Why taking up the challenge now?
Last year I religiously followed the style-defining series created by Sarai Mitnick from Colette Patterns. Despite loving and agreeing with every single article she posted, I was not so good at taking it into practice for reasons I explained in this post. What I did do was a massive clean out of my closet, and got rid of tones of clothes that I hardly ever wore or I was just simply tired of. The fact that I was moving country it also helped to get me on my feet and actually do something about it.
So, despite I only did one tiny thing of the whole series, it did get me inspired to create a more mindful and personal wardrobe for my new life in Spain. But there is yet a bigger reason. A couple of months after me and my husband moved to Spain, I got pregnant. Yay!
If you have been pregnant, o have had pregnant friends around, you would have noticed how glowing and beautiful they look (except the occasional day, of course, because we are still human). You simply become the epitome of life. And with this feeling of youthfulness, excitement and joy you go out to buy your first maternity clothes and then… it drops! No matter where you look, how hard you search for, every single item of clothing is dark, shapeless and feels lifeless. I was so disappointed when I saw how limited my clothing choice was going to be over the next 7 months… and then it’s when I remembered that I CAN SEW! And I embraced that thought as a life-saving boat.
And that’s why I am following the Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2015, because I want my clothes to reflect the amazing time I am going through. I want to feel myself during the time when I am most myself. And I am not going to let mainstream brands to take that away from me.
I’ve created a Pinterest board where I’ve pinned the styles and patterns that I think I will be using over the coming months. This is a sneak peek:
And in case you are looking for a more mindful wardrobe and that feels more like you, you can join the challenge here.
Enjoy the rest of your day!