Thursday, July 7, 2011

I quit + 4th of July outfit

Okay. I've known this for about a week now, but now I definitely have to make the confession: I'm quitting the 30 for 30. I feel like an idiot, since a blog is such a public thing. I mentioned in a post about a month ago that I wanted to slowly shift the content on here to being a little less fashion and a little more design. It feels impossible to do that with a 30 for 30 going on. Plus, it's hard for me to take pictures every single day.

So anyhow, that's why I haven't been posting outfits. And now you know. This was my Fourth of July outfit. I don't own many red things at all, so I went with an all blue palette. I love this sweater–the color, the shape, the patterns.

So anyhow, I have a lot of ideas for my blog. I just need to stick by them and not get sucked into constantly posting up outfits. I might lose followers, but that's all right; I feel like there's a lot more that I could and should be blogging about. I want my blog to reflect more of me than just my outfits.

That being said, I'll still be posting them. Heather over at 29 Skirts actually has a feature I want to be joining in on, called Thrifted Thursdays, which sound like exactly what they are–outfit posts of outfits made entirely of thrifted clothing :)

I also want to get back into my Virtu and Inspiration posts as well as start posting up illustrations and my projects. We'll see how this all goes. I feel like I'm definitely still trying to grow into my blog. Happy Friday!

sweater: UO on sale
shorts: thrifted
purse: thrifted
shoes: Steve Madden
necklace & headband: F21


  1. Lea, you shouldn't feel like an idiot. You tried the 30x30 and realized it's not for you, there's no shame in that. Just do what makes you happy, whatever that is! :D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  2. Don't feel like an idiot! I change my blog all the time! My blog has probably changed names about 100 times haha :) Do what makes you happy! Why don't you start an illustration/design feature and get everyone involved? I don't think you will lose followers! :)

  3. That sweater is so cute. And, quitting the 30 for 30 isn't a big deal at all in my book. I'm excited to see what kinds of new content you bring to your blog :)

  4. Yes, I agree with Lidi and Nadine! I wouldn't want to go through a 30 for 30 challenge either, by the way. In fact, sometimes I worry that someone will try to get me to do it and I'll have to say, "No way." However: cute outfit today! (Why am I rhyming??) I'm pretty sure I had that short-sleeved sweater on my UO wish list at some point but didn't snap it up. I look forward to seeing your illustration and project posts!

  5. PS: Thanks for the Thrifted Thursday shout-out! I look forward to seeing your all-thrifted outfits too!

  6. Love the sweater, so cute I love stripes :) I am going to check out Thrifted Thursday now, sounds good!

    I love your style and hope to still see your outfit posts but I know what you mean about the difficulty of taking outfit pictures all the time! I feel like my blog has become solely about fashion which is fine because I love it but sometimes it feels like I am always posting the same thing. I should try and diversify my content.

    Anyway sorry for the ramble :) I look forward to reading your new posts!

  7. Your not a idiot for quitting, if the challenge isn't for you it isn't! I def. agree it's hard to take photos everyday and sometimes it's so tedious. Your blog is supposed to reflect who you are and your interests, you have every right to change it. Can't wait to see your projects and design pics :) btw love this outfit that striped top is great :)

  8. I think it's so hypocritical that people follow blogs only for the outfit pictures and not for the other content. I hope they stick with you, I sure will! I'm very excited to see what you have in mind! I'm currently having a "little" blogslump myself. I'm struggeling to find the right voice and balance, as I feel my blog is not representing me as I really am. I hope everything falls into place again :) Good luck! x

  9. I'm not sure if I said this before but...I want your glasses. haha I've been looking for a nice cat eye pair for awhile but am hesitant to spend quite a bunch of mula for them. Anyhoots, yeah doing an outfit post every single day is tough. But we understand...just post what you love!! :)

  10. I wouldn't be able to make it through the 30 for 30 either. Can't wait to see new things on your blog. Just post what makes you happy! I do love your top! Navy, stripes, AND polka dots. Too good to be true!

