Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Living in Vintage

Note, although I have the best intentions written in this post, I actually wrote it about two weeks ago. Yeah... Anyway, I really am going to do better now. I have my schedule all worked out so that I have Wednesdays open, so I will hopefully write at least one post a week from here on out.

     Well, I am back at school now and busy with homework already. I am also going to be in the school play, and I have a job, so pretty busy! I honestly think though, that I will be able to keep up with blogging better than I did before. My New Years Resolution (though it's pretty casual, since I've never really done New Years Resolutions) is to be more disciplined in life. This may seem like a strange one to people who know me, because I always get done what must be done and am very driven and busy. But the thing is, I don't do the other stuff. I don't take the time to read my favorite book, blog about what I love, sew, or spend time in the Word. I sleep in as late as I can, so I don't have time to try something new with my hair; it has to be the same-old same-old. I want to make the time to still be alive, even with deadlines!
     I am a huge advocate of vintage the way it was actually worn. I love seeing photos of ordinary girls wearing casual, everyday wear. It is still beautiful clothing, but it shows me how to dress in a real life way. The problem with this is that people often say things along these lines to me, "I know you like vintage, but you aren't like such-and-such; she wears it all the time." and I cringe. It irritates me. The problem is that the clothing I am wearing is very timeless. Sweaters and skirts are never really going out of style, neither are blouses. I was expressing this frustration to my mom, and she said something that has really stuck with me, "That means you have succeeded, you don't look like you're wearing a costume. You look like you are wearing your clothes." and she was absolutely right. It has always been my goal to wear what I love without making a big show of it. People will compliment me, but they don't say "I love how vintage you look!" they say "You always look so nice!" I realize now that that is the compliment worth gaining. And deep down, I know that I am vintage. People around me won't necessarily understand what all vintage means. Since it is such a fad right now, people think peter pan collars and lace make something vintage, which isn't entirely false. But they don't know about the everyday, average girl that actually used to live. I just have some extra information, and I can be happy with that.
     So, if you find yourself becoming irritated by people who haven't done their research, just stop and realize that you have succeeded. You are wearing your closet, which happens to be vintage, and people see you first. That isn't a bad thing!
     Here are a bunch of pictures of a few of the outfits I have worn recently. Hope you enjoy!

Lots of love,