August is for finishing

“August” stands for many things:

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Jacket time!

It’s officially jacket time again!

As much as I loved the summer (especially the part when I dipped my toes in salty water), I won’t exaggerate if I call it a total disaster, sartorially speaking. In spite of hours and hours spent reading, thinking and talking about sustainable fashion, I went all the way down the pit of style rut, wearing nothing but jeans, plain black t-shirts and sneakers by the end of August. Oh, and I did wear earrings, but that was the only embellishment I could stand… Call me an ultraminimalist, it’s totally deserved!

But all is going to change now that my favourite season is back!

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Roarrr!

Why is changing the site theme such a pain in the neck?

I just wanted to give my blog a fresh look for the spring and now, after cursing my head off for a good hour, I’m back to the old theme… minus the static front page (did anyone actually like it anyway?) because I find it creates an unnecessary obstacle preventing the potential readers from going one click further… Do you agree?

Well… Now that I’ve had enough fun for today, I’m going back to my sewing. What am I working on? Psst! I won’t tell you! Come back for updates in a couple of days (that is, if I don’t end up by setting my laptop on fire in a Mythbuster-like manner…) See you soon, I hope…

Time for a change!

Hi!

As you might have noticed, my posting rate has been terribly low lately…

Don’t worry: I’m still alive and doing as well as one possibly can. As for the silence… There’s no valid reason, really, except the feeling that my beloved blog is becoming a bit stale. Which means it’s time for a

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I know, you know, we know that my writing addiction isn’t going to be cured any soon, so there’s no question I let go of my blog, but I find that my self-imposed blogging limits are making it… boring. Nothing is more toxic than boredom: it drains your resources and turns fun into a chore, and I definitely don’t want to go this way. That’s why I need something new, a fresh concept, a change of direction.

But what kind of change? What shall I write about to keep the audience and the speaker entertained? Should I concentrate exclusively on knitting  and turn my blog into a tool of semi-professional self-promotion or, on the contrary, make it more personal and write about the things that might appeal to no one but me?

Speaking about interests, I’ve been very curious about style lately, I even began writing a style guide – laugh if you please! – and was working happily until I asked myself the most inspiration-friendly question: “Hey, who do you think you are, a fashion guru or something? Do you think you can say anything new about style? And, by the way, did you even look in the mirror today – because your hair kind of defies gravity right now and there’s some funny reddish stuff just above your left eyebrow…” Thus, the masterpiece was killed in the bud and its author brought safely back to her Facebook newsroll… when, for once, something useful actually came out of staring at the familiar white-and-blue page: a friend who created a Facebook group dedicated to minimalism, invited me to join her as an admin. Now, it happens that minimalism is exactly the approach I prefer when dealing with style questions… And no further than a couple of days ago I was explaining my “rules” of personal style to another friend of mine… A curious coincidence, isn’t it? Or is it something more? Could it be a sign: a big, bold, into-your-face road sign clearly pointing the direction my blogging efforts should take?

What do you think?