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!
27 replies to “slightly pressured plaid on plaid”
I feel the same way about my own blogs. Sometimes you just have to let it go. There are times that I think what I write is awful and someone will message me and say they love it. You aren’t going to hit a home run every time up. Just be yourself. That’s good enough.
we hate those days when nothing feels right and you try on everything in your closet and nothing is satisfactory.. you can be sure that all bloggers, and for that matter all girls, have those days!
and for the record, you look fabulous! we love the double plaid look!
I love how you did plaid on plaid XX
love the scarf
Ha! Your self monologue sounds a lot like mine some days… I find that when I try to push it, it often backfires and I end up in something that’s clearly trying too hard. On those days I try to take a deep breath and keep it simple. Pre-planning (the night before) also helps. I think your outfit looks great and really love those boots!
Haha loved reading this post. Yep I have has these moments for sure! You look great by the way.
Great look! love the patterns,
I love this look! Very cute! But oh my goodness…. you sound like me! I thought I was the only one that would do that. Lol.
The best outfits come together….when we let go. You are correct, all that we can do is our best and you do just that. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see you were able to lovingly reason with yourself….lol.
So true about ‘overthinking’. Way to rock the plaid trend! Fabulous! Have a great week.
XOXO N & N
I always love reading all of your fashion tips on every post you made. 🙂 Keep it up!
Hun, I feel the same way aometime.. Is this good enough to be blogged about? And then i think well i am not going to a masquerade party everyday or a ball so my outfits will be this way.. Oh the internal battles of acceptance by the blogging world is intense indeed!!! You my dear just keep at it.. Love the plaids here and no pressure :)).
It is very obvious in every post that you do give it your all! You are doing such a wonderful job ! 🙂 peace xx
I love that you posted that, I bet a lot of us can identify with those feelings of pressure, I know I do!
You look gorgeous just the way you are 🙂 Well , fashion is all about comfort and if you feel comfortable in what you wear then why over think about it ? 🙂 On serious note ,I honestly love what ever you wear 🙂
Love that you broke out this top! Gorgeous mix of plaids!
PS Totally blog worthy, I have that same thought process some days and have to shake myself out of it!
Love your plaid details and boots ❤ have a wonderful week 🙂
I love this combination and those gorgeous boots! ❤
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Beautiful colors, love it
Classy! That scarf is super nice.
I love all of the feedback on this post, readers! I got the impression that we ALL have these days :)!! You guys are all the best!! xo
Hahaha… I love this! I’m pretty sure this is why Erin and I don’t post our own outfits! Can’t handle the self!!! 🙂
Really cute plaid shirt and scarf. I love that you pair together plaid on plaid!
I feel your pain regarding “blogworthiness” of an outfit, haha. I totally overthink each look!
Doing my sketch-every-3-days challenge, I’ve posted things that I’m not so pleased with, thinking they’re not very blogworthy…. but you can guess which ones receive more Likes than ones I’ve been particularly pleased with. We’re not always that great at judging how we do 🙂
That is sooooo true! Sometimes the looks that I think “meh” end up being other people’s favorites…and sometimes my new favorite after I look through G’s photos!
On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 6:07 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote: