In my opinion a wardrobe is not complete if it doesn’t include a blazer. These days it can be worn with anything from a simple white tee, to a dressier silk blouse or a crisp white shirt for work. I prefer to have at least two different blazers. One simple black that can be worn with anything and one tuxedo version for a sexy night time look.
2.The white shirt.
My number two essential is a white shirt. Again I like to have at least two. One slightly over-sized mens shirt and one more feminine and fitted version, which looks super chic paired with high-waist skinnies or a pencil skirt.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream”
-Edgar Allan Poe
“Your perception of me is a reflection of you”
I’m doing my daily scrolling through my Instagram explore page when a thought pops into my head. “I’m the only person I know who doesn’t own a Chanel boy bag!” Ok, this is only for a micro second before I realize that someone is in desperate need of a reality check asap. I actually do know lots of people with no Chanel bags, but sometimes I get so caught up in the world of social media that I forget what the real world looks like. If you too are somewhat into fashion my guess is your explore page on Instagram is also filled with Chanel boy bags, studded Valentino heels, Balmain dresses and Céline anything. It’s kind of depressing if you don’t have the budget of an average middle eastern sheikh. Sure, you can find a lot of great alternatives on the high street today. You can be well dressed even on a small budget. Still, there is just something about Chanel. The design, the materials, the details, the allure, and it makes me wonder. Can you ever be a successful fashion blogger without the Chanel? The luxury brands? The apartment overlooking the Eiffel Tower? The front row tickets to fashion week? The little things that makes you just a little bit better than the rest.
I’m sure many of us have been there. We’ve put our best content up on our blogs. We’ve posted pictures of our (in our minds) unique and fun outfits, we’ve spent days on writing that perfect article, but no one is interested. We start to feel like the proverbial tree in the forest. If no one is around to hear us, do we even exist?
The world loves telling us that anything is possible these days. If you just believe, keep at it and work hard, you can achieve anything. Usually this anything is some sort of fame, and for bloggers, internet fame. A quick google search on getting traffic to your blog, tells us to like and comment on other peoples blogs and social media sites. While this is perfectly fine if you actually like what you’re commenting on, it has one unfortunate side effect. It has created an ugly culture of auto generated spam and comments like “Love this outfit!!, please check out my page.” on pictures of dogs. If we can only get people to see our page, then it’s front row at fashion week next. Right? The fashion blogging atmosphere has become over crowded and chaotic, tainted with a foul stench of desperation.