All of the research I've done about how to maintain a successful fashion blog says that the most important thing is to develop your own voice and your own unique perspective. Unfortunately, there are no surefire guidelines for doing this. Basically, you just have to write, and be honest, and hope that it works out.
Most of the fashion blogs that I frequent are comprised primarily of photos, with small blurbs of text (usually in relation to the photos). This approach works well for those bloggers, but I started this blog because I love to write. Sometimes I ramble, sometimes I make no sense whatsoever, and sometimes I write every word perfectly - whatever the quality of the writing, it is my preferred form of expression. It's often impossible for me to talk about the way I'm feeling and what I'm thinking, but I can write of both with ease and eloquence... Usually, anyway.
Things have been pretty rough over the last couple of months. I could list all of the crappy things that have happened, but I feel like doing that would just invite more negative energy, and that's the last thing I need in my life right now. I am a firm believer in free will, but I also believe that the Universe is not above whacking us over the head with a cosmic 2x4 when we just aren't getting it. The Universe provides us with whatever experience we need at any given time to grow, to progress and move forward from one life into the next. I have said before that I am not an optimist by nature, but I cling desperately to my faith that the Universe knows what it's doing.
As difficult as it was at the time, in hindsight I definitely feel that Brent and I splitting up was for the best. It sucked, and it's taken a minute for me to adjust, but after the initial shock passed, I realized that it wasn't so much him that I missed - it was more simply being with someone, having someone else to focus on so that I didn't have to examine my own issues too closely.
beatles tee, bracelet :: forever 21 // lace cami, tights, wedges, necklace, earrings :: charlotte russe // skirt :: vanity // vest :: express // trench :: bebe
I hate sleeping alone, but for the most part I'm actually enjoying being without a significant other right now. I don't think I want to get seriously involved with anyone for a while. I have goals that I want to achieve and some things that I need to work out on my own before I can be in a healthy relationship. I have a tendency to rush into things and lie to myself about how it's going to be okay... It's time for some pretty intense self-honesty, I think.
And that's where this blog comes in. Yes, it's about fashion, but it's also about finding myself and learning to express myself and my creativity in healthy, constructive ways. This blog is the record of my journey, the record of my progress. The research notes of my experiments in fashion, creativity, writing and honesty-to-self.
"Roads are for journeys - not destinations."