Self-Portrait

Since September, I have had my heart set on owning the Self-Portrait Azaelea dress. If like me, you follow hundreds of fashion bloggers, you will probably recognise it. The dress came out a while ago and used to be all over Instagram.

For months, I have searched every Nordstrom I have come across head-to-toe for it but I could never find it in red. As soon as I saw the 3D version, I had to refrain from screaming. Trends change so quickly so I try not to ‘break the bank’ on designer clothes but this is one purchase I don’t think I’ll ever regret. It is honestly the most comfortable dress I own and as lame as it sounds, I feel like a princess when I’m wearing it. Even though it’s not at all practical for Seattle weather, I intend to wear it as much as I possibly can this summer (and every other summer after that FOREVER).

 

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Photos by the wonderful Haley McLain (Instagram).

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Outfit Details

Dress – Self-Portrait // Alternatives here/here/here (Review here)/here

Shoes – Jimmy Choo // Alternatives here/here/here/here

Bag – Lulus // Alternative here

 

 

Starting a Blog

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Hello!

This is my first blog post and I don’t know why but I am a little nervous about uploading it. Since the age of 14,  I have wanted to start a blog.  I’m naturally creative, I love fashion & travelling and truth be told I am a bit obsessed with social media. I love the community but I have been reluctant to enter it for many reasons.

In the past, I was worried that any blog I created wouldn’t be compelling enough for people to want to read it. When I was 17, I started a Blogspot but I didn’t live an interesting enough life to post anything worth reading. My posts lacked both inspiration and effort. Gradually, it became an online diary but in a bad way and by the end of it, I didn’t feel comfortable having that many of my personal thoughts and feelings out there for anyone to see – though let’s be honest, I don’t think that many people read it… thank God.

So, I stopped about a year after I had started. Now, it’s been 3 years since I deleted my blog and I have no regrets. In fact, the other day, I archived all of my Instagram photos without much thought. As far as social media goes, I am a big believer that if you change your mind about something you’ve posted (an Instagram, a blog post etc.), you should be able to delete it and start again.

That seems like a no-brainer, right? But it’s actually quite difficult to delete something that you put effort into. It’s even harder to find out how you’re going to improve from there and start again.

Also, I have been a little insecure about how people I know will react when they see my blog. Then I remembered that whatever I do online isn’t that important to anyone else but me. Even if they want to laugh at me, say mean things about me behind my back, judge me and what have you, it doesn’t impact my life. Having said that, if anyone I know wanted to start a blog, I wouldn’t have an opinion on whether they should or shouldn’t so I doubt anyone cares about whether I do.


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Why now?

The honest answer is that my life is more interesting than it was 3 years ago. I have graduated university and I have moved to Seattle. I feel a lot more confident in myself and I care a lot less about what people think of me.  So really, why not?


 

 

 

What to expect?

As I mentioned before, I love fashion and travelling. I know, I know, what a cliché but it’s true. I already have several travel plans lined up for 2018. As far as scheduling goes, I am going to aim to upload at least 1 post a week. The majority of my posts will be fashion related but I will write as many travel posts as I possibly can.

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That’s all I have to say right now! This was just a vague introduction post but you can find out more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for reading! Come back soon!