Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thanks for the light bulb!

Ok, so that sounds random I know. I admit that I am not a good blogger in that I get what I think are GREAT ideas for posts but before I write them down or blog them I forget them.


I want to say thanks to Kayla of Internal Sequin Issues.

First I want to say thanks because I really like how you are pushing yourself to do break out of your style rut. We all need to do that from time to time and it's inspiring to hear it.

Second and more importantly (to me!) thanks for figuring this out for me! Thanks for writing the words that allowed me to have an epiphany. Wow that word sounds major and I think she explained to me WHY I HAVE A SHOE ADDICTION!

I love clothes. Ask my husband and he will say yeah too much, you spend too much. Ask my sister and sister and law and they will thank me as they get my hand me downs hand me overs?? Ask me and I will say they are fun. They are a challenge to take things and put them together and make them work. Make them fit for me! Understanding my love of clothes is easy for me. I love art and I love design and I love problem solving. Too me that is what fashion is. ( Yeah I know, most of you think it is about looking pretty and covering yourself... well I guess it is that too.) But to me it is creating!

Creating isn't always enough though. I have said before that I like to dress up do I do not like to be the most dressed up. I think that is part of why I LOVE jeans. They are fun and you can wear almost anything with them which allows me to create but they are still comfortable and wearable.

Oh yeah.. back to the thank you. The clothing addiction I understand. It is the shoe thing that has me wondering a bit more. I mean I love that shoes can make me feel sexy or powerful or whatever I need a little bit extra of that day but I think more so I love what Kayla said.

"Funky shoes are great but sometimes hard to pair. With a simple tee and jeans and lots of great accessories I was able to pull a look together that is completely different from my normal."

I think that is a big part of why I love shoes. I LOVE to be able to wear my jeans and a fun shirt but let a funky pair of shoes do the (t)walking. I love the pop that a funky pair of shoes adds to an outfit.

So thanks for the unintentionally inspiring (light bulb on!) insight for me.

I think I get a lot of my ideas from my fellow bloggers but by the time I implement them, I have mulled them over so long in my mind that I feel they are my ideas (SORRY!) and I forget to give credit where credit is due.


(Pics taken by me of my bro's dog Lacy)


Christen said...

Such a great post! I agree - I am way more adventurous with my footwear than I am with my clothes. And it is so refreshing to know that someone else really understands that it's not about pretty clothes - it's about creating!

Have a fab weekend!

Kristen said...

Great blog! For me, it's all about creating and problem-solving too; so glad to see I'm not the only one!