Sunday, August 26, 2012

An Exciting Announcement!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to stop by and say that I started a new blog...

The goal for my new blog is to still share my outfits, but also be more honest about life. Recently, several bloggers I follow have felt like their blogs have changed and they weren't being honest with their readers about what was going on at that point, and they weren't being honest with themselves about who they were. Part of my goal is to be quite open about my life, issues I might be facing, and my relationship with Christ. I think the latter should be the central focus in my life, so naturally I want it to be more prominent on my life & style blog. Being more honest about my weaknesses and not portraying myself in a way that isn't true to myself is something I really have to work on, but I believe that this is the way I will grow to have integrity and character and serve God.

I hope you guys will continue to join me on this adventure as I document my life, the clothes I wear...etc. P.S. I have access to a DSLR and a tripod now, so things have changed since I stopped blogging here at Veronica Dow! Read: higher quality pictures!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Updates and Such

Hey guys! I know it's been forever and a day since I've posted anything. This is largely because my younger sister (and primary picture-taker) moved out, my boyfriend and I are broken up, and I can't take mirror pics and expect to be taken seriously as a fashion blogger. Sad but true.

All in all, I found it hard to take pictures of my outfits. This is the main reason.
I also found out that some things are more important that what I wear on a daily basis. I know my posts may have been my readers' only motivation to get up in the morning (joke), but some changes have happened in my life that made blogging not worth it. Not worth the effort, the getting dressed on days I'd rather just wear sweats, the cajoling family into taking pictures for me...and the reasons I started blogging weren't important enough.
In fact, I don't even know what my reasons were.

For the short time I did it, blogging was fun and exciting and I felt like I was getting involved in something that I enjoyed. But I realized that I could get that same feeling from other things that I liked better or were more accessible to me.

In February, I started thinking about God. A lot. I was newly single for the first time in a while (I'm young, so that while felt like longer than it really was), and at first I just wanted something to think besides being sad. I'm sure everyone can relate to that feeling. But after a while, I wondered why I didn't think I needed God all the time. I know not everyone can relate to that. But I was stuck.

On Easter of this year, I got baptized into the Christian faith. I know it hasn't been that long, but I haven't stopped thinking about God since. And long story short, I'm never going back! So I had to wonder if fashion blogging was in God's plan for me. What was I trying to share with people? My clothes?

I didn't think that was enough.

But earlier today, I was talking to a friend and he brought up how it seems like I've given up on a lot. From relationships to swimming lessons to blogging...I couldn't disagree.
So I started thinking about blogging. I knew my picture taking options hadn't changed, and summer is coming up (where athletic shorts are a good option everyday), so I didn't think I wanted to start up fashion blogging again. So I started thinking about other types of blogging. And that's where I am right now.

I don't know what the future of this blog is. I could leave it and make a new one (probably on a different domain), I could continue this one, or I could leave the blogging world all together. All I know is that there are more important things I have to share with the world than my clothes every day (which were never that great anyway).

I have some ideas, but I'm going to think about my reasonings a little more before I start anything new so I don't burn out again. I hope some of you will continue to join me on my blogging journey--whether it be fashion related, personal, spiritual, or otherwise--but I don't expect anyone to because I'm anticipating lots and lots of change.

If you took the time to read all this, bless you. Please comment if you have any suggestions or comments!


Monday, January 23, 2012

One Week

Sweatshirt - Forever21
Button-up - Target
Skirt - TJMaxx
Boots - Target
Tights - Gifted
Necklace - Forever21

This is what I wore today! It was a direct copy inspiration from this outfit from Sidewalk Ready!

This weekend, I turned 18!! This means that now I can do the following:
  • Drive non-family members
  • Vote
  • Drive at night
  • Work at Bi-Mart
  • Drive more than 3 family members
  • Work at Michaels
  • Order things through informercials [shake weight, here I come]
Here's a glimpse of all the fun that happened on my birthday...

Alex, me, Katelyn. It's beyond me why we can never get a good picture together...

 In other news, this is finals week at my school, so I'll be sporting some less-than-quality outfits this week. I have this bad habit of wearing sweats and sweatshirts all the time...especially when I'm tired, stressed, or lazy (read: erryday).
What do you wear when you don't feel like getting dressed?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Real Quick

I couldn't bribe my sister to take pictures outside in the freezing cold (can't blame her), so you're just going to have to use your imagination. This is what I wore today:
Shirt & Blazer - Thrifted, Jeans - TJMaxx, Shoes - Buffalo Exchange, Necklace - Forever21

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What Was Simple in the Moonlight

This is what I wore today.

Sweater - Nordstrom Rack
Top - Gifted
Jeans - TJMaxx
Shoes - Buffalo Exchange
Scarf - Gifted
Earrings - Gifted
Bag - Thrifted
This black sweater is one of my favorite things in my closet. I used to wear it a lot more often (at least once a week), but I try to shake things up sometimes. However, it's nice to know some of the things I buy (chambray shirt, denim vest, green T-strap pumps, oversized sweater, black skirt...) can go a long way and get lots of use. I wish I could say the same about more of my wardrobe, but unfortunately not every item can get the same kind of love as my basics.
I've been really into Pinterest lately (a little later than most), and that definitely helps me put outfits together and know how to wear some of my less-worn pieces!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year

In 2009, I made a New Years Resolution to floss more. Now, I have become a regular and avid flosser. Proudly. Therefore, I believe wholeheartedly in the power of New Years Resolutions. This year, they're something like "exercise more, drink more water, blog more, Facebook less"...oh and
via Weheartit
Not gonna lie, I have a large JB poster up in my room as a testament to my Bieber Fever.

Why yes, I did wear clothes today. It's the first time in 2012 that I've worn actual clothes, as I've been wearing pajamas for the past two weeks. But don't worry, I have like six outfits hanging up in my closet literally begging to be worn. And you know me, I just can't refuse!
I hope everyone had a fantastic New Years!! I spent mine playing cards and watching Bridesmaids with the bf...what did you guys do?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tutorial of the Month - December

Hey guys! I know it's Christmas Eve and I know it's almost January...but my friend just showed me this site and I found this tutorial on it.

As you could imagine, I'm probably about to take off my red holiday nails (Essie's Scarlett O'Hara) in favor of this cute and adorably tacky nail art.
If you celebrate Hanukkah instead of Christmas (I go both ways) do white and blue. For Kwanzaa, go green, black, red...whatever seems appropriate!