So the issue I’m dealing with right now is FRUMP. I’ve been feeling ridiculously frumpy.
When I started seriously putting up fashion posts on this blog – late 2012, and 2013, I dressed like this:
And now, these are some recent looks:
Is it possible that my fashion sense has… Gone on holiday? Taken a hiatus? Died? I’m looking at those outfits from 2012 and 2013, and I still have a lot of pieces in my wardrobe now. But I certainly don’t look like that. What. The. Hell. Happened. No, seriously.
3 years ago I was utterly adorable! Now I’m actually a frumpy fashion trainwreck.
Certainly there have been some big life changes – changing from grad student to actual junior academic staff. And it’s been 3 years (I’m properly in my 30s now, so you know, aging and stuff). Also, growing up in the midwest I definitely lean towards dressing conservatively, but honestly the change I see here is both drastic and a little frightening.
How much of it is just the hair? Am I trying to hard to dress “professionally” and it just doesn’t suit? I mean, I accept that I kind of suck at it. I don’t like it and I never really feel comfortable.
Is it just general life changes and going from my 20s to my 30s? Have I lost my fashion mojo? Did my PhD actually break me? Have my priorities changed (e.g. tramping)?
I actually don’t know what’s happening (if you do, please comment and let me know, I’d like to fix whatever the hell is going on). I hope it’s some sort of evolution thing where I start out like a cute caterpillar, then hide in a hideous cocoon and come out a big elegant looking moth. In the meantime, I’ll be over here staging my own fashion intervention.