In my previous post, I told you all that I experienced a change in the way I dress. Not everyone liked it as much as I do and it even made me lose a few followers here on my blog. No hard feelings, of course; I honestly understand that, if you are solely interested in vintage style blogs, you'd lose interest in mine since I wrote in my previous post that from now on there will also be outfit photos of me in the boho style next to vintage ones.
To be honest: I have never been a person who can dedicate herself day in and day out to one style only. Either that be clothing, music, interior decoration, whatsoever. I actually have been bullied for a little while -many years ago- because in my teen years I liked to listen to metal ánd punk. A no go for some people it appears...
But, such as it is, I am a highly individualistic person with a wide spectrum of interests, likes, and passions; I don't mind being a square peg in a round hole. Even though my individualism feels lonely at times, because I have never truly felt "at home" within a certain group of people or style. But I value my individualism enormously, so the feeling of "alienation" that is popping up at times is something I have come to accept over the years.
However... to come back to the vintage style: I haven't worn authentic vintage clothing for more than a year, and it felt unbelievably liberating to me. I had absolutely no idea that in the past years I have felt so caged whilst conforming to the vintage style -which I have done for more than 10 years, mind you. A pretty long time for someone who usually darts from one passion to the other. But I recently felt that, whilst wearing vintage, there was a certain escapism present that I didn't recognize as such at the time. I was escaping something of which I am still not sure what it was exactly.
I have had a hard time shedding my vintage look the past year, and it happened gradually. It felt as if I betrayed someone if I stopped dressing vintage 24/7. Which is perfectly ridiculous, of course.
But then I realized that I am 29 now, I am still very young and I should live life to the fullest in whatever way feels good to me. And that wasn't going to happen if I kept conforming and pushing myself into a style 24/7, which, in my heart, did not feel good anymore. Not like it used to, anyway.
I truly loved the vintage style and I still do - hence I have been living it for more than 10 years. I am not saying that I will never go back to wearing it, cause with me... you just never know.
Like I said in my previous post: I am still open to reviewing and modeling vintage style brands. And I even have very lovely collaborations coming up in the vintage area. And of course, not entirely unimportant, the vintage products that I will review will at all times be accompanied by photos of me and the products in vintage style.
Anyway: I felt the need to elaborate more on my previous post since I got a lot of questions about it, and it actually felt relieving writing this off my chest.