If there was an award for the worst blogger in existence lately, I would win. No I would, I have been shockingly shite and I don’t want to make excuses but let’s be honest, I am definitely going to make all of the excuses.
Life has been good. So ridiculously fun, so ridiculously busy, so ridiculously full of exciting work and projects and travel… and so ridiculously stressful. If I could describe my general self over the last couple of months, I would say it was akin to doggy paddling through a glamorous lake whilst just about keeping my head above water but looking like a swan on the outside (and when I say on the outside, we all know I mean Instagram).
There’s been less of these types of posts, the ones where I just ramble and talk the most amount of dribble ever about how I’m generally feeling (which are without fail my favourites to write because it makes me feel strangely closer to you all – LOL at sounding like a top weirdo/loser/saddo/[insert your own choice of twat here]). And more sponsored posts. Well, maybe not more, but it just looks that way because there’s less posts in between.
And that’s totally fine. I have always been blessed with an audience (audience, lol hi Mum talking about you, how are ya?) that have always supported me the most ridiculous amount, but I kinda feel like I owe it to everyone that reads this blog, whether it’s been from 4 and half years ago (jesus christ where has that time gone?) to newbies, to keep you in the loop and just have a general chit chat. Because let’s be honest, the only reason I even have said ridiculously fun/ridiculously stressful/ridiculously busy life is because of you, YOU RIGHT THERE, reading this little corner of the internet.
Before I turn into a much less sassy and Queen-like Oprah, let’s move onto clothes. Because there’s only so much cheese a gal pal can take before it’s like “gimme the photos and stop talking please and thanks”.
DRESS– NEXT (ANNOYINGLY SOLD OUT BUT VERY SIMILAR HERE)/ SANDALS – NEXT (ALSO OUT OF STOCK BECAUSE BLOGGERS WENT NUTS FOR THEM, SIMILAR HERE)
So this little black dress from Next is an actual dreamboat. It’s so comfortable, it’s a nice length which shows a bit of leg but doesn’t make you look like you belong in Love Island. It has that “I’m an effortless boho chic queen” kinda vibe and I am all about that. It’s just one of those fling on and looks great dresses and they will forever be my favourite. Annoyingly, the rest of the world also agrees so it’s currently out of stock but do keep an eye on the next website because you never know when it might come back!
The shoes. Ugh, the shoes. I love them. Actual love (I mean not actual love because that may go towards explaining why I’m single if it was), because there’s something about the simple, classic style with the J.W.Anderson/Chloe-esque ring that just makes them look a little more premium (vom at that word) in my opinion. Again, they’re bloody sold out aren’t they which is endlessly annoying but I have a sneaky feeling they may be making a return soon so keep you eyes peeled!
And basically, that is about it. This post was basically pointless apart from being like “GUYS I’VE BEEN RUBBISH BUT HERE’S A PRETTY DRESS, YOU LIKE?” and you know what, that is absolutely fine. Wonderful in fact in a day and age where blogs have become somewhere that need to be glossy and purposeful to be “successful”. Because actually, that’s never why I started this blog. I started it because I love to chat and I love photography and I love words (especially when said words talk about fashion/beauty/food/travelling/general life)… and whilst there will always be the occasional semi-informative and useful post on here, I think I’d like to take it back a little to when I started.
So yeah, I’d actually love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you miss the old days of blogging when numbers and glossiness didn’t matter? Are you trying to combine a bit of the both like I am? Or are you like, “I clicked on the post because I liked the dress, bore off” 😉 I always love hearing your thoughts!