Anything that gets you in touch with your child-like side is worth a second look. At least in my book.
Since moving to Dallas, and shifting my focus in my wardrobe from more of a capsule mindset to a mindset that is still thoughtful, but less restrictive, I have seen a more romantic side of myself come out.
I feel more inspired to create, dream, and simply just let myself try new things.
This has translated to a lot of different things for me, like asking less “how’s” in life and letting myself move forward without all of the steps laid out.
And as it would follow, I am starting to see it come through in the things I am drawn to in my wardrobe as well.
I find myself enamored with romantic silhouettes mixed with some of the modern minimal things that were heavily present in my (capsule) wardrobe before. It feels so good to be mixing the old with the new in the best ways.
To start this whole journey off right, I added a few blouses to my wardrobe from a brand called Dôen, that I have been following for several years now. They really play up the romantic styling, and definitely the romantic in me. Dôen also has a blend of what I’m calling “the pioneering woman” mixed with a vintage style that really resonates with me as well.
I hadn’t purchased from them until now because the price seemed out of reach for me personally, but I am so glad I saved and finally did because they have been worth every penny. It’s funny too because I paid for these tops by selling other clothes in my closet, which I’m excited to share more on later.
The cherry on top of it all is that they are an L.A. Based company that practices sustainability and that they are two of very few tops in my closet that really make me feel the internal change I have gone through externally.
Styling Notes || To still keep a little bit of modern edge to this outfit, I styled my top with one of my favorite cigarette pants, and a black pointed mule. I tend to like my Dôen tops styled with a dark or black denim, and paired with a platform, or pointed flat to keep a little bit of that minimal modern vibe I sometimes gravitate towards.
For waist definition, I went with a high rise denim and tucked in this very blousy peasant top, which really adds a good balance to the overall look, and proves that you don’t have to have all tight clothing to flatter a figure.Blouse (made responsibly) | Denim (made responsibly) | Mules | Coin necklace
I have always known how the internal changes we go through can affect our external, but the external things we gravitate towards can also inform us of what’s happening on the inside and that is so valuable as well if we choose to pay attention to it.
I’m fully embracing the romantic in me, and I hope you find your own childlike traits within yourself and let them come to life as well!
So much love,
Well written, insightful, and important takeaways for any age. I especially pondered the idea of what you gravitate toward says something about how your feeling inside. I never thought about in reverse like this. Thanks for sharing!
That means so much! Thanks for pointing that out, and for encouraging me so much!