i like clothes
I’m a little too obsessed with what people think of me, and I’m obsessed with thinking I know exactly what you’re thinking about me. I probably don’t know what you’re really thinking about me, but either way I’m exhausted.
When I tell people I like clothes and I like fashion, I think you’re thinking, “that is really superficial…you’re really superficial…how can you care so much about something as trivial as what you wear?…”
Well guess what people! I LIKE CLOTHES! I’ve always liked clothes and fashion and I’m always gonna like it. It’s taken me a long time to fully admit this to myself (but c’mon, my very first email was fashionfreak4U@hotmail.com).
Because it’s taken me so long to admit this, I’ve always felt insecure about “dressing up” or wearing exactly what I want for fear of being mocked. Every time I’d wear something “out of the ordinary” my family or someone would make a comment about it, and I didn’t have the guts to ignore it. So because of this, I’d just wear a cool outfit for some photos, then change back to “normal” clothes before anyone could make fun of me. That’s how my first fashion blog went back in 2011. And it wasn’t successful.
Last winter, when I started this blog, I went through a process of allowing myself to like fashion, my personal fashion, again. It felt so right, and I’ve never enjoyed instagramming and blogging so much in my life. That doesn’t mean that I wear something worthy of fashion week every day, but I am letting myself be myself and work with what I have to wear something I like. Get it?
Things I like about fashion:
Everyone participates in it every day whether they want to or not.
It sends a message to people in one glance.
It has the power to make you confident (or insecure).
It’s always changing, evolving.
It’s an everyday art form; it flows and has movement, can be practical or not.