It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a year since we began this journey. As cliché as it may sound, it feels like it’s been so much longer. The other day I was reading some of my earlier blog posts, something I had been meaning to do for a while but kept procrastinating, probably because I didn’t want to revisit all the emotions that came with that time. I also knew I’d be cringing at how much of the ‘vulnerable side of Mati’ I have exposed over the past year. A side that most people didn’t even know existed. No regrets here though, I feel more alive than I ever have. Although I went through some real lows, the highs have been so much more. I feel like I stopped just existing and actually started living. It’s no surprise I find myself feeling some kinda way when people introduce me as a “fashion blogger” or say stuff like “so do you just blog for a living?”. No shade towards Fashion Bloggers but it’s a little bit more than that for me. Lentendre.com is my story. It’s Me. Not something my parents told me to do or something I did because ‘it’s the right thing to do’. It’s my raw truth. It’s our love story and of course it’s also about my style.
The one thing I enjoyed whilst going down memory lane is looking at how my style has remained quite undefined. It’s literally about how I feel on the day. Generally, I wear what makes me feel comfortable and feminine which is why I’m always going on about basics. At the moment I’m loving oversized white shirts (e.g. Tapi’s shirts). This is what I call a basic basic. It stays the same but with each season we find new ways to wear it. I’ve paired it with this stone wash denim skirt. This skirt takes me back to Christmas enroute kumusha. Cherry Plum and MaChompkins, everyone in their new Christmas outfit from Edgars. Me in my stone wash jean skirt and my brothers in their stone wash jeans, Dad blasting Zhakata through the speakers…Sigh. Those blush coloured heels are from Tony Bianco, you’ll be seeing a lot more of them now that the sun is out. You’ll also be seeing some sampling coming in for our pop up boutique which we’re in the process of setting up. (Yes you heard me!) That stone wash denim skirt is a little piece of what you’ll find in our boutique, it’s so me but I’m keen to hear your thoughts on it.