Say hello to Tuesday! I have been working on this blog post for some time, and I am finding it extremely difficult to write. There is so much my heart longs to say, but I don't know if you would want to hear it. Gold & Charm has been a fun and creative style blog, thus far. Yet, I feel like this should truly be a platform for controversial content regarding the truth of fashion and style in this day in age.
I read a quote on Sunday that has become the driving force behind this post, and even the move that G&C is preparing to make. I can't find the complete quote, but to paraphrase, it said, "Trends are simply meant to make you feel bad about what you do not have." And I am finding that to be extremely true especially in my own life. Can you relate? Trends are lovely in the moment, but they are honestly just a way to control a society and shape our view of beauty. If you can't fit into the trend (or afford it) you are looked down upon...how is that fair? It's not, and it's time to shake up this messed up cultural idea. When the price of your purse is a status symbol than something needs to change. Whether you have a $10 purse or a $1,000 purse they both wear out eventually. Now, I don't mean that you should walk around like a clown or look ridiculous! But I think it is important to allow your own sense of style dictate what you wear, as opposed to allowing the latest magazine covers to tell you.
There are so many fabulous fashion bloggers that I enjoy reading, but I find that there is a lack of creativity in a majority of the ladies. Don't get me wrong, they are absolutely lovely, wearing beautiful pieces, and its not my intention to put anyone down who does that! But I choose now to free myself of becoming a style blogger that blends into the rest, who wears the same pieces, or shops at all the same stores. Style is about creativity, whether that's where you shop, how you style, or what patterns you prefer to wear! Gold & Charm was not meant to be just like the rest. It is meant to appeal to the average lady to give encouragement, style inspiration, and helpful shopping tips, whether you are going to the mall or pursuing your own closet. My desire is to take you along with me on my journey of evolving style with the hopes it may encourage you to embrace a style that is all your own, not just what Fashion Week tells you is the latest craze.
Are you ready to rebel against the culture, because I am! I am SO ready to say, "I've had enough of looking and being just like the next girl." I am stepping out on a journey of creativity and style discovery. I feel like I've been trying to do that all along, but this is where the rubber meets the road. I don't mean that I won't own a trendy piece or style something in a way that is popular now because I like many of the recent styles. I am not against trends, I am just tired of seeing ladies look like clones of the latest fad. It is truly time to embrace the beauty of individuality in a culture of clones.
So for the next four months Gold & Charm will be focusing specifically on individual style, proper (classic) style execution, thrifting, sale shopping, and creating new outfits from your old wardrobe. I will share my own personal shopping experiences with you, since I will only be purchasing either second hand items, or sale items. The goal is to not buy another thing unless it's on sale, (preferably, we will focus on things in your closet already) just to show it is possible to create a wardrobe you love, without the pressure of "trends" whispering in your ear. I will also be doing some product reviews along with lifestyle blogging and tutorials.
I hope you'll come along with me for this reboot of Gold & Charm. I am so grateful for all your help and support thus far, and I covet your prayers and support in the months to come. If there are certain topics you would like to see on G&C, please comment below or email me. I would love to hear from you!
Have a wonderful Tuesday! I hope this last full month of Summer is sweet and sunny for you, and full of fabulous adventures.
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