Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Dressing Up For Your Blog. Say What?
Dressing up for your blog?!? I plead guilty. I just realized that I have been dressing up for my blog! Unlike many vintage bloggers and fans, I don't dress up everyday. My everyday is practical jeans and yoga pants. I need to keep it real because my lifestyle includes tending to a house and three small children that are going to smoosh their chocolate covered hands on me at some point in the day. Bravo to the women that do and that can. I greatly admire them.
I do like to dress up for outings and events and although that happens about 2-3 times a month, I found myself shopping for vintage dresses and accessories not just for those outtings but so I have something nice to wear and show my amazing readers.
Dear readers, I have woken up and smelled the white chocolate mocha. I can't be dressing up for anyone BUT me. What I mean by that is, I have nothing to prove to anyone, right? Right!
When I first entered into the lifestyle three years ago I really felt the pressure (that I put on myself) to look the part. I have always been a old fashioned girl at heart, mind, and lifestyle but I didn't look the part. I feared my new friends and readers wouldn't believe I was unless I dressed like a 40s maven or 50s housewife.
I don't know what happened to make me realize that I was doing this, but I am so grateful I did and so is my wallet and my closet.
I have begun purging and letting go of many pieces that just didn't fit me right, were not flattering, or were an impulse purchase. I also now know what my vintage style is. Both points make such a difference in how I shop now.
Every piece I purchase will be for me which is the way it should have been but life is all about learning. This journey into vintage is sure teaching me a lot!
How about you? Do you find yourself shopping for your blog?