I realised I never posted any outfit round ups of last year (and actually the second half of 2015 which sounds like forever ago now we're in 2017) so here we go...
August 2015 - December 2015
I really wouldn't blame anyone for being more than a little confused as to what is going on with my blog lately. Like many who have been at this a long time, my blog has had its fair few facelifts and name/url changes. And of course there is also the shutting down of my blog to move to tumblr and then back to blogger again... This blog has made quite a journey over the past SIX years to say the least. I've been confused about my online space to absolute clarity to confused all over again.
My recent thoughts have mainly been guided by a wish to minimise my online space. It's safe to say that it's easy to feel overwhelmed with how large your internet presence can grow if you let it. From blogging profiles to personal profiles to professional profiles, I felt consumed by it all. I don't want to be the sort of person who lives life online.
It's also impossible to ignore the changes in the blogging world over the past few years, including how visual it has become with bloggers who have professional looking imagery finding mild fame on the likes of instagram. I, however, decided to turn to freelance article writing for other sites and also running a small online magazine of my own.
However, in 2017 I want to finally drop freelancing. Working online is just not for me anymore. It feels impossible to switch off. It's so easy to wake up at 3am and check your emails because you're worried about your editor not liking your latest admission. Working from home also meant that my employers/clients didn't truly see how much time I spent working which often meant I was over-working for how much I got paid. Not to mention the profession is highly competitive meaning they can always find someone who will do what you do, for less.
I wanted to keep the online magazine I created up and running so I finally just decided on a merger, and Charlotte Harvs X Fashion Fade was created. I can post the sort of things I posted on Fashion Fade Magazine as well as mixing in the odd lifestyle post or outfit photo of my own.
In all fairness, 2016 involved some big changes for me. We moved back to the UK from Mallorca at the start of September, which meant I had to adjust to living with the in-laws whilst we bought our house (which hopefully will all be finalised soon!) And with my plans to drop freelance writing as my career, I have been constantly thinking of a plan regarding which direction I want to go in next. It certainly doesn't help that we are currently living 65 miles away from where we are planning on moving to.
I am looking forward to 2017, and once the ball gets rolling on our new house and we can move in, hopefully this limbo-like period of our life will come to its end.