The reason I dodge sifting through old blog posts is because I, like everyone else on the planet, have changed over time. When I first started this blog, I had no intention of ever posting personal outfit photos, but I started to after encouragement from friends, family, and readers. Needless to say, revisiting those early days of awkward, self-timed photos generally is not exactly superfun. It is only surpassed by the feeling I get when I re-read the words I wrote as a saccharine young woman, and I want to die from embarrassment, but not before I delete this blog forever and never publish anything as impermanent as opinions on fashion to the internet ever again. Then I remember how much I do, actually, love blogging, and how much joy I do, actually, derive from fashion, so I tell myself to get over it. Do what makes you happy! So, now you understand, the subject of old blogs is an exhausting mental battle for titans. Sarcasm, of course. It is just easier to avoid old blog posts altogether. Out with the old, in with the new. Live in the present moment. "Keep it movin'!" As Peter from Real Housewives of Atlanta would say. You get it.
However, the other day I was perusing the lovely blog Selective Potential, and I really enjoyed Tieka's look back at her favorite past spring outfits so much so that I thought it might actually be fun to go through my old blogs, in order to do a post like that of my own. And you know what? It wasn't entirely traumatizing. It was interesting to think about the factors in life that can make your personal style evolve. A promotion, a move (or five), falling in and out of love, making new friends, adopting a new diet and/or exercise regimen, discovering new art and music, seeing new places... Whether it's a conscious decision or not, all of these things influence how you see yourself, and thus have an impact in the clothes you choose to wear every day. It can be good (a gifted Marchesa dress), or it can be very bad (UGG's that your sister physically yanks off your feet). You find things you love and you forget things you hate. Either way, it was you, and sometimes it can be fun to look back and remember who you were way back when. After all it made you into who you are today. Naive blog posts and all.
Here are some of my own favorite springtime outfits of yore. I'd love to see yours, too! Share in the comments :)
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