It suddenly hit me that I’m turning 27 this year. TWENTY SEVEN! For some reason I just can not seem to grasp that fact. I don’t feel 27. How is a 27 year old suppose to feel? Am I even acting my age? Should I have accomplished more by now? Am I acting responsible enough? Am I childish or just childlike? All these questions are making me feel somewhat anxious and I have no idea why. Have you ever felt this way when turning a year older? This year has started off on a good note and I really hope it continues like this. Positive Vibes ONLY!!!! I want this year to be filled with adventure and surprises (good ones that is) and happiness. I have some travel plans in the works, I’ve been gyming (thanks to S for the motivation) and I have some projects that are coming up. I’m hoping that all these things will keep me distracted from turning TWENTY SEVEN! Ah man, I just can not seem to get use to that number. BLAH!
One thing I feel like I should have figured out by now is my style but I don’t. If you had to ask me what my style is or to describe it, I wouldn’t know where to start. I had a friend of mine tell me that since she has known me, I’ve changed up my “style” at least 10 times. I dress according to my mood, so I am pretty sure that has a huge part to play. I guess you can say that that’s my style. You have trendy, casual, boho, preppy, girly, artsy, the list goes on really and mine is “whatever the mood”. I barely ever stick to one specific look. I can go from super glam and girly to totally laid back and “tom-boyish”. Versatility has always been a good thing in my eyes and I guess that is why I have never had a “specific” style. Fashion is all about self expression, right? I feel so overwhelmed when going shopping, I have absolutely no idea what I actually want or like so I kind of just buy stuff and then figure it all out later. So my fashion goal for this year, is to some what figure out what I like and what I want my “look” to be. As I feel like I have a lot of items in my cupboard that clash and I refuse to get rid of them because “what if that mood comes around and I wanted to wear that.” I can never decide the day before what I will be wearing to work because 8/10 times that decision will change in the morning. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that goes through these motions?!
“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” Lauren Hutton
The weather in Johannesburg has been the furthest thing from perfect. It’s meant to be summer but it certainly has not felt like it, I have caught myself reaching for jackets a few times as well as worn more jeans than dresses. It’s rainy…it’s windy and I haven’t even had time to try catch a tan because of how bipolar the weather is. So today’s look is the result of the weather. I am absolutely CRAZY about this Mary Bird bomber jacket from Forever New. It is the perfect Jacket for summer days like these, the kind that can’t make their minds up as to weather they want to be hot or cold. The material is super light weight and I adore the pattern. I paired it with a pair of black ripped H&M jeans, a black tank top and some white Adidas sneakers. I wanted the main focus to be the jacket and so I kept everything else super simple. I’m really digging bomber jackets at the moment and I feel like I need more of them in my life. At least I have figured that much out haha!
If you had to define your style in three words, what would they be?
I hope you have an incredible week ahead.
Remember to stay Fabulous!
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