  11. I tried the 30 for 30 once and also quit. Didn't even make it to the half point. I also found it very difficult to take pics every day and I like having every item in my closet available at all times. It just wasn't for me.

    This outfit is perfect for 4th of July festivities. Very cute!

    I look forward to seeing new things on your blog. And you definitely won't be losing me as a follower! :)


  12. I know what you mean. Lately I have been feeling the same. Even though I have been blogging for almost two years now, I still find myself strugling to decide what it is I want my blog to be about. But one think I know for sure, is that I want my blog to reflect who I am, what I like, what type of music I listen to, that sort of stuff.
    And sometimes it´s hard to stick to that, and I find myself posting mainly outfit pictures as well.
    It´s your blog, and you should about what you want. I can´t wait to see what news posts you have planned ;)

  13. Congrats for quitting, Lea! It's for a good cause and the RIGHT cause, so I support your decision entirely! Thank you for this post: it actually got me to thinking about what I really want my blog to be about. I can't wait to see what inspirations you post.

    Cute sweater, btw!

  14. It's a tough challenge my friend and I commend you for sticking it out as long as you did. I did the first one last year and holy crap!! Too much stress...But live and learn. It's not for everybody. And you won't lose followers for not posting as much. You're too cool:)

  15. That sweater is just lovely. Don't fret about quitting! :)

  16. Aww, don't feel like an idiot! It would have been far sillier to continue on doing something that wasn't making you happy :)
    Anyway, I love this outfit! I was totally contemplating buying that sweater from UO but it ended up sitting in my cart until it was sold out. Ah well!

  17. you look so pretty!
    i know what you mean, for me is also really hard to take pics every day!
    i'm in love with your necklace! sooo cute!

  18. Love this..your blog will be amazing no matter what! Those shoes are so cute and the stripes and dots are perfect for the 4th!


  19. Sounds absolutely brilliant, I'm looking forward to all the design posts and seeing your illustrations! I've been looking forward to see art you created for such a long time. :)

    I feel so much better about my blog since I started doing the Illustrated shoots and writing more meaningful "articles" sometimes, and changing the style of my photography bit by bit... These things are much more work than simple outfit posts, but I enjoy doing them so much more.

    Do what makes you feel proud of your blog! It will be brilliant! :)

  20. don't feel bad about stopping the 30 for 30! i think it would be hard to write on 1 topic only when you have so many interests. my blog keeps changing too.. it started out with specific features, now it's mostly lifestyle.. but features on occasion.. meh.. i just write what i feel like writing :) i'm excited to see what you do with your blog.

  21. This is such a cute look. I adore that top of yours!

  22. This outfit is really cute and casual. I love your top. I can't imagine a wardrobe with no red in it though! I have so many red items I can't even think of them all on the top of my head.
    I'm excited to see what else you'll incorporate into your blog. I know it'll be great. It's your blog, so you should post whatever you want on it!

  23. aw dont feel bad!! i give mad props to anyone who even attempts the 30x30, i know its something that I could never stick with (or pull off...)

  24. Lea, it's a tough challenge! That's why I never even attempted it! hahaha. And I'm excited to see what you'll be blogging about next! ps. I love the scallops on that sweater. :)
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  25. I completely understand you, I think I would never be able to do the 30 for 30 thing just because of having to photograph/post each and every day, too much! I also think my blog is too outfit filled too and I'm trying to get a bit back of what it was 2 years ago but I am having a hard time not posting outfits!!
    Anyway, I really really like this outfit of yours, so simple and neat! You look great.

  26. awww i['m sorry to hear you're not continuing but it was a good run :) good luck with the rest of your blog! it'll be great!

  27. I love your top and that purse is amazing! Just found your blog and I love your style. I'm your newest follower!


  28. That sweater truly is awesome. And that Thrifted Thursdays thing sounds pretty cool!

    Good luck with figuring out your blog, exploring options is always fun. :)

  29. I love your outfit and blog! Hey on a side note i gave you an award for your blog, come check it out :)



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