Can you believe it, it is the beginning of March and I’m showing you pictures of summer…. On my blog you aren’t able to tell what season it is. Anyhow, today I’m showing you a manicure that is really not me. It features brown (!) nail polish!
Now that we’re clear about the basics, let’s talk about fashion and do some bitching. I read mostly nail polish blogs (apart from books, the newspaper, legal reviews and other stuff for work) mixed with a few fashion blogs. As I try to “shop where I live”, I try to read Austrian fashion blogs only, because this way, if I want to buy something or at least take a look, chances are that the blogger bought the item in Austria (or an online shop that delivers here!).
For quite some time now I found reading fashion blogs troublesome. The bloggers look uniform, their styles differ only in small details. I’m sure that they’d all disagree, but if I see yet another pair of skinny jeans paired with an oversized sweater and a statement necklace, I’m going to buy myself a plastic bag to wear, just to stand out.
Another problem I have with fashion blogs is, that so many girls dress after their idols (I’m not saying that this is purely the fashion blogger’s fault, magazines also tell you that this uniform of skinny jeans-oversized sweater-statement necklace is cool!), and mostly the garments displayed on blogs are expensive. Now I understand that buying something that comes in a sexy box, wrapped in promisingly crackling silk paper is quite fun.
The only problem is that many of these girls (and boys alike) seem not to be able to put these purchases in perspective. I’m not a girl anymore (even though I wish I was, considering how the rings under my eyes have grown over the years), and even I find myself in situations when others who obviously have invested substantial amounts of money in their appearance, get treated differently. I refuse treat others differently because of their clothes, I think people who buy the umpteenth logo bag from Louis Vuitton have zero style.
Independently on my choices and my thoughts of clothing, I know for a fact that I’m being looked at if I do what Lagerfeld so arrogantly said, one should wear everything as if it was a pair of jeans for EUR 100, otherwise it’s not elegant – I wear my expensive stuff mixed with my cheaper stuff, mixed with my self-made stuff, all through each other, depending on how I feel. I like colorful clothing, something Austrians seem to hate for the sole reason of its existence. So, if you have any suggestions for blogs that I could read? I’ve sworn off all the ones I know (but one surprising exemption of the rule) but I’d surely love to extend my horizon.
skirt: H&M, shoes: Chatelles, blouse: Zara, bangle: NewOne