Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thoughts on Blogging...and a Random Outfit

Yes, I've disappeared for a couple of weeks again. No, I am not happy about it. Where did I go?, you may ask. Well...I didn't really GO anywhere. I could have easily blogged, but I just didn't. My cousin who moved to North Carolina came back home for a week and Chris came home from school last weekend and left yesterday so I've been busy spending time with them.

My blockage of inspiration has continued as well. I just don't feel that a lot of my outfits are post-worthy. Right now I am wearing jeans and a t-shirt with cartoon giraffes on it. While it's one of my favorite shirts, the outfit is nothing special. I've been wearing shorts a lot lately since I got a really good pair from Forever 21 for $11.50.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed a lot of bloggers were discussing the pressure to dress amazingly every day for their blogs. I give praise to those bloggers who actually do post every day with gorgeous outfits and photos. But for me, I just wear what I feel like wearing and sometimes it's thought out, but sometimes I just pull something on quick so I can get out the door. I'm such a procrastinator so if I tell myself I'm going to put together an outfit the night before, it usually ends with me putting it off until it's 3 in the morning and I just want to go to bed. point is that I'm ok with not wearing something spectacular every day and not posting daily. Not that I enjoy when I end up neglecting my blog for two whole weeks either... But sometimes I get busy or during the only time I have to take pictures, the lighting is bad or my parents are home early and I feel awkward taking pictures of myself in the backyard with them home.

My blog is important to me, but there are more important things in my life. I don't get to see Chris a lot since he is away at school so when he comes home, I pretty much spend all my time with him and don't really worry about anything else. He comes home a lot more often and I'm 99.9% sure it's because of me, so that's why I tend to frequently disappear for chunks of time. Putting outfits together, taking pictures, editing pictures, writing a blog entry, and uploading pictures...that all takes a lot of time. When he's home, I just like to be with him as much as I can. If I can blog about something we did together, great. If not, then I can worry about blogging later. I've also been spending a lot of time with friends. This is something I've never really done. When I was with my ex-boyfriend, I pretty much just hung out with him and that was it. I missed out on the whole hanging out with friends all the time thing and lost touch with some of my friends. It's nice to be a part of the group again.

There's nothing worse for a writer than feeling like you HAVE to write something. It makes you not want to. The same goes for outfits. Don't get me wrong, I love creating fun outfits but I usually just open my closet, get impatient and frustrated that I can't seem to put things together and then just settle on shorts and a shirt. I'm not going to agonize over putting outfits together when I am just not in the mood or if it's going to make me frustrated and bent out of shape. This blog is supposed to be fun and enjoyable for me and I'm not going to pressure myself into a schedule for it. What makes it fun is that I don't have to go by a schedule. I can blog whenever I want! Maybe I just have poor time management skills. I usually try to pick out something as I'm getting ready to go somewhere. I feel good when I'm blogging often and consistently and I would like to blog more often, but sometimes other things just come first.

Now that I got all that out, here is an outfit from somewhere within the past two weeks. The lighting was weird, so I didn't get too many pictures of it.

Shirt: Kohls
Skirt: Forever 21
Shoes: Payless
Belt: Unknown

Usually, I forget about t-shirts that I have because I have so many. Every once and a while, I'll go through the cubbies in my wardrobe and see what I'm missing out on. This shirt was one of them. I stopped wearing it because I thought it looked kind of baggy on me but I realized that's easily fixed by wearing it under a high-waisted skirt! I also paired this shirt with the skirt from my last post at some point as well. My hair is in the way, but the shirt says "Have A G'Day!". I'm glad I can wear it again because it's really adorable. :)


  1. I agree! you shouldn't feel pressured to blog at all. it takes the fun out of blogging!
    i love your skirt and this is such a fun outfit!

  2. Take your time. don't go all outfit crazy. I am with you on that. I don't go out of the house very often because I stay at home watching my sons, and I live out of my star wars t-shirts. haha. otherwise I am all prettied up even to go to the store. :: shrugs :: I think it is great that there are varieties of people around. I don't know how some people are able to do an outfit a day entries!!! They must have a lot of money or be very poor from spending so much!! I just can't imagine! hehe.

  3. real life rules over internet life! also blogging and dressing up must be enjoyable first for yourself :)
    anyway, that skirt is really pretty, and the same happens to me with t-shirts!

  4. It would be horrible if you were to just be with me. haha that sounds bad, but still, people need time alone and to be with their friends. I'll always be there. Cept that I'm up at school :P
    Also I miss you

  5. i think it's great that you were able to express this freely here!!! i personally have a blog and in as much as im leaning on it as a fashion blog, i dont feel pressured to always dress nicely.. you will see that if i have lazy days, i'd still post my leggings, loose tee outfit! hahaha!

    in as much as i blog regularly, i believe that getting out there and seeing what life holds for you is more important than spending hours and hours in the internet. i applaud you for this entry, dear! :D

    and as i said in your chictopia, i adore that skirt!! :D love the casual vibe of this look! :D

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  6. I totally understand and agree with what you are saying. You should never feel pressured to post things on your blog or wear certain pictures. As you say, this blog is for you to have fun! So don't worry about us, I'm sure I speak for most readers when I say that we understand and we will be here for whenever you want to post something.

    BTW, how cute is that t-shirt?!?! Sooooo adorable!! I love how you made a t-shirt look chic and fashion forward by adding the high waist skirt. I really should do that sometime soon because I have totally neglected all of my t-shirts! ajajaja.