Confessions of a Fashion Blogger

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I will admit, the black and white bold stripes trend is a tough one for the vertically-challenged such as myself. And nothing is harder than wearing bold horizontal stripes. But...go big or go home, right? I dusted off this beautiful Rachel Zoe dress that they gifted to me about a year ago, and decided to "fun it up" with some knee-high boots, tights (it was a chilly day) and cinch it with a fluorescent pink studded belt. I already had all of my stuff ready to go for Monday in my work bag, so I just grabbed it, and off we went to grab some frozen yogurt. Yum. Remember to link up your posts here on Wednesday, if you're participating in the new challenge.

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Confession: I feel like I've hit a ceiling with my blog. If you're a blogger yourself, you've no doubt had those moments when you feel what I call the Hamster Effect: you're spinning that wheel as hard as you can but you're not getting anywhere. It can be discouraging, and this definitely isn't the first time I've felt this way--it tends to pass with time, but inevitably I find myself getting frustrated when the needs, desires, and wishes I set for myself and my blog go unrealized.

Every blogger has a different set of priorities for what makes them feel satisfied, or acknowledged. I'm not insinuating that I don't appreciate everywhere this blog has taken me--because trust me, I do. It's more that I feel disappointed in myself for not continuing to see the growth I've become accustomed to, as smug as that may sound. Maybe there is a plateau effect. Is this the best my blog will ever be? Or do I have more in me?

Have you ever felt the same way? Tell me I'm not alone in this.

Sure, I think there's a valid reason: I'm just a lot busier this year than I have been in previous years (thanks to a little thing called residency). I'm on a mission to reinvent myself, and I'm not sure where it will lead. New design? New venture? New direction?

We'll see where it takes me.