I didn't, not until recently. I knew what I liked and didn't like as far as clothing went, but I never took the time to think about my style and give it an identity.
|Lobster is my style.|
I've been following some great style blogs recently, and these are the ladies who have me thinking about how I want the world to see me, my house, the things I create. I'm also reading Daring to Be Yourself by Alexandra Stoddard, which is a great book if you're trying to get to the core of your personal style. Between the blogs I'm reading, this book, and taking the time to think about the space I inhabit and the clothes I choose each day, I'm slowly beginning to understand my style a bit more clearly.
On Thursday I turn 25. Maybe that's part of this, too. My dad made a joke last weekend about it being time for a quarter-life crisis, but this certainly isn't that. In the past year, I married my best friend, bought our first home, finished grad school, and started a freelance career. And I'm just turning 25. No quarter-life crisis here, though it does feel like the right time to start something like this blog (I already have one, yes, and I've had many others in the past, too. So what?!). Let me explain what you can expect to see here:
- Ways to unearth your style and own it without reservation (this means having the confidence to like what you like and be unapologetic about it).
- Ideas for making your space (whether it's one bedroom, an apartment, or a house) reflect your unique taste while still being functional.
- DIY projects for your home, life and wardrobe.
- How-To posts on subjects like starting a vegetable garden, cleaning out your closets, and finding gems at thrift stores.
- Inspiration for living your best, most vibrant life. Maybe that's cheesy, but there you have it. I want to figure out how to do this myself, and it would make my day to help you with this, too.
Please check out some of the links below to read the blogs that have inspired me. These gals may not always be talking about style, but they're always living, and that's what I love. They ooze exuberance. I practically can see it coming out of my computer after I read their blogs. I hope you love them as much as I do!
And while you're here, leave me a comment... tell me about your style. What makes you tick, makes you completely, utterly, uniquely you?
*My sister-in-law Lisa over at CHIC MAGNIFIQUE is not only an art teacher, but she's one of the most stylish people I know. Her blog is adorable and definitely a regular source of inspiration when I think about what we want to do with our house. She has a handle on color like no one.
*Sydney over at the Daybook was probably the first style-centered blog I came across. I love her spunk and inventiveness with clothing and how cute she & her hubby are together.
*Aura Joon's blog is gorgeous, sumptuous, full of life. She has been my inspiration for our vegetable garden endeavor, but her blog is also loaded with lovely photos that capture her life and her writing is just beautiful.
*Love, Life, Lace is fun, fun, fun! She's got to be one of the happiest, most grateful bloggers I've come across and I love that about her. And let me tell you, this girl has style.
*Kendi Everyday is stylish, witty, and adorable. She also created the 30 for 30 challenge, which I'm seriously considering (but am kind of scared to try!)
*bex... a style diary is a girl after my own heart: she doesn't think you have to drain your bank account to have style, but she still pushes herself to be creative. I love that.
*Rose a la mode is another girl whose message resonates with me. She's also evolving in her personal style and I really relate to a lot of her posts. Kindred spirits, perhaps?
*Young House Love is one of my go-to blogs for home improvement/house style. This young couple not only knows what they're doing, but they have a blast together. What's more stylish than that?