While I truly enjoyed ditching all of my fancy clothes while going through my fashion detox, I have to admit that it’s good to be back! There is something magical about dressing up, putting on a pair of sparkly heels, and getting your makeup game on. I grew up and always lived in big cities so I guess it’s just in me: I love dressing up and casual clothes never feels right for me.
I already wrote about my inability of wearing jeans and it’s not the only one item of casual clothes that just doesn’t work for me. There are also sweatpants, T-shirts and especially tanks, cowboy boots, plaid shirts… I don’t know why but these basic for many people pieces simply do not call my name. What you’ll find in abundance in my wardrobe thought are cocktail dresses, jumpsuits, cashmere sweaters, and lots of accessories that many people find inappropriate for everyday wear. Why is that? I don’t know, maybe I just have too many blogging related events to attend! 😉
Jokes aside, it was so great finally get dressed: take out of the closet just another pretty lace dress (is there such thing as too many lace dresses, anyways?), put on my new favorite liquid lipstick (which is actually very affordable—check out my full review of the collection here), and forget to style your hair as you’ve spent too much time on your makeup. For me, getting ready is fun: there are so many ways to be creative, it makes you feel that you take care of yourself, and it definitely takes time as I always make my get ready routine longer by watching YouTube videos.
In a way, getting ready for the event is a reflection of our OCD society: you need to be diligent about all the details if you want to make an impression. Outfit, makeup, accessories, nails, hair… Make sure that you shaved your legs, applied deodorant, brushed your teeth, and sprayed some perfume on… Girl, it does take time, but it feels so good and it’s so worth it!
I’m not sure if it’s my particular fashion detox experience or my addiction to pretty clothes in general, but honest I’m so happy to be back! While occasional asceticism is important, I guess I’m way too urbanized to do consciously separate from my clothes on a regular basis. I don’t know why, but I do need fancy clothes as it makes me feel so… me!
How about you? Do you like to get dressed up or you are more likely to support the fashion detoxing movement?
OUTFIT DETAILS: Alexis Evie Dress (more cute lace dresses like that)
Ted Baker Coat (check out this huge coat selection)
ASOS Crystal Boots (all sparkly boots are here)
Marni ‘Trunk’ Shoulder Bag (love this selection of shoulder bags)