Blogging, Fashion

How to Get Out of Your Creative Funk

As fashion enthusiasts, we’ve all been there. Some way some how, our passion and creative process vanishes. For some of you it may be kids, stress, hectic schedules, etc. For me personally, being a broke college student and a part-time retail sales associate damages my creative thought process towards fashion. I work for the fashion brand Ralph Lauren, don’t get me wrong, I love my job, but being surrounded by the same style of clothing each day decreases the versatility in my fashion taste. Although I sometimes go through periods of no inspiration, here are a few tricks that ignite my hunger for fashion and blogging time after time.

PINTEREST

Through the ups and downs, Pinterest has always been that one friend that is always there for me. While in a creative funk, just skim through the app! Pinterest is filled with modern-day trends and even upcoming trends for each season. There are so many people just like you, who want to share their ideas! Explore, and allow it to inspire your next pieces or projects.

PEOPLE -WATCHING

I challenge you to go somewhere that you have never been. It doesnt have to be far, just somewhere where you wouldn’t find yourself on  an average day such as a barbershop, your local library, the countryside of your town, or the large nearby cities. Wherever you choose just sit, and observe! Everyone has their own unique quirk and personality that you can allow to inspire you. You can figure out what the lastest trends are or maybe even make your own new trend just by watching a passerby! The opportunities are endless, and the best part *drumroll*… It’s free!

WINDOW-SHOPPING

For those of you looking for a little nudge and no idea of what direction to go, look at other blogs, go to a small local boutique, or art gallery and figure out what you don’t like. Once you know what you don’t want, you’ll know what you do want for whatever creative goal you are trying to achieve.

All in all, creative funks aren’t very fun. Although they are painfully annoying, I realized that after my funk seasons I always come back 10 times better and ready to take control once again. It is designed to remind you of your goals and to tweak a few things to get reach them. I think of it as a healthy sign of progress and a test of determination. I hope this post will help you guys as it has helped me!

Xoxo,

Abbie❤️

 

 

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Fashion

3 Simple Pieces to End Your Summer with a Bang

As this amazing (and hot!) summer comes to an end, there is no better way to celebrate it than to whip out our best summer pieces for a good farewell to summer. Due to the nonstop heatwaves and crazy summer adventures, i’ve dedicated this summer to comfort.

 

ROMPERS

I must say, rompers are my favorite go-to’s. Its a whole outfit in one! They’re perfect for when you are constantly on the go. All you need to do is throw it on and accessorize. I haven’t always been the biggest fan of rompers due to them not looking so classy but this year, large retailers such as ZARA and Forever21 have really stepped their game up this year.

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This ZARA piece was a perfect addition to my summer collection. It is flowy, lightweight, and comfortable enough for those wild summer adventures.

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This Forever21 denim number is a guaranteed head-turner.  The light wash of the denim is a great compliment to these bright summer days and provides a subtle 90’s look. You can dress this up by wearing nude pumps and a cute high bun or a casual look with some crisp white converse.

T-SHIRT DRESSES

The infamous t-shirt dress had a special spot in my heart this summer. Not only is it comfortable, but I also find it very easy to wear it at any occasion. When I want to dress down, I often wear a wide brimmed hat and a light sweater tied around my waste to subtly add more layers. To dress it up I like to pair it with some fancy ankle boots, a small belt on my waist, and for the layers a light denim jacket or for night time, my favorite leather jacket.

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LINEN

I know you’ve notice this cute trend, linen is my absolute weakness this summer. I mean have you felt the material? Its almost like it isn’t even there. Its perfect for those summer days where its so hot you consider walking out with nothing on, with linen you can get the same effect. Its airy, loose, and especially perfect for my fellow boho lovers.

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