Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Purpose/Limitations

Why am I doing this?

I LOVE buying clothes and it's kind of a bad, expensive habit. Instead I want to challenge myself to see my pieces with new eyes. It will also get me out of all my dresses and utilize my separates better.

I am also keeping a record of this on this blog to practice my writing skills. Yes, I write my book blog but this will be a more selfish, vapid kind of writing that is still necessary for my emotional/mental health, I feel.

Limitations:

I am trying not to buy anything else for my closet although I may make an exception for accessories especially belts and rings, of which I have developed a new fondness. So the goal is to keep what is already in my closet (and maybe toss things if I decide they don't work after all.)

Another limitation is coming up with the outfits. At this point in time, I do have the entire month planned out but the situation is subject to change. I can't wait to get pictures of me and see how well I can execute when I feel inspired. I am also eager to see if I can get any compliments for my stylishness-people have said some nice things to me before :)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Opening Post

This is a personal style blog that will almost certainly not be available for anyone's viewing. I plan to post pictures of myself in the different outfits I style for work as well as pictures of style I'm attempting to emulate.

Let's break down the blog name: The Insouciant Sophisticate

Insouciant: easygoing, casual
Synonyms: carefree, happy-go-lucky, jaunty, sunny, nonchalant, unconcerned
Explanation: I first chose this word because I think it's fun to say and uncommon; I never hear people say it! Thus it fits with my vocabulary :) I also feel like I tend to be the antonym of this word (high-strung) and I don't wish to project that image through my clothes.

Sophisticate: reflecting educated taste
Explanation: I initially wanted glamour but thought that was a bit much since I'm usually just going to my office job (paperwork is very important). When I researched glamour a bit more, it was defined as "sophisticated style." That works for me!

This project will start in earnest on August 1st as I kick off my most fashionable month yet!