Outfit: The Forest Awakes

Right now, I’m feeling a bit under the weather.  Luckily, after a doctor visit and lots of good care from Moxie (who is a wonderful nurse, incidentally), I am on the mend and almost ready to take on the work day.  Almost.

So here’s the thing.  I took these pictures while I was sick.  I shouldn’t have.  I should have used that time to stay in bed and rest (read: watch Parks and Rec and drink lots of tea), but I didn’t.  I had been thinking about how the weekend ahead was going to be busy, so I wouldn’t have time to take pictures then.  I figured today was going to be best if I wanted to do two outfit posts for the week.

It’s fair to say that most of you, my readers, are bloggers yourselves, so you know it’s no easy task to put together an outfit post.  I’ve been stressing out about how much time I spend working on this blog and feeling like I have to commit to a set schedule and worrying about finding time to fit it in with moving, seeing friends, dating, working, and being a puppy mom.  Which is sort of the opposite of what I hoped would happen.

I started this blog because I wanted to do something that made me feel fulfilled, and this absolutely fits the bill.  It takes effort and creativity, and I even had to teach myself a little bit about photography.  But I’ve gotten to a point where I feel like I have to do it a certain way and post a certain amount, and that’s no good.

I’ve been thinking about what I should do, and it’s either going to be a short hiatus, or I’m going to cut down how often I post–I’m leaning toward the latter.  And that’s perfectly okay.  I have to keep telling myself that.

Yikes.  Sorry for all of that.  Are you still here?  If you are, here’s what I have on:

Ring: antique

Jacket: old, H & M

Dress: old, ModCloth

Shoes: ModCloth

Purse: ModCloth

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6 thoughts on “Outfit: The Forest Awakes

  1. Aww you poor thing! I hope you feel better.
    When I started my blog I decided too that there would never be an obligations connected to the blog. And while I worry that I don’t update it as much as I want to, I manage to actually live with not updating it when I want to, instead doing it when I can. I absolutely think that you could and should go to posting less frequently, if that makes you feel better. I know I’ll follow your blog no matter how often you update it 🙂
    Much love to you and take care of yourself ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Mona! I think you’ve got a really good attitude toward blogging, and I definitely want to go back to that approach. It helps to know that it’s something you think about too, and I’m really glad for your support!

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  2. Definitely hoping for a speedy recovery for you! I am right there with you on trying to keep to a regular posting schedule, but life often gets in the way. I have found that by thinking of blogging as “blogging for myself” (because, as you said, there are a lot of benefits to blogging) the stress of maintaining a schedule seems lessened. You just do you! 🙂 I too, will be following your blog no matter how frequently you post!

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    1. Thank you! Moxie has been taking good care of me, and I’m on the mend. The idea of blogging for yourself seems like the right way to go, and that’s how I want to look at it. Life has to come first! Again, thank you. I’m so glad to have blogger friends like you!

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  3. Oh no, feel better! I just went through the same thing over the past couple weeks with my blog – life happened and blogging was put on the back-burner. I was lucky to post once a week, but it doesn’t seem as though anyone minded or noticed. I also had to remind myself that quality over quantity is definitely a better strategy. Doing one great post versus two so-so posts is the way to go. And I know I will still follow yours if you do cut your posts down! 🙂

    I love your dress in this post! And seriously, you are awesome at styling your hair! I really like the way it looks for this post.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    -Lindsey
    http://www.have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Lindsey! It’s really good to hear that from you. As much as I want to keep up my posting schedule, I think I need to direct my attention to the rest of my life! Again, thank you–for your support and for all the kind words. 🙂

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