Why I’m Not Keeping Up With The Joneses

If you watched my insta-stories this week then you probably already know what this post is going to focus on.  I want to address something that I started to feel weighting on me regarding my blog and Instagram page over the past two weeks.

I couldn’t pin point it at first, but I was feeling lost with exactly how I wanted to articulate my page and content, and felt like there was something specific that was bothering me but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I felt great about my blog’s name change; since I really wanted to convey my life(style), while having an emphasis on my clothing and I felt the name suited that direction. Yet I still felt a little lost; like I was reaching for something that wasn’t me.

Last Sunday, while I was walking my dog and listening to one of my favorite podcasts it dawned on me, I was trying too hard to keep up with every other blogger by buying new clothes to photograph, and I was feeling guilty for it.  Don’t get me wrong, one of the reasons I started this blog was because I LOVE shopping and definitely have a slight addiction, but it wasn’t meant to enhance the addition…. and truth be told, my spending was getting a little out of hand.

The other reasons I started blogging (and created a specific Instagram page for it) is because I love putting outfits together; I love picking out older pieces from my closet and styling them in new fun ways, while adding in newer pieces too. I created it in hopes of giving other woman outfit inspiration; sharing different ways you can style one piece of clothing, or how to mix and match pieces you never thought could go together (just to name a few).  I did not create it to only be wearing all new articles of clothing all the time (because that’s not realistic) or keeping up with the never ending “sale alerts”.

Clothing aside, I wanted to integrate other aspects of my life into my blog as well. My life is anything but boring, and that’s because that is exactly how I choose to live it.  I believe we have the power to create our own lives and reality by taking control of our mindset and energetic vibration.  I haven’t always lived my life this way, but once I started to deliberately choose my thoughts, stopped letting anything outside of myself effect my mood and started being grateful for everything I’m blessed with, my entire life changed. There are people in this world who don’t even have clean drinking water, so my motto is .. if I am blessed to have clean drinking water then everything else is an added bonus 🙂

Ok, now that I completely veered off topic…

I wanted to share this post for my own well being and to get it off my chest.  My Instagram posts will definitely still feature outfit details, and for those items that aren’t new, I will tag as many similar items as I can. I have some really amazing ideas for the future and I am super excited to share them with you.

I hope you guys enjoy the content I put out and please share any suggestions you may have for me!

PS. Don’t worry I will still share sale alerts (esp for the Loft, because no one wants to miss out on a good Loft sale).

PSS. THIS OUTFIT IS AN OLDIE AND I LOVE IT!!

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