Style blogging in uncertain times…
A few people have asked me if I plan to continue blogging over the next few weeks or months. Quite honestly, I always assumed I would, though realized I’d have to be sensitive and responsive to the changing landscape.
It can be tricky to write about “trivial” topics (like style, beauty, travel, and lifestyle) without worrying that it will be perceived as trivializing the larger, more serious situation. I never want to be insensitive to the hardships that anyone is facing now or in the future.
Yet, I feel as though a thread of normalcy can be comforting when we’re inundated with worrisome news. We need some relief, and thinking/ reading/ writing about what we find enjoyable is one way to find it. It’s not about sticking our heads in the sand and pretending that everything is fine. It’s about giving ourselves a break, and believing that life goes on, and that yes, we can still like pretty clothes and look forward to sandal weather.
Life usually is not all one thing or another; it’s a mixed bag.
And a little beauty is good for the soul.
A social space…
With so many of us practicing social distancing IRL, I’m hopeful that blogs like this one can provide an outlet for positive and constructive social interaction. We need each other, and a sense of connection, especially now.
So yes, I’m still planning to continue blogging. I’ll be putting the travel-related content on hold for a while, but otherwise will continue to write about:
- style (what catches my eye, building a cohesive wardrobe, cute & comfortable shoes, scarf tying ideas)
- beauty (products, routines, new finds)
- and lifestyle
If there are any specific topics you’d be interested in reading more about, please let me know and I’ll do my best.
BTW, this Washington Post article by Robin Givhan is a great read, and echoes many of my thoughts about why style matters, even at home.
So as we isolate ourselves at home, our clothes can be our pep talk, an impassioned soliloquy. As we scurry along the street, dutiful in our social distancing, our clothes become glancing waves — reminders that at some point we will speak to each other again.Robin Givhan