I’ve wanted to write this post for quite some time. These days I’m figuring out who I am and who I want to be, whilst striving even more now to be like Jesus (and Carrie Bradshaw, but we’ll see about that…).

This whole “fashion blogger” thing has been stuck in the back of my mind because I know that narrowness just won’t do. This blog is more of my portfolio on which I post what I wear, yes, but also write however much about whatever topic I so please. I won’t hardly be posting outfits with two sentences under them (not that there is anything wrong with those who do, but my awkwardness in front of a camera plus the surplus of other topics I want to discuss lets me know that I’m not that kind of girl). The bottom line is that I simply love to write, and I’ve found that I can’t do it on just one thing all of the time. I click on more blogs each day than I can count or remember the names of, and I draw inspiration from every single one of them.

The best reason I can come up with is that I love variety. In the same way that I can’t stand eating the same thing for lunch and dinner when I can help it or chicken casserole for a week straight, I’d rather not restrict myself to expressing only thoughts about fashion when there is so much more on my mind than fashion. One of the things I love most about fashion is the endless possibilities – everyone’s unique sense of style, the multiple ways to wear a single garment, old becoming new again, trends that rise out of what seems like nowhere and blow our minds. I love it all.

I suppose that’s part of the point of these blogs (and college) – to discover more about ourselves and what we want to come out of this whole thing. Careers have been started from some creating a blog, posting a stylish picture or four, and gaining popularity for their fashion sense. However, it can’t and won’t be just about followers for me. It can’t and won’t be all about numbers or free merchandise. Those things of this world are great but I’ll do what I enjoy, and it sure would be wonderful if a few people enjoyed it too and choose to follow what I post. With this, one day I’ll have what I’m hoping for and maybe, just maybe, once Anna Wintour steps down they’ll make me the new editor of Vogue. …A girl can dream.

AE sweater vest, Forever21 top, H&M flats, Betsy Johnson sunglasses, Marc Jacobs watch.

Photo taken by Michael Dawes.