Like most girls, I love pretty clothes.
I started this blog initially for the purpose of boosting my resume when I was job searching last year. I wanted something concrete that shows my creativity and personality, for my future boss to see. I'm also extremely fortunate to have a roommate who's an amazing photographer and a real fashionista. Kenny took about 90% of the photos on this blog so at the end of the day, the creativity credit actually goes to him.
Now that I don't have a potential employer to impress, I realize, hey I can actually write whatever the f I want in this. As a publishing major, I've written for other people all these years. So I'm really excited to finally publish thoughts that are much more raw, and much more Monica. Here it goes, little thoughts on my relationship with fashion.
When I first moved to New York City three years ago, fashion was such a new concept for me. I was a small town girl who almost exclusively wore cropped top and high waisted shorts. All the banker stripes, sleeve splits, and minimalists really opened up my mind. I was intrigued. I wanted to learn more. Kind of like a college kid exploring everything because she doesn't know better. But if you ask me about fashion today, I can genuinely say that I'm not crazy about it. I like it to the extent of dressing however I please but am certainly not interested in digging deep into styling and brands. That kind of stuff really exhausts me, and takes away the fun.
The NYC fashion world is beautiful but terrifying. Being possibly one of the most prestigious in the world, she obviously has no chill. As a Socal girl at heart, this clashes with my personality. The fashion blogger community is also especially competitive. So many young souls today are breaking their backs trying to make it on social media. It pains me to see what they are actually going through behind the glorious amount of followers and seemingly glamorous lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, mad respect for those who chase their dreams. It's just not my thing. I think I'm much happier admiring from a far, in my own comfort zone. As for my take on Instagram, I think everybody deserves to feel good about getting positive attention. As long as we maintain a healthy and balanced relationship with social media, we should be proud and enjoy away.
At the end of the day, I really don't know much about fashion. I just sometimes take pictures of what I wear for personal amusement.