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Getting My Priorities Straight

What matters most…

It’s a strange world on the internet. One side of it is all perfectly curated images, and wonderfully edited content that shows only the things editors-in-chief believe will make people feel good about themselves, or just bad enough about themselves that they go out and buy whatever the article is flogging.

The other end of it is all sex-tapes and cruel meme’s using people’s faces without their consent for a quick laugh.

Sometimes it feels like there is no in-between. There is no real-life on the internet. Even typing that feels like a contradiction, because of course there isn’t. When half your life revolves around it, it is all too easy to forget that the internet is not real life. Not even close.

So, I’m sitting here in bed surrounded by my snotty tissues with a half-finished pack of Jammie Dodgers. (Purely because that is all there is in the house, and I have absolutely no plans on getting out of my pj’s and moving anywhere further than the bathroom today, let alone outside.) And I’m editing photos and cutting out all the fun ones that make me look like I have more of a personality, and I’m wondering why I feel the need. Personally – the ones where I’ve got my tongue out, or I’m falling around laughing are my favourites. But internet conventions have me paranoid, and convinced they don’t fit into the ‘good’ internet aesthetic that I’m aiming for over here.

Then I start wondering what on earth I’m going to write about this outfit. It’s another bloody outfit. And I start having an existential crisis because – it’s just clothes, does anyone care, who even reads these things anyway.

And epiphany struck. The same reason I bought this coat is the same reason I’m writing this post. I bought it to keep me warm. Not because it was super stylish, and is gonna look banging with that leopard print skirt in my wardrobe – but because it’s a flipping duvet you can wear outside. Priorities my friends.

I mean, yes, in my opinion this marvellous wearable duvet also happens to look pretty cool with that leopard print skirt I had in my wardrobe, but that is beside the point.

I’m not sure what the point is now, I’ve kind of lost sight of the point.

But basically I write this blog for fun, and a lot of the time it isn’t that fun because I get so caught up in what I feel like I’m supposed to be writing or showing and it just makes it stressful and nothing ever comes out quite like I imagined it.

But fuck it. From now on this blog will be all singing, all dancing, all swearing, all sticking my tongue out and making stupid faces because that’s what I spend significant amounts of my time doing, and you guys deserve some truth. Some real-life.

I’ll still be writing about the places, people, and outfits that I love but in a less #liveauthentic way and a more just really actually real fucking life authentic way.

So yeah – here are some pictures of me loving life because I’m literally wearing a duvet, and it’s so flipping warm and it makes me so happy.

Hope that’s ok with you all.

Jacket – Sessun / Top – Brandy Melville / Skirt – Zara (similar here) / Boots – River Island

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  • I understand what you mean. Sometimes I feel like I write posts because I should do, rather than because I want to x

  • You’re too right, there’s too many blogs where life just seems rosy and there’s no reality to it. I love seeing bloggers personalities and their real lives, even if it’s not always rosy x

  • Hannah Latoya Bond

    I love the outfit your are wearing in your photos. I like blogs that seem like they have a real person behind them, not someone pretending to be all great

  • Rachel Bradford

    Love the outfit. And love the new approach! Totally doing the same and trying to put more real me in to my blog!!

    • I feel so much more motivated now, I’ve written so many blog posts today because of it! good luck

  • Those boots are gorgeous and you suit this style really well!!

  • Louise

    Good on you – if it makes you happy and it’s what YOU want to write about, then go for it! I also love your funny poses (well, not poses, but get my point). It’s so refreshing to see such a down to earth and natural outfit post. I don’t post many myself because I just can’t pose like other fashion bloggers and I look like a tit when I try. But you’ve inspired me to try some by being myself! x

  • Mellissa Williams

    Do what you want to do with your blogs, it’s yours! It’s so easy to get caught up with what you think you should do, be true to yourself 🙂

  • Yes!! I love the photos where you’re messing around because you look like you’re having fun! If I’m honest, I find all the typical blogger poses really odd because it just looks so unnatural. (Mind you, this is coming from the girl who can’t even smile properly in pictures without gurning hahaha). My 2017 resolution is to not give a fuck about any of it anymore 🙂 xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  • Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    I love the honesty in your post – I’ve never stopped blogging about or how I think is authentic to the person I am. x

  • Yes! I love this, and we need more of this, in my opinion. I would so much rather read and follow a blog that is real and passionate because you are doing what you love, then a blog that only publishes only content that “looks good” or shows a perfect life. Good for you x

  • Laura

    I love blogs where the writer just blogs from the heart, nothing too controlled xxx

  • Love it, I think you should just be yourself, I started blog thinking what to the readers want and realized that it’s what makes me happy and what I want to do. There is always something for everyone taste in the world and while many won’t read your blog or mine, there will be just as many who will be interested. Blogging is about make you happy and not every one else, if you wanted to be a people pleaser than we wouldn’t bother with blogging at all and work a 9 to 5?

  • Catriona Stephen

    Aww I love these photos! The internet and blogging can be a funny old place at time, it can be so overwhelming at times, and I think I often loose sight of why I’m there in the first place

  • I actually think the “natural” shots are so much nicer! Would love to see some of you having fun/sticking your tongue out etc 🙂

  • I absolutely love your photos, it shows you have a fun side to you! Shows off more of your personality! xo

  • Leah Shafik

    I love blogs where people throw caution to the wind and say what they really feel and make it their own. Love your attitude 🙂 x

  • I feel the moment you start wanting to fit in or be the ‘norm’ and deviate from who you are is the moment to step back. I think sharing your true self, loves and wants is better than ‘fake but most liked in media’. Lovely post and good luck to you

  • Sarahjane

    I struggle to see what the norm is! I have a food face which is a silly face pull when I’m taking pictures with food! It’s weird and I love it because it’s me! My priority is to stay me!

  • Melanie Edjourian

    It sounds like you have that cold that’s going around. Hope you feel better soon. I think you should blog about what you enjoy in the way you want to.

  • Good for you, I decided to do the same about 6 months ago. Why not let your personality burst out – you know? ENJOY IT! 🙂

  • Annie Brooks

    Be honest and be true to who you are. I went through blogging like everyone else when I first started, then decided I wasn’t being ‘me’. It’s now totally changed and I couldn’t be happier

  • I really think that when you start venturing into areas that aren’t really you, it’s time to take a step back.