OOTD: Love and sequins
January 26, 2011
♥ Skirt: Dunnes *** Top: New Look *** Shrug: Dunnes *** Shoes: ASOS *** Bracelets: Forever 21 ♥
I have to admit - i'm cheating! This is actually an outfit from a couple of nights ago but I didn't have time to post it then. I kept accessories to a minimum since the shrug is so sparkly and the skirt has little jewels on the pockets! The skirt was made from very low quality material (look at the creasing!), but it only cost €10 and the detail on the pockets outweighed the negatives for me. I should probably stop buying things just because they look pretty, its a bad habit! I picked up the sequin shrug in the "old lady" part of Dunnes. Its not specifically made for older women but they had it on the rail with clothes that are targeted at women who are 40+. I think I made it ~young and hip~. I really like how it doesn't stick into my upper arm fat like most shrugs and cropped cardigans, maybe I will lurk around that part of the store more often!
I was in their store yesterday and decided to have a quick look at the accessory section. I think the quality of their accessories is pretty bad most of the time and I never see anything that is "me". However - I felt accomplished when I discovered a necklace very similar to this Chanel pearl necklace peaking out. So I grabbed it off the rail and it literally fell apart in my hands! I didn't pull it or anything so I was just as shocked as the people standing nearby. The floor was covered in pearls and my cheeks were tomato-red! I get embarrassed easy, huh?!
I got a comment on here recently saying that I don't update my blog enough and I need to "step up". I just want to address that because its probably something that a few of you have thought about, I know that I sure have.
I love and appreciate every single one of my readers - BUT - I don't blog for other people - I do it for myself. I love blogging, taking pictures for my blog, thinking up ideas for new posts, picking out fonts to compliment the collages and wishlists I post,etc. - that part of blogging is incredibly fun to me (of course I also love interacting with my readers from all over the world and reading their blogs too!)
The not-so-fun is that while I would love to be able to update my blog 7 days a week, its just not possible. Blogging is unfortunately not my job, its just a hobby. I have my own life outside of the internet and I don't want to become anti-social just so I can update my blog more often! I blog when I want to, if I think my outfit looks good or I have something to share with everyone - I will update my blog. But some days I wear boring outfits or i'm too busy with other things going on in my life. I could try to blog every day but then I wouldn't be doing what I feel comfortable with and I think my blog would be a lot more boring if it were full of posts that I dislike and don't feel passionate about!
When I do take outfit pictures, I have to move a lot of furniture to stand against that pink wall. I can't take pictures anywhere else in my room because its cramped and I don't have anyone who wants to follow me around daily snapping pictures of my clothes (though it would be lovely and make OOTD posts much easier!) so sometimes I just don't have the time to do that.
I try to update my blog at least twice a week, they may not always be outfit posts but they are posts that I am happy with and feel they represent who I am and how I want my blog. I think its better to have a blog you love and feel proud of than one you resent because you're trying too hard to please everyone else!
The winner of my last giveaway is....comment #92 aka. "The Merry Traveller"! Congrats lady! Please email your address to pearlslaceandruffles [at] gmail [dot] com and I will mail your goodies asap!
If you didn't win then don't worry because I have a really great giveaway that i'm very excited about planned for the near future. I know, I know, another giveaway so soon..but I had been planning it for a while and wanted to post it when I reached 1000 followers but this was still active when that happened. It will be the last giveaway I have for a while though. I'll post more on that in the near future so watch this space!
Hope you all had a great Wednesday!