I cannot believe it has been 2 years since I did a blog post!
Just when I think I’ll give up on it for good (and delete the evidence to avoid my 20-something year old fashion choices being dug up) I find something that inspires me to come back and give blogging another go.
So what was it this time? It was many factors. The main of which is the big change I made by quitting my office job of over 4 years. Moving out of my comfort zone has made me look at my whole life from a different angle, particularly the way I dress and, more importantly, the way I feel in the clothes I like.
With a bit more spare time on my hands, I’ve also been binge-reading What I Wore and despite the fact that she is a 30-something year old, married, mother of two based in US (and I’m a 20-something year old, single, no-kids-any-time-soon based in Australia) I’ve really connected with her down to earth, practical and affordable style. It’s really inspired me to take another look at my wardrobe and the things that really make me feel good.
So what have I been doing since the last time I posted?
Well, not much and plenty! (isn’t that always the way when something asks?)
In March 2016 a had a moment of
insanity charity and shaved my hair off to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. A huge thank you goes out to all my friends and family who supported me and help me raise over $6,500.
It was an incredible feeling to do something selfless – almost equally incredible is the feeling of exfoliating your head!
In July 2016 I embarked on a 7 week (mostly) solo trip around the US. I spent a week in LA, took a 7 day tour out to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, the Napa Valley and San Francisco where I spent another week before flying to NYC. After a week in NY solo, my parents joined me for 4 days in the city before we flew to Chattanooga, Tennessee to visit family friends and then did a road trip to Nashville and Memphis before I headed home.
It was an amazing experience, which I could talk about for days (if anyone is interested in reading a detailed post about my trip, I’d love to reminisce)
My other big milestone, as I said earlier, was quitting my job. Not for greener pastures or to follow my passion (Does watching Netflix and eating chocolate in bed count as a passion?) but to push myself to try new things, which has had some amazing physical and emotional effects.
I’ve still been actively putting on clothes that make me feel good and occasionally posting them on instagram (Follow me here) and I hope in this new era of EK’s Daily Dress to be able to inspire as well as diversify slightly to incorporate more factors of my lifestyle, not just the way I dress. I’m still on the fence about how I’m going to format posts and how often I’ll post (I see now that daily is a little TOO much) so please bare with me while I find my feet.
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Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy the new EK’s Daily Dress.