Quick PSA: We’re announcing the Moulton Jewelry x Unfancy giveaway winner at 5pm CST this afternoon on Instagram! You’ve still got a few hours — here’s how to enter.
Also … I don’t know about you, but yesterday, I had a blast reminiscing on hilarious things we used to wear. I mean, I was grinning and/or laughing over every single comment. We need to do that more often. :)
A little while back, we chatted about wearing denim on denim. For some strange reason, I had decided that “denim on denim” was only “denim on denim” if it was blue denim on blue denim.
(I definitely just won the contest on who-can-use-the-word-denim-the-most-in-one-sentence.)
But a few of you had mentioned wearing blue denim with black denim … and ya rocked ma world.
I had a major, “Why hadn’t I thought of that?!” moment. I mean, it seems obvious right?
But … I love that you helped me figure it out. Because — I’ll let you in on a little secret — even though I’m writing about style, I’m just figuring it out as I go.
You already knew that, huh. :)
I didn’t start this blog because I’m brilliant when it comes to clothes + style. The opposite, in fact. I started it to discover my style. And to experiment with this idea of a capsule wardrobe. And to share the journey in case you found it helpful.
It’s odd — sometimes I think Unfancy makes me seem cooler than I actually am. Like I know what I’m doing. Like I’m not awkward + nervous when I meet new people. Like my sense of humor isn’t outrageously corny, like my dad’s.
I’m not quite sure where all this heart-gush is coming from. But I’ve been thinking a lot about Unfancy + the direction it’s headed. Things around here are growing … which is happy and exciting and a little nuts.
But in the middle of all the growth + all the opportunity + all the noise, I’m realizing that I want to stay … clean.
I’ve had some cool opportunities + tried some new things lately. After all, you don’t know unless you try, right?
I’ve learned a thing or two. And here’s one thing I have learned:
Getting freebies from retailers isn’t for me. Freebies are totally normal in the blogging world, and I think that’s great — but I’ve just figured out that it’s not great for me.
My collaboration last week was amazing — I wholeheartedly loved the collaboration + the company + their generosity + their belief in me. But it was the first time I’ve ever accepted free loot — and I just … didn’t like the way it felt. It didn’t feel real. I wouldn’t have purchased all those items in real life, because they aren’t in my budget. That’s the truth.
It didn’t match up with my heart + mission here.
Here (and in life) I’m most joyful when my actions + heart line up. When everything is true. Because, to me, if it’s true it has the potential to help people.
So, I just wanted to let you know that from here on out, while I’ll definitely point you towards amazing companies that I believe in, I won’t be accepting freebies in return. That means I might miss out on showing you some cool stuff. But you know what it does mean? It means that if I show you a product + company, it means that I believed in it enough to buy the stuff myself. Which … is pretty cool, to me.
So … thank you. Thank you for caring, for sharing this experience with me, for being cool with the fact that I’m figuring this out as I go, and for being here with me.
Here’s to keeping it real + keeping it simple. Happy Friday!
Hat: Urban Outfitters
Chambray Shirt: J.Crew
White Tank: J.Crew (similar)
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Bag: Madewell (similar)
Stacking Rings: Moulton