Have you ever had that glorious moment where you felt like “you”? Where, for just a moment you felt like you are who you have always wanted to be; still growing, yes, but finally on the right track in your mind of where you want to go in order to be the person God made you to be? I have had a few of those days lately when it comes to my personal appearance. It sounds silly, I suppose, to say that, but it’s true.
Let me explain…
It seems like most of my teenage life, I would look at images of other bloggers, who had such impeccable, uncomplicated style, and wonder “Why can’t I look like them? They look so effortlessly put together.” And yet, there I was, a fashion blogger in my own right! How could I feel that way? I felt like I needed to be someone who I wasn’t. Someone more polished, more sophisticated, someone who wasn’t who I was everyday. I love wearing nice clothes, but I always felt like I had to dress up even more when it came to fashion blogging.
But, I was going through a necessary stage, where I was discovering how I wanted to present myself to the world. I didn’t look like that put-together woman yet, because I didn’t really know how I wanted to look. I wanted to look effortless and carefree, yes, but what was my effortless? Well, I think I finally caught a glimpse of my “effortless style” this Spring: My hair just as it is: curly and just a little messy; little-to-no makeup, and simple staples like this me-made Skirt and Sweater.
I was so worried that I wouldn’t ever be able to wear these garments again after giving birth to my precious son, but no! They still fit! I made my sweater 3 years ago. I absolutely loved it when I first finished it, but quickly realized that it isn’t suitable to most types of weather except those days where it is 70 degrees and slightly cloudy. So, it sat in my closet, hardly worn. But then I rediscovered it this Spring. I pulled it out again, tried it on, and to my joy, it fit! Absence has made the heart grow fonder. It’s just too bad that we are already so close to Summer’s heat, otherwise this outfit would be on a weekly rotation for me.
And my skirt, oh I LOVE my skirt. I have ever since I first made it back in 2015. There is a reason that it is going to become one of the next Brijee Patterns. It is so comfortable yet stylish and practical, with it’s fabulously large patch pockets. I have been wearing it almost every other day this Spring. I think I need to make myself another one, otherwise this one will wear out far too quickly for my liking.
I almost laughed when I wrote out the description for what I wore in this post. I seriously only have on TWO clothing items worth mentioning (unmentionables are called unmentionables for a reason after all ;P ). No jewelry, no shoes, nothing. And that is just how I like it. Summer is for carefree, barefoot days. Somehow I always knew that, it just took me a few years to realize how carefree suited me.
What does your carefree style look like?
Do you have any wardrobe favorites?
Author: Brigid Everson | Photography: Gabriel Everson