The world of style blogging is a curious one. I should state, first, that I love style blogs. I follow - to borrow the slang of yesteryear - a grip of them. I think we all like them for the same reasons - the endless inspiration, ideas, and hours of avoiding doing actual tasks that we don't feel like doing trying to figure out how our favorite blogger got that arm "party," "swag," or "candy" combo just right. The benefits go on and on.
I am, however, conflicted. I've never been all that comfortable hosting a website where I post pictures of myself so all of you people who have much more important things to do than look at me can, well, look at me. I'm not doing anything amazing, just wearing clothes - something we all do every day. Well hopefully you do it - at least when you leave the house. In any event, I continue, as I have for the last year or so. Posting some pics of my favorite looks and hoping you find it significant somehow. Hoping it adds something to you and your day instead of simply wasting your time.
At times I feel like a fashion blogging failure. I don't hip you to the latest trends - I find keeping up with trends exhausting sometimes. I don't always feel like going to fashion shows. And every once in a while, danggit, those heels hurt my feet and I'd rather wear sneakers. Whew, glad I got that off my chest/mangled foot I've shoved into some random shoes.
My reluctance extended to sharing these thoughts. Mostly because I don't want anyone to think I'm not grateful for all of the support I've received and all the folks who spend some of their precious time here on a regular basis. I'm very appreciative of all of you and your comments, thoughts and follower-ship. You're amazing. Go look in the mirror and tell yourself how freakin' cool you are. Do it! (+ 6 cool points and +3 weird points if you actually do it. Don't worry, weird points are good. They're like cool points' older cousin who seems to have an awesome job, but no one knows exactly what it is.)
As the fabulous person we have already established you are, how do you feel about this? Is it weird that we have an entire community devoted to touting our own fashion sense. Is it vain? Frivolous? Or is it the same as having a site that boasts personal creativity in other ways - like if you design jewelry or knit afghans or make dioramas recreating significant historical events out of marshmallow peeps and string cheese?
Would love to hear your thoughts on this. In the mean time...here are some pictures....