Anonymous asked: do you ever regret stopping your fashion blog? I miss your posts, when I first started lookbooking you were my favourite. Xx
Firstly, thank you for putting a smile on my face today :) It makes me so happy that the blog managed to touch a few peoples hearts! Thank you for being such a beautiful follower and for continuing to follow my new ventures Truthfully, i don’t regret stopping the fashion blog. At times i can often feel nostalgic and miss certain aspects of the blogosphere but this is something i’ve learned to treasure rather than dwell on. When i first started blogging it was a relatively new thing. I had been such an avid blog reader myself, and working in fashion, i often found myself trailing through personal style blogs at 1am in the morning. Creating a style blog came about naturally and offered me a creative outlet where i could express myself wholeheartedly, without feeling awkward or self conscious like i did in real life. The fact that so many people began to follow me, read my posts and feel inspired was something i could never have anticipated. Out of everything, the love, support and network of friends i gained from blogging is something i am truly beyond grateful for.
As most things do though, blogging began to change. As more blogs popped up, brands caught on and blogging about your ‘favourite summer outfit’ became a marketing tool for PR companies everywhere. While i loved that bloggers were getting recognised for their talents, for me blogging began to lose it’s appeal. I slowly stopped looking towards blogs for style inspiration as i wasn’t sure what was really ‘personal’ style or endorsed style. For a while, i got caught up in the whole thing. Fashion became my whole life. I was interning during the day, styling in my spare time, attending events and trying to take outfit posts and blog in between.
It wasn’t until i went to london that i began to realise how superficial and materialistic my life had become. For me, London was supposed to be my next big step towards achieving my styling dream. Instead, it was literally a mid life crisis at 22. (And i am so thankful for it!)
I began to question everything. Blogging had literally become my identity. To say i lost myself would be an understatement. The pressure to post my outfit every day, to instagram every meal i ate and to almost compete with others wasn’t worth it. Why does it matter if something is designer or not? Why validate you self worth or compare yourself to others through your appearance? London questioned my happiness and made me think about my purpose and my aspirations. Most of all, it made me realise i only have one life, so i needed to make sure i was happy, healthy and doing something i LOVE.
Sometimes you just gotta choose happiness!! <3 xxxx