Lately, whenever I get together with other bloggers, the hot topic of conversation always seems to be the dreaded instagram algorithm and how it’s generally sucking all the fun out of blogging. What was originally a quick and easy way to share content has now devolved into a stressful game of comment pods, hashtag testing, obsessive editing, and overarching fear of shadowban boogeymen. To be honest, it’s my least favorite thing about blogging right now and it’s a huge time suck from the the time I used to spend creating worthwhile content (and I’m 99.9% sure most bloggers will agree with me). I’ve even noticed some of my fellow bloggers posting less frequently and it makes me wonder if we’re all ready for something new. But there’s a part of me that can’t give it up completely and that’s largely because of the people I’ve met through it. Last weekend, I met up with Kym Laird (aka @spooky.city) and, while we spent a small amount of time commiserating about the love/hate relationship with instagram, it was mostly just refreshing conversation with a fellow creative about working in the DC fashion industry and life in general. I love that instagram affords me these kinds of interactions IRL. So it’s a frustrating game that I’ll probably continue to play, but my heart’s certainly not in it the way it used to be. My goal going forward will be to spend less time trying to game the system on instagram and more on actually creating, whether that be on the blog, instagram, or whatever platform the future brings.
But enough heavy stuff, let’s talk about this jacket. This little lady was a gem of a thrift store find from a couple weeks ago. I immediately got strong Sloane Peterson vibes and knew at some point soon I’d have to wear it with some slouchy boots. My coffee date with fellow avid thrifter Kym afforded me the perfect opportunity. Also on the horizon: pairing this jacket up with a leather mini skirt and some pointy heels – stay tuned!