Lately I have been considering adding motherhood style posts to my blog, but it never quite feels right when I start up a post. It’s funny to say that mom-blogger type posts wouldn’t really fit considering this blog didn’t start out as a fashion blog at all (thus, anything can happen, right?) but I think I have a definite “brand” with Eccentric Owl. Mommy blogger isn’t really that brand. And being that I have the tendency to want my written things to be super organized — blogging included — I just didn’t like the idea of combining fashion with lifestyle, as much as people have encourage and requested the addition of life posts.
But this morning as I was chatting with my best friend Sarah, we realized that we both really wanted to share our lifestyle photography and write about motherhood, and she suggested we collaborate.
Thus, a new blog was born and I am so excited! So excited that, in fact, my first post is already up and we only just started today.
If you’re interested in my life aside from the fashion, visit Thicket & Thorn. We decided on the name because I live in a very forested place, and she lives in a desert place. Her trees have thorns, mine grow in thickets. It works, right?
I am incredibly excited about Thicket & Thorn; this blog, I feel, is where I am generally lighthearted and fun, which is usually how I am on a day-to-day basis. But I don’t always talk about the ins and outs of motherhood, because that’s just not the “feel” of this blog. I posted a little bit on Postpartum Depression, and every once in a while I discuss mom life. Overall, though, I like this place to be happy, carefree, and focused on how to wear pretty clothes while still being practical.
And since I also post book reviews, I think that’s enough for one blog.
My voice may be a little different at Thicket & Thorn; I will probably discuss things that are more serious, and write in the “mom voice.” Perhaps it’ll be more formal writing, because I feel like it should be. Not quite the rambling, random, whatever-is-in-my-head writing that goes here.
Top, Target | everything else, thrifted
Hopefully those of you interested will enjoy it! (And don’t worry, it’s not going to affect my posting here at all, so if mom life isn’t your thing and you just wanna see fashion, you’ll still get the same posts on Eccentric Owl.)
Side note, I was going for retro Princess Leia with this hair, but my husband told me it just looks Anime. Which, you know, that’s not bad either.