DISCLAIMER: These words are not about anyone in particular, but I do see how they could potentially offend some people, including myself, lol.
I LOVE blogging, the style blogging community, my blogger friends, the style creators, and the opportunities that have come as a result, but I must also say that I have mixed feelings about it these days. I remember reading blogs back in the day and thinking, “wow, I love how she put that together” or “that’s a bold look” or “she makes something so simple, look so fabulous” or “it’s great how she makes inexpensive pieces look great”, but now I find myself reading blogs and thinking “I just saw that on such and such” or “she bought what?” or “that look is kinda blah.” I am no blogging expert, no famous style blogger, or a judge on the “Next Big Blogger” show, but I remember a time when style bloggers were innovators, inspirers, creators, and not copycats or machines for selling things through being given stuff. I remember when bloggers wore outfits not composed solely of items given to them. I am all for blogger growth and free clothes, but must we lose the fun, risk, and inspiration in the process?
Sweater: Kirna Zabete for Target; Pants: Marketplace Handwork of India (a great way to combine shopping and giving); Shoes: Audrey Brook- DSW (patent leather option); Clutch: Unknown- thrifted; Faux Alligator Clutch Cover- Clutched & Covered (not yet for sale); Necklace: Forever 21
At the end of the day style bloggers are everyday women, who happen to love fashion and personal style, regardless of how it comes, and I will forever love that about style blogging! It gives women (and men) who otherwise wouldn’t, a voice, an opportunity to share their passions, their style, their thoughts, and it is this that keeps Consider Me Lovely going and keeps my Bloglovin’ app full. I LOVE style blogs…guess I just have mixed feelings right now….
What about you? Do you have mixed feelings about the blogs you read? What would you like to see style bloggers do differently?