Bad Dancer/Good Living

I’ve been in a rut. A style rut, a blog rut. I feel like everything I have to say has been said by someone else, better, more quickly. Daunted by all of the things that should be written about, that deserve to be written about, yet never finding the (quality) time to actually put pen to paper (but I’ve tried to articulate this dilemma before).

To top that off, my sartorial documentation skills have fallen to the wayside… it is hard to believe there was a time, not so long ago, where I could be bothered to take decent photographs of my outfit for one hundred days straight (!). I still having been able to put my finger on why it feels… almost boring to take photos of myself now.

But messages from long-time readers and friends have reminded me: I didn’t carve out this online space for anyone but myself, and that’s part of what makes it special, and why it keeps drawing new readers month after month. A space to share my ideas, whether they be half-baked or fully sussed out. A place to share photos of myself, my outfits, my ideas about our relationship to fashion. Every post doesn’t need to be me slamming my fist on a pulpit, perfectly articulating complicated debates and issues. Shaking off the feeling of never being quite up to snuff is something I try to do in my day-to-day life, but it’s been challenging in a different way when it comes to applying the same ethic to à l’allure garçonnière.

Accept this post as a long-winded apology for my absence, and take away this token of my own way of motivating myself. Lately I’ve been trying to kick myself in the butt (not literally, because that would be far too complicated) to at least share something in this space.

And who better to inspire than Yoko Ono?

I watched this video probably 10 times the first day it was released.

The same week, on a Friday night, my friend Annemarie and I decided we needed to kick our less than great feelings to the curb, get decked out to the nines, and go out dancing. Can you tell who inspired my outfit?

Julia dancing with Annemarie and Yoko








Also, Annemarie wrote a great review of the bands we saw that night. Follow her blog A house down the road for wonderful music reviews.

Oh, and of course, I can’t leave you without a photo of the shoes I topped this outfit off with. What are short shorts without a pair of silver glittery tights and shoes to accompany it?


Treat yourself to a living room dance party, would ya? The world needs all the levity it can get these days.


Filed under music, personal, quebec city, Uncategorized, what i wore today

8 responses to “Bad Dancer/Good Living

  1. I love this! I love you! I love Yoko!

  2. !!! ❤ !!!
    WOW WOW WOW !!!

  3. i love that this post fotos are on your header now. thanks for posting this post even if, as you say, it’s not saying “much” or making a “point”. this post is still great coz it’s what you did with anne marie and you dressed up etc. plus it gives me glances into what your living room looks like

  4. YAY! I think it’s the sign of a true thinker/artist to totally give yourself shit and having such high standards. I love hearing the reminder to just do what you want, create with abandon, and dance badly! I hadn’t seen that video yet. Thanks for sharing!

  5. You and Annemarie look so beautiful in those photos! I adore you both.

  6. Ah, I love this post. I can relate to so much of it! You both look gorgeous in these photos and I LOVE your outfit. Also, I hadn’t seen that video yet?!! It’s amazing. Thanks for sharing it. Yoko is the best.
    And, gosh, I know what you mean re sartorial documentation. Looking at old photos, taken with crappy cameras, I see properly interesting shots of me and I know I used to love it. Now it feels like a chore.

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