OOTDs are back!! Would you believe I have not posted an outfit in over 1 year. Seriously, almost 2 years this month. Playing dress-up is one of the most fun and truly creative aspects of having a blog. Fashion provides an outlet for freedom of expression from head to toe! There is no shortage of looks as fashions change from season to season.
I started including outfit looks from the inception of robincharmagne. I posted on Instagram, “I been posing” with a pic of me as a little girl. And, it’s quite true, I have always liked clothes so it just made sense. You can view the first OOTD here. Fast forward to 2016 when my family experienced the loss of two immediate family members and I just didn’t feel like blogging, let alone doing a whole photoshoot. But what was worst, I started eating my grief. I comforted myself with food. I took a few pics here and there but just couldn’t get back in the groove of weekly outfits. Something had to change.
Same Thing Different Year
Fast forward a couple more years to 2018 when yet another immediate family member passed away. I was so done with everything including blogging. Again, I would eek out a post or two but there was no consistency. I was just a sad sack who again ate her grief. As the pounds piled on, I said well when I lose these pounds, I will get back on my blog and back to styling outfits. Needless to say, that didn’t happen.
In 2020, I was fired up to restore my robincharmagne to the vision I once dreamed of before everything changed. But, I was reluctant to even book a photoshoot. I thought to myself, “I have gained so much weight and you can’t even tell I am down 20 pounds. I will wait until I lose some more pounds before I get back to the OOTDs.” WTH? Naw sis! I could hear the words from a powerful Tedx Talk with the lovely and talented Cece Olisa. She hit it on the head, “Dont wait on your weight to live the life you want”! I booked the shoot and picked an outfit. Go me!
What I’m Wearing
This week’s look is inspired by all the fashionistas on the web rocking tops, skirts, and kicks. Yep ditching the heels for a comfy pair of sneakers. This look is clearly a departure from my usual uniform of jeans and a cute top. But, the contrast of this ornate sweater from Loralette and gold metallic skirt from, wait for it…Walmart for $20, with the black and gold Nike sneakers make for a fun look. I was so comfortable, the skirt moved with such ease, I could have worn this outfit all day… take a peek…
Shop The Look
This is a look I really could rock in all seasons – changing the sweater to a graphic t-shirt in warmer weather and rocking a lighter sneaker. Are you rocking this casual but fun look?