Do you ever feel like you sometimes just need a little b r e a k and some time off? I’ve been feeling that way a lot lately, but mostly from blogging. I know it sounds crazy, especially considering this is a hobby of mine that I absolutely love and turn to when I need an outlet that fuels my creative energy. But lately I’ve been feeling the weight of social media engagement at an all time low and a total lack of inspiration. I know it’s silly- the algorithm on Instagram has changed which makes it so much harder to reach a mass audience, but sometimes I look at a lack of engagement as a personal failure. But it’s not. And just about everyone in my industry is feeling it.
I’m also kind of tired of buying maternity clothes. I’ve actually gotten away with not buying all that much and just wearing a lot of things over and over again. To be honest, my social life has dwindled a bit and I spend a majority of my time with Eric and the dogs and Netflix and I love it. So the idea of purchasing new clothes when I’m not really doing much seems a bit silly. AND I have only five weeks ish left to go of pregnancy! But watch me get inspired tomorrow and go on a shopping spree because I see a dress I just have to have. That’s pregnancy hormones for you. I’ve been feeling bipolar with my emotions.
What I love about this blue floral dress is that it’s not actually a maternity dress. When I can find things that fit normal women and still rock them with a bump, I am elated. The best part is I can wear this after the baby and have it as a fun flirty piece for years to come. I’ve been on a maxi roll lately and I’m really proud of myself because for forever, I’ve felt like they looked bad on me. I’m not curvy at all which sometimes makes me feel boxy. But this beautiful dress cuts at the right angles to make me feel feminine and pretty. I have a dress that’s almost exactly the same in white (remember this post?!) but I had to get it in baby blue in honor of our impending arrival.
What’s your remedy for a lack of inspiration? I’ve been doing my best to read some of my favorite blogs (they make me happy with a cup of coffee in the morning and always get me inspired!). I’ve mentioned them before, but I’ll mention them again. Check out Sequins and Stripes, Livvyland, & Carrie Bradshaw Lied.
That’s all for me. I’ve got to get these doggies out before some heavy rainfall. It’s going to be a rainy weekend in Austin and I don’t mind it. Pumpkin spice candle is lit and I’ve got some serious crafting I plan on doing. With Adele pandora of course. Have a great one! XO
*photos by Brandon Hill