First off, thanks for all the words of support on this post—and via Twitter and Instagram—on our decision to postpone the wedding. I'm not gonna lie, it was a difficult choice to make. But once we decided to do it, we both felt a sense of deep relief and renewed simplicity. The past few weeks have been filled with a whole lot of nothing: going for long walks in the sunshine and getting ice cream; attending Bar Method (me) and kickboxing (him); and focusing on work, which has kept us both pretty busy. That probably explains why we've left filing our income taxes until the eleventh hour. (Oops.)
This sense of simplicity has also crept into how I'm dressing currently. In spite of how much I enjoyed experimenting with different styles in my twenties, these days I feel like my dream wardrobe isn't one that's stuffed to the gills with endless options. Rather, it's one that allows me to pull together a good outfit without much thought, get dressed in 5 minutes, and feel confident for the rest of the day.
Our big KonMari clean-up helped a lot with that goal. Purging my closet of everything joyless streamlined my wardrobe and helped clarify what I like. A lot of what I like is typified by this outfit: a casual vibe; different shades of blue; a throw-on-and-go little white dress; denim; flat shoes; and a quirky accessory (in this case, a neon 3D-printed necklace by a local jewelry-maker) to give these basics a bit of personality.
You know what else has helped to clarify my vision of the dream wardrobe? Not doing outfit posts as often anymore. I've always photographed outfits I wear in everyday life instead of "dressing up for the camera." But in doing OOTD posts, I nonetheless felt a bit of implicit pressure to keep trying new trends and novel ways of wearing things.
Nowadays I'm much more likely to revel in what I've discovered works for me and wear it tirelessly. Tried-and-true ensembles and daily uniforms—nothing wrong with either, especially when you can fill your days with the sort of sweet nothingness that makes hours fly by instead.