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Page 2 in the conversation "WIW 02.16-21, 24-27" by Aida
What are your favorites and why? I like to understand how others are interpreting their favorites. It helps me process my own journey. Thanks!
AM, I should preface this by saying that I am both eclectic and a mood dresser so my answer will be a little complicated (apologies!). Every one of these outfits, if worn on a day that didn't suit my mood that day, would make me feel unhappy. So for me, "success" is a changing daily definition; I feel successful if I've come up with a fab outfit that also matches my mood for the day. I was able to do so with all of these, although #5 and #10 werent quite the right match for the days' mood so I felt a little off even though objectively I like both outfits a lot. That said there are a few types of looks that I could generally sport regardless of my mood. Of these outfits I'd say that #2, 4, 6, 8, and 11 could possibly fall into that category, while there are various elements in #1 (fitted silhouette), #3 (crazy volume), #5 (more masculine than I usually like), #9 (lots of exposed leg-line) and #10 (totally a pants/shorts gal) that make them more suited to some days over others. Perhaps not the answer you were looking for but that's the most accurate answer I can give you
Thanks. I'm not familiar with Mood Dressing but I understand how this would play an integral role in defining success. Very interesting. I have no concept of that but I am going to chew on this.
Your comment "while there are various elements in #1 (fitted silhouette), #3 (crazy volume), #5 (more masculine than I usually like), #9 (lots of exposed leg-line) and #10 (totally a pants/shorts gal) that make them more suited to some days over others" -- I find very interesting. Why were they more suited to some days over others?Sorry, but again, it really helps me to understand what's going on in your head.And one more question, when you say that you're totally a pants/short gal...then do you push yourself to wear skirts and dress for the sake of variety? Another reason. Again, sorry for all the questions.
No problem, happy to discuss! The comment about elements being more suited to some days over others is a lot of the mood part. Some days I just don't feel comfortable donning a particular silhouette, or item, or even color. And some days I am. My guess is this is related to having eclectic tastes... or maybe it's the other way around Sometimes I'll use the clothes to go along with my literal mood (like wearing a calm neutral outfit on a day when I'm feeling serene) and sometimes I'll use the clothes to go against it (like wearing BRIGHT colors on a gray day when I'm feeling down). But I don't always have the same reaction to what I'm feeling and can't always nail down just what the fashion mood is.
As for the pants/skirts, you are spot on: I do push myself to wear them for the sake of variety (I really need good variety in my bottoms in particular; I definitely wouldn't do well limited to a particular silhouette or uniform) and also because my husband likes them. Although sometimes I am actually in the mood to wear them, I'm definitely most comfortable in pants or shorts by default.
waving hello from another busy bee. That red jacket of yours hits me where it hurts everytime. In a good way.I have had the same issue with high waisted pants. I think it is the short waist.I hope you are doing well, I have missed seeing your outfits!
So fun to see your outfits again. I love the mixing in 5,6 and am taking notes on the shorts and tights combo!
Lovely to see you post again! My favourites are #8 and #9. Love the wide leg pants, very cool. And the romantic tomboy vibe of #9 ist just my thing...
Thank you Rae, Meredith, and Astrid!
Rae, I miss you too lady! Thinking of you today as spring baseball is starting <3 I think you're right about the high waisted pants; with a short waist it can be a bit tough. Luckily (for once) I have a longish rise so I can fudge it a bit.
Astrid, yes I can see both 8 and 9 as something you would wear ^^
Just getting back to this. And thank you for discussing!
Very interesting to learn more about mood. Again, this is pretty new territory for me.
Your comment "As for the pants/skirts, you are spot on: I do push myself to wear them for the sake of variety (I really need good variety in my bottoms in particular)" - I can really relate to this and I'm trying to sort this out for me. I lean to a uniform as I work from home but I'm thinking I need some variety for when I'm out in the world, evenings with friends, special occasions, etc.
Again, thanks for discussing. Very helpful.
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