I’ve been having a hard time getting back into blogging. There, I said it and it’s out there in print. Blogging was always something I enjoyed spending time on because it provided an outlet for reflections, but ultimately served as some form of scrapbook if you will, of outfits worn and life events. When we left for SF a couple of weeks ago I truly delved in the moment and very seldomly checked my email, favorite sites and blogs. Becoming somewhat unplugged from my normal routine is always a welcomed change in my book as it gives me the opportunity to adapt in the moment. Once we returned from our trip I had to leave town yet again and attend my best friend’s baby shower. The travel schedule and make-up work that piled up kept me busy, but also provided me with a break from my habits. I kept thinking about how I should tune back in and dust off blogger, but I just didn’t feel ready yet. I was still enjoying my break of not feeling the need to post outfits and rush to snap pictures in the morning (if I wait later I’ll look a wrinkled mess).
This morning as I was putting on my new dress**, I felt like writing down a few words and posting my OOTD. It was an organic, natural process and who knows, it might not last past today, but it served as a confirmation that there is no actual pressure to keep tabs on myself via this blog. It’s much more important to me that I feel present for the memories and moments created than plan ahead on how to document said thing (trip, new purchase, outfit, etc). And if I could say a few words about this dress? Lovely, just lovely. As you may have noticed, my style has somewhat transitioned as a result of the job I started last summer, and have grown to reach for more polished dresses and pencil skirts ala J Crew. I initially had some apprehension regarding the fit of the dress, seeming perhaps too conservative for my taste, but once on it felt elegant and classic. Definitely worth the wait (see below).