My internet has been down most of today. It crashed just after lunchtime so all afternoon I’ve been left without a distraction. In a way it’s been annoying, I have a piece of portfolio work due in on Wednesday and I was waiting on an email to allow me to do the work, so that kinda sucks but I have all tomorrow to work on it. However not having the internet also means I haven’t been mindlessly trawling websites and refreshing Facebook every five seconds, wasting the entire day.
In the time since the internet went down earlier I have:
· Made another mood board
I made a new one last night after a session at uni where we made one and I found an old one I made last year. I decided I’d start it up again and ended up with a whole load of images (thanks to my backdated magazine collection) and I’ve got enough to make a third one.
· Watched some recently purchased films
I bought a lot of films a few weeks ago in the entertainment exchange and a local pawn shop but with work and life in general being hectic I hadn’t been able to watch them. So today I have been able to begin working through them. I’ve watched The Princess Diaries (which technically I have seen before, but not since I bought it on DVD), Funny Face (from my Audrey Hepburn collection, we watched a few clips in fashion journalism the other week and I’ve wanted to watch the whole film since then), and the first half of my Glee season 1 boxset (I’m a Gleek and had only intended watching a few but ended up watching all the way to the end of Road to Sectionals)
· Read part of a new book
On the weekend away I got back from last night (I’m writing this on a Monday) I ended up – as I usually do – with a whole load of new books. The one I started reading is called Mirror Mirror and is about self-image and a Biblical way for Christians to view themselves. It’s really interesting so far, I’m looking forward to reading more!
· Wrote this blog post
In a fit of forward planning I decided to draft up this in Word, save it and post it tomorrow when a) the internet works or b) I’m in uni. Either way it’s going up tomorrow. I’m determined to blog more regularly!
Which brings me on to my next thought. During a bit of quiet time today I realised a lot of my blog is me going “look at this, it’s pretty. I bought it, yay pretty things!” While this is great (for me) it’s not where I really want to go with this. So from now I’m going to stick to my style crush posts, and I will still post anything particularly lovely I buy, but I’m going to incorporate a few new ideas into my blog. I might post a few work pieces up, I’ll probably link to Detour the uni magazine online I write for, but something I want to do specifically is profiles of independent fashion businesses or designers I like/who influence my style as well as the odd opinion piece or two, related in some way or other to fashion.
I’m aiming (internet and free time willing) to get a review piece up here on Barry M nail effects, a recent personal discovery. As it’s something I’ve had in the pipeline since I bought it and after that I’ve got an opinion piece brewing inside of me.
That is pretty much it for now. Just to let my readers know what’s going on with my blog from now on.