One of the funny things I’ve noticed about being a fashion blogger is how my own internal battles manage to show themselves in my blogging prep (putting together outfits, writing, frequency in posting, etc).
Here is how the internal battle madness ensued the other morning when I thought, “my outfit isn’t really blog worthy” and then put all this pressure on myself to change multiple times. Then I had to have a whole talk with myself that looked like this:
“Seriously, self, that doesn’t even make sense. Your outfit is fine. You can blog a casual outfit. No one cares. Well, maybe it’s not that casual, maybe I could add more jewelry. Oh gah! Now I’m running late. Okay, it’s fine. Don’t post today. Well, you should post today. Just quick change your shoes. Okay now for real, you need to leave for work. Just come up with a jazzy title for the post. It’ll be great. Maybe not the best post, but it could be good….okay, go to work.”
…seriously, intense, right? Then, after all of that, I see the photos from today and think, “those photos look really great.” Thankfully, my photographer, G, can make anything look good, but still. Wow.
Blogging is a really good exercise in letting go. Some days, I don’t have on the most clever outfit, I can’t read every blog I follow, and my writing isn’t amazing- but that’s all okay. (yes, self, it is) because no matter what, I get out there and give it (blogging, fashion, life) what I’ve got.
Thanks for listening, you guys. That felt good. This is my slightly pressured plaid on plaid while letting go look.
Top: Gap ($16 marked down from $45)
Scarf: Gap ($11 marked down from $35)
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($2.50 marked down from $60)
Shoes: Express ($20 marked down from approx $70)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) There’s a lot of potential overthinking to be had in fashion. Sometimes, though, it’s good to just get back to basics and keep it simple: boots, pants, top. The results can really surprise you! They tend to surprise me. At the end of the day, the building blocks for every outfit are basically the same- stay grounded in that mentality in the morning dash and you’ll avoid my above monologue.
2) Neutral boots. I think someone may need to have an intervention with me in regards to these boots. I can’t stop wearing them! I looked and looked for the perfect pair at the perfect price. I thought maybe I could find some for less than $20, but this proved to be difficult! At some point, I just picked up a pair and I’m glad I did. I basically don’t take these off lately. I think sometimes you may have to forgo the “lowest possible price” mentality and get what you like! I tend to find boots just about anywhere- DSW, Marshall’s, TJ Maxx, and even many clothing stores such as Gap, Ann Taylor and Express.
Anyone else have ways to avoid the morning “I have nothing to wear” drama?
Thanks for stopping by, lovely readers! I hope everyone is getting a great weekend!