31 days, 31 outfits – I didn’t think I’d make it but here I am at the end of August having completed the first task I’ve set for myself as a blogger.
Apart from celebrating women through fashion I also got to show my lovely followers that you don’t need to rob a bank and shop weekly – you need to look for items that will last longer, look for pieces that are versatile – that translate from day to night, from casual to smart. It’s about quality and not quantity.
I love fashion and shopping but my budget doesn’t allow for shopping sprees so I have to shop smart by looking for items that will last a few seasons but also go easy on the wallet. This means I hunt for bargains – I will go to any and every mall, shop and outlet if I have the promise of not having to part with a fortune to look good.
When I posted my first #stylecapture, I wondered what reaction I’d get a I never imagined that bloggers whose profile I’d spent hours looking through, would appreciate my #stylecapture and show me love on their social media! That and the love I’ve been getting from everyone has made putting together every single outfit worth it!
I hope that through the daily posts, I was able to show you that looking stylish isn’t for the über cool hipsters whose Instagram feeds make us drool with envy but can be achieved by any woman without going into debt!
A part of me feels a great sense of accomplishment – sure I didn’t get 100 000 views on my blog and my Facebook likes and Instagram followers didn’t shoot up 10 000 but i started a project and saw it through to the end! I’m a little worried though, that after this, my posts for September will have to be better and more interesting but I wouldn’t be true to why I started #echerryefresh.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of spring which has come to symbolise new beginnings in various aspects – some may be getting married this month, some starting a new job, others moving to a new place and others like me will be stepping out of their comfort zone and embarking on a new project. It’s exciting seeing the sun set a little later, not needing a blanket when having ice cream after dinner and finally packing away the winter layers. It’s also Heritage Month so I’m hoping to show some of the aspects I love about living in South Africa where there’s a variety of cultures.
So now that August winds have subsided and the dust has settled, I’ll welcome spring and look forward to new beginnings!