Thursday, 3 March 2011

I refuse to be a paragraph in the system.

Kierkegaard said it and I agree. Today I needed to go shopping. My sould needed... I have an amazing amount of clothes, shoes, jewelry, accessories and whatever you can imagine. I don't have space to put my things and I live between 3 houses. It's almost pornographic. I don't need more clothes because I have more than enough, what I need sometimes is to buy just some new trend pieces to add something to my closet and mainly I need to save to buy good things although I refuse to pay 500€ for a pair of shoes when I can have a similar pair for 50€. Still... I care everyday more about the fabrics, I care about the quality and I really enjoy to buy some designer stuff time to time. Some things are just not copyable.

(After this statement I'm still going to be totally shopaholic, but I admitted, that's the first step of the process they say...)

All this to say that today I went shopping. I styled a look to myself, head to toe, without trying any piece. I hate to try clothes on stores unless the dressing rooms and the people working in the store are really nice. I started at H&M with this dress:
The cut is nice and I like stripes but... The first time I looked at the dress I though: this is so obvious, worse: Prada alike obvious! I like colors, I like the new tendencies but I hate to change my entire wardrobe just because of that. It's never going to happen. And the color blocks are too easy, too trivial. Maybe I'm going to buy some things similar to this dress but it just didn't feel right to me. It's ok to have the same clothes that one million different people:  I buy at fast fashion stores (it's all about how and not about what you wear it), but it's not ok to go too obvious when you can do so much better than that.
(I like the dress, girls who already have it or are thinking of buying it, go for it, this is just.. my thing. Maybe next week I'll see it again and buy it, who knows, I'm a bit crazy...)

So I decided to start my stylist mode by buying this bracelet with the same colors of the dress. Still trendy but in detail mode, the perfect mode:
I bought a pair of salmon harem pants thinking on the bracelet and I looked for something to use upwards. I decided  a nude short jumper will be just perfect and I found one gorgeous at H&M. I went to Stradivarius to buy a tank in the same color of a jumper detail and then I decided I wanted some brogues. All I saw were not what I wanted or really expensive. And then it came again... It's not my type of shoes, I really like the princess style, so why bother with a model of shoes I never really loved in my life and I just wanted after seeing it and liked in many blogs and mags? So I gave up on the brogues and bought at Pull & Bear a pair of  ballerinas (another) to match with the rest of the outfit I styled from scratch.
If one day I find on pair of brogues I really like I'm going to buy. The same for the color blocks. Today I just refused to be a paragraph in the system and kept my style safe from the massive world.

Tomorrow I'll show you the result of my blind styling experience, I think I did ok ;)

8 comments:

  1. o estilo, acho, é definido por aquilo que aproveitamos do que está à nossa disponibilidade, mas escolhendo, filtrando.
    se não eramos todos automatos, se não andavamos todos com uniforme. gosto de muita coisa nos outros. quando o experimento, ou encaixa ou nao encaixa.
    e é o que está disponivel na loja, na vida para mim que tem que se encaixar e não eu encaixar-me na loja, na vida.

    (não gosto do vestido, nadinha, adoro a pulseira, quero ver as calças!)

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  2. Adorei a foto ;)
    Giveaway no meu blog, passa por la ;)
    http://fastfashioncloset.blogspot.com

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  3. Estes blocos de cor que apareceram apresentando-se quase como obrigatórios no nosso closet,metem-me um bocadinho de medo.Principalmente os da Zara,vai andar tudo igual,tal e qual um tabuleiro de legos.Já sei onde é que isto vai levar.Usar até à exaustão tudo quanto é colorido, e isso deixa-me triste porque as cores vão cansar-nos a todas.Vou agarrar bem esta tendência no que diz respeito à makeup,em especial nos batons.
    Adorei a pulseira,liiinda.Bjs.

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  4. Eu logo vi que só podias concordar,ao longo do tempo que sigo este blog já deu para ver que tens muito bom senso em relação à moda.
    Eu vi a Chiara sim,aliás visito-a sempre e o que eu tenho a dizer é que ela não sabe captar o bom de uma tendência.Ela quer pegar em tudo de uma vez para que não reste nenhuma dúvida que ela é muito fashion.O bom gosto falha-lhe imensas vezes,como é o caso de hoje.A Andy estava muito mais bonita e trendy.
    Ainda vamos vêr muitos m&ms malucos..

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  5. Adorei o vestido, alegria e cor o que estou a precisar nos meus dias :)

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  6. love the bracelet <3

    check out my new post :
    www.fashiongirlfashionstarlet.blogspot.com

    FashionGirl <3

    PS: i also have :

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  7. A H&M está com uma colecção fantástica... e sim adoro encher o meu roupeiro todos os meses com novas peças tendência. Dá-me um gosto enorme! Estou é a ficar sem espaço!

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