Thrifted Peter Pan Collared Top + Polka Dot Skirt


Is there anything better than a thrifted Peter Pan collared top and polka dot skirt? I think not. This shirt was such a great find, but even though I look for every excuse possible to wear it, this is somehow its first time on the blog. I love shirts that have the comfort of T-shirt, but the collars of my dreams.

Let's be honest. I've gotten pretty terrible at writing interesting things on here. I suppose it's a good thing because I'm busy with so many other jobs and projects. The words I put here always seem to be put on the back burner. It's almost strange given that I write for a living, but I've put much more focus on the outfits and photos than the actual posts lately. Part of it is because as the Instagram community has grown, there are much less people actually reading this now. So much less, that I've often considered scrapping the blog entirely and just posting on Instagram. I'm not sold on the idea and by no means have actual plans to do that just yet, but for the few of you still reading, what are your thoughts? Why do you still read blogs? 

It's a Catch 22 really. If I post my outfits on Instagram, then no one has a reason to come to my blog. But if I don't post my outfits on Instagram, then no one knows the blog post exists. I'm sure many of you can relate. I should probably offer a longer, more insightful post of this subject, but with hardly anyone reading anymore, it's almost difficult to see the point. 


Top, skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens

7 comments

  1. Cutest combo! Peter Pan collars and polka dots are a match made in clothing heaven! I totally feel you on posting to Instagram! I want people to see it on Insta, but I also hope people want to see more on my blog too. First world problems lol!
    ~Sara

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  2. I still tend to look for fashion on blogs (if nothing else the larger photos and the chance to see different angles and details), but... I'll be honest. I don't always read. I skim what people read now (well, Flock Together girls I still try to read and comment on). That probably has more to do with the way blogs don't seem very community oriented anymore beyond just the fact that there are other social media outlets. People-myself included!- are having a tendency to just be passively consuming rather than also creating content or providing feedback on content. For me, it is time that is an issue but still....

    I don't think there is harm in posting on both places. Might be worth experimenting with.

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  3. Totally feel this. I definitely still read blogs, but only the ones I really care about. Instagram outfit posting has definitely grown, but now that the algorithm has changed, I find it harder to keep up with instabloggers that way, so maybe it's a good thing? I dunno. Regardless, I still enjoy this community and reading about deeper things WHILST enjoying the pretty outfits :)

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  4. I feel this. It's getting more difficult for me to think up little stories and the like, plus things are getting busier and the world is getting busier. It's like you're trying to catch up all the time! I do love the few people I have on my blog, though, and try to only post when I've got good things to say or something to document, because in the end, I do treat my blog like a little journal. I'll always be here though, maybe on and off sometimes, but I am definitely reading everything I can. :)

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  5. I love to read blogs. I just found your blog a few weeks ago, through Priya's post. I was searching for new blogs to follow that have substance from real women, not designer/shopping driven! Some blogs I have followed for a couple years have really cut back on their writing and I find my self disappointed. Their title might strike my interest, but the content is lacking. Thank you for your content and individual style!

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  6. I love to read blogs. I just found your blog a few weeks ago, through Priya's post. I was searching for new blogs to follow that have substance from real women, not designer/shopping driven! Some blogs I have followed for a couple years have really cut back on their writing and I find my self disappointed. Their title might strike my interest, but the content is lacking. Thank you for your content and individual style!

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