Apparently we are not supposed to black and blue together. They say it’s a clash. The colours might be a tad to similar for some. Well, I say ‘pooh, pooh’ to that. Rules are to be broken and this is a rule I very much enjoy breaking.
But before we go any further, let’s please talk about these most beautiful shoes!
These, my friends, are the Evie shoe from Agnes and Norman – a vintage-inspired leather navy t-bar made with incredible soft leather and a delicate gold chain. They are so elegant to wear, feel insanely comfortable and just oooze old school glamour.
I can’t get over how excited I am about these shoes. It’s the kind of excitement where you get the box and then hide it in your wardrobe thinking you’ll save them only for special occasions. But today I realised that that’s just silly. Shoes like this shouldn’t be hidden away in a cupboard, they need to be celebrate and worn with pride. Why have such beautiful shoes if you don’t enjoy them as they are intended?!
So lately there’s been a lot more talk about some of us ‘older’ bloggers. Well, by older, I mean not-20s. It was something that struck me a lot over the past year or so and I hit a moment of clarity when I was in Chiang Mai. I even wrote about regaining my confidence doing outfit posts in March when I got back. I even decided to try getting back into lifestyle-type videos on my Rosalilium YouTube channel and made a video about whether there was a place for 30+ year olds there.
The response has been amazing and heartening to know that there are so many of us thinking the same thing. There seems to be a general buzz and possible tipping point for older bloggers.
Taking a step further Hayley from London Beauty Queen decided to put together a list of 30+ bloggers which proved so popular that she has quickly turned said list into a blog collective, website and more. It’s called The 30Plus Blog Collective and the aim is to provide a space for bloggers that reach beyond the youth-obsessed media and society.
I guess that’s what blogging was all about int the first place; it was about sharing a unique perspective and individual voice. Over time as blogs were monetised and bloggers became famous the younger folks tended to be the ones finding that elevation. But instead of trying to emulate that we need to carry on celebrating what our lifestyle, desires and needs are. They make blogging such a fantastic medium to be a part of.
So with that in mind, I’m in my thirties and proud!