Hello again, I've been neglecting my blog for some time now, partly due to working a lot but mostly because I've become really disillusioned with,not only my blog but also my style generally. Since doing a lot of 1940's events with my soldier my clothes have started to feel more like a 'costume'. I was at an event not long ago and with the best intentions a lady told me I had 'beautiful kit' referring to the dress, hat and shoes I was wearing which she assumed to be my reenactment 'costume'. Now I know it was meant as a compliment but it left me feeling sort of removed from my own style and not at all wanting to wear 75% of my clothes. I've spent the past few years building a wardrobe I love and feel myself in,but with one comment I was left feeling like getting dressed in the morning was like putting on a fancy dress costume,I also felt frumpy and a bit silly. By that I mean the instant assumption that what I was wearing was my costume not my everyday clothes made me feel like a little girl that insists on wearing a cinderella dress everyday, not that I think thats a bad thing, I love creating outfits based on different characters but since then I've felt really lost and uncomfortable in most of my clothes. The events seems to have taken the fun out of dressing in beautiful vintage clothes and I'm beginning to lose interest in my 1940's dresses. Has anyone else felt like this? how did you remedy it?
I really do feel as though I had just settled into myself and was feeling confident and well put together and now I just feel lost.....
Despite all that I had a lovely time in Pickering a few weeks ago and I will try and do a post of my photos a bit later today.
Love Hollie xx