07 July, 2010

Eclectic Love 1: Black and Gold and Sequins

The other day, I had a revelation: I can't stick to any one style because my dream style is eclectic.

***Dictionary break: according to dictionary.com, eclectic is an adjective describing things:
 "not following any one system, as of philosophy, medicine, etc., but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems"

I'm not sure if this is an actual style, or just me inventing a name for whatever the hell I am since I don't know what style I'm actually identifying with; but I'm sick of trying to decide between all the things I love. The end result is that I'm just going to go with my gut and wear what I like, with whatever the hell  I want.

Another result is that I have been spending a lot of time browsing lately, looking at things I do like, and thinking about how I can get them in my wardrobe. And since I've been seeing so much awesome stuff, and I can't buy it all (1. for money reasons, and 2. for storage reasons), the obvious conclusion is to share it was you guys in the hopes that it will fit into one of your dream styles. This was the conception of Eclectic Love, and today is it's birth, so without further ado, Eclectic Love 1:

When I say this dress, I had so many thoughts and ideas about what to wear it with (stacks of gold bangles! a turquoise long sleeve crew neck and gold+turquoise shoes!), but I decided that I don't really need another black and gold maxi dress, so I resisted.

How would you define your personal style?


* Yes, I know the listing says tunic, but I consider it a maxi dress.


  1. My personal style would be a mix of classic pieces with a modern flair. I don't have a name for it either, but if I dress out of a JCrew/ Club Monaco catalog everyday, I wouldn't complain ;o)

  2. I like you electic style :D

    I think I have a electic style too... I waer clothes how I´m feeling that day.. I like sometimes cute things... other times more wild... It changes :)


  3. I think the same, some of this shoes must be in museums, are incredibles masterpieces!
    im glad to hear your opinión darling!
    i like very much your blog, is amazing!
    kisses from http://sweetsyte.blogspot.com/

  4. Lovely picture and outfit! Never thought about defining my style, but if someone called it eclectic I sure wouldn't be offended. xoxo

  5. this look is awesome, can be casual or dressed up. amazing, i like your definition :) i really need to figure out my own style as well!

  6. I definitly describe my style as eclectic, generally feminine with a dash of spaziness.

  7. I love your headband! I think defining ones style is very difficult at tinmes.. I can't define mine at all

  8. i have a hard time defining my style too! lol.. i LOVE being girly and wearing dresses but i also have like this casual aspect about my style when i'm lazy. i LOVE your style :D

  9. Cool dress, wouldn't mind having it in my wardrobe.

  10. I lvoe the gold sequins xoxo

  11. '"Eclectic'' style is a great style to have!

    I would probably lean towards ''girlie'', because I love florals, rarely wear anything other than dresses and a frill, ruffle or sequin delights me so!

  12. You could wear that to a Saints game! :) (i say this because I'm a big saints fan! )