Friday, 12 October 2012

Back to Blogging

I've been kinda worried about going back to blogging over the last few weeks. For the last month, hell, for the last four months, I have looked about as far away from a style blogger as you can possibly imagine. You might have noticed the number of photos of me in sweatpants and a hoodie in my last post. I pretty much lived in them while I was travelling. While I was working at the waterpark too, I didn't wear makeup to work, barely washed my hair and living in my uniform. I've not had a stylish few months.
Add to that the fact that I only had one suitcase of clothes with me while I was living in New Jersey, and even less when I was travelling. Plus anticipated, but no less frustrating weight gain.I knew it was gonna happen so I just decided to deal with it when I got home! I don't think I've gained that much but enough that my clothes are a bit too tight and I don't feel comfortable in them. But like I said, I knew it was going to happen and I'd deal with it when I got home. And I am. I'm getting back into swimming and walking next week and I have a fridge full of stuff ready for salads, soups and healthy dinners. Add to that little time to read blogs, magazines and my usual fashion inspiration and I've kinda felt stuck.
To make things worse, I've come home to an intimidatingly big wardrobe. And a style blog to update. It's been refreshing to not think about dressing up while I've been travelling. Liberating to have gone without makeup and put my greasy hair in a bun. But now I'm back in the real world and I have to get back to being myself again. Losing my style has equated to a kind of loss of identity.
But I'm ready to come back. Sure not wearing makeup and not dressing up has been nice, but it's not really been me. So I went shopping yesterday for my winter essentials (red jeans, maroon ankle boots and a leather skirt. More jumpers and boots are on the list!) and I've spent some time browsing my favourite blogs and making notes of ideas. And like I said, my diet starts on Monday and I'm ready and excited. I just want to feel comfortable in my clothes again and get back to where I was.
So, starting tomorrow, I'm going to back to my usual self. My usual blog. And I'm glad to be back.

4 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower, hello! Looking forward to your posts! :) xx


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  2. You know what Charlotte, things like this happen when you go away!
    When I did my first season, I gained 2 stone in 6 months. YES HONESTLY. i drank lots, ate lots, and yeah basically did that. I came home, and couldn't fit into any clothes. i had no clue about fashion, about the latest music or anything. I felt in such a bubble, and I hated it. And as much as I hated it, I also tried to appreciate that I had the opportunity to go away, and then tell everybody about my experience...
    Being a blogger is hard, because you always feel under pressure. Don't be pressured by how you look. No-one is going to judge you, and if they do, then they're not worth it.
    But personally, we're all looking forward to you getting back into blogging. We've all missed your face :) xxxx

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  3. Glad to have you back, Try not to be too hard on yourself, we love you at any weight, size, style, etc. You are fantastic just the way you are ;)

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  4. yeyyy love catching up with your posts, cannot believe you're back! you look incredible still, and hey you are stylish whatever you wear when you have a stylish bone in your body! happy for you though that you feel so focussed and are taking everything in your stride, good luck to you! and am excited to see all your new purchases - your style/identity is always buried within ya somewhere xxx

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