I really enjoy blogging about fashion; it’s become a new passion in my life. However, I am noticing that I am much more susceptible to buying clothes and makeup than ever before! Other bloggers’ looks, enticing emails of special sales, magazine layouts, and Birchbox sample boxes make me feel compelled to “stay current.” The pressure to create a great outfit for pictures is real, and I worry about what I have is “blog worthy.”
Anyone else feel like me? At times, I feel so silly for worrying about this at all.
I also wonder if I’m becoming a slave to trends. For example, I just ordered a floral skirt, thinking “well, floral prints are in right now” versus “will I look utterly ridiculous in that?” I’ve never been a florals kind of gal! Am I stepping out the box, or just boxing myself in to trendiness?
Let’s talk crop tops for a second. They are HOT this season, and I’ve seen examples of curvy gals rocking them well. I’ve actually starting thinking, “which top should I choose for my blog?”
Not considering: “YOUR BOOBS ARE HUGE, AND YOU’LL LOOK LIKE A BOX.”
Perhaps we’ll skip that one!
One thing’s for sure, I don’t want to lose my own sense of style.
My New Pledge:
1. I’m Not 20, and It’s OK.
2. Not Every Trend is For Me.
3. I Don’t Have to Try to Impress.
4. Stay True to Me.
5. Don’t Buy it Because it’s on Sale!
6. Have Fun with Fashion, Don’t Take it So Seriously!
So, keeping with my new pledge, here are a couple of my new favorite looks. This is truly my style:)
It’s important to try new things to avoid getting in a rut. However, there’s a fine line between being stylish and becoming a fashion victim.
So, if you catch me wearing those Teva inspired Prada sandals – please stop me and send me to an intervention, because I’ve gone too far.
Love, laughter, and shoes –
WHAT I’M WEARING:
LOOK #1 –
Moto Jacket: FASHION TO FIGURE
T shirt: H & M
Eiffel Leggings: H & M
Pink Tights: FOREVER 21 PLUS
Union Jack Flats: GRACELAND
White Tunic w/lace detail: JOLLYCHIC.COM
Silver sandals: PAYLESS