Being Less Strict & Having More Fun

Anyone else feel like life just gets on top of them and there just aren’t enough hours of the day?!

I’m having a fab time this summer, but at the same time I’m guilty of letting things get to me easily and I’m super pernickety (fave word). It seems to happen with my blog a lot – I spend hours editing photos so they’re ‘perfect’ and if something in a blog post isn’t how I want it then it pretty much ruins my mood for the entire day. It’s always little things, but I don’t know why I stress over them so much and why I seem to be so hard on myself.

This set of photos are pretty lush, I guess. But instantly when I uploaded them all I could think was ‘how unprofessional looking is that background’ and ‘this won’t match with my Instagram feed’ and ‘they won’t get regrammed’. I spend SO much of my time worrying about all of these things that I actually take the fun out of what I’m doing. I enjoy blogging, and the photography/editing side of it is my favourite part (Lightroom I love you), but recently I’m so bogged down with making everything light enough or having perfect shadows and perfect highlights that it’s NOT fun.

In comes… how strict I am with myself. I’m constantly comparing everyone else with how ‘street styled’ their images are and how their photos always get reposted, so I end up being really critical with my content in hope that it gets me somewhere. I’ve done amazingly well to be where I am with my work and my blog, but somehow it’s still never enough.

So what do I need to do? Apart from chill the f*ck out? I just need to have fun again. I need to enjoy the outfits I’m sharing and focus on the love I have for fashion instead of trying to fix things I can’t necessarily fix or force. I love swishing around during photoshoots – so I need to just take in that moment and not care what ugly scenery is behind me. I need to edit my photos, but enjoy editing them and creating that series of images to share on my blog. I need to write my content how I always write it, instead of trying to conform to some ‘rule’ about making posts interesting when really all I want to do is tell you how nice my outfit is.

So here it is, my fab new blue jumpsuit, paired with red accessories and black details. Enjoy!

SHOP MY OUTFIT

Jumpsuit – New Look

Bag – Boohoo

Shoes – Dune

Earrings – New Look

Sunglasses – ASOS (old but similar here!)

Watch – Daniel Wellington

Lipstick – Guerlain KissKiss LoveLove

Are you too strict with yourself? Or are you laid back in life? I think I wish I had a mixture of both! Let me know in the comments!

R x

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2 Comments

  1. 12th June 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I think we sometimes find ourselves taking our blogs and Instagram far too seriously. I get it for those who are looking to make a career out of it but for those who are doing it for fun, just take it easy!

    I absolutely adore that jumpsuit and didn’t even notice the background till you mentioned it!x

    • 16th June 2018 / 5:19 pm

      I know we so do! I struggle as it is partly my job so I have to keep up with work and emails etc, but still need to chill out a little!

      R xoxo

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