Print Blouse for Weekend or Work and Thoughts on Style Blogging

When I started blogging, I shared a lot more style posts than I do now. Of course, I had a lot more time back then, but lately I've been thinking about style blogging and why I haven't been feeling it as much. I still love exploring personal style and getting creative with the clothes in my closet, but recently I've noticed that I've been more hesitant to share an outfit post if I'm not wearing anything new.

Now listen, I use affiliate links myself and I know a lot of bloggers who make pretty good money linking to the clothes they're wearing. I see nothing wrong with this, and I find that a lot of these blogs are providing both inspiration and a kind of service--I like seeing a store's clothes on a real person before I decide to purchase them. However, at some point I felt I had to keep up with that, and if I couldn't, I shouldn't bother with style posts.

For me, sharing outfits each week featuring new clothing just isn't a reality. It's not in my budget, for one, and what's more it's not really my style. While I do enjoy shopping, I tend to wear the things I love over and over again and I don't really think about whether or not they're currently available to buy. (You know this about me--you've seen me wearing the same jacket, vest, and earrings for years!) I tend to be an under-buyer, so I typically add to my closet strategically and sometimes slowly.

Therefore, when I do share style posts, they will likely feature lots of items you've already seen. My goal is to remix them creatively and often include new (or new to me) items as well, but if you're looking for a blog to give you specific items to go buy now, you won't find that here. However, if what you do want is inspiration for how to style what you already have, or ideas for building your wardrobe thoughtfully and on a budget, I hope that I can provide some inspiration.

I'd love to hear from you regarding your thoughts on style blogging and why you read style blogs or style posts. What would you like to see here? 

Thanks for reading all that! I do have a couple of outfits to share today, featuring this pretty print blouse I got from a recent ThredUp order. I love how it can easily be dressed up or dressed down. I wore both of these looks this past Sunday: the dressier one to church and the casual one for a solo Target run (can you hear the hallelujahs?) while the kids were napping.



{print blouse - dressed down for the weekend}



Blouse: Loft via ThredUp (similar option) | jeans: Mossimo, Target (similar option) | earrings: Nickel and Suede | scalloped flats: Target


Blouse: Loft via ThredUp (similar option) | earrings: Nickel and Suede 

{print blouse for work}



Cardigan: Loft via ThredUp (similar option) | blouse: Loft via ThredUp (similar option) | denim skirt: J.Crew via ThredUp (similar option) | earrings: Nickel and Suede | sandals: Target (similar option)


Cardigan: Loft via ThredUp (similar option) | blouse: Loft via ThredUp (similar option) | earrings: Nickel and Suede


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2 comments:

  1. Love both ways you styled!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  2. It feels impossible to keep up with sharing new things constantly. It's not my personal style either and also not in my budget! I actually struggle with how often to share style posts for this very reason! I'm curious to see what you hear from readers, I love to see new things I can buy (when I like them on other bloggers) but I also like seeing outfits put together and drawing inspiration from them!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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I really appreciate hearing from you!