I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to finally sit down and write this post. The one where I tell you that I’m hanging up my figurative (and literal!) hat with What I Wore. The time has come for me to put this blog to bed, and it gives me a lot of joy to finally do it.
This blog has served me in so many ways, but in short – I’m over it. I’ve documented my daily (and lately, weekly or monthly) outfits for over ten years. That’s a lot time! It’s longer than any school I’ve attended, any job I’ve held or any relationship I’ve been in. It’s given me some amazing opportunities (going to Spain or wearing Oscar de la Renta head to toe are top of mind) and it’s also challenged my self esteem and happiness. It’s been both amazing and sort of terrible at times. I’m glad I did it for so long, but I’m also glad to finally call it quits. I just can’t, and don’t want to, keep up with the endless buying buying buying to create new outfits. I don’t really care about fashion anymore like I used to. I want to create different and more lasting things – namely – in the home I share with my family. I’ve realized what I really love is making things – sewing, knitting, upholstery, baking, woodworking, painting and more. I like being a creative person. I also enjoy the rawness of sharing who I am, and how I’m learning and growing and stumbling as a parent and as a person.
So with that, this is my last post on What I Wore. Thank you for joining me all these years. It gives me a lot of joy reading the messages and sharing my happiness with you. There have been so many long distance friendships forged because of this site, and it means so much to me.
The end of one journey means the beginning of a new one. As you know, we’ve moved into a 75 year old farm house in the country and have been working on fixing it up. We’re planting over 50 varieties of seeds this spring and hope to begin a small farm stand and flower business. We’re taking on a flock of chickens to round it all out. And because I want a place to share about all of that, I’ve started a new blog – Stars + Field. I originally used the name and handles for my go at millinery and have kept a hold of them over the years. I’ve migrated all of my WIW content to my new site and have started blogging there. I’ll be switching over all of my social media (and merging it where I can) so if you’re interested in keeping up with me, please do follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I hope you’ll join me!
SOURCE: What I Wore – Read entire story here.