One of the best compliments I’ve ever received referred to my sense of style. Being complimented on the sense of style in a way means that you’ve cracked a secret code to dressing yourself in a flattering way. It also means that you’ve discovered what works for you and doesn’t as well as learned how to mix and match different items and colors in an outfit. Well, I have grandiose plans for discussing colors here on my blog, but for now I’d like to make a quick list of items that work beautifully on literally anyone and take any outfit to another level of ‘stylish’ and ‘chic’. Let’s begin!Continue reading “10 Chic And Elegant Items That Take Any Outfit To Another Level w/Examples”
It happens to everyone – clothes just sitting in the wardrobe, sad, and almost never worn. It can be a couple of items or a whole bunch of them – it’s not the key issue about it. To me, it’s always been the feeling of frustration and guilt of witnessing all of my unsuccessful purchases not working for me, not giving me any value-per-wear, and being useless. The wardrobe graveyard is always a waste of money, time, and space. I’ve posted before about how capsule wardrobe didn’t work for me, so you can imagine that my wardrobe isn’t minimalistic at all – I like all kinds of items, which makes the issue even more frustrating because my items of clothing don’t go together very easily. Despite these challenges, I’ve come up with my own 5 strategies to keep the ‘wardrobe graveyard’ problem at bay. These strategies don’t involve dividing all the clothes into ‘yes’, ‘ no’, and ‘maybe’ piles or ‘if you haven’t worn an item over the past year, it has to go’, but practical long-term solutions. Let me share them with you, dear readers ❤️Continue reading “5 Ways How I Deal With The 'Wardrobe Graveyard'”
Short version: no, there’s no secret at all – Kibbe system can be used by anyone without any limitations or special rules.
You might think: how about the fact that in different regions people have different heights and specific features that are more prominent? Shouldn’t the region/country/descent be taken into account to make the Kibbe image IDs be distributed evenly in every region? Does applying the same system to everyone mean that some ethnicities have lower chance overall of being certain image IDs? I think these are the questions that rightfully occur because I presume that people may find it maybe a bit unfair that women in regions with shorter average heights have higher chance of being Yin-dominant image IDs since being tall means having a lot of Yang according to Kibbe’s system.
All these questions aren’t directly answered in the book Metamorphosis (1987) by David Kibbe and in this post I’ll give my own thoughts on them according to my understanding because this issue is directly related to the false idea of ‘beauty standards’ and discrimination. Let’s start!Continue reading “Kibbe System for Different Ethnicities: Is There A Secret?”
‘Vibe’ has to be one of the most confusing myths about David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis. If your ultimate goal is to determine your Kibbe image identity (mistakenly referred to as ‘body type’), this post is exactly for you. I think it’s necessary to use common sense (which, unfortunately, isn’t that common at all) and bust another BS myth about Kibbe’s system – all this notion about how every image has a ‘vibe’ that can help you somehow. Let’s start!Continue reading “Using Vibe In Kibbe System: 5 Reasons Why It's Baloney”
After writing so many posts about David Kibbe’s Metamorphosis, I think it’s time for me to reveal something that has been on my mind for a while – my personal story of how I got to know and love this system. I have written about Metamorphosis as philosophy, however that post has barely scratched the surface of my own exploration of Kibbe’s theory. So, following the suggestion of my subsriber Silver Roxen, I’ve decided to finally dive deeper, including the discussion of ‘Soft Gamine syndrome’ that I experienced myself.
In this post, I’ll tell you about my relationship with style and shopping, my style icons, and how discovering Kibbe’s Metamorphosis has put it all together for me. I will stick to the point, but there are quite a lot of details that need to be addressed to give you a full story, so grab yourself a cup of coffee (pun intended 😉) and let’s take a trip down memory lane for around 5-7 minutes. Oh and by the way! I won’t make this post picture-heavy – I’ll refer to my Pinterest boards for visual aid.
As a follow-up post for this one, I’ve described how I actually apply Kibbe’s system.
You might have noticed that in my blog I use quotation marks whenever I say Kibbe ‘body types’. This isn’t me being obsessed with punctuation – this is me being ironic about the whole ‘body type’ thing (oops, I did it again!) referring to Kibbe and how much it doesn’t align with what Kibbe’s Metamorphosis is all about. If you’re interested in Kibbe, this post is for you!Continue reading “Why Kibbe Image IDs AREN'T "Kibbe Body Types"”
Good taste is ‘notoriously hard to define’ – even The New York Times can’t do it 😊 Now, I can definitely agree that ‘to each their own’ and everyone should ‘live and let live’. At the same time, good taste is an awesome ability and skill to have because its practical benefits in everyday life are hard to overestimate. Good taste can save you a lot of money, make you feel better about yourself, and bring a lot of value to the people around you. One more curious thing about good taste is that, however hard it is to define, you can see it. I’ll show you some examples in the post – you’ll be really surprised! Without further ado, let’s start!Continue reading “Good Taste 101: How to Acquire Good Taste & How to Refine It. 7 Tips”
I love order ad organization as much as anyone else. And I love efficient shopping even more. The worst experience of getting ready is the feeling of looking into your closet with a desparate thought ‘nothing to wear’. Well, it’s not like when we feel that way we actually don’t have any physicaly clothes to put on – we simply don’t feel good about putting them on. Capsule wardrobe felt like it would be an awesome idea for me to address all these issues – but then it wasn’t. As always, I’ll tell you why in form of a coherent short list!Continue reading “Why Capsule Wardrobe Might Not Work For You (Like It Didn't For Me)”
Myths about Kibbe’s Metamorphosis that ruin the whole system for you and prevent you from figuring your image ID out. Warning! Prepare for brutal honesty! 😉Continue reading “10 Myths About Kibbe That Ruin It For You”