Well hello everyone! Welcome to FASHIONENTH. I can't believe that my blog is finally up and running and that I have fuelled enough confidence to share my passion with you all, again. Before I start, I 'd advise you to grab a cuppa if you haven't already as this is quite a lengthy post but interesting, I promise! I've got so much to share with you guys and I hope that my journey can really inspire anyone who is currently looking to step out into the blogging industry or build their own brand. So shall we?
I graduated from Birmingham City University in July 2017 after studying Fashion Business & Promotion for 3 years. Graduating was definitely one of my many highlights of 2017. I managed to get a job as a Social Media Executive here in Birmingham. I was truly grateful, and still am, but I knew that there was something missing. (A LOT was missing as my first career job completely flopped - you can find out why, here.)
During my final year of University, I completely gave up on blogging and abandoned my previous website for months as well as my social media platforms. I no longer had a passion for it and looking back now, it wasn't only because of the final year stress and workload, but I genuinely didn't have the heart for it anymore. Everything just seemed like an effort and I completely lost all motivation. As you are all probably aware, the blogging industry has become overly saturated and my main fear was not being good enough, and that people just wouldn't care about the content I created. I was driving myself insane with all these random thoughts and the saddest part about it is that I spent all that time contemplating, thinking 'what if..' rather than just stepping forward and giving it a go.
Starting my job as a Social Media Exec ignited my passion for all things social and digital. Deep down I knew that I didn't just want to work full time in an office, go home, and repeat. My style has evolved over the last few years and what better way to document my style journey than to produce visual and written content! You see, I've got long-term goals I hope to achieve through my new platform, as well as valuable skills to learn and gain along the way. I've had to combat the idea of not being good enough and align my thoughts with my goals and ambitions. I'm so glad that FASHIONENTH has gone through a complete makeover and please expect to see some awesome content!
Photography by @alishadandy
In relation to the overall design, I've decided to go for a fresh website theme. My vision was to create a platform that would be of a minimal aesthetic, and easy to navigate. The new look definitely goes hand in hand with my own personal style revamp. I've decluttered my wardrobe and invested in some key pieces that I would describe as 'sophisticated with an edge.' Those of you who know me personally will know that I've spent the last few years experimenting with the wildest colours and outfit choices. Working full time in a corporate environment office has completely influenced my style choices. I'd now rather invest in basic key pieces that I can pair together with pretty much anything! You know, just simple and easy to throw on in the mornings - effortless.
I'm really working on my brand image at the moment, making sure that it remains coherent and consistent across ALL platforms.
I hope that you guys are just as excited as I am about my website :)
I would love for you to voice your opinions, excitement, constructive criticism, whatever it is! I'm also interested to know what type of style-related content you'd love to see! Please comment below.
Until next time,