I feel like I am stuck. Like lately I am just settling for the everyday instead of trying to branch out and try something new. When I find something that works it's not uncommon for me to become obsessive and monotonous with it. It's kind of like the saying "If it isn't broke, don't fix it," but that's not how I want to live. I love exploring options and breaking from routine so when I began to notice that most of my wardrobe consisted of high hemmed dresses and button up tops I felt like I needed to start making a solid effort to think outside my own box.
I love little dresses. I just feel comfortable in them. Which is so odd really, as in high school you wouldn't see me caught dead in anything other than a band T and a pair of Dickies, but that all seems so foreign to me now. I enjoy the simplicity of slipping on a dress, paired with some shoes, and being done with it, but that hasn't been the only thing in my bubble becoming mundane. Even my hair styling (admittedly, something I use to enjoy) has become more of a routine with little creative endeavor to be had.
I think having a signature can be a good thing. Quirks are what make us unique, while our signature is what makes us recognizable, even when those quirks may change. I am not sure that I want a whole signature look. I like variety way too much! So when I went shopping to stock up on some more, much needed, winter garments I decided to try my hardest to stay away from dresses and blouses as best I could. I stocked up on quite a few sweaters, jeans, and a jersey maxi skirt all of which are way out of my norm. For Thanksgiving I decided to pair the two most untypical items for me and see how it all felt. I paired the jersey skirt with a short sleeved cropped sweater (two of the items I have forever avoided) and paired it all with my Minnetonkas (those I just can't shy away from)!
It feels good to add some variety, style my hair in a different way, and experiment with my style choices and even though I don't quite feel comfortable yet, at least I have my go to items as a security blanket while I test the waters!