I love fashion and expressing myself through my clothing. I really enjoy the search of finding the right items to pull the trigger on and purchase. There are styles I like that are “on trend” and I especially like to find the good deals on these items. There are items that are more “risky” that I like and want to push the boundaries on and show, to others and myself –“you too can wear that”. I don’t ever dress up, do my hair, or wear make-up for my day job during the week. I embrace not having to get “done up” every day – I roll out of bed and do nothing but brush my teeth. But I also look forward to wearing clothes that are more adventurous and more “me” on the weekends.
I recognize that not everyone enjoys the hunt of searching for clothing to wear. To that end maybe the fashion posts will provide inspiration. I realize some people just don’t care. That’s a-okay too! I realize that there is “fast” fashion, and there are more sustainable clothing options. I find myself in the middle, drawn to both areas. We all have a budget, and we all have areas where we can learn and grow.
I also love finding new places to explore and different things to experience. I’m extremely type-A and organized in that sense. I love making schedules for when friends and family come to visit. I love to make city guides for when I travel. I love to try new restaurants, distilleries, breweries, floral classes, photography classes, workout classes, and the list could go on and on. Much of the fun for me is in the planning. Some things you just have to wing, but again – I love the hunt, I love the search, and I love to analyze all the options. If you’re planning to visit Chicago or any similar destinations that I hope to travel to and share about, maybe this will be of use to you!
There are many reasons I don’t want to start a blog and I feel the need to verbalize them as well. The “influencer” and “blogging” industry is extremely saturated. It’s easy to think or feel that you might just be another fish in the sea. I’ve accepted that this just might be the case. Even if my blog only serves as a creative outlet for me, and a place for my Mom (shout out Mom I love you!) to read and know what I’m up to, I’m okay with that. I think if I’m able to keep up with the blog on some regular basis it will serve me as a place to document my life in a new way, and eventually provide a way to reflect on growth. And maybe, just maybe, it can provide for or serve others in someway that’s greater than me with truth, practicality, honesty, and love. Another concern I have is getting sucked into it all. Social media is already such a time sucking entity, and it’s not always positive! I can say that from my own experience. It’s easy to scroll through “The Gram” and get down on yourself. Especially when you’re sitting in your sweatpants, watching Criminal Minds, and eating cookie dough for dinner when your husband is out of town – and it seems like everyone is out having fun, being fit, eating healthy, getting married, having cute kids, eating donuts, enjoying a cocktail, and traveling (all at the same time). I’m going to try my very hardest to be myself and spread positivity. Just know that when I share a photo or a blog post, I for sure overthought it, I for sure picked what I thought was the best photo, and I most likely chose something that is cute or fun (Instagram stories or Snapchats which are less permanent are for the ratchet stuff). And that it’s probably 1 day out of my otherwise normal week or month.
With that being said, I’m super excited to start sharing, getting into the nitty-gritty of what I’m loving currently in my life, and getting to know more people out there on the interwebs.