Yesterday I took three garbage bags full of clothing to the thrift store. I got rid of all of the clothes I never wear or almost never wear; leaving only the things I absolutely love. Sure, I now have less to choose from, but now I am guaranteed to love what I wear each day, because I only have things that I love.
This wouldn’t be the first time I got rid of a bunch of clothes or shoes, or house décor to make space for a new look.
Recently someone asked me how I would describe my fashion. My response was “it depends on the day”.
I am in a space where I find myself reinventing my look…..yet again.
Reinventing my look is just one of the ways I am changing the way I see myself and perhaps the way I want the world to view me. I also realize this will not be the last time I reinvent myself. How I view myself right now is not necessarily how I will view myself in 5 or 10 years from now. Sure, that beaded vintage jungle themed dress given to me by my mother will likely remain in my possession until I have a daughter of my own, but many things in my closet will go, only a few will remain.
As I venture into this new chapter of my life many things are beginning to change, yet I don’t feel unlike myself. My job has changed, my style has changed, my drive has changed, but me? I still feel like Jessica, I don’t feel like someone new just that I am exploring a part of me that has always been there and i am now allowing myself to be courageous enough to share it with my world.
Have you ever heard the saying, “you know a woman is going through something when she cuts her hair”? well I have cut my hair a total of four times and the last time I cut it, I shaved it bald!
When things in my life change, so do I. Many times what is happening inwardly is expressed outwardly through my style. And although all of these things are subject to change, like my career, the length of my hair, my skirts, and my heels. There are some things that will always remain, like mommies vintage beaded jungle themed, dress.