I want to start this post by saying I love blogging… just not as much as I used to. When I first started Her Fashion Blog I was full of ideas, constantly jotting down notes, choosing outfits and locations well in advance and posting every other day. Now I find myself staring blankly at my laptop, unable to write a word let alone a post. I’m rushing outfit shoots, am worryingly unorganised and my usual ‘every other day’ posts have turned into once a week. Fellow bloggers will understand — once your blog starts slipping and not going in the direction you’d like, it can really get you down. Time to re-evaluate! Green Lingerie
I had my first daughter when I was 19, and having a baby at such a young age was hard. I’ve always loved fashion and, contrary to what people may think, when you push that little baby out, your sense of fashion doesn’t go with it. You still want to look good, its just a lot harder to achieve. When all of my friends were out blowing their entire month’s wage in All Saints (yes, I was lucky enough to have a baby during the All Saints boom when owning one of their over-priced t-shirts was a must), I was spending my wage on nappies, milk and baby clothes. When all of my friends had all the time in the world to apply/experiment with their make-up, wash, dry and straighten their hair and then to leisurely decide on what to wear that day; I had a 15 minute window to do the same only to then receive a handful of soggy Weetabix in my face as I walked out of the door. Great! Fast forward 7 years and, thanks to Penny’s arrival, my getting ready routine hasn’t really changed — if anything, I’ve just had to get quicken things up! Which is one of the reasons I’ve decided to take my blog down a different route.
When I first started Her Fashion Blog I wanted to inspire girls like me — not just mothers, but girls who want to look good but don’t have all the time or money in the world to do so easily. Disappointingly, I’ve lost focus on that in my efforts to keep up with with other bloggers. But while other bloggers are immaculately dressed in stunning locations, I’m chasing around a 19 month old trying to make sure she doesn’t drown, fall, hurt herself or die as I shoot (bloody hard task when she doesn’t stop moving). Shooting an Instagram-worthy photo while accompanied by children but not actually featuring said children is just not worth the hassle anymore, so basically, what I’m trying to say is… get ready to see more of my kids. I’ll still be keeping my outfit posts, beauty posts and everything else in between, just expect to see a fast paced, chubby cheeked, blond blur in the background. You may see some added ‘mammy’ type posts added to the mix too, not the ‘what you should feed your kids’ type of posts but maybe more ‘how not to throw your baby out of the window when they won’t stop crying at 3am’ (we’ve all thought about it). I hope you all enjoy the new (and improved) Her Fashion Blog as I can’t wait to get started and see where this next chapter takes me.
Lots of Love D xxx Read more