Oh my. I’m in a rut. I’m not sure whether it’s the hormones or just the stress of general life at the moment (it’s definitely the hormones) but I’m feeling a bit fed up with the way my blog is going, and it’s because I feel so trapped with it.
For anyone who doesn’t know, I live in a teeny tiny village with ZERO civilisation and I’m a million miles away from any other bloggers/life/shops/events/anything. I’ve only ever been to one blogger event in my entire ‘career’, and I still get all of my blog photos taken by my dad. I know right? Don’t get me wrong, it’s all lovely having my cosy home with my parents, and having my dad to actually take blog photos for me, but I’m so restricted with where I can take them and I just can’t seem to create the images and content that I want to create. Especially as I’m trying to push this whole ‘blogging career’ thing.
I think it all comes down to comparison, and naturally we all do it. We all see other photographers and bloggers who have such amazing photos in amazing locations and you think well I’m down a lane near my house because nowhere is glam or city-chic enough for my vision.
It’s a bit cruel, but it’s only because I care about my blog and my work.
After looking through this series of photos it did occur to me however that not everyone needs to have the same photography, and surely if people like the outfit I’ve put together then hopefully they’ll read anyway. But it really is my aim for this year to get to grips with some seriously COOL photography, and that includes real photographers and *hopefully* better (and more varied!) locations.
And how am I going to manage that? Well… if you don’t know already, I’m moving house! YAY! No more countryside. No more greenery. No more shit spreading in the fields. No more cats either, but I’ll visit them for cuddles. In the first week of August Jimmy and I are finally moving into our first place together #adulting, and we’re SO excited! I’m freaking nervous too, I don’t really want to spend my evenings on electricity comparison websites, but it’s gotta be done!
But what does this mean for my blog? Well, it means I’m just generally closer to life. I’m closer to the town centre, the bus station and the train station (will I one day actually go to a London event?). I’m close to shops so I don’t have to plan for half a day to go to grab a few New Look bargains. I’m going to have my own space for working on my blog and of course a new home means INTERIOR POSTS! I can’t wait to make everything how I envisage it to be, because I’ve always been so creative but never had the resources to put it to use. And finally, it means I can dig out NEW LOCATIONS for outfit posts! I’m going to contact a load of photographers and hopefully be able to travel around for outfit shots, so no more greenery ruining my insta feed. SAY GOODBYE TO THE QUIET COUNTRY GIRL AND HELLO TO THE CITY CHIC BABE!
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Top – c/o Pretty Little Thing (20% off with code VR9VNVTX)
Skirt – ASOS
Shoes – M&S
Bag – Topshop
Watch – c/o Daniel Wellington
It’s so easy to compare your own creativity to other people’s, especially when so many people are taking to things like blogging and social media content these days. But this girl is gonna have a few changes around here in the coming months when she takes a shift towards the suburbs. Exciting times! And while you wait, have some country gingham to sink your teeth into during this grim summer weather.
Are you a country girl? Or do you enjoy the city life? I’d love to know which you prefer, and your thoughts on my outfit of course!
** c/o shows items gifted to me for the purpose of the post, but all items are chosen and styled by me! **