I would give a lot to get onto the roof of our building. In (almost) a year of living here, this is the first time I’ve seen it cracked open, beckoning with sliver of light. It’s like an invitation to push through and see what is on the other side. Sadly, someone was working outside and I couldn’t take a peek.
This moment felt similar to where we are right now. Dreaming and moving forward, as we get ready for bigger and better things. Like preparing for another move! Decluttering and organizing are on the brain. Nothing is safe!
Dress – Ashley Stewart (old)
Lace crop top – Torrid
Sandals – Birkenstocks
Bracelets – Margaret Elizabeth
My style has changed a lot over the last seven years (this blog is five – time flies!). I’ve pushed my boundaries of fashion and comfort over and over again, and bought clothing to achieve that. Unfortunately, I have kept a lot of it.
There were ~10 small moving boxes from Home Depot, filled with clothes, sitting in our storage unit. Another one with shoes, another with belts and a giant box of coats that I’ve rarely needed since moving to Texas. Some items I meant to keep, others were destined to be swapped, sold or donated.
I moved a bunch of it from California and into this place, our second apartment in Texas. But not again! Please, not again.
It’s time to reinvent. My style has changed drastically and I’ve spent the last two years making more conscious decisions about how I spend money. I’m trying to be as ruthless as possible – clothes are clothes – but it’s hard. The amount of stuff with tags is embarrassing y’all.
The idea of starting fresh is tempting… but costly, and unlikely.
Since this is a plus size fashion blog… I snagged this lace crop top from Torrid to add another layer of interest to my outfits this summer, without getting too hot or adding bulk with a cardigan. High temperatures and humidity is not a combination to mess with! They didn’t have my usual size in stock, so I took a chance on a size two and was pleasantly surprised. Plus, the fabric quality/cut was much better than I expected.
With the current state of plus size fashion (and a decent budget), would you be able to get rid of everything and start fresh?