Thoughts On Blogging

Lately, I find myself thinking about the blog, my goals and where I'd like to see the blog in 2013. I've toyed here & there with the idea of starting a new blog (something more lifestyle related) but somehow that didn't sit right + I'd be pretty devastated not connecting with all of you guys here. Having said that though, after almost two years of documenting my outfits, I feel like I'm ready for a change. I don't think I'll ever let go of style posts completely, they just won't be the heart of the blog anymore.

My life & priorities have changed a lot since starting the blog. In the beginning, I missed having an outlet for fashion and I loved spending my weekends planning outfit photo shoots, scouting for locations, thrifting + styling outfits. But since then, a lot has changed. Most weekends, you'll find me in skinnies and a top knot (haha) visiting friends and spending time with family, or trying out new vegetarian recipes with my honey. So, I'd like to blog more about that! I'll admit, I don't have it all figured out yet but I'm excited for a new and more authentic future.

On that note, I'll be taking a break from accepting sponsorship as well. Although it feels scary, it's something I've thought long and hard about. I wholeheartedly adore my sponsors, but I'm yearning to free up my time and spend it doing the things I'm passionate about. Like, work on my jewelry and grow my online shop. As a side note... I'll still include affiliate links on the blog and accept (very occasional) c/o items from companies I feel passionately about; however, I will be phasing out all banner ads. I'm excited to get back to posting at my own pace, and without the feeling of looming deadlines or the pressure to post on a given day. If I can't post in a given week? Hey, no big deal - the sky will not fall. ;)

I think that pretty much sums it up for now. I wasn't even sure if I should write this post or just make the changes... but I felt like I wanted to share and invite you guys into my process. If you have any questions, ask away! I just switched over to a new commenting system, so now I'll able to respond to your questions directly on the blog. Lastly, BIG hugs to you all. You're all such amazing readers and many of you have become such dear friends. Thank you for your awesome and continued support. I'm excited for the future!