(taken with my iPhone)
Lately I've been reevaluating where I want to go with this little blog, which is why I've been posting less than usual.
The thing that I don't like about so many blogs is that they put me into a state of thinking that my life isn't sparkly or glamorous enough. Looking at pictures of Laudrée macarons or Giambattista Valli cocktail dresses (I just calculated that one of them would require approximately 400 hours of work at my part-time job) usually doesn't leave me in a happy and optimistic mood. Suddenly everything in my closet looks cheap, I've spent too much time looking at things that I can't afford, and I've fallen into a big unhappy spiral of want.
My favorite blogs are the ones that show how normal people with normal incomes (I'm looking at you style bloggers who still swipe your daddy's credit card) find creative ways to make their days a little happier. I love Melanie Blodgett, who can make magic out of a can of spray adhesive and a pack of tissue paper; Eve, who always looks adorable in her a sparkly t-shirts, cowboy boots and striped socks; and Kate, whose weekend recaps never scream LOOK HOW MUCH FUN I HAD!, but are a mellow snapshot into her happy little California life. These blogs inspire me to do something creative and fulfilling with my day, an effect that a Laudrée macaron doesn't seem to have.
So, my point (I swear I have one), is that while it might be easier for me to post pictures of dresses and macarons when I run out of original content, I think we all get enough "want" from the internet and I don't want to add to it. When I wear a new outfit or go on an adventure I promise to post pics, but if I've spent the day in my pajamas reading a book, you probably won't hear from me.
What do you think of my new blogging philosophy? Has anyone else had a similar conundrum?