Something's Gotta Give
Thank God I finally have a post for you where I am not wearing jeans. In fact, I am not wearing anything similar to what you've seen before. Remember when I shared some inspo, and pink was right at the top of there? Well, I went into Urban Outfitters the other day to pick up a Breton t-shirt, saw these, and bought them without even trying them on. That isn't something I ever ever do, but it was one of those "OMG these are perfect" moments and I had to have them. They fit like a dream (I went for a waist 28, they're quite small fitting), super tight on the waist and then down into a straight leg. They're a very heavy material which helps for the structure, but also makes them a nightmare to iron.
Pink and Red is the colour combination of the season, so I went for that with my red Gucci loafers. They're sort of a brushed tone, and not super vibrant, so a good way for me to try out this colour combo without it feeling to bright. I am really really loving how they go together, I now want to red heels to wear with these trousers (queue hunt for red heels). Sticking to my red colour palette, my Celine leather jacket came out too. Having spent so much time in leather jackets recently I had forgotten about how amazing this one is. The feel and luxury of it trumps the Acne one by a long way.
As my most recent 'What I Wore This Month' video showed, I have been relying on my fail safe combinations a little too much recently, so it felt so good to wear something that felt different. The issue has partly has been down to how busy I have found myself the past month or so, I think we all get dressed into our most comfortable looks when we're stressed and busy! That's all well and good for a little bit, but when your job revolves around creating outfits and feeling inspired, then it isn't very sustainable. Which leads me into my next point...
Whenever anyone asks me about starting and growing a blog I always say the main thing to do is regularly create content. Content is what makes people come back, and above all else creating content is always my biggest priority. Making sure it's what you guys request, that nothing comes between creating that content and making sure it's there and ready at the same time everyday. Recently I have been the busiest I ever been, and also the most stressed. January was pleasantly quiet, and it gave me chance to sit back and improve on my content, rather than create what was quickest. I have been trying to maintain that ever since, even though things get busier. I don't want the quality of the content to be sacrificed at these busy times, which is why I am having a 'something's gotta give' moment.
I imagine most of you know what my blog schedule is; a new post at 8am Monday through Friday, nothing on Saturday and I share my video on a Sunday. Last week I didn't do a blog post on a Thursday, and the difference it made was huge. Most posts take around 4-5 hours to make; from the outfit planning, shooting, editing, film developing (where relevant), writing and then adding in the links. Freeing up that time in the week meant I actually felt a little less rushed and not so overwhelmed. So, for now, I am going to make a habit of this, and I hope you guys don't mind too much.
My Wednesday film posts are usually my favourite each week, these ones take even longer than the others so it makes sense for them to have a little breathing room and not be followed up by new content the next day. And I promise to make my Friday posts worth the day in between. I cannot tell you all how much I love creating content; it's always my priority and nothing comes between me and that content. I turn down trips if I think it's going to make me behind on content, and work every weekend. Of course it never ever feels like work because I love it, but these past few weeks I've felt like a little extra time would be very welcome. If and when things quieten down, I will be back with five posts a week of course! But, for the foreseeable future, lets work with the four. I always want to improve, push myself, make you guys feel the time you give to me and my blog is worthwhile. So I hope to make up for the missing post by improving the rest!