October 29, 2012

Deep Thought

So the past few days, I've been thinking all about blogging and how it has become such a big part of the fashion industry. Before I even started blogging, I was reading millions of blogs everyday, in order to see some versatility and hear different voices. I am definitely picky when it comes to bloggers, as the blogging industry has become so mainstream lately, and I believe you really have to stand out as an individual. Although I can appreciate nice photography and beautiful clothes, I usually never return to a blog if I feel the blogger is only about getting "recognized" in the industry. I have no problem whatsoever with bloggers making money through their blogs, but as long as they blog for the right reasons, and not just to get acknowledged. I look for a lot of passion and depth when it comes to blogs, as it's not all about the fame aspect and being "known." If all of that eventually comes along, that's great, but I think it's so important to recognize a blogger for their authenticity and their individuality. 

Many bloggers feel that if nobody important in the fashion industry sees our outfits, then our outfits never existed. I don't think like this, as I blog for myself and for girls just like me who are looking for a daily dose of style inspiration. If they happen to get republished on a well-known website, I'm thrilled, but I don't blog just to get noticed. I started my blog because I love fashion and I wanted to share what I love with the world. 

Being a good blogger isn't all about looking so dolled up/decked all the time. Rachel Bilson is my style icon because in my eyes, she's the queen of casual chicness. Less is always more - that's the motto I follow. At the end of the day, I'm just a girl, who appreciates fashion, but I'm so happy to leave the house in a pair of flats rather than 5 inch heels. Yes, I love to switch it around and show a wide range of different looks/styles, but what I wear and what I write on my blog is all coming from someplace real. Nothing is perfect and no one is, so no blog will ever be exact perfection. Your hair won't always look like it was just done and you may not have that perfect tan, because we are all real girls, and there's nothing wrong with that. Being exactly who you are is enough.

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