Friday, January 8, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle...

After having been inspired by a plethora of fashion bloggers out there in the blogosphere, I have been inspired to start my own blog. I have chosen the blog name "Stumble into Style" because that really has been my fashion philosophy over the last several months. I randomly stumbled across a few fashion blogs, which I instantly became addicted to, and after picking up a few hints and tricks, I started incorporating what I learned from these lovely ladies into my own personal style.
I am by no means a fashion expert. Half the time, I'm not even sure what I actually like or what looks good on my own body -- I think that is what this blog is going to help me with. All I do know is that I enjoy trying out different looks and that I have found a lot of inspiration here in the fashion corner of the blogosphere.

So, here's a little bit about me:
My name is Sam and I live in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC. I am in my early thirties, and I am getting married later this year. When I was a little girl, I was a total tomboy -- so much so that I often wore my brother's hand-me-down clothes. The only time I ever got dressed up, wore makeup, or did my hair was for dance competitions and performances. I have been a dancer since I was 2 ½. Throughout middle school and high school I dressed mainly NOT to be noticed, though deep down, I always wished I were one of the cool kids. When I went to college, I found a whole new world where individual style was celebrated, not admonished. After college, upon entering the workforce, I had a bit of an identity crisis -- one I still struggle with today. I want to present myself professionally, but I don't want to be dull and boring. Meanwhile, I am struggling to dress an entirely new body type -- despite being very tall and thin for most of my life, in the past few years, I have put on quite a bit of weight and my shape has changed significantly because of that. I still love myself, but in many ways, I am still discovering who I am. I'm not sure that any one style described me or my personality -- and frankly, I love that about myself. (As Ani said, "You've decided to love me for eternity; I'm still deciding who I wanna be today") But it does make it a little difficult when it comes to getting dressed in the morning: should I wear an outfit that says "Promotion, please!" or something that says "I'm a fun and funky gal?" While I have seen several fashion bloggers out there who have a firm hold on how to combine all of the elements of their personalities into a singular style, this is something I am still working toward.

I am not starting this blog to give advice or to pretend to be an expert on anything. By all means, ask me questions if you have them and I will do my best to answer them (or at least point you toward someone who can), but really, I think this is going to be a place where I can reflect on what I see about me. About my fashion. And as always, I will be reaching out to and leaning on all of the lovely ladies whose blogs I have so enjoyed visiting for the last few months. Some of you probably don't even know that I have been lurking there, so I figured the least I can do was to introduce myself.

Hi, I'm Sam. Some of you may know me as evanadine. And I'm a fashion junkie!


  1. "I am by no means a fashion expert."

    None of us are, and I think that's what makes this so fun!~

  2. Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Can't wait for more posts!

  3. Welcome to the club! I'm excited to see your outfits.

  4. Yay, welcome, welcome! After knowing you through comments, it's great to see you on your own blog now and we're having to have you in "the club" as Kasmira put it! :)


  5. I am excited. I have been trying to click on your page for a while but the blogspot was not in the address. I am glad to have found you! I can't wait to be inspired by you. And since we live fairly close... maybe a fashion blogger coffee sometime for all of us non-experts!

  6. yeah! welcome!
    I'd like to see someone who does claim to be an expert! (and actually is!)