how style blogging has helped me

03/10/2014


details of this outfit here: http://www.liketk.it/v5FI
 
so i saw this type of post on a couple of other blogs and i really enjoyed reading them; as i'm always curious to find how others in a similar environment feel, so i thought it would be great to sit down and write about how style blogging has helped me as a person.

to those from the outside style blogging can be perceived as a higher form of vanity; conveying the "me me me" attitude onto others, and it is easy for it to be manipulated and twisted to be seen as egotism. so why would someone be interested in a twenty-one year old individual taking a few pictures of how they wear garments like myself? i'm stumped on this answer, but i know i absolutely love reading other style blogs. i love that i am able to educate myself on styling and finding new inspiration to branch out and improve my wardrobe. beneath the surface running this style blog for the past two more years has given me so much more than i ever thought when i popped up my first post. before i had this i was a creative soul that felt pressured into taking a more academic route. it was the more responsible decision, more likely to give me a "well-earned" career and therefore at the age of 16 i chose to give up doing a textiles a-level despite getting an a*, to do three a-levels that led to going to university to start a history degree. needless to say that didn't work out, i dropped out on the basis i had no passion for it and ended up working in retail to keep me on my feet. starting this blog gave me my passion back for all things fashion related and helped me realise that this really is the path i (always) wanted to take.

it's crazy to think that from just posting online about clothes i like and talking with others i have become more comfortable within myself. style blogging has given me my confidence and has changed me so much as a person. in school i never really felt like i fit in; struggling with my image and never feeling good enough, and although i did have a group of friends i still found myself withdrawn. i don't want to go on about it a great deal but i did battle a spell of depression in my late teens whereas now i feel accepted just for being myself. there is nothing wrong with feeling good about yourself and having love for yourself! don't get me wrong i'm not like this 24/7, i do have bad days where i feel down but for the vast majority i am happy. style blogging has done this for me as i'm a lot more adventurous and creative with how i style on a daily basis. it has helped me to dress the way i want to dress without caring what anyone else thinks with the reassurance that even if i don't fit in where i live, most importantly i feel good.

21 comments

  1. You're such an inspiration my lovely, you really are. Not many people can be honest about tough things and come off sounding content and confident at the end of it. I know you're on the way to feeling super special and so you should, you're a strong, kind and not to mention super stylish girly and I'm lucky to call you a friend. Thank you for writing this post sista, and keep on keeping on ;) <3 Gxxx

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  2. i absolutely love your blog and you can really see all the effort and hard work you put into it. i'm so glad its done so much good for you!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  3. youre such an inspiration ! i've been following your blog when you have only 600 followers
    and i can really see how much you have grown
    Im really happy for you and love to see posts from you blog

    Love Seereena <3
    http://www.ryokogurl.com/

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  4. Nodding along to so much of this, exactly the same for me. I love the creative scope that blogging has given me over the years, not to mention the friends and connections. I often think to myself how lonely and hard life might be without the internet to help find other people who think and act similarly to me. It is a great place, this blogosphere, isn't it?
    xxx
    Chambray & Curls /

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  5. Just discovered your blog and have really enjoyed flipping through it! Love your style and writing! I'm relatively new to blogging but in the past few months I can't believe how much it has given me! I was "yeah me too"-ing to everything you wrote here! Connecting with other bloggers is definitely one of the reasons it has helped me to grow as a person xx

    —Rebecca
    wanderdust.co

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  6. I loved reading this post - it seems your story behind blogging is very similar to mine and it's brilliant that it has brought you so much confidence. In the last few months of writing my style blog I've felt my attitude and confidence towards fashion has changed so much for the better, I feel much better about myself as a whole and I've rediscovered my love for things like photography, which has been pushed to the side a lot the last few years. xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

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  7. what a great post! I feel really similarly. Blogging has helped me so much in terms of self improvement. I'm much more comfortable to try different styles, don't care too much what others think anymore. Going to fashion events has given me much more confidence, I'm less shy of a person and I also gained a few nice skills like photography :D xx

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  8. It's amazing that style blogging has gave you such confidence <3 You're blog has definitely grown with your style, fabulous lady!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

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  10. I'm really glad to read this, I love your sense of style and I enjoy your posts so It's great that you've found this outlet for your creativity. I really hope it keeps making you this happy for a long time.

    RosalieJayne

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  11. Love this post!
    Such a great idea
    http://dressedbys.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  12. Charissa this post is really inspiring!!! I am currently doing gcses and I am starting to think about my future and a level subjects I might like to take. I have always been very creative but feel slightly pressured to do academic subjects, so this post has really helped my realise it's my choice and I should choose something I am passionate about.

    Becky.

    rebeccasoph.blogspot.com

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