|From my Pinterest.|
For me, this was really interesting - I love Pinterest and I pin almost indiscriminately things that I like. This encouraged me to build a separate board only comprised of images that I would wear as-is - that meant no dresses and no heels.
I've moved away from the idea of the carefully-curated wardrobe and I'm trying to go back to the way I shopped as a teenager; only buying things I was really in love with and made me feel a certain way. Having a 'list' made me want to shop more, and those items didn't always become beloved. Shopping with my gut again has made me more careful and I'm really happy with my recent purchases. They're not things that I would always have considered 'practical' - I'm terrified of suede as I'm so hard on my shoes, but I bought a pair of suede cowboy-ish ankle boots in the sales and they haven't left my feet. I'm planning a shopping update soon as I think my recent purchases really do symbolise a step forward for me and my style.
Also, happy New Year! I hope you celebrated in style (unlike me, on the sofa in my cat pyjamas) and are excited for the year ahead.