Friday, January 20, 2012
works cited: thrifted skirt; h&m blouse; hue tights; MIA wedges; breda watch
Before January is over, I have one last little blog resolution to share--I've decided I'm not going to accept new "courtesy of" items. In the past, some of the shops that advertise on this site have offered me samples of their clothes for free, which is awesome because who doesn't love free clothes? But part of the reason why I like reading blogs (and considered starting one) is that they offer an alternative to magazines. They represent what a non-magazine-model without access to a huge magazine closet might wear, and what she might be willing to hand over her hard-earned money for. Getting free stuff runs counter to why I preferred blogs in the first place. An unrelated but significant factor in this decision is that I have other projects that I'm invested in and I'd like this blog to feel a little more low-maintenance. Free stuff is a strange kind of obligation and I'd prefer to keep this space in the territory of hobby, where I can justify subordinating it to all the other stuff I'd like to do. So that's that: everything will remain pretty much the same, I'll just feel less like a shill :)
On another note: pattern mixing! Even Christopher liked it, which was the shock of the day. Hope you have a great weekend!