Elaborating on my previous post

October 17, 2016

Hi all, it's me again!

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.

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  1. Good for you. You are growing, emerging. Who wants to live a stagnant life. Explore and enjoy.

  2. Thank you so much. You are so right!

  3. Hello my dear Lindsay.
    Well, well, what to say after such a long & silent time? WELCOME BACK, you have been missed. I am so glad to "see" you here, and to see that you are doing well.
    I do not fall into the category of people who come here simply for the vintage fashion posts; and that's why I must say I am happy that you have found your new path in life.
    I can't wait to see more. :)
    (loved the paintings you have posted on Instagram! keep doing that!)


    1. Thank you so much my dear friend. Your comment means a lot to me!

  4. People are really biased! Vintage style isn't easy to pull on as in the past - for obvious reasons, and not everyone has Dita's budget and wardrobe. I started my story with alternative fashion when I was 11, with Japanese street fashion. Then I found myself interested in vintage fashion at 16. I wear them both. It just depends on my mood! Wear whatever makes you happy! XOXO

    1. Thank you so much AmyH, for your comment. I started with alternative fashion at the age of 12; but it was gothic for me.

      I felt that the vintage style started to cage me in the end. Especially authentic vintage clothing. I was so afraid I would ruin the clothing that I barely moved through the day. Plus, it needs a lot of maintenance and I did not have that dedication at that time. So then I started to wear reproduction clothing and fashioned myself after Dita von Teese. But I noticed that vintage did not feel like it used to feel. I was tired of it.

      Who knows if it comes back.

  5. Dear Lindsay, how glad I am that you are back - be it vintage or not! :-) I enjoy reading your blog as a whole, not only the vintage aspects of it.

    You have however made me very curious about your boho style now and I do hope there will be an outfit post or pictures soon!!

    Btw. I can very much relate to not sticking 100% to one style only. I myself also enjoy mixing and drifting between different styles and it would indeed make me feel rather caged if I had to stick to one exclusively...

    I'm looking forward to reading and seeing more of you! :-)

    Lots of Love,

    1. Hi Gabby,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it ever so much.

  6. Hello, although i'm still really into retro/pinup style, I really understand you. Sometimes, life is just about listening to our inner voice. I sometimes really want a modern piece of clothing, and it fits very well with the rest because it looks like me: a unique person !
    Be yourself !

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. You are so right. I was myself aswell when wearing the vintage style, I really loved it, but I somehow outgrew it. Wearing it now would not feel like me anymore, and I hate to be unauthentic. So there.

  7. I hope you will still continue to do the vintage look from time to time--it fits you so well and you've been one of my biggest vintage-style inspirations! I do understand what you mean by wanting to dress differently from time to time, though; while '30s & '40s are my favorite era, do I dress/style that way everyday? No, for my budget, it's impossible! But I hope you aren't leaving that behind entirely! Still, you are such a fashionista, I'm looking forward to what you come up with in future posts.


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