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A Mental Vacation + LBB Update

Monday, June 29, 2015
This is my brain on a mental vacation.
Photo by Gray Malin
Well hello, all! As you may have noticed, I didn't post at all last week. Was it planned - nope, not exactly. But, the good news is, it's a new week and I'm ready to be back and even with a few updates (keep reading...). I needed a little mental vacation from the blog and this is one time where I am not apologizing for my much needed little vaycay. Last weekend I attended the Lake Shake Music Festival - which don't get me wrong, was amazing! - then I had a big grand opening event for a client all Monday followed by a Tuesday full of meetings and a Wednesday/Thursday/Friday playing catch up on work and sleep. Unfortunately, that meant something else had to give and it was posting to the blog. However, I have a lot of great things coming up and I hope you'll stay with me!

After reading this post by my wonderful friend Megan, I felt like I was in a similar boat. (Get ready for a dumping of thoughts...) I've been comparing myself so much to other bloggers and influencers, that I feel like I have been leaving my own voice and taste behind. From the photography, to the blog post subjects to the wardrobe and all. When I started my blog, I did it for the design elements, fashion I wanted to share and the community I would join. As of lately, I've been getting great opportunities with different brands - which I'm so very thankful for - but I needed to take a minute and remember why I started blogging. It wasn't for the cool items or the payment, at all. I still could care less about those things. I consider it a ++ when it does happen, but it's never been a priority.

So, with all that being said, I'm doing my best from this point forward to bring back more fashion/style and beauty posts. I totally love food and drink - but that's not my scene. Trust me, I'm much better at eating it than reviewing it! (Note: coffee is a different story. There will always be room for coffee on the LBB) If you look up what my blog is about you'll find: The LBB is a source of inspiration to all women interested in their weekly dose of fashion designers, bloggers, lifestyle topics, and style motivation - and that is what I intend to bring you especially with all the brands I will be working with in the future.

Ok, I'm wrapping things up now, so don't worry! (PS appreciate it if you've read this far!) Of course, like Megan pointed out, I'm certainly not trying to run a country here and there are far worse things going on in the world, but this is just a tiny little corner of the internet that I've felt needed some extra love to keep things moving and grooving in the right direction. I hope you'll stay with me and keep reading along. I genuinely love hearing your feedback and can't wait to bring more fashion/beauty related posts straight from the Windy City. I'm talking a new outfit post on Friday (finally!), a new Beauty Breakdown post and one of my favorites, a Day to Night look.

Thanks for listening and please let me know if you would like to see more of something. I'm hoping to put together a survey soon, but in the mean time leave your thoughts below! Looking forward to bringing back a shinny and refreshing Little Black Blog :)

2 comments on "A Mental Vacation + LBB Update"
  1. Sometimes we all need a little break & looking forward to seeing the upcoming posts!

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  2. I love this post Katie! Your blog is wonderful and so are you:) can't wait to see what's in store.