Is It Really Necessary?
I think 90% of the articles written today start with the exclamation: OH MY GOD, I can’t believe it’s already October. And I’ll be honest, guys, the only words that are crossing my mind at the moment are exactly “Oh my god, I can’t believe it’s already October“.
But then I’ll stop here. I won’t talk about the arrival of Fall and I won’t tell you that in few weeks Christmas will be here (gosh!). Not this time, at least.
I haven’t blogged a lot in these last days because… well, because I was confused! I think I’m living a moment of transition. As you know, I just moved from a country to another one and although I still visit the previous one, this new life is really different.
Nornally changes might help you to find inspiration. And, normally, it works for me. But not this time. I felt like I had to give a new beginning also to Bonjour Chiara, along with Chiara’s personal life ( if ever there is a difference between these two!).
But I didn’t know where to start from. Actually, I didn’t know what was wrong with the blog and what to improve. As I said, I was confused.
What do you normally do when you lose your inspiration?
I personally start browsing Instagram and Pinterest. In fact, this is what I did. And it was during one of these afternoons when I checked probably at least 50 different accounts, writing down the longest wishlist of items that I wanted to add into my closet, in that moment I understood what was wrong.
I was sick. I was sick of Instagram. I had enough of bloggers. I couldn’t look at that never ending wishlist of clothes to buy.
Now at this point, I think some explanations are due.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Instagram. I think I already said once, Instagram was the way I could connect to most of people in Qatar who now I call friends. Instagram is also helping me to find my place in Dubai. Thanks to this social media I also discovered new talents, new brands, new places to visit. It’s such an incredible source of news.
What I’m sick of are those silent rules that are now followed by many bloggers (included me) according with we have to post always amazing things, new things, cool stuff. Because we are bloggers, our lives are cool, right? Wrong!
Because I’m mainly a fashion blogger, I’ll keep the topic related to fashion.
Nowadays when I check my Instagram I always see #NewIn, #NewInMyCloset, #ShoppingHaul #NewArrival… what’s wrong with the old? Why if I buy a new jacket, I can’t feature it on my blog for two days in a row?
I’m obviously exagerating a little bit, because not all of us really wear items only once, but this is the impression that the social media world is giving to me right now. And, again, I’m sick of it.
I’m tired that I always have to proof that I’m wearing the latest must have, the latest trend.
So, when all these thoughts finally came clean in my mind, I decide that THIS is the change that I need to put on my blog. I want to keep it more real. I want to keep it simple. So excuse me if sometimes my outfit will include a simple T-shirt and pair of jeans (which I consider the coolest outfit ever, if well accessoried – #justsaying). Please don’t judge me if I’ll wear these mules over and over again. On the contrary, I hope to inspire you even more than before giving ideas about how to use what we already have in the closet.
Because, if I wear a skirt ten times, doesn’t this mean that I spent my money well?
638 words after, we are almost at the end of this post. So, what should you expect to see on Bonjour Chiara from now on? My personal style is changing a little bit. So, you will see more normal outfits. Something that you can wear anytime. Less super trendy pieces, more classic and basic but styled in a Bonjour Chiara way of course!
The two sections run by Mrs B. (Shopping with Mrs B. and Trend Alert) won’t stop (I dare you to tell to Mrs B. that she is fired!!). We will still put together round of items that you can buy. Because if I already have one striped Tee (ok maybe 7 or 8!) some of you are looking for it.
I won’t stop to post expensive things, because I don’t think this is the point. There are stuff that are expensive, but they also have quality. They are good stuff, in other words. So it’s worth the splurge. But if you are willing to spend half of your budget in a pair of shoes, girl, I won’t judge you (because I’d do the same!) but then wear these shoes over and over and over again!
Don’t even judge me if you’ll still see some #NewIn, because passing from being a compulsive shopaholic to a conscious buyer is hard, it can’t happen over a night.
But let’s try! And let’s try to do it together, shall we?
& Other Stories T-shirt | Zara Mom Fit Jeans (similar here) | Zara Mules (similar here, same price range) |
Rayban Sunglasses | Juicy Couture Chocker (similar here) | & Other Stories Necklaces | Zara Hat (similar here)
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