I couldn’t decide whether to write this post or not. What put me off is that it completely sounds like #FirstWorldProblems but at the same time it is how I’ve been feeling about blogging and why I haven’t been posting as regularly.
Recently I have been feeling under pressure when it comes to blogging. Since I redesigned and changed the direction Life’s a Catwalk was heading in I’ve been really keen to keep up the quality of my content and images. I feel like the blog is a closer representation of me now. While there is more of a lifestyle element with regards to the content, the images are all about fashion.
Now comes the bit that makes me sound like a spoilt brat. I like designer. I’m not saying everything I buy must be designer just that I tend to prefer more high quality particularly when it comes to accessories. I want Life’s a Catwalk to have a more luxury feel just because that’s what I like. I do buy the majority of my clothes from high street stores and online from places like Asos Missguided so it’s not that I’m a complete label snob.
The more I have been taking outfit photos the more I have been feeling dissatisfied with my wardrobe. I would love to be able to go out and splash some cash on a whole new wardrobe but that just isn’t realistic. I am self employed and my income isn’t exactly reliable so to be completely honest I just can’t justify the expense. I come up with new content for the blog all the time but I find it frustrating that to keep things looking fresh I need to be posting looks that you guys haven’t seen before.
I guess half the problem is that I know where I want my blog to go and I can’t help but compare myself to other fashion/ lifestyle bloggers and their designer wardrobes who I think are already there. Of course I don’t begrudge people who work hard for what they have! As ridiculous as it sounds it is almost like I think I am going to be happier, look better and be more successful if I own a continuous stream of stunning outfits.
It can’t just be fashion bloggers that feel like this, beauty bloggers must also be under pressure. I mean can you be a beauty blogger if you haven’t tried out all the latest makeup launches, have super shiny hair and immaculate nails.
I need to try and turn how I have been feeling into something more positive without compromising my aims for the blog. I want to combine my love of designer with shopping on a budget so that is what I’m going to try and do. With this in mind my next few posts will be about getting the look without getting myself into debt! I am also going to be raiding my wardrobe for clothes that fit with the new season and that can be put together with pieces that have been seen before to create new looks. I hate being wasteful so I want to get as much wear as possible out of what I already have while trying to keep things fresh for autumn.
I would love to know if anyone else has been feeling under pressure like this so please tweet me or leave a comment!