There have been multiple posts on other blogs and comments and my own thoughts that have made me consider why I do "fashion" posts or at least fashion pictures to go along with whatever I want post that day. Maybe you don't care. Or maybe the only reason you come to my blog is to see what I'm wearing. Or maybe you think I should get over myself and stop being so self-involved and materialistic. Please, read on.
I like clothes. I think they're great. And I'm glad that I don't have to go around starkers, especially with the changing seasons and increasing cold. But the reason that I choose certain outfits and dress up and take pictures of myself, or at least have Nick take pictures of me is the same reason that I paint and write and cook--to create.
Clothes are a form of self-expression and getting dressed can be a creative process. Some days my clothes express that I'm busy, tired and haven't showered, other days they express more of my personality, interests and even sense of humor. I don't buy clothes just to take pictures for my blog, but there are times that I feel like the colors, patterns and textures are so delicious that I want to share them with someone else. Someone who might think, "Dang girl, I like your style." Other times I share my failures because those are real too; who hasn't gotten dressed, after spending too much time trying on alternatives and then left the house only to realize that whatever they're wearing isn't really working? I don't think I'm the only one. And that's the one of the life parts of lifestyle blogging that I want to share and be true to.
You may have noticed that I rotate through my wardrobe, which is largely thrifted because that's how I learned to shop growing up and because I think that it would take intense brainwashing to allow me to overcome the guilt I'd feel at buying all my clothes retail. :) Like I said, I don't buy clothes for my blog and sometimes when I see a new outfit everyday on someone else's blog I wonder how big their closet has to be to accommodate all those clothes. (My side of the closet already encroaches on Nick's side.)
I know that lots of people have their own opinions on "fashion blogging" and I hardly ever talk about where I shop or fabrics, brands or trends (cause that's not super important or interesting to me), but I do like to share my outfit creations.
What do you think about outfit posts in general? Do you love 'em, hate 'em, couldn't care less about them? Do you think I should stick to photographing other parts of my life instead?