A little change to my regular Friday posts, if you are looking for Mini Celebrity – I promise it will be back in full swing next week. I wanted to share a post that was sitting in my draft box for basically forever, thoughts on the whole superficial side of style and just things in general. So if your not into that, scroll on down and see Harlow’s oppsy hair cut, otherwise…read on if you like.
I sometimes worry about how superficial things might come across on this blog. I write a lot about superficial things (fashion and style) things that really don’t matter at all, in the grand scheme of a happy life (things that do not make faces smile like those two above). Sure I write about us a lot, usually even our outfit posts are photos of my kids being kids (no posing, since they’d be frowning or shooting evil eye in every photo) and my words are usually random stories of our simple moments – because that’s sort of how I am, random and simple.
I am far from a shopaholic, if you come here often you will see that my kids and myself often wear the same things over and over and over again. My personal take on style and fashion is simple, I buy what we love and only what we need (and usually on sale). I like the challenge of styling items differently and making them stretch as far as they can – because heck it’s fun, and I don’t have an unlimited budget, unless I’m dreaming. Yes, we are very lucky to have such amazing sponsors who enjoy working with us, and in turn send the kids clothing that I may not normally be able to attain otherwise – which is also why I try to offer giveaways, so that I can share as much as I can. Never do I want to contribute to the thoughts that kids need to be the most stylish, have the latest and greatest brands, to be cute, smart or loved. I know my kids would be just as amazing in paper bags and clothes made out of fuzzy towels, just like they do not need the latest and coolest toys to have a happy childhood.
The way I see kids clothes is simple: I have to buy them pants, shoes, shirts – why not choose items I (and now they) adore and the result will be that each item will get worn a butt load (yes literally, a whole load of butts). I worked in a superficial industry for 8 years, an industry I did very well in but never really felt like I fit in – for the same reasons, my simple no frills take on the industry and really life in general. When I started blogging there were very few blogs focusing on kiddo style, and this blog started and still is an amazing place for me to share my personal and simple take on style and life, to keep my head in the ‘fashion’ (I really am not a fan of that word at all) world and share how much I love these amazing people I get to spend my life with. It has also become, of course a small source of income for my family, getting to share the things I’m good at mixed with the people I love and have that make it possible for me to help (even a tiny little) with the household bills is truly amazing and a blessing I do not take for granted.
I really am not sure where I was going with all of this, or what the moral to this post is – I will continue to write about style: in my personal, simple no frills point of view and share our world with photos and my random, simple thoughts (filled with grammatical errors, I am trying to get better – I swear to the grammar police!), I am not stopping. More then anything I just wanted to share some personal thoughts about what I do here and why, thoughts that have been on my mind grapes a lot lately.
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