She's Back! Outfits of the Week - 8/18/19

Top: Amour Vert, Jeans: Reformation, Shoes: Avarcas, Bag: Everlane

This is my first blog post in over a year. I would say I'm sorry to have stepped away from this space for so long, but in all honest,y I think I needed that time away for several reasons. One: I had reached a point where posting here felt more like a chore than a passion, two: I was struggling with some pretty severe depression that I was doing my best to ignore, quite unsuccessfully, I might add, and three: I felt uninspired and lacking in creativity.

Am back because I feel 100%? No, but I have missed it. I've missed getting to write down my thoughts and share with all of you. I've missed the process of brainstorming ideas and putting together posts. I've missed hearing from you guys.

Shirt: Madewell, Pants: Everlane 
Shirt: Everlane, Pants: Zara (old), Shoes: Lotta from Stockholm
Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: Reformation, Shoes: Nordstrom (old- similar here), Bag: Everlane

So here were are again, but a little it different. I've decided to establish some healthy ground rules for myself; for my mental health, for my wallet, to create margin in my life.

  1. For the time being, I will not have a formal posting "schedule." I plan to post when I feel inspired and have the drive to create something or I have something important to say.
  2. I will only post content that interests me, and not simply things I assume others want to see. While I hope that this is a space for you to enjoy, it is first and foremost mine. For example, that means scaling back big time of buying into clothing trends. I've never considered my style "trendy," but when I first started blogging, I felt an overwhelming pressure to "keep up" with the latest styles and trends. Most of the time, they were not reflective of me at all, and ended up being pieces I would wear one time for a shoot and then never touch again, ultimately being donated somewhere down the road.
  3. I will take photos primarily using my iPhone. Taking photos with my DSLR was time-consuming and draining. I spent forever editing and was still 100% never happy with how they turned out. Moving forward, you can expect to see a lot more casual, less stylized, everyday photos because guess what? That's what my life actually looks like!
Shirt: Adidas (old- similar here), Leggings: Girlfriend Collective, Shoes: Puma

If you're into these things, then I'm so happy to have you along for the ride. If not, I completely understand.

Hope ya'll have a great day!

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