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Happy Monday everyone! I have a short week this week since my brother is getting married this weekend but it still didn’t make waking up this morning any easier. The weekends are too short!!
Recently I’ve had something weighing pretty heavily on my heart. I have been feeling really unsure about what direction my blog taking and where I eventually want to end up. It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to other bloggers and other people in general that sometimes you have to take a step back and reevaluate the situation. I’ve found myself second guessing my style or what I want to share with you all and I really want my blog to come from an authentic place. I get inspiration from so many other women and its so easy to get swept up into comparing yourself to others.
For the past two weeks or so I’ve felt very self-conscious about the way I look and how I feel. I’ve gained a few lbs (which immediately shows when you’re 5’2″) and I haven’t felt really good about the content I’m posting. Overall, I’ve been feeling pretty lousy.
I’ve always been a sale shopper and even my more expensive items have always been gifts or things that I’ve saved up for. I guess that has something to do with growing up with 8 siblings. I’m money conscious! I constantly worry that what I’m doing isn’t enough. That I cant keep up and I cant afford to constantly buy new outfits and spend a couple hundred dollars on Tori Burch sandals (although SWOON- I want). The blogging market is oversaturated and what am I even doing to stand out? Why would anyone want to keep up with my posts? Sometimes I feel like I’m in over my head.
Today two things happened. I saw this photo –
And I received this text from a really good friend.
And I was reminded that I need to stop comparing myself to other blogs and focus on what I’m good at and my affordable style is what makes me different! I’ve been stressing about numbers and how many new followers and I’m getting and losing and its all been a little overwhelming. Sometimes all it takes is just a small reminder to keep moving forward and to not sweat the small stuff!! I hope you all appreciate that I’m able to find affordable pieces for everyday wear, dupes for expensive pieces and even splurge on the pieces that are totally worth the price.
SO – Thank you to all of my loyal followers (and especially my friend Stephanie for always knowing the right thing to say). You all mean so much to me and I’m so thankful for all of you! This blog has been such a fun creative outlet for me and although I sometimes let my own doubts get the best of me, it’s still been a very rewarding process.
I hope you all have a fabulous week!!