I am a romantic, with every frill, ruffle, and bow attached. But with both feet firmly planted in my third decade, I’m ready to renounce “cute” in favor of a slightly more sophisticated “pretty.”
|a catalog of where I’ve been|
And while I’m open to letting my pumps go nude, I cling to my narrative roots. I want storytelling to be a part of my dress and enchantment to underlie every garment I select.
So I began with a rigorous analysis of the signature style spectrum. Prisms split light into seven categories ranging from red to violet, I have dissected fashion into the following five flavors.
True, purity can be luxurious: Missoni’s bohemianism, Gucci’s drama, Chanel’s traditionalism, Valentino’s romance. But I intend to blend. What I want is a style hybrid, a sophisticated breed made of my own natural selection.
|tailored lines intersect natural motifs, sharp outlines blend with bohemian overtones|
|perpetually girly at an unrelenting party, a blushing bold|
|vivid feminity, neatly organized whimsy|
I would say that my style is modern, romantic, and traditional. Which makes sense considering my wardrobe consists mainly of Anthropologie, J. Crew, and Ann Taylor.
Great post, I really enjoyed this!
Annie Atkin Rasmussen says
Mmmm, put me down for modern romantic. If that’s what Kate Spade is, that’s what I want to be!
I like seeing your style change over the last few years. All your outfits look great! I feel like my style is constantly changing. I’m in between styles right now with my bangs growing out and being fully pregnant. At the moment I only wear what fits but I look forward to being able to dress with more flexibility. Over all I find I’m mostly drawn to romantic with some modern.
Jenny B says
This was both entertaining AND informative!
Grandma Sue says
Grandma is traditional. This will be easy to adapt my wardrobe for my future adventure to Croatia as I need more conservative clothes. Look at the suggestions on http://missionary.lds.org/dress-grooming/dress/blouses/?lang=eng and you will see some of the items I already have in my wardrobe. It appears my biggest challenge will be skirts that cover my knees but are not too long.
Genuine Lustre says
This is wonderful. I am a Kibbe Romantic and I’m 46 years old. Need to look romantic/pretty in a mature way. Please expand on this!