I've spent the weekend reflecting on my French Five Wardrobe Challenge wishlist. And much to my surprise, because I have historically been the type of girl who has a never-ending wishlist, I've struggled to come up with five things I really want. Part of the problem, I think, is that most of what I've been buying lately, which is not much at all, would qualify as basics - a mid-length black tank dress, a new white silk blouse. Part of it, of course, is that some of the things I dream of, like this dress, are beyond my price range even when they are very deeply discounted. Part of it, surely, is knowing that my closet is in serious need of a clean-up but that I'm not likely to get to my favourite consignment shop in Seattle until the autumn. But mostly, I think - or maybe I'm just telling myself this - it's a sign of personal growth. In the early years of Coco & Vera, I experimented a lot with my personal style; I've tried colours and fabrics and cuts that were well outside my comfort zone. And that was the point. This blog has been my fashion journey and, after five years, I think I've found my sweet spot. I'm a fashion appreciator, not a revolutionary. Coco & Vera isn't about the latest trends and you'll very likely never see me wearing Pantone's colour of the year. This blog is chronicle of my personal style, and a testament to the fact that you can have style without buying new clothes every week; that a demanding job and personal commitments don't have to hold you back from looking and feeling your best, and that when you look and feel great, anything is possible, even wearing the shortest denim shorts imaginable without a hint of self-consciousness. It's that feeling that inspired the concept of everyday je ne sais quoi - because if I can do it, so can you; so can anyone. Style should be accessible and fun and I truly think it can fit into your life, no matter what else you have going on.
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