Stockholming Myself is the brainchild of the brilliant Temerity Jane. If you want to join in, she's got a whole thing going on over there - check it out. It’s not a diet thing, it’s not a weight loss group, and it’s not NOT those things, either. It’s looking at yourself every single day until you like what you see – either through change or through acceptance. I'm in it for reasons I explain a little here.
Every night, TJ posts all of the Stockholming links from that day. Since I do my post in the morning, I'm usually a little out of sync with what she's saying on any given day, but what she said last night was coincidentally something Crockett and I were discussing in the car last night. In speaking about clothing, she asked "Do you skip over a trend or style you really like in favor of something you like less, but suits your body type a little better? "
Last night I was telling Crockett that I feel really fortunate that the styles right now are well suited to me. If I'd been a professional woman in the 80s, I would have looked absolutely ridiculous or completely out of fashion every single day - those gigantic shoulder pads do not mesh well with 5 feet of height, trust me. I look like I'm just going to topple over. Now, however, cardigans and skinny belts and embroidered tee shirts are everywhere - and those are my favorite things. Even the boyfriend jeans trend, which I loathed when it came out, is awesome because now I'm actually encouraged to cuff my jeans. No more exorbitant hemming fees! Even saying that out loud makes me a happy girl.
I'm actually a little worried to see what next season will bring. If low rise jeans come back, I might just play the 'I'm 30 and I can wear high waisted pants if I want to' card.... but probably not.
And all of this is part of the larger question TJ was asking. Right now, the trends I like do look good on me - but I am really quite malleable. If Tavi thinks I should be wearing something, even if it looks like crap on me, I probably will. TJ wanted to know if I would pass up a trend I liked if it didn't look good on me, and the answer is no. In fact, I probably wouldn't pass up a trend at all, whether I liked it or not.
I'm such a follower. However, right now at least, I'm a follower with cute clothes.
P.S. My hair probably doesn't look that different after my haircut yesterday, but believe me when I tell you it's about 40% of its prior mind-of-its-own self. If I can just figure out how to make it all sleek like Emmy did yesterday, I'll take a good picture of it.