I had brought the bag down to West Cork for the night, and could feel my OCD tendency kicked into over-drive as everyone man-handled the suede bag in amazement. Once a symbolism for Guinness, I managed to snap some pint holding pictures and waterside angles down in scenic Ring. My lime dress is from Irish clothing company Iclothing and can be purchased here. I nabbed it for neat €22.50 with an August promo code. My Zara necklace momentarily broke my heart when the main stone fell out but the kind staff in Mahon Point swapped it out for me. Finally my cork wedges got once last Summer hoorah and they were purchased from New Look a few seasons back.
After steam rolling out new posts at the start of August, you may have noticed a sudden absence the last couple of weeks. My frustration with life and as a result with my blog has come to a head. Keeping motivated, inspired, and being financially fuelled are key elements to churning out an interesting blog. The fact of the matter is though, I have been unemployed since March this year, and despite a limited budget, being fashionable became a new challenge but also brought with it an unfounded pressure. Relying on eBay, bargain hunting and my writing skills I aimed to grow something out of very little backing. Despite my attempts, I feel I still am somewhat overlooked on the Cork fashion circuit, leading me to rethink my blog style and content. With new fashion blogs popping up every day, it has lead me to make decisions over the sustainability of an unemployed fashion blog. Being unemployed has lead me to shy away from certain events, with only so much of 'why don't you move to England' and 'but what do you do all day' I tolerate. Questions clearly only asked by Celtic Tiger cubs and those basking in a permanent position filled with ignorance.
I don't know if every blogger goes through some kind of 'blog crisis' but I definitely need to go on some 'happy pills', Feng Sui my life or have some kind of wardrobe intervention to get me over this hump. Just as I write this, I get two emails asking if I 1. want to go to a fashion event and 2. do i want to write for an Irish fashion website. Somewhere in the background I can hear Alanis Morissette's 'Ironic' blaring loudly against my eardrum. Maybe this duck isn't goosed just yet.
If anyone has any advice of how they overcame their blog 'hump' be sure to drop me a comment or mail. Please don't leave comments that you would not like to receive yourself.
Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera Xx