Jumping Off the Bandwagon

Hi loves, happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had an amazing week. As I’m sure you’re all highly aware, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been going on. Your Instagram feeds are probably full of bloggers posting their favorite finds and you probably find yourself feeling like you need to be a part of it. I’m here to tell you my true feelings on the big sale.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale and find myself shopping it every year. (You can see my post on last year’s finds here). But this year, it’s been a bit different. And I wanted to explain why I’ve been a bit MIA about the sale this year. With so many life changes and so many self-discoveries in the past several months, I’m learning to be more authentic and genuine not only with myself, but also with what content I bring to you guys. I want to be my realest self, showing you exactly as I am and exactly where I’m at in my life right now. This may explain my lack of posts over the past few months as I’m struggling to create content that is interesting and fun, yet genuine and sincere. (If you have ideas as to what you want to see, please comment or email!)

With that being said, I could’ve easily stocked my online shopping cart with “hot” items from the sale that I could shoot and share, then return right after. I could’ve pretended that I loved so many things from the sale, when in reality, I knew I would never actually wear them. I’m by no means saying that is what other bloggers are doing, that is what I would’ve been doing if I hyped up the sale. Because honestly, there wasn’t much I loved this year. {Of course, this is my own personal opinion because everyone’s style is different.} There was just nothing that really fit my personal style. I did snag a few goodies, but it’s nothing superrrr exciting. I stocked up on basics that I needed to replace older ones- like black skinny jeans, basic booties, and new Nike sneakers. Nothing on the sell-out list, nothing real trendy, nothing that I’ll get burned out of. Of course, I’ll share those with you guys at the end of this post, but I’m just warning y’all it’s pretty basic.

If there’s anything I want to achieve from writing this post, it’s that I want to encourage you to be honest not only with yourself, but also with what social media brings. Social media is an incredible resource and has opened up so many doors for career opportunities, awareness to certain issues, talents, etc. But it can also be really jaded in how people portray their lives. Yes, I’m sure most bloggers really are shopping the sale and buying things they love. But I also want to remind you, that no one is YOU with your unique style. If you love something you see on Instagram from the sale, of course go out and buy it. But if you’re feeling pressured to love things from the sale just because you should when you don’t actually love anything, please don’t feel less than. It’s okay to not love things. Or to skip out on trends. If it doesn’t fit with your most authentic you, then it’s not meant to be. Because you- at your realest, rawest, most authentic state- is the best version.

1.| Free People Valencia Off the Shoulder Pullover 2.| Seychelles Dwelling Bootie

3.| BP Lace Trim Camisole 4.| Sarto by Franco Sarto Matisse Bootie

5.| Citizens of Humanity Rocket Skinny Jean 6.| Nike Juvenate Sneaker

{MY OUTFIT DETAILS:}

Romper dress: Succulent Boutique | Shoes: Dolce Vita

 

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