I’m singing the praises of all black and embracing the attract and repel theory when it comes to where The Online Stylist positions itself.
I’ve been combing through the results of the blog survey feedback and I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who completed it!
There were so many useful insights that I’ll be incorporating for the refresh. And if you’d still like to add your views, it’s open for a while longer here.
Whilst the majority of readers embrace my mostly monochromatic tendencies and minimal leanings, some would like more colour. What can I tell ya? You might see the odd hue of nude, blush, copper or even brown appear once in a while.
Hell even a flash of blue denim here and there. I really pushed the boat out on this particular day and carried a bag that was almost red. Almost.
“Attract & repel,
rinse & repeat…”
But greige and monochrome is where my blogging style journey has taken me and here is where I stick.
And as Jenna Kutcher advocates, I can’t make everyone happy. I am not Nutella.
Attract and repel – rinse and repeat.
I’m champing at the bit (champing or chomping?) to get started on the blog refresh. Prep is getting underway ahead of the build and the re-branding work (at the time of writing) is 99% complete.
I must have spring fever because the excitement factor at having a new look is literally keeping me awake at night!
This time three years ago
I had just undergone another blog refresh (was it really three years? – I knew another was overdue), and I was writing about the dog…again. Some things are a constant then.
And speaking of the dog, I think I’ll add a caveat to the wearing all black thing.
Don’t do it in the company of a yellow labrador!
Can you really design the life that you want? I write a lifestyle blog so of course I’m an advocate of designing a life you love.
“She designed a life she loved” is one of my favourite Pinterest quotes so I’m leaning towards the idea that you can. To a degree anyway.
Some things I have no control over. So I take a view on those, figure out how to make the best of the situation and steer right on round.
Its fun to indulge in a little life styling…
When it comes to my own life styling, I constantly look to other blogs, Pinterest, Instagram, books and magazine for inspiration.
It may not turn out to be exactly as I want and there’ll be all kinds of messy in between but its fun to try right?
p.s. I don’t actually like Nutella. Am I the only person in the world who doesn’t?
STYLE CREDITS: Sunglasses – Céline | Cashmere Scarf – Lois Avery | Lips – Charlotte Tilbury in Tell Laura | Jumper – H&M | Shirt – hush | Watch – Christian Paul c/o | Nails – Essie in Wicked | Bag – Jaeger, now sold out. Similar here | Skirt – Dorothy Perkins (old) : similar here | Ankle Boots – Topshop
SHOP BLACK WARDROBE STAPLES
Photography: Marlene Lee