Today I would like to talk about trying. The dictionary definition of try is:
- To make an effort to do or accomplish (something), attempt
- To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability
Both definitions are important. I believe that when you stop trying, you start dying. No matter what our age or circumstance, we should continually try to be kinder, try to eat better, try to learn new skills, try to understand others, etc., etc., etc.
Haven’t you known people who just seem to sit in a chair and wait for their lives to wind down? I have, and it is the saddest thing in the world to me. There are so many things to learn and to do in this world, and I hope I never decide that I am too old or too tired to try something new.
In a fashion sense, I see this every day. I see people who look like they don’t try at all; in fact, I would say that a large percentage of the people I see in public look like they got dressed without any thought at all of what they look like. They wear what is comfortable, or what is clean, or what is familiar. I am not talking about people who can’t afford to dress well…I am talking about people who just really don’t seem to care what they look like. Maybe at some point in their lives, they tried, but for some reason they no longer do.
One of the reasons I started doing this blog was to encourage people who did want to try, but didn’t know how to start. I thought maybe if they saw someone who was trying, they might see how the process works, and give it a try for themselves.
If you are a regular reader, you know that most of what I do is TRY. I have no qualifications for writing about fashion. I just decided one day that I would TRY to look better, and every blog post is just about that.
The second part of the definition says: to taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability
That is what I do when I try things on and take pictures. I am testing to see if the outfit I have in my mind will be desirable to wear. As you know, not all are!
YES, it takes a bit of effort, and NO, they are not all desirable to wear, but I would not know what looks good and what doesn’t if I didn’t TRY, so to me it is worth it.
I have been working on some black and gray outfits, so here are the first few I tried on in my room:
I like for my “official blog photos” to be outside in natural light (even though the sun does not always cooperate) 😉 so here is how the charcoal vest outfit came out:
And here is a different belt with the black:
So there you have my version of trying for today. I’ll be back next time with some more. Thanks for reading, and KEEP TRYING! 🙂 🙂
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