While sorting through some papers this weekend, I came across a style collage I made a year or so ago that helped me a lot in defining my direction (photo 1).

I wanted to see how things have changed and my thinking has evolved since then, so I spent a leisurely morning browsing Pinterest and collecting new images to more accurately represent where I'm at now. I put together a new college (photo 2) and thought I'd share.

The new collection is still bohemian and definitely looks like it came from the same person as the previous collection, but I think now my style rests somewhere in between Paris and California, if that makes sense. I'm drawn to both simple, feminine pieces with classic lines AND busier, boho prints and textures. Both of these styles share a similar "je ne sais quoi" in the form of a cultivated breeziness.

In particular, since my last mood board:

- I'm now drawn more to florals than geometrics

- I want a teeeeeeeny bit more polish, especially in the form of lipstick and structured bags

- Because I'm an essentials-heavy dresser, I tried to include outfits that show pieces similar to my essentials. Acknowledging reality.

Anything else you notice? Both collages side-by-side in photo 3.

I'm not in the midst of any sort of fashion about-face, but it's interesting to see some slow, wide turns starting to happen. I'd love to hear how you feel like you've evolved over the past few years. Do you make big changes or undergo slow evolution?

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