I’ve decided to borrow a tradition from the French and take the month of August off. Well, mostly. I’ll be re-upping a few popular past articles, and have a couple of prior commitments for new posts. I’ll also be working on some “back office” projects to support launching my color analysis and style services.
It’s one of those times of year when I find myself in the “style doldrums,” just drifting a bit. I’m wearing my favorite summer pieces on repeat, and am not ready to start thinking about my fall wardrobe. Minimum effort outfits feel Just Right at this moment, and I’m leaning into it.
I also need some time off to recalibrate and refresh my focus and direction. I’ve been blogging since 2007, and as a full-time job since 2016. In that time, I’ve worked pretty much continuously, 6-10 hours most days, and while on vacations. I’m not complaining! I love what I do and it’s what gets me out of bed most mornings. (Well, that and the prospect of coffee…☕️ )
But lately, between writing here and creating content for social media (with ever-changing algorithms) to support this site, I’ve begun to feel a bit like the greyhound chasing a mechanical rabbit around a track. It feels like more and more effort is required just to stay even.
So I’ll be re-evaluating where and how I want to prioritize my efforts, and how I can work “smarter, not harder.” I’m still mostly a One-Person Band and do all of the writing and image creation myself, both here and on (most) social media. This blog will always be my online “home,” and no matter what, my top priority. And my goal has been and will always be to share information and ideas that are relevant to you.
I’ll be back at the beginning of September, and will have some new projects ready to launch. In the meantime, if there are any ideas or topics you’d like for me to cover, let me know!
I picked up these Vince mules that I featured in Monday’s post. Like most Vince shoes, they run a little large. I’m usually a 7.5 in closed shoes; in these the 7 was a perfect fit. They’re quite comfortable, too and easy to walk in.