blouse: Dolce and Gabbana; pants: St. John; shoes: Sergio Rossi;
clutch: LV; earrings: Alexis Bittar
Well, hello there! Where have I been you may ask? Good question. It's the end of July and this is only my second post of the year!?!! I clearly fell off the "blogging band wagon" - for many reasons. Partially because I haven't been a fan of what some of the blogs I followed had morphed in to and partially because I lost sight of what 'Dollar Foolish. Closet Wise' was to me. The reality is, when looking from the outside, the blogging world has become this overly saturated market of mush. There are so many bloggers I would follow, truly inspired by their style and honesty only to realize that their opinions were not truthful, but rather scripted in exchange for free product. As funny as it sounds, I felt almost betrayed. My blog wasn't at a point where I was being offered free product left and right by any means, but it did have me question what DFCW really stood for and whether I wanted to be colored with that same paint brush as others. This blog was also beginning to feel like a lot of work and no longer fun for me. It wasn't allowing me to concentrate on what I really wanted to do with my life and whether blogging had any part of my future. During my "time off", a few life altering changes happened: Q and I married in early spring and shortly thereafter, I also decided that I would go back to school in the Fall. Going back to school when you've been out of it for a while is a huge deal and one that tends to have a domino effect as you get older! However, I came across a quote on Instagram one day that simply read, 'Life's too short to wait.'. That sentence states something we all know, but it was my 'ah-ha' moment. Make-up has always been my passion, more so than fashion to be completely honest. Despite what anyone says, I believe that make-up has the ability to make someone feel a thousand times better about themselves and I miss being a part of that process. So, in just over a month, I will be attending the best make-up institute in Vancouver and cannot wait!!!
As for this blog, it will continue for now, posting when I have a chance to. When I was taking a fashion merchandising program a couple of years ago, a teacher once said that the key to successful blogging was to post consistently in order to obtain and maintain readership. I took that to heart as best as I could, weekends spent on here curating my posts and stressing when the weather wasn't cooperating. Getting back to what DFCW means to me, the goal from the beginning wasn't to obtain a huge readership following, but rather document my style changes throughout time and to visually remind myself that style isn't determined by that number on the inside label of our blouse or jeans, but by the person wearing it.
How awesome are these peplum pants and yes you saw right...the peplum has pockets!