How To Take #OOTD Again?

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Wow, it’s been a long time since the last time I wrote a fashion-related post, but this is something more. I know I’ve been MIA most of the time because I am really busy after I graduated and started ‘adulting’. I am not a full time blogger so I find it a little difficult to find some quality time with my blog and just write. To be honest, I kinda miss the days when I would just sit in front of my laptop and just type whatever comes into my mind. It was just like yesterday when I was full of ideas, full of hopes and dreams; and then the next day I find myself so busy worrying about all the other things around me, because I have too many responsibilities that I don’t even know how and where to start. When did I become an adult?

As I was taking these shots, I can’t help but think to myself ‘how to post for an ootd again?’ because I’m seriously not used to taking one anymore. The thing is, I was so confused between what I want, what I need to do and what I want to become that I even forgot how to express myself anymore, and why did I start blogging in the first place. I started my blog 6 years ago as a way to tell my story, to inspire other people, and most especially to share with you my deep love for fashion. I exerted so much effort to grow my blog; I bought my domain and even transfered to a self-hosted site because I knew this is what I really want to do. Well before. Before life gives me lemons, and made me confuse about what I really want to pursue. As the year goes by, I find it harder and harder to update, I run out of ideas or should I say I have a lot of ideas but never have I accomplished or written any of them, not because I just feeling lazy but because I think blogging isn’t meant for me anymore. I even started questioning myself if is this really my passion, or am I just forcing myself to do it because this is what I’ve already started.

Wayback 2013, I was enthusiastic to take photos of my outfit, post it online, and people would love it. I would receive compliments, or questions about how to pull an outfit and such. I always wanted to have the freedom of expressing myself through my wardrobe. I started blogging to inspire other people to introduce who they really are through fashion. Writing is my escape, and fashion is my way of expression; but how can I do it and inspire other people when I cannot put myself together? I lost my spark. And then I realized that I also lost who I was in trying to pull myself away from what really makes me happy. I took a little break. I minimize and filter my posts and now I find myself coming back to where I’ve started. I don’t know who else still reads my blog up to this day, but I would like to thank you, if you’re one of those people who still supports me since day one, through ups and downs.

The thing about fashion & style is that it’s never really about the clothes you wear. It’s how you carry yourself, it’s how you express yourself through it, how you gain confidence with what you wear and it’s something else that comes from within you. The conclusion? There’s no wrong or right way to take an ootd, as long as you celebrate your uniqueness. Dress for yourself, not for anyone but for yourself. Always remember that each day is an opportunity to embrace your own personality and individuality.

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