Photo by Caleigh Mayer
Let me just preface this by saying that if you came here to read something well written and thoughtfully expressed you probably came to the wrong blog. This was written in one sitting session, barely edited and in a way that is reminiscent of how I used to write in my diary in junior high. Just non-stop rambling and writing my thought process in real time.
I'll be honest with y'all, this post started off as something much different. I had something all set to go for October 17th outlining why I haven't been blogging as much and giving a bit of a rundown of what I've been doing this summer instead of focusing on creating content. Since I ended up deleting that entire post let me give you the cliff notes on what that post was:
Yep. I had all that and more ready to go. Saved in my drafts, set to automatically post at 12PM October 17th. Was going to use the same photo, wrote a witty Instagram caption, the works. It was all set to go and I was excited to dip my toes back into blogging. That morning I woke up, went to work at my office job, was feeling a bit hungry so I stopped by a restaurant nearby to grab a breakfast sandwich and about half way through my breakfast sandwich I was terminated from my job.
If you know me in IRL you know that I am about the hustle 24/7.
I work at a local fashion brand running their operations and logistics, I write for Vita Daily, I write for my own blog (albeit sporadically) and occasionally book the occasioning wardrobing gig. All while attempting to workout daily, eat three(ish) meals per day and prioritizing time with my friends. It's probably the millennial in me that needs to do all the things at once. It's also the living in Vancouver aspect of me that needs to have multiple jobs to fill my time with things that make me money and not cost me money.
Out of all my jobs, all of which I think are interesting in their own way, the one I get the most questions about is wardrobing. So here is my best attempt to answer some of those questions. If you have any additional questions feel free to leave a comment. The only questions pertaining to wardrobing I will not be answering will have to do with compensation and sharing contact info of my employer... if I am being honest it's surprising how many people I don't know who think it's okay to ask me those things.
This reoccurring category features me trying new things. Whether it's something outside my comfort zone, trying something I've always wanted to do or trying out something I think is super gimmicky.
"You're so brave" people sometimes say when I tell them I'm going to the beach. I think it meant to be a compliment but in reality it's not. It implies that someone with my body type would need to have a substantial amount of courage to exist in a public place in a swim suit.
Well fuck that.
Oh, hi there. It's me. Blogging. Again. I start, pause and restart this whole blogging thing more times than I can count.
Truth be told I struggled a lot to come up with content that I thought would be engaging and interesting while contemplating what it means to be a content creator. I know what I like writing about but it doesn't seem to be what people enjoy reading. I love researching sustainable and ethical fashion brands, supporting local business and reviewing (seemingly) gimmicky products - a lot of different things that don't necessarily mesh together.
I am also reluctant to call my blog a fashion blog because I don't really think anyone draws inspiration from my sense of style since it doesn't check off any of the Instagram-made blogger aesthetic. I love wearing bright colours, I'm not a size small and fuck FashionNova.