Fashion Bucket Lists

I read this really interesting article/ well blurb really/ in Harpers Bazaar called “The Fashion Girl Bucket List.” It certainly got my wheels turning as I too have fashion goals that I would like to obtain. When I was a teenager one of those fashion goals was to one day have a closet full of vintage inspired dresses and garments so I could play up my love for old time movies. I have mostly obtained this goal.

This list got me thinking, when it comes to fashion, what are our own bucket lists?

I also don’t think that bucket lists have to include 100% obtainable goals. I know my list isn’t too terribly comparable, but here are my top 5 fashion bucket list items.

Do you have any? Leave in the comments below!

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Evelynlouise Top 10 Fashion Bucket List:

1. Have a custom made and tailored 1950’s gown and an event to wear it to.

2. Put together an ideal look on Polyvore and be able to purchase all of the items.

3. Own a cashmere cardigan sweater, preferably in peacock blue or royal blue.

4. Obtain a beautiful engraved ring from Tiffany’s.

5. Someday be able to afford a designer handbag, preferably from Burberry or Dooney & Bourke.

One size fits… NO ONE EVER!

At risk of sounding redundant there is this notion in ready to wear clothing that we all have the same shape and size bodies. It’s not completely intended for the soul purpose of making us feel horrible, but it does definitely do a great job of raising everyone’s debts just a touch to achieve maximum visual appeal.

Recently had this awesome video shared with me.

I don’t even feel like I have to elaborate on this, it says so much as is. The real issues of fast fashion and ready to wear clothing is that it is also not intended to last. It’s meant to become obsolete like everything else. Can you imagine the ecological impact if we all went back to even the beginnings of ready to wear clothing and the creation of the department stores in the last 1800’s? Our styles might not change as quickly, but the quality and craftsmanship of tailors and dress makers who actually fit clothing to your body?

I wish that I could say if we went back to this time period there would not still be social stigma on the way you were seen publicly if not wearing the latest fashions. We’ve been dealing with that since the middle ages.

Anyway, my thoughts for the week.

❤ Evelynlouise

Follow through…

Well,  Just so you all know, I do take my own advice. I’ve been toying with the idea of hacking off all my hair now for a while, and ta da!  New beginnings, new year, etc.

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I decided to start off this year with a power move and a renewed sense of self, with a drastic hair cut. I have to say it felt/ feels awesome and I’m super pumped to be rocking possibly one of the shortest hair cuts since my mohawk.

What else was on my agenda for 2015? I finally broke down… and I wore leggings as pants.

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Watch as I hang my head in shame. ha ha!

I started reading that awesome book, A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy, As it was quite fittingly gifted to me over this holiday season. Totally awesome read. The author had a point that I thought to share with you all. When we are kids, and we don’t have lots of extra money to spend on clothing, we come up with some awesome fashion innovations. As we get older we start to consume as part of our identity. Maybe we need to take a step back and figure out who we really are before we waste our lives cultivating a thirst for things we don’t need.

Just a thought piece and a follow through for this week. I am preparing to teach my second course on Modern History of Costume this quarter and I’ll be honest I’ve let myself fully enjoy my 3 week break. Although, I’m not sure what a break it was I work a full time job as well.

Anyway, I digress, have a lovely Wednesday! Have you broken any of your fashion ruts lately? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

❤ Evelynlouise

Hair: Just Do it!

So, I’m going to get on my soap box for a second about you ladies out there who torture your stylists with the words,

“I want something completely different, but I don’t want to take any length off.”

It’s hair for god sakes, it grows, even after you die! I know that we attach to it the source of all our mysterious mystical lady powers, but seriously sometimes you can change your whole perspective, outlook on yourself and demeanor with a new hair cut. I have had hair style ranged from the quite crazy.

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All the way to tumbling past my shoulders (now, my hair was only past my shoulders for 3 life events, my senior pictures, my senior prom and my wedding).

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I have had every color of hair you can think of as well, Green, blue, hot pink, brown, black, neon red, purple, yellow, orange, etc. My natural hair color is red so I know this puts kinks in a lot of tails when it comes to my choices to destroy the ever loving crap out of my hair with boxes of bleach, but sometimes  girl has to give things a whirl.

What is the point of this meandering soap box? Cut your damn hair! Pixie’s are super cute right now, and just because you are a big girl doesn’t mean you are going to look bad in short hair. Rocking short hair shows a lot of confidence. Pay attention to face shapes. If you have a square shaped face, don’t pick a pixie cut on a round face, even the best stylist isn’t going to make you look like the celebrity who’s photo you bring in to style your hair. In 2015 take a leap of faith and find a hairstylist you trust and go for it! The worst that can happen is that you hate it and in a few months, you can go back to that boring straight mane of hair that you sweep into a pony tail half the time anyway.

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Get brave go short!

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Take before and after shots, and the best part! I’ve been able to do this twice and it feels amazing, if you’re losing more than 8″ of hair, you can donate it to locks of love even it it’s dyed or permed.

This year for me is about figure out some more details in this life puzzle, and I can tell you ladies confidence makes all the difference! If you don’t like the way you feel or look, you have the power to change it!

Take care lovelies!

❤ Evelynlouise