For a while now I’ve felt like something was off in my “blogging life,” which can I really call myself a blogger anymore? My posts are so far and few these days that maybe I am more like a guest column writer who’s featured every now and then. In all honesty, I am just kind of over what it’s all become. I remember when I started blogging it was so exciting thinking about things to write and posts to share. And, I would love thinking about that next curated picture and how I would put it all together. For me it’s always been about the process and the creativity that goes into it all and the story behind the inspiration. Now, it’s mostly about how many posts you can put on Instagram in one day and how many people are seeing your post so it fits into the “instagram algorithim” It’s also become a barrage of walking ads. Honestly, how inspiring can a person be when they are being paid to post an outfit? I always ask myself if that person would actually wear that outfit in real life if they weren’t being paid? My guess is no. I get that people are making a living off this and I know they are working extremely hard and I would never take that away from them, but I just don’t find it inspiring. I’ve decided to go back to the basics in everything. Back to a neutral wardrobe, back to getting excited to write blog posts, back to not getting on social media everyday, basically back to the basics. This all sort of started back in August when we went on vacation for a week with my family and had no access to wifi. For one entire week I didn’t look at my phone once and it was so fulfilling. It’s small steps but at least it’s steps. Tell me what your thoughts are on this subject of going back to basics? And, if you’re local then you must get to the Our Daily Nada, which is where we shot these photos. It’s a boozy bookstore in the Rivermarket that’s anything but basic. It reminds me of Paris in the 1920s, so immediately I was obsessed from the beginning. What else could be better than ordering a cocktail and sitting down to read your favorite novel? Plus, the atmosphere is darling and the food is quite amazing. They also have a tiny kids section in the back thank goodness because every time we go I want to sit there for the rest of the day with book and wine in hand.
PHOTOS BY: SHANLEY COX
LOCATION: OUR DAILY NADA