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Styling : Me
Leather jacket - Marc Jacobs
Skirt - Guess
Fishnet shirt - H&M
Necklace - Versace
Boots - Browns
Ramones shirt - Zara
Skirt - Zara
Belt - The Kooples
Bomber - H&M
I'll never be a 'crossing the street' blogger. 

I've noticed that for some reason all fashion bloggers LOVE to take photos of themselves crossing the street or take photos of themselves just blatantly stopping traffic to snap their outfit of the day (#OOTD) in the middle of the street. FIRST OF ALL - where are you guys always going (and can I come??) and SECOND OF ALL - BE CAREFUL. 

Now before all you 'crossing the street' bloggers come for me, this is not me throwing shade at all - ya'll kill those pedestrian poses - it just simply is not for me (I feel it's best for me to steer away from photo shoots in the middle of the street due to my inescapable bad luck - I would DEFINITELY get hit by a car, but hey at least I'd go out with a fresh AF OOTD post).

I'm writing this post for anyone who is brand new to the blogging world or for anyone who is feeling pressured to conform to the blogging industry standards...
I am ALSO writing this post because someone came at me the other day and said "You're not really a blogger though, you're a model". WRONG. So wrong...

I remember when I first started my blog I looked up to all the successful bloggers who were killing it with their 'crossing the street' photos - I thought that in order to be successful I had to be like them. I couldn't figure out why nothing was taking off for me at the time, because I was doing everything that these successful girls were doing. After months and months of trying to make myself 'marketable' I looked at my photos and realized I had completely lost myself. It was at that point I said 'fuck it, I'm done. I don't care if no one likes my photos anymore, but I'm going to start making stuff that I like". Ironically enough it was at that point when brands that I was excited to work with started reaching out to me.

The point I'm trying to get across is that you'll never be successful trying to be like someone else. While other bloggers kill it with their crossing the street OOTD's, I prefer to set up 'creatives' with my friends who are photographers - whether it's setting up a whole story and location around my photos or even just shooting something cool in a studio (like I did here with Val) I much prefer that creative process.

While my photos may not look like your traditional bloggers photos, I like them and that's all that effing matters.

I'll end this post with one of my favourite quotes (which ironically, if you scroll to the bottom of my Instagram feed, is one of my first photos I posted).
"Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream" 

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