dressed up like a lady: Grungy

Oct 17, 2014

Grungy


Dress: Asos
Tights: Rando no-names from Ebay
Boots: Doc Martens, consignment
Sunglasses: Vintage via Giant Vintage

Rings: Mostly were my grandma's


I've been pretty damn lucky over the past couple weeks to get a crazy amount of support from friends and family -- and readers -- about my job ending. One conspicuous detail I neglected to mention when I posted about it last week is that when I blew out the candles on my birthday cake two weeks ago, I kind of wished to no longer need to work 9-5 in an office. HA! My deepest apologies to the roughly half of the employees in my building who got axed in the course of my inadvertently controlling the universe

Just kidding, obviously, because it's still a shitshow on many levels for many people, all of whom will ultimately better off, however, with an employer who appreciates their value. For my own part, I'm pretty sure what I really want is to do more of the stuff I liked about my current job -- writing reviews and features, writing and appearing in videos, writing, writing, writing. I don't want to go to law school, I'd rather just keep singing in bands than become a daylight-hours music teacher or something, and while I still might consider legitimizing my nutritional education with some sort of certificate, there's currently no governing professional organization dictating any standards whatsoever for the term "Certified Nutritionist," so I might as well just use it now. Just kidding. Sort of.

That does bring me to my next topic though. I got some comments from readers who claim they would be happy with me running a vegan/healthy lifestyle blog. Do I really need to run a whole separate blog with a whole separate RSS feed for that? Could I not just increase the vegan content here? The answer may very well be a polite "hell no," but I'd need to hear that in order to not otherwise commence testing the waters by just posting more food stuff here. I mean, I know this blog is called "Dressed Up Like a Lady," and it's ostensibly a fashion blog, but I started it six years ago and gosh, kind of a lot's happened since then. As it is, this blog is a catchall for anything either of us want to post about, I'd be happy to start a whole separate blog for food related stuff, but I think I'd need to experiment with generating that content a little bit first.

Okay anyway, on a totally unrelated note: the wonderful folks at Jord Wood Watches posted a little interview with MC and I today, and we feel like lucky bastards that they thought we were worth featuring. Click here to check it out.

16 comments :

  1. YES-more food pls, same spot. Your blog already attracts people who arent interested in the norm fashion/style blog so I feel like they would be excited (or at least more forgiving) for vegan/health interjections and if not, they just dont have to click into it! or maybe have seperate tabs for style & food feed. Im considering starting up blogging again (third time's the charm?) as I move towards opening my own store and plan on using the tab system to delinate store & style stuff.

    xo
    s

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    1. Holy shit, Steph, thanks for weighing in -- I was hoping you would! I would LOVE to see you blogging again! You have so much to share, it doesn't have to be limited to any one topic.

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  2. You are a grunge queen! This look suits you so much. I wish I could pull it off! You hair is amazing and the makeup is spot on. Nicely done! <3

    www.mishmoshmakeup.com

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    1. You are so sweet!! Thanks, babe. :)

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  4. Yes...I'd love to see the vegan/healthy lifestyle content here.

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    1. Thank you so much for saying so, Kasmira! The feedback is incredibly helpful.

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  5. Oh very beautiful dress!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  6. I definitely don't think you need a dedicated "all food, all the time" blog - although that can be easier to monetize, as it kind of connects to a specific readership and sponsors might have an easier time if you went for them. But I'd love to see the food content just upped a bit here! Go full-on lifestyle. Your vegan stuff always looks so delicious - and I say this as a die-hard carnivore - adn I'd love to see recipes start popping up here!

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    1. Thanks for the input, Katie. You're the kind of gal I need to hear from! You'll probably know what I'm talking about when I say that the biggest hurdle is just figuring out a routine for posting about health and food. I've got the whole "outfit photo" format down pat -- time to break the mold a little bit.

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  7. Put alllll the content here! :)

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    1. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!!! Heehee, thanks, Emily. Your feedback is extremely helpful. :)

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  8. Gorgeous dress you look stunning xxx
    http://www.mlleepaulette.com/index.php?r=site/blog

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