We made it!
Hello, 2016. So glad you're here. I've got big plans for you.
Lucid & Blue began as a visual account of #1yearNoShopping, but developed into many different things: A philosophy, an outlet, and an inspiration destination for making the basics work hard and the trends work easy.
Let's do a quick recap:
Lucid Dreaming: Not style-related at all. Nor even visual. Just some dream-like musings that came busting out as soon as I opened these creative doors. I have an incurable need to get the words down, and I hope that in reading them, they offer you a dreamy break from heavy reality.
1x3: Never one for too much dreaming, the 1x3 series puts practicality and versatility to the test. I feature one item, styled three different ways, for work, night and day. I plan to continue this series into 2016, but I'll be honest: They are a challenge. Which is exactly why I need to do more of them. Inspiration and practicality come together in a beautiful way in these posts.
Lucid Originals: Early on in the year, I had some serious cravings for "new", so I experimented with DIY posts. I'm not particularly handy, but just enough to take the edge off. Born from the DIY series are my beloved Lucid Originals. These beaded tassel necklaces made of agate, glass, sterling, and leather are currently shoppable at the Lucid Originals Etsy Shop, and will soon be for sale right here on lucidandblue.com!
Top Picks: Last but not least, we had the Quarterly Top Pick series, where I was allowed to buy ONE new item every three months with the promise that it would mix in and play well with items already owned. You didn't actually think I could go a whole year did you?
And so we come to 2016. Lucid has a new site!
Ya dig? This means, we're not going anywhere.
Keeping the commitment to mix in mind, but recognizing that #1yearNoShopping can not realistically transition to #1LifeNoShopping (God save us all), Quarterly Top Picks will transition to Monthly Top Picks. That's right. 12 new things. For the year. There was a time when I bought 12 new things a month!
Lucid & Blue will continue to evolve. The pictures will continue get better. The writing will reflect the days' triumphs and challenges. Content will be relevant. Inspirations will grow. This is a space for you. Because without the readers, Lucid & Blue doesn't exist. And look how far we've come!
Thank you for being here.
Cheers to you, to Lucid & Blue, and to our 2016.
Oh, you want me to talk about this outfit quickly? It's simple: Pull out an old maxi-length wedding party or prom dress, and layer a crop top over it. Add chunky silver and gold (because, why not both?) and you're good to go! Try it out. New Year's Eve party, check! See you next year.