I know, I know! I haven’t done a FBFF post in awhile. Life is dumb crazy for me right now (in a good way though!) so I’m slowly but surely finding my way back to my blogging flow.
Today’s questions were inspired by the Missoni fiasco and I really like these questions this week. That whole debacle put a lot of things into perspective. It reminded me that being true to yourself, your style, and your tastes are paramount not only in blogging but in life. Fads come and go (and so do bloggers!) so if you’re seeking any type of longevity in this game you have to survive those fads and trends and the only way to do that is to be you (because your personality is timeless!)
So on to the questions!
Do you ever see a fad hit the stores and immediately dislike it? Has that fad ever began to grow on you?
Yes I have and that was when gladiator sandals and peep toe boots became the really big thing (and in some ways still is). When something new comes out I try to give it a chance because one may not look good on the shelf may look great on you when you try it on. But these two types of shoes no matter who makes them or what variation of them comes out, I just cannot get with it.
As for a fad growing on me, I think jeggings have really grown on me. I can attribute that to the many wonderful bloggers on my Google Reader who rock them effortlessly in their outfit posts and after a few months I finally bought a pair at Target. Their perfect for girls like me who what that slim fit, great comfort and without all that low rise business going on (yeah I know my age is starting to show!)
Has the popularity of a certain piece of clothing or line ever convinced you to try on something (or purchase something) you dislike? Since I started blogging, I’ve become very adventurous and want to try everything before I knock it. I even tried on the gladiator sandals, just to make sure I didn’t like them! In the end if it doesn’t look good on me there is no sense in buying it.
Have you ever changed your mind about a trend after seeing it around for a while? Jeggings was something I definitely changed my mind about after seeing it for awhile and finally buying a pair. Colored pants believe it or not is another one that is starting to grow on me but I’m still not sure if I’ll wear them. That’s simply because I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s rocking Cross Colored jeans with the matching color Reeboks and yeah…that wasn’t a pretty picture and I’m not sure if I want to relive that! Color Blocking is another one only because I thought I couldn’t pull it off. But after putting together this and this I’m much more open to it.
Do you feel a certain pressure to have specific items in your closet because ‘everyone’ else does? In the beginning I did and thought that the only way I could be a top notch blogger was if I had designer everything (which is soo not in my budget) Now I’m comfortable in my blogging skin and that pressure turned into excitement to try new things with clothes I already own and now my new thing is thrift and consignment shopping. That’s where creativity really kicks in and the pressure to be like anyone else is gone because I’m having too much fun creating my own outfits.
Be honest, what do you think of the Missoni line? Did you grab any items? Is it worth the eBay prices? Okay I’ll tell you what went down with Missoni and me. I was one of those who got caught in the hype and woke up early in the morning to get on Target’s site to shop. I’m looking and looking…and looking. The dresses, tops, and cardigans were cute but I honestly couldn’t see myself paying that much money for such loud, colorful, and trendy pieces. If I’m going to spend $60 on a dress, it’s going to be a dress I can wear at least until next Fall. I really liked the scarves, the flats, and the hats and I was about to order them but said, “Nah, I don’t want to pay for shipping. I can just hit up Target before I go into work.” I got to Target 20 minutes after the store opened and everything was gone. Everything down to the socks and cups. The women in there were crazy, stealing from one another’s carts and literally walking around the store with some of the clothes on. Then I overhear that the two nearby Targets were sold out too. That’s when I decided that this line (nor any other) was not worth all this chaos. The eBay thing just made it worse for me. If you really like the clothes that’s one thing but then to ask for astronomical prices on eBay, that’s just nuts! Who does that?? To top it off, when I went to Tampa during the fashion show, I saw a whole bunch of people wearing it, including people I felt were a little too old to rocking such bright zig zag clothing. Now you have people who ordered stuff online and they may never get it? If that was me I would be fuming!
But it’s all good. I’m perfectly okay with not getting anything from the Missoni for Target collection.
What about you? Ever get trend happy and regret it? Have a Missoni story to share?