Have you ever had an unexpected conversation with somebody that completely changed the way you think? I had one yesterday on g-chat with someone & it really got me thinking .. A LOT! It was so eye opening to hear someone who I don't know personally speak to me objectively about my blog. Moral of the story is that my eyes have been opened & I want to share with you some changes that are going to be taking place on the blog as well as some more personal stuff.
Tee- GIFT SHOP IN BAHAMAS, Shorts-OLD NAVY, Shoes-NIKE
I didn't even truly realize how much I was trying to be someone else by "taking the right pictures", "striking the right pose", "rocking an arm party" ... etc. The fact is that during the week I NEVER wear makeup, I never get dressed up for work (I work for a Police Department so it's khakis & a shirt every day), & I come home & change into sweats IMMEDIATELY! Most of my outfit pictures are taken by my husband & I make him take a TONNN just to get a few "blog worthy photos." Some blogs that I follow post looks of them wearing very extravagant/super out there outfits & I always wonder if they actually wear them in public. I want you to know that every outfit I've ever posted has been one that I've worn out for an event or just to chill with friends. Through this new chapter in my blogging life I hope to connect more with each of you & share with you all the randomness that I encounter.
2. I wanted to share with all of you the two pictures above.
I asked David to snap these last night before we went to the gym, because they're a more honest portrayal of what I truly look like. Stats: Age-23 // Height- 5'10 // Weight -180 lb.s // Size- 12 or 14. In the past I've let any number of these "stats" hold me back from doing what I've always wanted. Before I'm any of those things I'm a wife/daughter/sister/friend & much more. I'm writing this post for myself as much as for you readers, so please don't feel like I'm lecturing you. After I started working a 9-5 I put on over 10 lbs in the course of a year, it didn't seem drastic because of the fact that the weight gain was over the course of a year. I'm still at that extra 10 lb mark & not exactly thrilled about it, but I'm finding out more & more everyday that it's more important to be healthy than to just be skinny. I know everyone has heard that time & time again, but when it really clicks with you it's a great feeling. I'm not saying that I'm "fixed" or positive all the time because I'm not. Even last night at the gym when I was running I felt self conscious that the person behind me was thinking boy this girl is outta shape & those shorts are too tight she should have gone a size up. Moral of the tangent I just want all of you to know that we are all wrapped in different packages & all possess so much AMAZINGNESS within ourselves, it's time we really channel it & make something of ourselves!!
3. FASHION BLOG
I started this blog because I used to stalk lookbook.nu all day looking at all the different outfits & thinking to myself .. I think I dress cute I wanna be part of this! A couple months later I took the plunge & started up Pich & Roor. The idea behind the name "Pich & Roor" came from my belief that you don't have to be Rich to lead a fabulous life & the fact that some of life's best gifts cost nothing at all. Thus, "Pich & Roor" was born taking a play on words from Rich & Poor (if you switch the first two letters you get Pich & Roor). I initially wanted this blog to be solely outfit posts, but in the past two years that I've been blogging I've discovered that I have passion for so many other things as well including: cooking, traveling, thrifting, finding great deals, scrap booking, etc.! I want to share all the great things that I come across with all of you, & if that means I can't call Pich & Roor a fashion blog so be it. I'm' still going to post outfit posts whenever I have something cute to share, but there will also be a lot of other posts featuring things other than fashion.
Starting this upcoming Monday I'm going back to school to pursue a degree in Fashion Merchandising. I have always known that to be truly happy in life that I MUST have a career that involves fashion no matter how big or small. At this point in my life deciding what type of body armor to order is about as close as I get to fashion. My ultimate career goal would be to have a job as a buyer for boutiques or clothing stores or to be a stylist. These dreams/goals may seem lofty, but at the end of the day we only get one chance at life & why not go for what you really want? I also want to explore styling some more since I have been dressing my Mom & friends for years & want to work on turning that hobby into something more.
This was the LONGGGGGGGGGEST post ever & I know that it's all over the place, but I just wanted to let you all know what's going on in my noggin :) I Love you all so much & I truly appreciate all your love, support, comments, & the time you take checkin in on my blog it means everything to me!