Target ($21) | Tee: Target | Jeans: Express | Necklace: Kendra Scott | Boots: Target (Similar at Target under $20) | Crossbody Bag: Stella & Dot (Similar) | Earrings (shown below): c/o The Fringe Studio| Nails: Chanel Graphite
Well, I stand corrected on this sweater. When I wore the marled black version of this sweater here I said that it didn't shed for me as it had for some reviewers. When I wore this combo of light grey + black tee...yep. It did. I probably just didn't notice the other times because the color of the sweater matched my tee. Oops. I lint rolled it mid-day and carried on wearing it because it's too comfy to change.
My black boots from Target are easily five years old now and could probably stand to be replaced. (The exact style is here but no sizes are currently available.) But they're relegated to being my "rain boots" and I like not worrying about ruining them when I wear them in the rain. So I might just wait until they're completely worn out.
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Blog Changes for the New Year - Work in Progress:
With the New Year I have been reflecting a lot on whether I want to set any new goals or make any particular changes. The only area where I have really wanted to make changes for quite some time is this blog, but the problem has been I didn't know exactly which changes to make and how they would be received by my regular readers. Since Day One of this blog it's been a constant game of Jenga figuring out how to use the time I do have available for blogging (weekdays when my kids are at school and in between laundry, cleaning, errands, doctor appointments, etc.) to create the type of content that is the most helpful, interesting, and/or entertaining to those who visit my site...and then balance that with my happiness and interest in creating that type of content. For example, I've dabbled in some fitness content, but I've found I don't have a lot of passion for writing about it consistently. If I try to make it a regular thing it feels like an assignment rather than something I love to share. Compare that to What's Up Wednesday posts...where I really look forward to sharing on topics like books and baking. It's night and day!
I hoped to have an exact plan for things by now but instead I've decided to go with the "Work in Progress" plan. I will continue experimenting with different post types (e.g. the recent change to a traditional fashion blogger Daily Outfit post style) and post schedules but not stress about any of it being set in stone. It's just what's working for me at the time. And since I am now including a front view single in the same post as each outfit, I am no longer going to keep up the separate pages for Front View Outfit Singles since it simply doesn't make good use of my time to create duplicate content, and the pages were not getting a large amount of traffic anyway.
On the subject of the post schedule, I personally prefer consistency and predictable schedules for most things in my life, including the blogs I read. So it's something I want to improve on a little with my own blog for 2017. With the newer post style and various other recent changes in my life, M/W/F looks like it will work best for the time being. If and when that needs to change again, I'll let you know. But until then, thanks for reading, here's to a Happy 2017, and I'll see you back here on Wednesday!