I stopped writing “Recovering Shopaholic” in February 2017, but I returned to blogging less than a year later in a new location. If you’ve come across this site via a Google search or are a previous reader who dropped by to see what I’m up to, I invite you to check out my new blog: My Wardrobe, Myself.
About “My Wardrobe, Myself”
My Wardrobe, Myself is a blog about the intersection of clothing, emotions, and life. We often think of these three things as entirely separate zones, but they actually impact each other more than most people believe. Anyone who has spent an important life occasion wearing an outfit that just didn’t feel right, or even felt completely wrong, is aware of that fact. Our clothing matters, as do our feelings about it.
For so many of us, clothes are not simply pieces of fabric that we use to cover our bodies for the sake of modesty and not breaking the law. They’re also a means of self-expression and a way to exercise our creativity. Our clothes are heavily connected to our sense of self and our self-confidence. We often dress differently based upon how we’re feeling about ourselves and, conversely, the way we adorn ourselves can impact our moods. Our wardrobes and our lives are not two distinct topics after all!
For years, I’ve written about a wide array of subjects related to both wardrobe and life, so My Wardrobe, Myself is the perfect evolution of my interests and passions. I’ve always written about clothing from a different angle than most other bloggers in this space, as my main concern is not on the current trends, sharing my outfits, and telling people what to buy (not that there’s necessarily anything wrong with those things). I like to look at wardrobe-related topics and their relationship to our inner workings: how we feel about our clothing and how the way we dress impacts our body image and self-esteem. This exploration has become increasingly important as I get older, as I have a lot of feelings and struggles related to the aging process, as I’m sure many of you can relate to.
What I’m Writing About Now…
My essays on My Wardrobe, Myself are mostly about my wardrobe and myself, but it’s always my intention that you’ll be able to apply my insights to your closets, emotions, and lives. Like you, I’m figuring things out as I go along, so I use the blog to highlight what I’m learning as I continue to work on my wardrobe, my style, and myself. I also enjoy engaging in periodic wardrobe and style challenges to aid in my evolution and growth, and I always welcome readers joining me in these types of adventures.
Besides the primary focus on wardrobe-related topics, I also periodically weigh in on other subjects, such as personal fulfillment, intentional living, life balance, the aging process, relationships, navigating change, time management, and self-esteem. To learn more information about the topics I address on My Wardrobe, Myself, please check out my About page, or visit my Article Archive for a full listing of all of my posts.
I hope to see you soon over at My Wardrobe, Myself!