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Rekindling My Love of Fashion Through Blogging

I am rekindling my love of fashion through blogging!  I fell in love with fashion when I was a little girl and I was given my first handmade Holly Hobbie dress to twirl around in.  After that, like Luke from Gilmore Girls, I was in.  All in.

Most people don't know this about me, but when I was a teenager I quit school, got my GED, and went to work, and took college courses in fashion.  I took a fashion merchandising class at the local college and got to try my hand at sewing and visual display for windows in small boutiques in town.  It was a lot of fun!

Then I moved to Florida and went to the Art Institute for fashion design, but struggled with it.  It was during this time, I had a lot going on in my life.  My parents were getting divorced and right after that, I found out I was pregnant with my oldest daughter Angeleah, who you can read about here.  I quit school.

Later on, I became a manager at the mall at one of the chain stores.  I hated it.  It wasn't exactly what I wanted to be doing, though there were parts of it I really enjoyed.  At the time, my kids were small and I went back to being a stay-at-home mom.

It wasn't until years later, that I started to get back into fashion some.  That was when I started my first serious website and blog and later, opened a vintage clothing shop on Etsy.

Fashion was always meant to be part of my blogging life, but somewhere along the way, I stopped trying.  I stopped wearing jewelry years ago.  I ran out of things that I liked to wear and how they made me feel.

I know part of it was because a huge source of my money disappeared around this time, but more importantly, it was because I no longer felt I was worthy.  Blogging has definitely changed my view on myself through the lens of fashion.

Rekindling My Love of Fashion Through Blogging

Lately, since starting this blog, I've found myself making wishlists, downloading clothing apps like Threadup and Vinted, and experimenting with my style again.  You know what?  It's fun!  Even on a budget or when trying to do eco-conscious wear, fashion is fun.

I had forgotten how much I loved it.  I've also decided to incorporate my love of mother earth with my love of fashion through a fashion feature called Wearable Nature.  It started out as this sorta do-it-yourself fashion post and I'm converting it into a fashion feature.

This has ignited the spark within me when it comes to my personal style.  In the past, I've always been shy to share that part of my life.  I didn't really understand why.  Now I know it's the personal style part of it.

I've never been big into name brands, though I don't mind them if they are free.  I've always been a down-to-earth woman.

I think you'll see a lot of that as I open up and share my style more.  In addition to the fashion feature, I plan on sharing the do-it-yourself style posts.  I enjoy making them and who knows, maybe there's someone else out there in the same boat.

Nature-Inspired Fashion Accessories

I'll be rekindling my love of jewelry some.  I used to wear bold statement piece necklaces made from elements of nature.

When I worked at the aquarium, which you can read about here, I had a real shark tooth necklace.  You can find them naturally on the beach in Florida or when snorkeling through shallow waters.

I'd like to add more natural pieces like that, preferably make my own.  Then I can be assured that no animal was harmed in the making of the jewelry.

I'm also getting into wearable planters, which you can read more about here, and plan on making pet plants and planters part of my wearable nature fashion feature.

I've also gotten back into hair accessories again.  Back in the day, I used to do a lot more hairstyles with my hair.  Now, I don't know, I've just gotten lazy.  One of the things I've started doing differently is wearing flowers in my hair and experimenting with new hairstyles.

What it all boils down to is that I am trying again.  It's weird how life if you let it, can even influence your personal style.  I stopped caring and trying in real life and my style represented that.

I'm getting past this bad phase of life and I can see myself opening up like a flower and blooming.  My new style will reflect that.  I have blogging to thank for that!

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