When running any sort of fashion blog, especially one entailing the cataloguing of your own style, it's easy to become trapped in the cycle of comparing yourself to everyone else. It's a habit I've noticed in most fashion bloggers. We compare our hair, our bodies, the photography of the shots but first and foremost we compare our wardrobes.
It's easy to become disheartened reading a blog where the creator is seen wearing something new every single post, sporting all the latest designer gear that would take you months to save for. Most of us don't have the budget to support the constant expenditure of keeping up with the best dressed Jones's. After all, some of the big names in fashion blogging are earning thousands every month, and good for them, but for most of us our sites are labours of love. Although I do invest most of my spare cash straight into my wardrobe - I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't party so fashion is my vice - I'm conscious that I don't want to become one of these blogs ... I don't want to dishearten anybody and I don't want to give the impression that I'm materialistic and rolling in it because the reality is I'm not.
I am not a model, or a stylist, I do not sit on the front row at fashion week. I'm a normal girl, just me. And after years of blogging, I think I've figured out that there's nothing wrong with that.