Like the flowers that I am hoping will pop up, my wardrobe is ready to bloom. Although black is the most abundant color in my wardrobe, I am not an neutrals girl; I love color! I try to utilize a different focus color each day. Currently, I'm hoping the peaches, fuchsias, and greens I'm wearing with eventually turn my surroundings around as well. Layering with my dresses is something I'm exploring as well. A cute cropped sweater tucked into a wide banded belt is an amazing way to bust out those dresses early and still keep them functional and fashionable. Also, I am loving on orange at the moment. It is reminding me of the Orange Dreamsicles I am ready to eat! Put that spring in your step and thrown on something colorfully delicious.
Romance and structure is something I've recently strived to stabilize in my wardrobe. Houndstooth is a classic pattern I love. With a ruby lip and nail accent; it was perfect for me. I've noticed I gravitate more towards solids and patterns, not as many prints. I find that patterns are able to last more than prints, in my opinion. Dita VonTesse is a current style icon of mine and I'm constantly looking towards her style in order to develop my own. For a long time, I didn't really relate to the saying, 'dress for the job you want, not the job you have.' I thought, 'why would I dress up for these people?' (I used to work in a very relaxed environment.) Now, I relish in the act of dressing up. I enjoy polishing myself and walking out the door as the shiniest penny I can be.
Far from complete, I still struggle to put in all together. My boyfriend is a Nike sneaker fanatic, and I have a few cherished pairs of my own. Technically, they are not in true romantic fashion; however, they are part of my fashion and I enjoy trying to dress up the normally dressed down footwear. Incorporating mens ware has always been part of women's fashion, but now, instead of matching my bow tie to my purse, I'm matching my kicks to my sweaters.