I don't do 'midi-rings.' Don't get me wrong, the girls who can rock 'em, can rock 'em. Me, not so much. Softball hands and dainty little gold rings don't mix. Plus, Chris always makes comments about why girls wear rings that don't fit.
High heels. Yes, I love feeling all dressed up when I wear them, but when is a tom-boy, 5th grade teacher, who married a college baseball player who loves to hunt and fish, going to wear high heels? I see some of these fashion bloggers going out to dinner on a week night and they are dressed just like I dress when I am going to a wedding. A freaking wedding people. The most formal events I attend each year are weddings and these fashion bloggers dress like that on a daily basis. I just can't do it. I admire them, but it just isn't my lifestyle. And, once again, Chris would think I am totally weird if I walked out wearing heels to go to Wing-Stop or Chili's.
I am not trendy. Yes, I have some items that are trendy, but ever since I did my year of no shopping resolution last year, I am all about buying pieces that can last for years, not seasons. I just can't hop on the crop-top bandwagon, the midi-ring bandwagon, and all the other bandwagons that I am not hopping on. And again I'll add, the girls who can rock a crop top are adorable, but no...just no. Emily, you go girl! I also don't think I have to mention what Chris's reaction to me wearing one of these would be. We saw some in Target last weekend and he asked if it was a bra or a maternity bathing suit. Haha!
I don't own enough clutches or purses. I literally carry my trusty Louie that I have had for eight years 99% of the time and I don't plan on changing my purse for every outfit. These bloggers must have hundreds of bags, clutches, and purses because, not only do they have one for every day of the week, they have one for every outfit! Also, I should add that I don't own enough accessories and jewelry. Less is more to me because, like I've said, I don't go places that require you to dress up and get all fancy in yo' statement necklaces and heels. I go places where yoga pants and a nice tee shirt and considered dressing above average.
I am not a sales person. I am too honest. I can't sell you clothes because I would hate if you bought it and hated it. Most of the bloggers make a commission off what you purchase through their site (the whole process is seriously genius I tell ya), but I wear what I wear and if you like it, cool, buy it, if you don't...I am not going to convince you what I am wearing is the best thing on planet Earth. Also, 99% of what I wear is from Target, TJ Maxx, or Ross and I couldn't link it up anyways. Plus, the whole me selling stuff also goes against my entire resolution from last year! I am so sorry that I am not going to spend my nights scouring the internet to find something similar, or exactly what I am wearing. I do that sometimes on my WIWW posts and it is the part I hate most about writing my blog. Seriously. If you like what I wear, email me. Or, If you're lucky, I might feel frisky bored and look it up for you. (PS: Most of the time I do make a commission if you buy something through my site. I will tell you now that my readers do not come to my site to buy things because I have made $26 since August. Holla! Like I said, I am terrible at selling things and I will never convince you to buy something. It is just not me! Buy what YOU want and what makes YOU feel good!)
Lastly, contrary to what we were just talking about, the money. I know these gorgeous women have tons of it. Whether it be self-made money, family money, married into money, or money growing on trees, they've got it. It isn't that I don't have money (because I am blessed with a wonderful job, and so is my husband!), but it is where they spend their money. I was skimming through one fashion bloggers post the other day and I added up how much her entire outfit was worth...over $5,000 dollars! Seriously! To me, that's insane! If you can afford it, by all means, you spend your money how you'd like, but me, even if I could afford that, it makes me sick thinking of spending that much on a black, generic looking top, jeans, and heels. I will repeat: I have nothing against these women who can afford it. I think we all may be a little jealous, to be honest! But, this is just another reason I could not be solely a fashion blogger. I don't have enough clothes or moolah!!
And of course I know some of my favorite fashion bloggers who are able to look stunning in more reasonably priced items, but then again...they still wear the midi-ring and have a bag for every outfit ;)
So, there you have it. Many reasons why this chick will never convert this blog to a full-time fashion blog. And to give y'all a little heads-up...when we finally get to move into our house, this blog is taking a turn into DIY land! Can someone say carpet and linoleum floors, bye-bye!