Sunday, August 24, 2008

Even The Fall Of A Dancer Is A Somersault

I often dream of running away and starting everything over again... Like Penny Lane, I dream of being a completely different person.

I think it's because when you are surrounded by people who have known you for such a long time it feels really difficult to make even the smallest change. It feels difficult because you feel as though you are weighed down by others expectations and that means that you don't/can't try new things or be 'true' to yourself (whatever that means).

Sometimes I have this feeling about clothing as well. Why am I attracted to certain styles and why do I keep returning to them... At the moment, I feel as though I'm stuck in a bit of a stylistic rut (perhaps its the weather). I'm sick of my favourite pieces and I'm longing for different, new things. But when I try them on, they just feel wrong. Like I'm trying to be someone I'm not. I guess style is more of subtle shift and I shouldn't force it.



I wrote two lists today - things I love and things that I struggle to make work. I'm planning on challenging myself by hopefully inserting a few of the second list into my current wardrobe and seeing what happens. It can't hurt, can it..?


Somersaults in public places, never gets old.

6 comments:

Skye said...

I think I need more public somersaulting in my life - that looks totally fun!

jayne said...

ooo love the leggings with the patent flats! and i totally have that "i wanna just move to morocco" feeling like penny lane haha, luckily i'm off to college in a week so it will be a fun good change, but stylistically i still have my same old matchy matchy problems that i'd love to get rid of haha

Alex said...

ahhh i have the same problem. it seems like i wear the same outfit every day.

your tights/leggings/whatever are incredibly cheerful. i love them.

esme and the lane way said...

I agree – a public sommersault must be attempted at least once! Perhaps at our next picnic...
Perhaps it is the change of the season making things seem more extremely different than usual. I am looking forward to seeing what is on your lists!

The Clothes Horse said...

Somersaults--how fun!
I want to change my style, but then I go to stores and think "but I have nothing to wear this with." I don't know how to do a whole overhaul. :(

Annie said...

ORBS! j/k