Welcome to the new and aesthetically improved Briana Augustina. You made it. It’s been a little while. I’ve been contemplating a blog update for a while now, but wasn’t sure what I wanted to change and whether or not I was using it as a procrastination method that would just distract me from studying and posting more often. They say not to fix what’s not broken, but I felt like my blog was a little cracked. And I’m a perfectionist. Sometimes to a fault in which I feel like giving up for fear that the quality of what I produce will not live up to my own standards. So when my blog needed a little tape, I went for a full renovation because that’s what I do. The fonts and layout have changed, but so has my perspective on where I fit into all of this.
I’ve always considered myself a writer. In 5th grade, I asked my teacher for writing prompts to work on in my free time. Kind of dorky or kind of cute; you decide. A huge component in my creating this blog in the first place was the appeal of having a slice of the internet with which to share my voice. Now most of the writing I do is in the form of business analyses in the confines of a classroom. I haven’t been writing as much in the way I would like. I feel like I’ve lost my edge.
Somewhere along the way, I decided that my day-to-day ramblings are not of interest to most people who will scroll through my curated selection photos hoping to find only a quick blurb with product links. I ran out of ways to write that I threw this outfit on one day, liked it, and then probably wore it 3/5 days that week. There is no real process to my getting dressed. Sometimes my process is staring at my closet for arguably too long only to decide that I have nothing I want to wear except that outfit I already wore yesterday. Fashion is fun, but I feel like a “bad” blogger when I’d much rather zip up vintage Levi’s and a white t-shirt (my mom thinks its boring). Maybe that, however, is my personal style–a niche that relishes in the minimal.
This look felt like the right outfit to re-launch with. It is almost unbearably plain, but if this was an enforced school uniform, I would happily oblige. There’s something almost refreshingly simple about black and khaki. They pair together like my parsley plant and windowsill (that is to say, perfectly).
So here’s to a new chapter of Briana Augustina, the blog and the person (me). I will not make promises of posting daily because sometimes I have four classes and a couple meetings in a single day. When I get home to the comfort of my white bedspread, removing myself from the sheets seems like an unconquerable task. I will promise transparency because the fashion industry and the internet world could use a little more of that (I’m also working on finding clothes that can be transparent with us, too!). The first note in that transparency: I think I’ll wear this outfit tomorrow.