Cardigan: Dotti (2011) Skirt: Thrifted
Top & Belt: Kmart (2012) Shoes: Rivers
Well it's certainly been a little while between style posts and I honestly wondered for quite a few months if I wanted to continue sharing my outfits as a regular feature. As a kid I adored playing dress ups and have always delighted my patterns, colour and the inspiring nature of street style. My love for the world of fashion grew as I explored fashion theory at University and for me documenting my style over the past few years has meant more than I ever realised it would, especially being able to have so many lovely reminders of our precious time with our angel, Cohen.
In many ways I was super nervous about stepping back in front of the camera after being away for a little while and until I remembered the confidence I'd gained from allowing myself out of my comfort zone and how much I'd leant about myself and my personal style through this process. So I have decided to take a leap of faith and begin my style adventures again.
As part of my 2013 goals, I've made the intention to only purchase second hand, vintage, eco-friendly and handmade clothing. It's a decision I've been contemplating for a little while and I felt that the start of a new year was perfect to begin my challenge. Even in these early days it hasn't been as easy as I had envisaged, however I'm already seeing a positive change in the way I'm viewing my wardrobe and the whole notion of the fashion industry. I'm so excited to be rethinking the way I shop, searching for handmade clothing designers and looking at the ways I can upcycle and transform pieces that I already own.
I'm really looking forward to sharing my second hand style adventures with you throughout the year. Let me know if you're sharing your personal style in 2013, I'd love to pop by and see what you've been wearing lately.