Don’t start a blog. It will hurl your relationships with everyone you care about, including yourself, into a state of flux. You (and your significant other, of course) will stay up nights researching, scoping, fiddling, brainstorming, photographing, converting, noodling, speculating, arguing, defending, and shopping (with a capital S!) all things blogosphere. Your otherwise angelically supportive boyfriend may be reduced to monosyllables and not-so-very-cryptic sighs largely due to sleep deprivation and what can only be referred to as girlfriend’s blog fatigue.
You will forget to feed your cats.
(Only for a negligible amount of time, thank goodness.)
At times you will feel so downright narcissistic, the guilt will make you consider chucking it all (for like a second) to dive headfirst into a pint of this. You’ll soon realize you can have both a blog and Ben & Jerry’s; thus the cycle of self-indulgence will be complete.
And you’ll start thinking of yourself as a brand. This is where the real danger lives. You will question your distinctiveness, especially if you live in this ocean of marvelous style called New York City….
falling in love with the camera(man) at michael arenella’s bi-annual jazz age lawn party on governor’s island
DRESS: H&M | PEARLS: Overstock | HEADBAND: a Garment District find | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
desperately seeking a great pair of wedges at dsw in union square
HAT: Gretchen Fenston | COAT, GLOVES & BROOCH: vintage | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
languidly awaiting a screening of e.t. in brooklyn bridge park
DRESS: Emily & Fin on ModCloth | SUNGLASSES: a gift from Heather Flock | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
reading the greatest speech in history (a lesson on the impact of brevity)
DRESS: Anthropologie | SHOES: Dansko | HANDBAG: vintage | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
twirling my heart out at the easter parade on fifth avenue in nyc
HAT: Gretchen Fenston | DRESS: Trashy Diva | SHOES: Seychelles | PARASOL: LuggagePoint via Amazon | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
waiting for a sign in halifax, nova scotia
DRESS: Soho Mode via Buffalo Exchange | SHOES: Born | HANDBAG: Kate Spade | PHOTO CREDIT: David DeNee
I’ve wanted to start a blog for a while now.
A blog to revel in my passion for vintage style. I love old things and how fashion is somehow constantly making them new again. I love to see history owned and embraced, even if merely via the clothes on our backs.
A blog to return the inspiration others have given me. Like I said in my ModCloth video mission statement, I believe great style is contagious and I want to give it to everyone!
A blog my mom will be proud of. (Hi, mom!)
I wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen, but somewhere in the middle of the night last night in the midst of our apartment-turned-upside-down, I gained some clarity. My boyfriend, Dave, and I started choosing the final images for this our very first post. After staring at shot after shot of myself (which is akin to trying on bathing suits, ladies) and seeing most of them hit the cutting room floor, I started to see a pattern. Maybe it’s just me, but I see something special in the pictures Dave takes of me, especially the ones where I’m not letting my insecurities get in the way of his lens. This special quality I’m talking about can be described pretty simply.
I looked at all these places we’ve been together and this little digital oasis we’ve created and I thought: Hey, we make a pretty great team.
There are countless reasons not to start a blog, but as long as the cats are fed, none of them matter.
Stay tuned. Adventures in vintage are just around the corner!