I guess you can consider me an advocate for personal style blogging because I often write about how starting this blog has improved my sartorial life - but it's true!
I believe that by taking outfit pics of myself and challenging myself to "get dressed" each day, it's really helped me develop a sense of what works for my body type and lifestyle and let me become more adventurous with my wardrobe. And as I improved on that, I also started taking overall better care of myself - wrangling in my frizz head, taking care of my skin, using makeup - and though I know these are all kind of superficial things, it's all combined to help me feel better about myself.
Though don't get me wrong, styling blogging hasn't been all rainbows and kitty cats all the time either. After starting my blog, I couldn't help but to notice areas where my wardrobe was sorely lacking - skirts, dresses, any sort of accessory. So yes, blogging definitely had loosened my purse strings. And there was a period of mental mania about acquiring the "latest and greatest" - I had to have what everyone else (i.e., other bloggers) did, I had to have it first, I had to score deals, to always bring something new to the table. I thankfully never got into debt or anything, but made for some poor shopping decisions, some overly-done outfits, and it was frickin' exhausting.
Nowadays I think I had a pretty well-rounded wardrobe, though I still shop - for things I like, not just things that are popular in style blogland. I am not afraid of putting together bold colors or patterns or trying shapes that may be new to me, though getting dressed each morning is sometimes harder than it should be because I have it in my head to consider if an outfit is "blog-worthy." I do take better care of my appearance which in turn has helped me feel better about myself overall - I'm learning to work with what I've got.
How has blogging affected your style and wardrobe? Do you think it has improved your sartorial life? Does having a blog make it easier for you get to dressed?
Blazer: J.Crew Robert Noble herringbone (worn here- sim, sim, velvet, steal)
Sweater: J.Crew factory puffin (worn here - sim lobster, anchor, penguin, brown bear)
Jeans: J.Crew hipslung (sim, sim, sim)
Necklace: Pam Hiran via Anthropologie sparked agate collar (worn here - sim, sim, rhinestone)
Bag: Coach legacy penny (worn here - sim, sim, sim)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson jaide leopard (worn here - same colorblock, chunkier, sim)