Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Broken record

It's been quite obvious that I've been struggling with this blog, lately. That is largely due to struggling with changing styles in my wardrobe. I wrote a little bit about it on Tumblr and, while I love the idea of looking different from one day to the next, it's not always possible on a tight budget. At least, not in the way I envision it.

So, I suppose because I don't know how I want to dress, exactly, I'm not sure what to blog about, either. Of course, I also don't have the drive to photograph everything the way that I used to and I think that's playing a huge part in my lack of blogging.

Lately I've been feeling comfortable in outfits such as the one above - buttoned up blouses, skater skirts and boots - but last month I was all about mod. 

This chop and changing is partly because I just love so many different styles, but also because I guess I'm experimenting, again, trying to find out what I like.

I'm probably sounding like a broken record, now, with all of my 'I'm not sure what to do with my blog' or 'I'm not sure what this means for my blog' but I still haven't figured it out. It did, at least, give me a title.

After reading some great posts from other vintage bloggers (such as these two from Solanah of Vixen Vintage and this one from Janey of Atomic Redhead) I've wanted to write my own, but can't seem to find the words, just yet.

I've gone through a few different styles in my life, and I think this is just one of those natural things where my interests and tastes have shifted subtly and it's reflected in what I want to wear. But, again, it leaves me at a standstill with this blog, considering its history and how it started. I don't want to move to a new blog but maybe I could give it a visual makeover, as a start.

I also started a Pinterest board for anything that's inspiring me (visually/sartorially) at any given time, in hopes that some kind of pattern(s) will emerge. At the least, I think it will show how my interests can change from week to week but often cycle around.

This post is very disjointed and I apologise for that. I'm still struggling with blogging and still hoping I'll come out the other side with a clearer vision for this blog. Until then, perhaps it will be a document of my experimenting and journey to a new style?

5 comments:

  1. I hear you! I am struggling with the same problem. I am currently trying to wear everything that I already have in my closet and am compiling an inspiration board on Pinterest. Blogging is a great tool to refine your style.
    Cheers,
    L A
    .Ravishing-Ruby.blogspot.com.

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  2. Though I can't necessarily recommend what to write about, I've always brushed aside the idea that if you have a certain style you have to stick to that style. In my opinion, when you pigeon-hole yourself in one type of look getting dressed loses some of the fun. When you feel like you've run out of outfits, or when you feel like you need to constantly buy new pieces to keep up with your image (so to speak), it's like you can start to resent the very thing that you used to enjoy so much. I embrace doing what I want, and wearing what I want, simply because I want to! To hell with my confused coworkers hahaha.

    This has been a mini rant.

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  3. i know how you feel. this is how I was feeling a while ago. I realised that I liked too many other things to dress just one way but at the same time I felt that meant I was inauthentic, or betraying myself or that I didn't know who I am. One day I dressed Steampunk, another day Mod, another day Teddy girl. So I wrote about it on my blog, like you've done, and admitted that I'd be experimenting and trying different things. It's human to worry about consistency especially as a blogger. but we're your followers! we'll be with you all the way as you experiment <3

    Aida

    http://sunshinesuperwoman.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I can relate to this feeling of wardrobe malaise. When I first began blogging, I really stressed myself out trying to create a "brand" for myself. I attempted to really define my style and tried to dress in a very limited way.

    The problem with that (for me, at least) is that my style is incredibly eclectic. I am inspired by so many things that I find it practically impossible to dress within a particular style all the time. I will wear hippie/boho outfits for a few days, then switch to a more punk rock/grunge aesthetic. I leap between vintage and avant garde with alarming regularity.

    I personally found it helpful to just relax and let my style flow naturally. But if you feel that you'd like a bit more continuity, perhaps you could just see this as a period of flux before you reach your next style destination.

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  5. I love this post. It's so wonderful and honest. And I completely and utterly feel for you! I'm trying so hard right now to develop my own style, but it is hard, especially when you like so many different styles, like you mentioned. I too love a variety of styles and eras. There is A LOT of really good fashion out there to choose from.

    My advice is wear what makes you happy. Wear what makes you feel good. Wear what makes you look in the mirror and think "I'm awesome!"

    As for the blog, I totally get you there too. A lot of my lack of blogging is a combination of a lack of clothing changes, as I'm wearing a lot of the same thing, and I hate blogging about the same sorts of outfits, and a lack of activity! Like there are times where I will go a week, a week and a half without doing anything of consequence! So what is there to write about!? I like the idea of a blogging revamp for you, instead of ditching and starting a new one. You have a great URL, and it doesn't pigeonhole you into doing one thing verses another. You can write about whatever you want. It's your blog!

    I hope things shift in the positive direction for you soon! And I look forward to whatever it is you write about when you write!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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