30 Day Challenges,  Fashion

30×30 Day Six: You animal!

This is a skirt that I’ve had for a few years, and the last time I wore it I wore basically the same outfit as I’m wearing now. (See?) I decided to add it to my 30×30 because I want to try to style it more, and I’m trying to decide if I actually want to keep it or get rid of it. I like animal print, and I’m not afraid of the body-conscious silhouette,  but the rise is kind of awkward (it cuts right below my belly button, which is a weird place for a skirt), and I’ve never felt very inspired to style it.

We shall see.

On the subject of challenges, I read a post the other day about how a lot of fashion bloggers tend to talk about just their outfit (which is okay), but that this particular fashion blogger liked to write more about her life because writing about outfits all the time could get boring.

And it made me realize how little I tend to share of my life other than the pictures and the occasional comment in a post. Most of my blog posts have become solely about the outfit, and less about where I wore it, or what I was doing that day, or just random tidbits of life. Of course, part of this is that I write my blog posts early in the morning before work, and part of it is that most days I think my life is kind of boring. But as a challenge, I am going to try to share more of my life with you and not just talk about the outfit.

Besides my life isn’t as boring as I think it is: I could always tell you about the time I gave dating advice to a nine-year-old (and how she broke up with her “boyfriend” because she made a face and he said it was ugly), or about the little girl who bursts through the door at work on her way to school singing various twisted renditions of popular songs such as “My little pony, all skinny and bony, stepped on a wire, caught on fire, came back to life and ATE EVERYBODY!”

And my time with Mr. Owl every day is never boring to me but there are so many inside jokes that wouldn’t make sense to anyone else, it’s hard to share. But I also know that sometimes I don’t share simply because I have bad days and I tend to want you all to only see the happy me, and not the emotional me. Not that I’m constantly emotional or always hiding my pain (whoa, that sounds so… theatrical), because I’m generally a happy person… but I want to work on opening up more and sharing more (and, in turn, becoming a better writer, since I’ve never been good at writing about real life) on the blog.

Besides, I can also share about my dreams and hopes for the future as things in life progress and change.

But not only do I want to share more about myself, I want to know more about you girls (and guys…?) as my lovely readers.

Let’s start it off: here is one personal thing that I’ve never said on the blog –for the reasons that it’s, y’know, personal, and because I know there are people that read this blog that I know in real life… which is sort of intimidating and makes me shy– I am pretty sure that I am going to spend the rest of my life with Mr. Owl. He’s my best friend, the man of my dreams, and he’s the only person I’ve ever met that I could spend 24 hours a day with and never tire of. (I mean, let’s face it: in the six months we’ve been together, we’ve only not seen each other for seven days out of those six months. And I still like him.)

And I knew this for certain three weeks after we started dating.

{Target} Skirt: old {Thrifted} Cardigan: $5 | Shoes: $5.99 | Belt: $0.99

What about you? I’d love to get to know you better, so tell me something about yourself whether it’s funny or personal or an unusual talent you have, or just something from your day.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!