Hi guys! so I have started my christmas posts so get excited! however today I wanted to talk about something that has been in my mind for quite a while, like I always have said my lovelies this is all just my opinion and doesn’t not reflect anything but myself as a person. Now look at me getting all serious! Ok but never found the perfect opportunity to talk about it but I think before christmas it’s the best time, it might help you guys as well!
So today I was watching a youtubers video about their monthly favourites. She included high end products and some more affordable products, which I thought was good. I am all for that but then I thought, hold on… What do my followers think about me? Do they think I’m this super rich girl who can afford anything? Do they think I’m materialistic? All these thoughts ran through my head because at the end of the day I know exactly who I am, but do others? Well the truth is I am a typical hard working person, so when I do buy myself expensive things it is from my own money, I guess I appreciate it more? I don’t want to sound hypocritical because I am a blogger and usually we like to promote brands we love right? and help people become familiar with them but I don’t believe it is just about the brand. I mean don’t get me wrong I am all for and I LOVE designer brands, but at the same time I don’t like to base who I am over material things (I don’t know if I’m making sense at all! but hopefully you get me lol) I want whoever visits my blog to feel good about themselves through my posts and help them. I always knew I wanted my blog to be something people can escape to and help them become more confident within themselves. I wanted to help whether that is with make up, fashion or some positivity. I never want anyone to feel inferior or to think they aren’t a good person because they can’t afford something.
I’ll let you guys in on a little secret, I can’t afford a Chanel bag that some bloggers have or the Givenchy bag. Yes, I can get it if I save for it but for myself I believe if I deserve the bag it will be when I can just buy it and not save for then have no money. If I have the money I’ll buy it however if not, I am not bothered because I know it doesn’t weigh my worth by having a $6000+ bag, don’t get me wrong they are gorgeous and the amazing bloggers who can pull of those things (Hats off my loves) but I guess all I’m trying to say is don’t ever make yourself feel low or worthless because of material things. Don’t think because you don’t have those $200 jeans, those $300 shoes, a collection of bags or watches you are worth any less. Those things come and go my loves, it’s who you are that matters (so cheesy but it’s the truth!). When I started blogging I had and still have an amazing passion for style and fashion however I didn’t have my complete wardrobe with the designer labels, I have some but its bits here and there, because whats the point in my wardrobe being full of that when a viewer is looking at my OOTD and thinking you seriously think everyone can afford a $400+ dress with those $200 heels and that $4000+ bag? I believe your style is what you make it out to be! I’m telling you it’s normal not to have all these things in your wardrobe! You can always work for it but don’t dwell on it! Honestly you can even make the best OOTD from Kmart/ Target if you wish, it’s about the art and the way your portray yourself more than the brand/ label.
You all know how much I look up to Kanye West so it wouldn’t be a post without him! This quote is very true to our society these days, so I thought I would share it with you guys!
“You can be wearing a Zara pant, and then a girl walks in wearing the Céline version, and you feel like shit.” – Kanye West
There is something to think about…..
Much Love – Dusk Avenue