Dress & waistband worn as headband - Yours Clothing (old), Jumper - New Look (main range - old),
Shoes - Topshop, Necklace - Accessorize, Bag - Birmingham Clothes Show (old), Tights - Marks & Spencer
I feel like I've lost my 'mojo' recently and have been feeling really deflated. It's been a tough few months for me, and still is, but I haven't let it affect my blogging. In fact, despite everything negative in my life, blogging has been the one thing I've had to focus on and have put all my energy into. But this past week every time I had an opportunity to take photos I just wasn't feeling it, until my Mum finally dragged me out. I think it's partly because I put a lot of pressure on myself (I'm sure other bloggers can relate), because sometimes I don't have something new to wear, or anything 'exciting', or 'I've blogged that before'. Now of course this isn't a problem, as I don't read other blogs just for new items - I read for the styling, or that bloggers aesthetic! And duh, I can't afford to constantly buy clothes, and yes we all wear the same outfits a hundred times over - who doesn't?! Not only that, I am not satisfied with taking indoor/back garden photos, I always make a lot of effort to have an interesting and complimentary background which isn't always easy but it's something I enjoy and it makes me proud of both my blog and my photo's. I also feel my pictures and outfits reflect me and my personality, which is why on the very rare times I have taken the standard garden pictures I've not been happy at all. (not that there's anything wrong with garden pics - it's just not for me!) Even though I put this pressure on myself, it's always rewarding to see the result and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm always striding for new ways to style outfits, and new photo locations, and constantly remaining true to myself - which is so important. (I hate insincerity, particularly in blogging, and I am always 100% honest about who I really am, no fakery) There are, of course, other reasons why I haven't been feeling it recently too, but I won't go into that. So far I'm keeping up to pace with my blog and will try my best to keep it that way - but if it does go occasionally quiet it's probably because I'm having a down couple of days. Sorry if I've just ruined your mood - on a happier note, how pretty are these poppies? They really remind me of the poppy field from Wizard of Oz! And this dress isn't new, in fact it's a very old Yours Clothing favourite that is actually falling to pieces because I've worn it so much but I can't bare to throw it out.