you very much for posting!

Emerald Dove said...

Lovely outfit - those shoes are gorgeous! And love the lighting! :)
theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

Nina said...

So very true. I love how you mentioned middle child (I AM one) and crazy ex-girlfriends (AM I one?). ;)

And I might have to make this quote into a bumper sticker: "It's interesting to try to be both consistent and true to yourself when those two principles so frequently contradict."

Keep being true and contradicting yourself, please.

OrigamiGirl said...

Wow, that dress is amazing. It looks like swirled paint as I'm sure you know. I just love how alive it looks.

I definitely know what you mean and completely agree. I often feel at a loss as to what my style is other than 'dresses'. I think our whole society is formed around labels. It's said so many times, but it's true. We think people can only be one thing, do one job. Like scientists can't like fashion. I found out a while back that a policy expert I know working in politics did a fine art degree, and despite saying all the time how varied people are I was still astonished. We're all so much more than the first thing we learn about someone.

abbycake said...

I really love these photos. The lighting is almost haunting. I love experimenting with different styles and dressing for who I am on a certain day -- that is one of the reasons I find style to be the most important form of self-expression.
xx Abby | a geek tragedy

Nikki Williams said...

gorgeous! love the color of those tights

xxoo,
nikki

www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

Sarah K. said...

"We all contain complexities and contradictions and the world tends to like simple stories."

loooove this.
so true. :)

Anonymous said...

You are beautiful and wear the nicest clothes...from shoes, tights, to skirts and blouses, etc.