My thoughts on fashion & fashion blogging

5.9.14


As I'm starting to get more and more into fashion and style related posts here on the blog, I've been thinking about writing a post like this for a while. I figured with New York Fashion Week in full swing, what better time!

Let's talk a bit about why I'm so passionate about fashion, shall we? Ok, stop right there. I have a hard time with the word fashion. Fashion is something very volatile in my opinion. I prefer to talk about style, and personal style. I think style and fashion are two distinct things, but interwoven with each other. That may have made no sense. Moving on.

My grandmother was always a very classy and stylish lady, and I always looked up to her. In fact, many of my vintage pieces come from her. I think she's the root of my love for fashion and style. She was a very avid seamstress, and would actually make many of her clothes. She taught me how to sew, but unfortunately I wasn't much into it at the time. I should have paid more attention. She also made my dress for graduation from kindergarten (do they still have kindergarten graduations these days??), and I LOVED that dress. If she were still around today, I think she would be very proud of my current style choices.

While careers in fashion have always fascinated me, I never really thought it was for me. That being said, I've had my chance here and there to dabble in it. I took a fashion design course in high school, which was awesome, and I still enjoy drawing up sketches of models and outfits now and then.

Through my dad's work in the automotive industry, I also get to help choose the outfits for the girls who work for Jaguar Land Rover at the auto shows every year. My dad is never really thrilled with this task, so he's always happy to have some female help come along. I've helped put together many outfits over the past few years, and I'm pretty darn proud of some of them (those cream pant suits with gold tops, from BCBG, circa auto show circuit 2012 were to die for!).

I've also had my fair share of fashion faux-pas over the years as well. As a student, I basically lived in Lululemon leggings and sweatshirts. Hey, cut the girl some slack! Being a science nerd is hard work!

All of this to say that my love for fashion and style runs deep, and I'm really enjoying doing these posts on my blog. I read a lot of fashion and style blogs, and it's amazing to see how far blogging has taken some of these women in the industry. That being said, I also really admire the bloggers who blog about style with what they have, and don't feel the need to go out and purchase a pair of Manolo's just to have a great post. Luxury things are nice as a treat, but they most certainly don't define you. Two women can be equally as stylish, one in DVF and the other in Gap.

Maybe this post was a little long-winded, and also a little disjointed, but I wanted to get these thoughts down in writing. My friend Joelle also did a great post this weekend on her priorities as a style blogger. So you should definitely go check that out.

What are your thoughts on fashion and fashion blogging??

-Kris

4 comments :

  1. Fashion blogging is cool for people that have a passion f fashion (Bratz ;)) and want to share their outfits and tips to others. Personally, I'm not really into it though. Love this blog! xx

    -M
    http://thelyfoflittleme.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thanks for being honest, but glad you like the blog! :)

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  2. I love love love this post and it's incredible how similar our views are towards fashion and fashion blogging (also - thank you for the shout out!)

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