22.3.13

Can You Come Out And Play?

Do you ever wonder what the general public thinks of this “fashion blogging” business? I do. Mostly because I feel like at first glance it seems kinda…narcissistic and silly. Ok, like TOTALLY narcissistic and silly. Posting tons and tons of pictures of ourselves and our daily ensembles and rambling on and on about why we wore it or what it means and blah blah blah blah. I mean it kinda begs the question, “Aren’t we a little old to be playing dress up?” To which the answer is obviously a big fat, HELLZ TO DA NO, bitch. You know how when you were a kid, no one ever questioned your “play time”. Britt and I would play house, school, doctor, veterinarian, archaeologists, singers (#JennyFromDaBlock), hunters, Barbies, American Dolls (#Felicity), Little House on the Prairie, Olympic Gymnasts (#DominiqueMoceanu), Fashion Designers, etc. I mean the list goes on and on and on and on…we just played whatever the hell we wanted. There was no wrong or right way to play when you were a kid, it was all about letting your imagination go balls to the wall buck wild. No one judged you, they just let you have your fun. WHYYYYY should being an adult be any different? Why can’t adults play? Why should we stop letting our imaginations run wild? I for one still loooooove to play and that is exactly how I treat our little bloggy blog. It’s my play time. I know, I know…a blog should be treated like a “business”; but that don’t sound like “play” to me. That sounds like work. And I think you would all agree that the general adult population already has MORE than enough “work” in their lives. (At least find a balance between the biz/fun...and remember that the bottom line of “play” is pleasure; not profit!) Think about it, with alllllllll the responsibility that comes with being an adult, I would say now more than ever our brains could use some mindless play time…and blogging about my personal style just happens to be mine. I'm an adult. I love to play dress up with my big sis. And chronicle our style adventures and musings on the interwebz. It makes me happy. DEAL WIT IT. 

H&M beanie. F21 necklace and cuff. Vintage dress. Target wedges.

Until next time,

Chelsea

17 comments:

  1. Well said, couldn't have put it any better! This dress is gorgeous!

    www.allthingsleaf.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. don't ever stop playing. business, pleasure, whatever the reason just please keep blogging so i can look at stunning pictures like these!

    abigail
    www.farandwildjewelry.com

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  3. Awesome. And so true - playing dress-up should never, ever end. It's way too much fun!

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  4. Yes, I agree, don't you ever stop blogging! You girls are too good at playing dress up!!!!!!

    (='.'=)
    -Lauren at adorn la femme

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  5. yeh i came to the same conclusion a while back. there's nothing wrong with playing dress up :D

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  6. Nice post!
    I've just discovered your blog, I'm now following you! :)
    Would love if you'd check out my blog as well and maybe follow me back!

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  7. VERY well put......its a creative outlet that lets us forget about all of the other stress in life, ps this dress on you is like WHOA :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  8. True, many people who don't blog don't get it, but I don't suppose they have to in the end. I love your thoughts on play and agree that it's important, and can come in different forms. Blogging, thrift shopping and experimenting with different styles, and rearranging my home are all ways that I play and exercise my creativity. I love the vintage dress - you rock it!

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  9. I loved reading this! To be honest, I don't like sharing I have a blog cause of the reasons you stated. But like you said, adults can have fun playing dress up too :)

    and I love the cut of the dress! and material. and color. I just really like everything about it


    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  10. Nicely put.:) It's way of expressions and a frigging hobby, why should people feel guilty because they have a hobby. Some like to go hunting, that's a hobby that should be frowned upon, for example... Geez.:) And cool outfit, babe, especially the hat.;)

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  11. You figure is to DIE for, looking seriously gorgeous here girl!

    Maria xxx

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  12. That second picture is killing me.

    Love this post (as always). Some people drink, some people drive cars (ideally not at the same time), some people draw, play tennis, hike, ski, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.

    I've never fully understood why an interest in "fashion" is considered any lesser of a hobby than those other vices of sorts. We all have our ways of unwinding. I think the selfie aspect thorws a lot of people off, but once they realize our bodies are more of a palette for what we consider to be artwork, it's a lot less narcissistic seeming. That's a difficult leap to make, though, so we're belittled and brushed off as shallow and conceded.

    Love that this post makes me feel so empowered and self-righteous.

    And that the pictures make me want to go to the gym every day for 300 years.
    ayiyi.
    killin it girl.

    -Gabrielle

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  13. You look really great!!!
    :-) you're an icon!

    Aldo's clutch GIVEAWAY is up on my blog right now:
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  14. Nice dress! :D
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! (:

    http://www.caterina-m.blogspot.com

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  15. You played Little House on the Prairie too? I still love that show. So damn wholesome and positive all the time. No one made an ass of them self except for that bearded, dirty, smelly looking drunk, Mr. Edwards, who eventually pulled his crap together. I used to also be "Blair" on The Facts of Life growing up. Ahhh, GOOD TIMES!!!!!!

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  16. Love your style!!!

    www.goodbadandfab.com
    personal style and fashion musings of a LA fashion lawyer living life in the fab lane!

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