|Lots of beige!|
The scarf is new, and I've been wanting to wear it, but felt it was too hot for scarves. However, the meeting was late in the afternoon so the temperature had dropped a bit. The top is new too, and a sister to the black, printed one in my previous post. And yes, the skirt is also new, bought at a ridiculously low price at Marks and Spencer. I thought it was way too long, but it looks alright here. I may still cut off the lower part since I'm planning on wearing it with these boots in the colder seasons.
|Silver boots from Irregular Choice|
Since my husband was already home from work he took the photos, and lots of them!
|By a pine tree|
|By the neighboring block|
|By the willows - smiling as requested!|
Of course there are photos of the details - bag, bangles and scarf. The fabric of the top has a light shimmer to it. It hardly shows on the photos, but is quite beautiful in real life.
|Angel Jackson bag, Charlotte Sparre scarf|
|Silver nail polish!|
|Another shot of the bangles|
I apologize for the messy hair. My hairdresser is extremely popular, as she's one of the best, so she's fully booked at the moment. It'll be weeks before I can get a haircut - it's driving me crazy! Of course I should have thought of booking before I even left the salon last time. Another lesson learned.
In the past couple of days many bloggers have been discussing a post on the online community of fashion bloggers called Independent Fashion Bloggers. The original post offended many bloggers by stating that the reason why only a few blogs were very popular and got top ranking was that other blogs weren't of a good enough quality, and the blogger wasn't looking good enough (too fat, too old, too poor...), all due to lack of discipline!
My first impulse was to create another online community. However, after thinking things through I've changed my mind. A community will always in some way be limited. Not all can join, you have to qualify in some way. That's not how I see the internet. I love the idea of total freedom (within the law of course!). I love how anyone can approach me on my blog, link to me, leave comments or just browse.
If some people can make a living out of blogging, then congratulations! They can still inspire and entertain me. Explaining the popularity and success by everyone else being not worthy or good enough reveals however, a very arrogant attitude, born out of fear of the unknown perhaps?
The original post was re-written, after a huge amount very critical comments. In my opinion the only right thing to do would have been to apologize - and not trying to turn back time and "hide" the problem. It's such a childish thing to do! Everyone makes mistakes, it's how you handle them that makes the big difference.
Is there a lesson to be learned from this? That probably depends on who you are. For some people it's very important to have a prestigious position in the fashion world, or hold a top ranking in the blogging world. Does a lot of comments on your blog mean that you're popular? In that case the IFB has top ratings now! Or does quality count more than quantity? Well, most of the comments weren't from happy readers! As I've read, a lot of the members are cancelling their membership now. The end result could be a significant drop in their ratings. Not quite what they were looking for, I expect!
Judging by the response to the first post the majority of bloggers appreciate diversity, and that should include these very popular blogs as well as those with poor photography, misspelling and non-designer clothes by bloggers that are rich, poor, fat, thin, old, young, from all parts of the world, of all political persuasions and genders. That's a very important lesson to be learned - by the fashion industry and others!
I'm wishing you all a great weekend!