January: the month for self reflection, resolutions and goal setting. Like most people, I've made a list of things I'd like to accomplish this year, some of which pertain to my blog. Like any blogger, of course I want to continue to grow my audience and collaborate with brands. However, the main thing I want to accomplish this year in terms of my blog is to trust my creative intuition more and stop comparing myself to others.
When I first started my blog, I was hesitant. Blogging was something I had been considering for a while, but by the time I finally decided to pursue it, I worried I had completely missed the boat and would just look like a copy cat mimicking more established bloggers. Living in the age of Instagram, it's easy to mirror what you see on social media, either consciously or subconsciously. When you see what's working so well for others, it's natural to want to recreate the same things because you believe that will bring you success as well. But after dabbling in the art of blogging for almost a year now, I have realized that you will never feel successful if you are constantly comparing yourself to your peers and wondering why you aren't at their level yet. So this year, I am making a resolution to just focus on myself and the things that make me unique.
This outfit seemed like the perfect look to kick off the new year and my new perspective on blogging and social media. It is equal parts retro, quirky and Parisian, three things that truly define my personal style. I shot this outfit at the Whitney Museum, where a Carmen Herrera exhibit was on display. The colors and the patterns in the artwork perfectly complimented my outfit, so much so that people jokingly kept asking me if I was a part of the exhibit.
Both the turtleneck and skirt are from Style We, an online platform dedicated to featuring independent fashion designers. I was initially hesitant to work with Style We, since it was a company I was unfamiliar with, and I normally am reluctant about ordering clothing online. However, they had lots of unique pieces, so I decided to take a gamble and I'm so happy I did! The garments are great quality and fit true to size. The prices are reasonable and they have flash sales to offer discounted prices daily. They also have an app to simply the shopping process as well.
What are your style or social media goals for the new year?
Turtleneck: C/O Style We (https://goo.gl/jXPVGt)
Skirt: C/O Style We (https://goo.gl/GqLTB1)
Location: Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City)