After writing Sunday’s post about branching out into non-fashion content, it got me thinking about WHAT I wanted this little corner of the internet to be. What do I want to do for you (my readers) and what purpose do I want to serve. This sounds like a simple question, but it’s really not. It kind of puts a lot of pressure on me and makes me feel like I have to put myself in a box. Well, the truth is that I’ve been blogging for over 2 years now and whether or not I’m willing to admit it or not, Brighton The Day is inevitably put in some kind of box. It’s how our brains work. And so even though I might hope or want it to grow into something else, I can’t deny the fact that it has certainly been characterized as something by everyone else (despite me not coming to terms with it).
Watching this video of myself makes me laugh…I’m such a nerd (insert hands-over-face emoji here). But I figured this would be the best and easiest way to explain what I’m trying to do here. In addition to everything I said in the video, I want to add that most of the things I’ll “try on” or talk about here will probably be IN ADDITION TO things on my blog! So in a sense, it’s like bonus content! And plus, it gives YOU more options to shop for all your various needs and upcoming occasions or what have you. And, it’s quicker and easier on me ;) We shall see how this goes!
BY THE WAY: I recorded this video before I wrote Sunday’s post…so it’s all kind of on the same wavelength! But I wanted to share this with y’all…because it’s awful and awesome at the same time. ha!
I was driving back to Dallas from Houston last week and started thinking about where I wanted my blog to be in 5 years and asking myself simple questions like, what’s my favorite part of my blog? and things like that. And The conclusion I came to is that, although I love what I do and have loved every part of this adventure over the past few years, I don’t really feel like I’ve reached my full potential. Or, for some reason, I feel as if I’m waiting for something to happen TO me instead of just making it happen on my own. I asked myself the hard questions too, like what purpose do I want my blog to serve? What do I want people to expect when the visit brightontheday and how do I hope to “leave” them once they’ve visited.
Color-coordinating my accessories is one of my favorite ways to pull an outfit together! Honestly, I specifically got this color clutch so I could wear it with these pumps…and same goes for this Topshop top I wore a few weeks ago! I just love when my shoes match my outfit ;)
This is Look No. 2 today – check out the first post here! Since this look is a little more sophisticated, today’s other look is more fun and would be great for going out!
This top is pretty similar than the hot pink (Sleeveless) top I wore in last Monday’s post, except that there’s a curved-hem-hi-lo thing going on at the bottom of this one (which I really like!). But again, I like this one too because it has the high neck (clearly, I’m a fan of the high neck y’all!) and because of the hem – it looks cute untucked AND tucked in. And because I love ALL THINGS blush (duh…that should pretty obvious by now!)