GIVING A FEW LESS FUCKS
And My New Cord Flares …
I think it was the two hour drive to blame, but Sunday night I spent two hours trawling through my instagram (have a browse if you want a good giggle), and what I found surprised even me. I simply couldn’t remember posting the type of content I was scrolling back through in the years when instagram first launched. Iphone outfit pictures taken in my bedroom mirror, my friends, snaps of my travels, my days, my life. Nothing overly considered. Just life as it happens. No lightroom. No DSLR. Just simple pictures. Don’t get me wrong my inner perfectionist couldn’t retreat that far backwards now, but I have to say there was something warming about how relaxed my page used to be, it was nice to see what I’d got up to, it was lovely to remind myself of the journey to buying my first Celine bag .. because let me tell you the whole thing was documented and shared with you! No curation or filter … 5 or 6 shots from the day! I was clearly so excited to document it all in real time … saving the polished edit for my blog! I’d never do that now.
Isn’t it funny how times have changed. For those of us blogging since pre 2012, it’s always a funny thing looking back. It’s a weird juxtaposition of longing for the good old days where outfit shots were on the daily and little more than a photo in your bedroom or outside your front door, with the contradiction of pride for how far we’ve come, how our content has improved and grown, and all that we’ve achieved from something that started merely as a hobby. It’s a real grapple for the perfectionist in me.
My blog is a lot better now than it was then, but there was something in those unfiltered outfits and stories of my days which I wonder if blogging has lost a little, that i’ve lost a lot. The everyday relatable me. I think in 2018 I want to get back to that a little more. Sharing my travels, my home, the trials and tribulations of renovations, the juggling act of my career and my blog, and just you know, what i’m wearing right now! The high and the low culture if you will. A little more of the everyday mixed in with the more polished & curated content I do really work hard to create.
And rather than wait until 2018, when I’ll make broken promises to myself about losing weight, getting healthy & blogging more everyday content … I thought i’d simply do it. And in fact do it for the second time in a week. You’ll remember this post last weekend which i wrote and shared on the spur of the moment, well today is much of the same. Some very unpolished shots of my outfit to Sunday lunch at the weekend. The shots wouldn’t usually even make it onto instagram, let alone my blog (I just don’t think they cut the mustard in terms of quality, style, lighting & setting) but in the words of Sarah Knight, i’m quitting giving so many fucks (and i’m hoping it might do my blog some good).
So here you are … just a few shots of my outfit from Sunday. Because, well, I like my new cord flares from Zara.
WHAT I WORE
. ZARA CORD FLARES . RAG & BONE KNITTED JUMPER (SIMILAR) . CHLOE HUDSON . SCOTCH & SODA SCARF (OLD) . GUCCI LOAFERS .
I hope in the new year it’ll be less about sharing content and photos i’m not all that happy with (like today), but more about perfecting the art of capturing the everyday, so that I can share more of it with you. Whether it’s outfit pictures on the way to work, putting my fuji to test so I can capture more of my daily goings on … coffee flat lays, office goals, London life in its fullest.
Something I really only share a small percentage of.
Not because I don’t want to share it with you … but because I find it hard to capture content and document my day when my head is in work mode and not blog mode. I often reserve ‘content creation’ for the weekend when I can organise shoots, plan outfits, prepare content ideas. It’s considered. I want to add a little more of the unconsidered … bring the past to the future rather than cut it out entirely.
What do you think? I’d absolutely love to hear your thoughts, your feedback is invaluable x