Top: Mudd, Dress: Sparkle, Shoes: Old Navy, Belt: F21, Jewelry: Sparkle, Target, c/o Mimi's, Clutch: Target
I'm not sure if anyone out there is still listening to this little blog and I am definitely lost on the new Blogger, so I really have no idea how "following," or blogging for that matter, works any more, but I decided I wanted to start blogging again. To be honest, my life has literally not changed one bit in the last year. No change in hair color (been there, half of my hair broke off in high school, swore to never go there again). No change in school other than another year down (one more, plus the dreaded Bar exam to go). No change in marital (or engagital) status. Really not that many new clothes because my sad student budget forces me to be cheap, cheap, cheap. So, if you were wondering if you missed out on anything, it was really just a slew of less-than-interesting outfits and the necessary complaining about professors.
If you want to know why I left, I'll tell you I really can't pin down one reason. I can tell you that when life got busy with school and my photography business and, well, ya know, life, blogging became just another thing I "had" to do. I felt like my closet and pool of blog topics were becoming stale. I was reading lots of other blogs (and Pinterest!) and everyone seemed to be so much funnier, more interesting, have better closets, have better photographers. I could keep going with this, but I think you know where that one is headed. Part of the reason I quit was because I felt like I wasn't the best, or even in the top, so why bother. But you know what? In this one year sabbatical I have learned that this was more than just a fashion blog. I have learned that it really was much more for me than it was for everyone else. It motivated me to keep a journal of my life. It motivated me to take pictures of all the little things I do, things that have gone completely undocumented since last year. Dusty has been asking me to come back to blogging for quite some time now, saying he misses the blogging side of me. As it turns out, he was probably my most avid reader. It also turns out that I miss me to. I miss stopping to write things down.
I've said all of this to say that I am going to give this a go again. I am not making any promises to blog outfit pictures every day. In fact, judging by the pictures on my camera phone, it may turn into a blog of pictures of my dogs (which is why I don't have Instagram, I need to maintain some semblance of a normal person who does not spend 80 percent of time with her dogs). I have night classes this semester, so the whole picture thing may take some working out. I'm a little rusty on the writing and the posing and still not much in the humor department. But I want to blog for me. Not to compare myself to others, but to be able to look back and remember the person that I was (am) right now.
If anyone is out there, hello, I hope you are doing splendidly! Thanks for reading!
P.S. Clearly, I need some help in the blog design department, so spare me on that one. I am trying to work it out, but should anyone want to volunteer their talents, who am I to say no?