Happy Tuesday loves! I hope your weekends were absolutely amazing! In today’s look, your girl is showing her tummy off in a fun frilled sleeve denim crop top with white jeans and I feel fabulous about it! It’s not flat or tight like I’d like but it will get there and I won’t spend my summer beating myself up about my body when I can enjoy it and still be beautiful and have fun! This look paired with a fun panama hat and sandals is perfect for a day date with your bae, shopping and drinks with your girlfriends, or to sit pretty on a boat. I styled gold accessories and a leopard clutch because as far as I’m concerned, they are neutrals.
It’s been quiet here over the last week and let me tell you why. Last week was absolutely bonkers, we were working on projects around the house while house hunting (Crazy right?!), I was working on multiple projects at work and we were preparing to travel home to MS for my little sister’s graduation this past weekend.
With all of that, I was experiencing a bit of discontentment in the content I’ve been creating, my stats, and lack of comments/engagemet. There are still days where I think I’m posting photos to myself and talking to myself and I wonder why my numbers/readers aren’t growing here on the blog or on my social media accounts like my counterparts. I find myself questioning why I still do this. Is it still fun for me and why are certain opportunities not coming my way?
I understand that blogging is not my full time job and though sometimes I dream of it becoming that, right now it isn’t. I’m a full time higher ed professional, full time wife, and I don’t get to spend my day having photo shoots or uploading photos or the right curated content to my social media and in that I don’t get that growth I want. I think I’m struggling with the idea of what I want this space to be and to grow into. It’s been 5 years and I may be at a crossroads and I don’t want to compromise myself or sacrifice my peace in any way for more likes and comments but I do want to figure out what you as a reader like seeing and reading on my blog and social media so that I can blend that in with what I love doing, which is creating fun stylish looks from pieces I own and love to inspire myself and you. My goal is to create looks that work for the stay at home woman and the working woman and to encourage her to love herself and have confidence from the inside out. And I don’t want to stray away from that.
In a time where click-bait is the new black and people are compromising their values for likes and popularity, it’s hard to stay steadfast and authentic to what I started but I really want to fight my tendencies to compare myself to other bloggers, other women, other wives. So when I feel like I can’t take anymore, I completely disengage, I don’t get on social media, I don’t post to my blog so that I can have peace in my REAL life and recenter my focus on what I know to be true in my life. Do any of you ever find yourselves comparing yourselves to others and needing to unplug completely or for a while?
Photography by Jonah Brown
[ :: Crop top- Zara (fun option) :: White Jeans – Old Navy (similar) :: Sandals- Target (similar, splurge) :: Clutch c/o (similar) :: Panama Hat :: Sunglasses c/o :: Earrings :: Watch c/o Daniel Wellington :: Fit-bit :: Earrings– H&M :: Lipstick :: ]
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