Empire State Of Mind

J.Crew Crossover Pencil Skirt, loft banded sandals, Alicia Tenise, DC Fashion Blogger
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J.Crew Crossover Pencil Skirt, j.mclaughlin texture clutch, madewell t-shirt, taudrey social media necklace, dc blogger, style blogger, gorjana taner necklace
J.Crew Crossover Pencil Skirt
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Skirt: J.Crew // Top: Madewell
Sandals: LOFT // Bag: ℅ J.McLauhglin
I don’t talk about my actual life on the blog that much, so if anyone here actually reads this whole thing without simply staring at this mesmerizing skirt, I’d be shocked. Don’t worry, I won’t be mad at you if you can’t get through this entire post. This is definitely way more lengthy than my normal posts are, but here goes nothing.
I’m going to be completely candid here. I fell out of love with blogging for a bit over the past few weeks. Blogging is like an old, nagging boyfriend: it’s been in my life for a few years now, we have our ups and downs, and sometimes I want to break up with it. I feel like I’ve been coasting for a few weeks now, and my creative juices haven’t really been flowing. I’ve just been going through the motions and creating content I wasn’t that passionate about. After I got the flu two weeks ago, blogging pretty much came to a halt for me. Even though the flu hit at pretty much the worst time possible, I think my body was telling me that I needed to take a step back, take care of myself a little better and really evaluate what was important in life.
It took a trip to the city that launched my fashion career to reignite that spark I once had for blogging. I went to New York City for the Governors Ball Music Festival over the past weekend, and I didn’t think about social media that much at all to be honest. Well, other than Snapchat that is. I have insanely limited data due to my phone plan, I was in a field with 45,000+ other people each day, and my signal was pretty much nonexistent. Checking pretty much any form of social media was almost impossible. Not to mention I was with great company and my friends entertained me way more than any other Instagram post could. I didn’t read a single blog post from anyone that weekend, nor did I curate any content on my end. I was free from the blogging world and honestly, it felt amazing.
A day after the festival wrapped up and I was getting ready to return to reality, I got a group text from my blogger friends at 7am about a rocky campaign. At first I was pretty irritated that my beauty sleep was interrupted, but then I realized that this blog has introduced me to some of my best friends, has given me so many awesome opportunities, and really is something that I don’t see myself giving up anytime soon. I was excited to return from this faux festival land, get back into the daily grind in D.C. and, well, continue to make my blogger dreams come true. Shortly after I got that group text, I got out of bed and begged Lisa to head up to the rooftop of our AirBnB to snap these photos of me before we returned on our bus home.

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