I stopped posting my weekly What I Wore series as 2013 came to a close. It became a chore, and I don’t like my blogging time and space to feel like a chore. I like to stretch my creative wings, to flutter around, to do my thing without feeling the weight of “have to” pulling me down.
But I really liked the concept of sharing outfits, of talking about clothes or body image or shiny things or just generally writing whatever I wanted to while sharing photos. You know, like I do.
I got this great idea to post once a month, to share lots of pictures in just one post. It would remove the rush of taking a photo and writing something worthwhile on Sunday — a slightly busy day anyway with the churching and the running and the making of a big family meal. And instead of just Sundays, a dressier day for me, I would photograph midweek days as well, showing more of my style. I would make a collage, post individual photos of better outfits, and share some wisdom gained during the month. I changed the What I Wore Sunday category to simply What I Wore, I took down the Sunday series button in preparation for the new one I would put up on February 1, and then…
…January 2014 happened.
What a month, right?.
It was cold. Very cold. For me to say that it was cold means that it was cold. Most days, I hung out in my favorite, relaxed fit gray yoga pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and my gray hoodie. With gray slippers.
And, come mid-month, a green knit hat.
Hat: Sassymonkey || Shirt: Columbus Marathon.
Fashion definitely wasn’t my focus. Finding flattering fits or colors or working with the winter weight that crept on when I wasn’t looking because relaxed fit yoga pants? No thank you. Some other things went on during the month that caused me to pull back and inward, to cocoon up within myself and the confines of my safe place, my home.
Running Tank: Fabletics || Running Tights: Fabletics; Running Jacket: C9 by Champion at Target; Running Shoes: Mizuno Wave Rider 16 at Amazon.
Not to say that I didn’t try. I did. I failed, but I tried. I occasionally got dressed in real clothes, but I mostly forgot to take pictures. Or, I did take pictures, but not one full length shot. Or, I did take pictures, but they weren’t really of the clothes. Or, or, or.
Snowflake Sweater: Route 66.
But I’m still sharing what I have, what I wore, here in this space. I’m kicking off the 2014 edition of my What I Wore series in the most lackadaisical way, the most pitiful attempt at a theme ever. Because it shows the truth of what this month felt like: a bunch of stop starts, a bunch of hiding, a bunch of staying home and praying for peace.
Green Paisley Dress: Analogy on Zulily; Kimberly Claire turquoise necklace: lia sophia’s new Spring/Summer Catalog.
Pewter Sweatshirt Dress: Delirious Apparel on Zulily, 2011; Chevron Leggings, 2011; Gray Suede Boots, 2010
Maybe I’ll do better in February, but it’s after noon and I’m wearing my pajamas. One step forward, two steps back.