Mea culpa…I’m back!

January 2nd, 2012

Hello world,

It’s been a year since we’ve talked, and I’ve missed you dearly.

What happened? Long story short, I quit my job, my home, my old life, and within three whirlwind weeks, I divested myself of most of my worldly possessions, packed up two carry on bags and headed out to see the world.

Life on the road was lovely and unforgettable. I took French lessons in the heart of Paris. I did an afternoon tea taste-off in Hong Kong. I met fascinating people all over the world. I was blessed with inspiration, from the haute art exhibitions at the Venice Bienniale to the street grafitti in Berlin. But while living on the road was lovely - and it broadened my worldview & my perspective of what fashion can be - despite best intentions, I’ve been horribly remiss about keeping up with you. My sincere apologies for going missing in action without any warning. It won’t happen again.

The silver lining on the cloud is that being away gifted me the perspective to give Omiru more focus. My goal from the start with Omiru was to make style more accessible - to provide inspiration that’s achievable and that reflects how people like you & me actually dress.

My “aha” moment came to me while I was on the road. I realized that while I missed having my full closet with me, I really didn’t miss it *that* much, and that I could dress myself just as well with only the clothes in my two carry on bags.

This idea inspired me to revive & refocus Omiru on our most popular feature - our foundation wardrobe series - where we first edited down the best of the season into a capsule wardrobe, then showed how to mix and match these pieces into a variety of layered looks.

I’m pleased to announce that tomorrow, Omiru is officially back, loaded with a fresh capsule wardrobe for the new year. The January 2012 capsule collection will show you exactly what you need to update your closet to stay on point this season. Tomorrow’s post will introduce the 16 key items you’ll want to have this month, and subsequent posts will show you how to take those 16 easy pieces and create a month’s worth of fresh looks.

It feels great to be home, and to be back with you. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow.


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28 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Allison  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Yay! Can’t wait, so good to have you back.

  • 2. Vickie  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 5:46 am

    yay =)

  • 3. Jennifer  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 7:15 am

    So glad you’re back!

  • 4. Greta  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I’ve never commented before, but I just wanted to say I am so glad Omiru is back in action – this is my favourite fashion blog! Welcome back and wishing you all the very best.

  • 5. martylane  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Welcome back!

  • 6. K  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 11:45 am

    WELCOME BACK! Glad you had a great trip and super glad to have you back in my reader!!!

  • 7. Kandis  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Wow, your journey sounds amazing. I can’t wait to see what sort of inspiration your travels have brought you!


  • 8. Isabel  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hurray! Great to hear!

  • 9. Aleksandra  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    What a fantastic news! Great to have omiru back!

  • 10. Sabana  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Man, oh man. Putting Omiru on my RSS feed, and never taking it out, was one of the better things I’ve done in… EVER.

    Welcome back!

  • 11. Asianmommy  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Welcome back! Glad to see you here.

  • 12. Trisha  |  January 3rd, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for the love, all! I’m so happy to be back!

  • 13. Jo  |  January 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I second Sabana! I thought this day would never come! Excited to hear what your inspirations will bring us! Thank you for still want to share with us!

  • 14. Carla  |  January 5th, 2012 at 12:46 am

    SO glad you’re back!!! Thirding Sabana too – what an awesome surprise, it’s gonna be a great 2012 😀

  • 15. Deadset  |  January 5th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    This is lovely news! Omiru was one of my favorite blogs and I was so disappointed when it was no longer updated as frequently. :) Welcome back!

  • 16. Jill  |  January 7th, 2012 at 2:08 am

    So glad! You have been missed! Love what you did though; the journey sounds fantastic. Hope to hear more about it!

  • 17. Erik  |  January 8th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Great to have Omiru running again! I’ve been expecting your male foundation wardrobes for quite sometime now. Are you going to revive that too? Pleasepleaseplease.

  • 18. Jennifer  |  January 10th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    So glad you’re back! I’ve missed your posts!

  • 19. Heidi  |  January 10th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I’m loving your daily looks so much and have been using them as inspiration to kickstart my fashion year…missed you!

  • 20. miss and mrs tall clothes  |  January 10th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I kept coming back often and often hoping that you would have written something for your readers to savour. Anyway nice to have you back and I look forward to reading your lovely posts.

  • 21. Marie  |  January 12th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I’m excited you’re back! I appreciate your focus on more accessible style. Going to go put Omiru back in google reader now…

  • 22. Mei Shim  |  January 15th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I’m so glad you’re back! Hugs.

  • 23. Chitra  |  January 15th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Hi there!

    I am really glad one of those random checks on the omiru website held a surprise for me!
    I thought you’d done an Agathe!!

    Good luck for the new year Trisha.

  • 24. Shana  |  January 22nd, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Your trip sounds amazing! Lucky, lucky girl. In any case – welcome back! You were missed!!

  • 25. Melissa  |  January 24th, 2012 at 9:46 am

    So happy that you’re back. Sounds like a life changing experience you had. I’ve been checking back to see if there were changes to the website. It’s almost a year later but better late than never. Cheers!

  • 26. nomathdork  |  February 18th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Happy to have you back, but is the site exclusively women’s wear now?

  • 27. Jessica  |  February 29th, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I’m so glad you’ve come back! I have missed omiru very much.

  • 28. Kari  |  July 20th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    First of all, psyched you’re back… I’m glad I randomly, nostalgically decided to check today. (Only 6 months late!).

    Second of all and more importantly, I love love love the idea for the new focus (and can’t wait to start perusing the next 6 months of material). I paradoxically love fashion but hate owning anything I don’t need so I’m constantly thinking about how to make the perfect capsule wardrobe for my life. Looking forward to your insights!

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