Where Have I Been?

So I can successfully say that it’s been less than a month since I last posted, but I wanted to explain where I’ve been and why I haven’t been posting as regularly on the blog.

My answer is really straightforward: I got a new blog that’s taking up a lot of my attention. When I first started 7 Shades in 2016 (the most recent time), I had a 9-to-5 job with 5 vacation days a year and I wanted to blog to promote small brands and products on Etsy. It was never intended to be really popular, but honestly, it never really even got off the ground and it’s been rather disheartening. I posted a few months ago about the body dysmorphia beauty blogging has been bringing back to me.

Also, I’ve had a huge lifestyle change. As a lot of you may know, I love travelling. I’ve written about a few of my adventures here on the site. A year ago, I got laid off and a year ago today, I landed in Switzerland to continue my world travels with my severance money. A few months later, I got a more flexible full-time job in lawn care that also allowed me several months off per year. So now I’m travelling a lot more and plan on visiting Japan, Spain, and Portugal this year, and maybe Massachusetts and/or Mexico in 2018 alone. I’m living my dream and a have a world of a bucket list to see.

So that’s why I started my new blog: I Travel for the Stars. I was really hesitant to start a travel blog since travel is so personal but I’m really enjoying it so far and a lot more people are responding to the content I’m creating. I’m starting conversations rather than getting 6 likes on a selfie of me and my cat. And even though it would be cool to get free lipstick and clothes, it would be so much more rewarding to take sponsored trips and get paid to create content from anywhere. This is my new dream, so I’ve been putting a lot of my work and time into promoting the website. It’s been exhausting to the point that I don’t have much time for 7 Shades like I used to.

So am I closing? No. I actually do enjoy putting outfits together and sharing them on my blog. I’d really like to keep the website up for as long as possible. However, I think I am intent on deleting or abandoning my Instagram account since it received sad traction and it’s the part of blogging I haven’t enjoyed.

So there you have it! I am not disappearing but I will not be putting too much time into this website anymore. I look forward to doing new things with my life and making these changes, and I hope it helps others, as well.

Posted on Friday, May 4, 2018
Post in Bloggish, Life Updates, Rambles
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OOTDs: the End of the Cold

It’s finally starting to warm up here and I’m so happy for it! I look forward to finally being able to wear the clothes and jewellery I want without freezing half to death going outside. Has it been cold where you live, too?

Here are some OOTDs I was able to wear because it was actually nice out!

Skirt by Iron Fist

Necklace by Blood Flowers Jewelry
Top: Spiral
Skirt: Iron Fist Clothing
Shoes: Unique Vintage
Necklace: Blood Flowers Jewelry

I was so excited that it was finally warm out and I was feeling elegant so went for a simplistic but sophisticated look. I finally got to wear my beautiful necklace by Blood Flowers and some shoes that didn’t have to cover up socks. Pretty nice, huh?

Dress by Shrine of Hollywood

Dress by Shrine of Hollywood
Dress: Shrine of Hollywood

I’ve been really excited about this dress with one of my favourite prints, the Kaufman Movie Monster Print. The stitching is really weird because the seams are on the outside of the dress rather than the inside, but it’s still a cute dress. I can’t wait to wear it out more during the summer months.

I’ve been working more on getting my ducks in a row to head off this fall and even though it’s so far away, I’m still very excited for it. I tend to focus on these things so when they come so I’m going to try to keep posting weekly but I may be a bit slacking. I hope to be here next week though, so stay tuned!

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2018
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OOTDs: Snow and Yellow

Sorry I’ve been so idle. I’m still battling being sick of the cold and organising my finances to visit 4 countries this year, but I’ve managed to pull together some OOTDs.

Yellow Jeans
Everything: Ebay

Not pictured: the layers of leggings and shirts I have on underneath.

Yes, I’m wearing yellow jeans. As I can’t really explain why I like the aesthetic of what I do, I think a lot of it is inspired by 80s fashion, and for some unpopular reason, I like yellow a lot. Do you have anything in your wardrobe that’s a little bit unexpected or surprising?

Skirt by Corvus Corone Fashion
Top: Boohoo
Skirt: Corvus Corone Fashion
Boots: Ebay
Doggo: Mine!

Even though I absolutely love the snow, I was so caught between being happy and being angry that it snowed in late March. However, I did get a nice outfit together for once in a long time. I spent most of the day cuddling inside and writing, which I’ve been doing a lot of recently.

How is everyone else doing? Have you been having a good year? I’d like to hear about how y’all are doing!

Posted on Sunday, March 25, 2018
Post in Fashion, Outfits of the Day
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