I used to be interested in fashion and style but I knew how I could get obsessed with it and how I might lose myself. Ever since I became a mom, so many things have changed. I still try to look presentable every time but it’s not my priority anymore. I guess marriage and motherhood have given me a different kind of perspective and confidence.
I don’t want to be a hypocrite here but I still shop (a lot), I still care about fashion (not just much), I still care if the society will approve of what I wear or how I look (don’t we all?). I have stopped buying fashion magazines because I tend to want so many stuff inside. I want this…I want that…I’m buying this…I’m buying that…and so on. I know myself so I stopped checking out the magazines. Occasionally, I buy ‘OK’ magazine whenever I like the cover. Sadly though, that magazine by Summit Publishing is on its last issue this December.
I’m not ashamed to say that I have Nina Garcia’s books. And of course, there’s the Internet to keep me updated with the trends. There are so many fashion bloggers out there to follow. I have a lot of favorites. I am surprised as to how this trend in fashion blogging has started and continues to become popular. Believe it or not, I have a Chictopia account too. Yikes.
When I decided to go back to blogging, I started to publish my outfit posts. However, I really found it exhausting to keep track of what I wear, the brands, and the prices. I am no Jane Aldridge or Anna del Russo so why continue with that. I’m not saying I will stop posting the stuff I have or wear but I’m trying to be more conscious of what I post now. I’m not being a hypocrite here, please understand. I am not saying I’ve stopped shopping or caring about what I wear or the bags I carry. (Oh you can’t stop me!). I just don’t know if I can continue showing you those stuff as often. (Because really, who cares about what I wear, right?)
What I find more fun to do is post the things and trends I like. I can never be a fashion blogger but I can share what I like. They’re not necessarily the most stylish according to the world of Anna Wintour or whoever top Filipino designer out there, they’re just my type–mine. I plan on writing some style-related posts in the future, of the things I read. Some things I think we could all learn from.
I believe style is personal. You may still follow others but ultimately, you know what will work for you. That should be the attitude I guess when it comes to fashion. To look effortlessly chic and not be a fashion victim.
So…what’s your style? How do you keep up with the trends? Do you even try to be fashionable?
Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.
1 Timothy 2:9-10