Recently I’ve turned this space into a beauty and fashion hybrid because I found my jam when it comes to fashion. Although I’m totally smitten for sharing my style with y’all I can’t help but feel like I don’t REALLY belong and here is why…
I’m not a mummy blogger but I’m not super high end
There is such a boom of ace mummy bloggers who mix fashion, life and beauty all into the one account. Although I follow and LOVE a bunch of them I haven’t yet pushed a baby out of my va-jay and somehow I don’t think that a frenchie mum is quite the same. After all you CAN leave a french bulldog at home unattended and it’d all be okay. So I don’t fit into the ‘mummy blogger’ category but I also don’t fit into the ‘super high end/polished/monochrome/editorial’ category either. There is a blur between magazines and blogs now but I still want this space to remain real and relatable. I don’t wear super crazy high heels everyday and I never want my account to reflect a fantasy land.
I tell people where things are from
There is nothing more annoying than when a blogger has uploaded a cute snap wearing an item you’ve been looking for high and low without tagging or telling you where it is from. God damn. As a consumer or follower – whatever you want to call it – I HATE it. It gets even worse when you comment and they don’t get back to you. WHY!
If it’s not my personal style I say no
I reach out to brands and brands reach out to me but sometimes nothing comes of it if a particular item they’re wanting me to promote just isn’t ME. I’ve had plenty of brands never contact me again because I’ve politely declined an item for the sole reason I wouldn’t be comfy in it. Of course this can be a bit tricky because sometimes there are super blurred lines between trying some new and it fitting into your vibe. I think it’s about how you style items and making it your own in those situations.
I wear the same things twice
How many times have you guys seen my Nobody Denim jeans? Or my Lack Of Colour hats? God I’ve lost count of the amount of items I’ve tagged those brands. It’s funny because sometimes I scroll through feeds and I’m in awe of the constant flow of new stuff and lack of repetition. I get repeating certain outfits could be boring and I even asked on my Insta-story a few weeks ago if you found it annoying but I think it’s just a testament to how incredible those items are. In real life everyone outfit repeats right?!
Have you ever felt like you don’t belong in a particular group? How did you get over it?
PS – this isn’t a dig at anyone in the industry at all. It’s just me feeling like I’m on the outer :)
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I'm a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.