It's been too long! I've been having a rather busy summer this year and blogging has been placed on the backburner until further notice. Job applications, fellowship workload, conferences, and volunteering have taken over my life (hehe, which I love!) so unfortunately, I've let my blogging fall behind. This summer has been great so far filled with lake trips, lots of music festivals and concerts with great friends, reading art history, and just enjoying myself. Isn't that what life is about, anyway?!
Honestly, I've changed my views towards blogging too, but maybe not so much changed as matured. I began my blog as a creative outlet for personal style inspiration but maybe jumped on too many trendy trains, suffering from a bad case of the "must haves". Stopping blogging has actually helped to focus my style without being constantly influenced by other bloggers. And I've been making pairings more simple lately - which is more me! I'll still be recording my daily outfits via instagram, so feel free to follow along. I try to include some work life photos on there too. I'm not sure yet if this is the end of Ruffles & Sequins, but more time is needed to think about it. I miss you readers! Hope you are all happy and healthy.