Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Going Somewhere

Cardi: Target hand-me-down,  Shirt & Shorts: H&M,  Boots: Coconuts via DSW

Ho hum.  What exactly am I doing with this blog?  This is the question I've asked myself for a few years now.  I love that it's here.  I think about it everyday - post or no post.  I have no intention of shutting it down.  It's become a strange extension of me - like a neglected child, waiting for my attention.  When I first stopped posting consistently, I felt guilty.  This mental image of style blogger Jenga, my piece wiggling it's way out of the stack.  The dream of becoming a foundational piece in the game was never going to happen.

I am not a fashion blogger.  There, I said it.  I am a blogger who has an interest in fashion, among many other interests.  You know all those blogging how-to's that say there should be a clear focus?  I'm going to ignore all that.  Because the fact is, my life is not very focused.  I like it that way.  And this is about me, right?  Yes.  Shopping and fashion will always be my go-to, but I'm not going to allow myself to feel weird if I want to share something different.  Such as...

The Pugs that run my life and take over my Instagram feed.  Heaven help me that I should want to talk about them more, but I totally do.  I want to obsess over Ollie's pawsiness and Daisy's snorts.  I want to post dog park reviews in their own words.  Ollie will say things like, "Everything is Awesome!".  Daisy will be all, "I kept up with Ollie the whole time, even though I couldn't breath!".

My paid work revolves around two local boutiques.  Teeny Bee recently raised funds to open a play space downstairs - the Bloom Room.  Think baby play dates, music class, yoga, and art.  It's the happiest little place in the Twin Cities.  Then there's Sisu - the thing that keeps me fashionably afloat.  We have some events and endeavors coming up that I'm so excited about - hello, fall fashion!  The success of these small businesses is important to me, so I will plug them whenever I can.

I hope to travel more in the coming months/year, but I also love exploring home.  Minnesota is full of things to do and see.  I want to do and see all of it.  Steve and I will be adventuring in the Boundary Waters next week!   We're hard core like that.

I'm grateful to be surrounded by some seriously talented friends.  People who pursue their passions - music, writing, photography, film making, designing, and all other forms of creativity.  It all has a place here, in my little cyber space called Spoils of Wear, even if it isn't wearable, but just because I say so.


Bethie The Boo said...

I went through this recently too and let me tell you, once I said, I'm going to blog about what I feel about blogging about and screw what everyone else thinks, it became so much more fun again! So go for it! I think your pugs are cute, as a mom I want to hear more about Teeny Bee and I do enjoy seeing your outfits when you post them. So I'll still be reading!

Mary said...

Amen to all this! Love to see you doing you, lady! :)

two birds said...

Well we read when you post and will stick around for pugs, fashion, travel, or shop talk!!

Jilliebeanie said...

Thanks, friends! Means a lot to me. :)

s said...

I'll read and enjoy anything you post!