STYLE BLOG by CARLY MADDOX

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Little Added Edge


The past few days have been gloomy here in FL, so I've styled a look to match. Smokey eyes with a comfy dress and an edgy twist -- an even mix of edgy and minimalist pieces to create a modern statement look. 

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Wearing: Shabby Apple / PB Sands dress, Forever 21 jacket, Vintage Gucci bag, Sperry sneakers.

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As I'm sure you all can probably tell, I've been in a blogging funk lately. I haven't been posting near as much as I used to, and here's why: I feel like my blog is losing its views to Instagram! Not near as many people check out my blog as they do my Instagram, and while I get a decent amount of blog views, the overall feedback is much livelier on Instagram. It's so ridiculous how this is happening to a lot of bloggers now, but I suppose it makes sense. 

With my realizing of the fact that folks would rather view my pictures on Instagram rather than visiting my blog, I figured I probably shouldn't waste as much time posting all of my outfits on here, since a blog post takes a lot of time and effort to create. I've decided to post all of my outfits on Instagram and social media, but I will post the ones I love the most on here. I may not write up as much text to go along with them either, but I will most definitely write a sentence or two about my outfits when I feel I have something specific to say. 

Also, lately I've been looking more into starting the YouTube thing, and while I've never been much of a video gal, I'm starting to like the idea of it. I get even more shy than I am in real life when being recorded, so I guess that's why I've never fully committed to making videos. But I've been working on some OOTD videos along with some simple makeup tutorials. I'm not saying they're the greatest videos, but I've been making efforts at creating new video content! 

Thank you all for being such amazing readers of my blog -- I appreciate it more than anything! I'm not going anywhere I promise, just making some changes that I feel appropriate for the future of my blog! 

xoxo -- Carly

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5 comments

  1. Love your dress, a great sporty piece in your look!

    Maë - http://blackhairblackdress.blogspot.fr/

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  2. Would love to see you do YouTube! Your makeup looks so nice here, and love your outfit x

    www.totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I do hope you keep posting somewhat frequently here, even if there isn't any text. Instagram is great, but I personally don't use it to follow bloggers - I actually like following their BLOGS. But obviously others don't feel the same way.
    Also, you are breathtakingly beautiful.

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  4. Aw I blog and do instagram too. Engagement is pretty good on there comparatively but I think blogging is still the better platform for high quality images. I hope you keep posting here! And remember everything slumps online during the summer because everyone's out and about.

    Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

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  5. I love this outfit! The jacket is simply to die for. I also admire the consistency you have with your blog; I feel like I neglect my blog so much and seeing the dedication you have to yours has inspired me so for that I thank you.
    Oh and if you do start a YouTube channel, I will definitely watch it.

    Kirsten | dependsontheday.com

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