How was your weekend?
Mine was really nice. I got a lot of me-time which was really wonderful; it’s been one of those months where I’ve had back to back plans on plans on plans which is really fun but can also be draining! So it was nice to stay in and hunker down a bit but also be a little social too (I had friends over yesterday for an afternoon of tequila and tacos!)
Changing Things Up
I have been thinking a lot about blog content and talked about this on Instagram stories over the weekend. In late May/June when we are doing all our live shows I am going to go down to 5 posts a week vs. 6 (moving Weekend Reading to Fridays). I asked you guys what content you’d like to see LESS of and the resounding answer was outfit posts.
Honestly, I thought that was really interesting. I think, at least from your comments, etc, that most of you look to Instagram for fashion and want something different on the blog (skincare, books, life/advice-y stuff). Which totally makes sense. So you are going to see a little bit of a shift in content here (keep in mind I shoot WAYYYYY in advance so there will still be quite a few professionally shot outfits for the next few weeks), but I’m ultimately going to move to more of a roundup format; with everything I wore in a week and maaaaybe one professionally shot outfit. So we will see how that goes!
A lot of you also mentioned (and truly – I LOVE the honesty) being a bit over the “Day in Her Life” feature. I’d love to hear if this is the case for you! I really like the feature but may cut it if a lot of people agree – I love doing them but if I’m posting less, I want to make sure that every post is something that really resonates. Maybe we’ll make that one just a monthly feature.
Michael Kors Trench (inclusive option here) // Hanes xKarla Tee (my favorite t-shirt in the world – runs very small though and only available up to a size XL – I took a medium here but also have a large for a slightly more relaxed fit. For larger sizes I would recommend trying out the men’s one – available up to an XXL OR since you know how much I’m loving all things Universal Standard right now, this tee!)// Levis Jeans (from last year but this pair is very similar and here is a cute plus option.) // J.Crew Leopard Belt (about 10 years old, try this!) // Sarah Flint Heels // Chanel Purse // Celine Sunglasses (my exact pair)
I reaaalllly love getting all of your feedback, both positive and negative.
I want this blog to be the best it can possibly be and realize I need to change with the times and also experiment a little bit!!! So please always be honest with me – I want to know what you like, but also what you don’t like!
At the end of the day, the analytics are what drive my decisions – I am always looking at my traffic numbers and seeing which posts get the most clicks, what keeps you on the site the longest, and which products you guys are clicking on and purchasing the most. Still, that more anecdotal feedback is really helpful. And I hear you loud and clear – fewer outfit posts and maybe a weekly round-up of everything I actually wore. (But again, just keep in mind that I shoot very far in advance so you probably won’t notice much of a difference for three weeks or so!)
I always get questions about my rings.
photography by Carter Fish.