I think one of the biggest challenges in writing for this blog has been consistency. Writing is something of a sacred act for me. It helps me understand myself in ways nothing else can and for that reason, it can be difficult to keep up with it when I have an audience in mind. Inspiration may not always strike when I want it to but that’s no reason not to serialize my writing and use it to build something even more meaningful. In effort to be more consistent with my posts, I’d like to introduce you to my very first series: Style Bootcamp.
Before I get into the real announcement, I’d like to start this off by saying that I’ve been a terrible fashion blogger. It’s difficult for me to put my love for fashion into words because, quite frankly, it overwhelms me. Despite my creativity and somewhat free spirited nature, I like to keep the things in my head in boxes. When it comes to defining who I am, I’m very “all or nothing” about it. My desire for knowledge and sharp attention to detail makes me a bit of a purist when it comes to fashion. So much so, that my love for one thing often feels like a renunciation of another.
I guess it goes without saying that defining my style is one of the hardest things for me to do because it requires blending those lines a bit. Remember how we talked about that crazy thing I do called rushing-the-process-and-running-away-from-my-problems? Yeah, that totally applies here. Instead of being inspired by picking out my clothes, developing a personal style becomes exhausting for me. I want it to be so perfect and pure right off the bat that it fails at both. Top that off with waking up to a cluttered closet every morning and you have a recipe for malaise. No fun.
As much as I’d like a stylist to help make the process of being stylish easier, good personal style is not about coloring in the lines. It’s hard work, discipline, and art in one well-pressed package. It’s like an ongoing art project (if you caught that “reference” you’re a true Swiftie) and I’m here for it.*
Which… is why I’m launching this new series! I’ve always loved using capsule wardrobes to manage my closet so I’ve decided to create a new one for Spring/Summer 2019. Bringing structure back to my closet and being more deliberate about my style will give me the excuse to 1) write for you and 2) revive a piece of myself I thought was totally dead.
So come with me as I build my capsule wardrobe and reclaim my sense of style with four (!) promised posts this April. I’m not sure what days I will be posting quite yet but the topics will be as follows (titles to come):
- Stitch Fix Review
- Capsule Wardrobe & Fashion Formula How-To Guide
- Tech Tips for Shopping Smart and Finding Your Favorite Pieces
- Tech Tips for Organizing Your Closet
I’m so excited to show you what I’m working on and give you tips on how to revive your own style! To see the direction my capsule wardrobe is heading in, check out my “Spring/Summer Inspiration” board over on Pinterest.
Throughout the series, I will still be doing off-the-cuff material for other posts. So if you like my blog but don’t give a rat’s a*s about fashion, capsule wardrobes, or organizing your closet, FEAR NOT. Subscribe so you don’t miss anything in between.
I can’t wait to share my closet with you!
LOVE LOVE LOVE,
*Dead serious, this is a sampling of the random sh*t I think about on a regular basis and I’m not sorry… 😂
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