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This job is weird. Being a style blogger is weird, you guys. We talk all the live-long-day about things. Things you should buy, things that are ‘cute’, things that you should put on your face or your body or in your house… things I’ll sometimes even say you ‘need’. You’ll see me write that ‘I just got this new thing’… oh and this new thing… oh and this and this and this new thing. (ummmmm… insert embarrassed face emoji). And if we’re being honest, we’ve probably all had the thought about style bloggers that it gets a little bit ridiculous… annoying… puzzling even… the amount of stuff we appear to possess (and then encourage you to possess).
Here’s the reality: despite the fact that I’ve made it my job to talk about the material things of the world, every so often I feel the need to remind whoever may be reading my blog that this is not the stuff that actually matters to me. It’s not what truly brings me joy. These things that I share with you are not what I feel defines me as a person, and I will never believe that they’re what defines you either. Not truly.
Because of that, I’ll admit that on occasion I have a teeny bit of a moral conflict with being a style blogger. Like do I really think anyone needs any of these things I’m sharing with you in order to be happy or to feel of their true personal value? Nope. I don’t. You could wear a garbage sack on your body and kleenex boxes on your feet every day of your life and it wouldn’t have the least bit of impact on your personal worth. And it’s important to me that you know that… and that you know that I know and believe that.
I guess what motivates me to press on is that I do believe that style blogging has its commendable place. How you look and dress affects how you feel about yourself. I truly believe that. And how you feel about yourself matters a lot, actually. My aim is to share things with you that I believe will add value to how you look and feel (things that I actually like and would wear or purchase myself, for the record #promise). That’s the goal. That’s what keeps me going in this gig. Because it’s become my job, I share these things at an inordinate frequency. And don’t get me wrong – I love being a style blogger. I love this community where we talk about these fun things – fashion, beauty, home, travel, etc. I love sharing it with you. But my heart lies so much more so with the things that are of eternal importance – family, faith, and becoming a better human being. That’s the truth.
Why the H am I going on about this right now? There’s honestly not even a reason. It’s not to announce that I’m going to start trying to weave more of the truly important stuff into my content (even though I am), or to apologize for the reproachable impacts that a style blogger can inadvertently sometimes have, like making people feel like they need to have more of the material things when in reality, they really don’t (I do apologize for that, btw).
I’m telling you all of this simply because I want you to know. That’s all. Sometimes it’s weird to have a job where you talk about things that you know in your heart don’t really, really matter all that much, because you can’t take them with you. It’s a job that I love, but I want you to know that there are things that I love so, so much more than this. The end.
P.s. Shout out to Vince Camuto for this beautiful jacket, bag, and heels. This jacket is such a versatile piece for fall, and it’s on sale for $99. Woot!
Have a Totes Awesome Tuesday!
Thanks for reading.