Scarf: Madewell / Jacket: Madewell / Tee: J.Crew / Shorts: old from Madewell (this year’s version) / Shoes: old from Converse (similar) / Bag: Nordstrom
We’re boxing up our house and getting ready for our big move to Seattle. Adventure is calling and the energy around our little apartment is contagious!
You know how when you move, you come face to face with all your stuff? Some of it you see every day. Some of it you haven’t seen in months. You have to decide: Am I bringing this into the next house? Into the next season?
It’s a refreshing time. A time to reinvent, reimagine. A time to get lost in possibility.
I didn’t expect this to happen, but as I’ve been wrapping up our belongings and carefully fitting them into cardboard boxes, I’ve been reimagining things here at Unfancy too.
Have I ever shared the story of how I started blogging?
It all started on my living room floor. I had just dropped my husband off at the airport for a three week business trip. We’re close close, and the thought of not having him around for three weeks had me wiping away tears.
It also had me wondering: What could I do with my three weeks?
I knew that those weeks were an opportunity to do something. I wanted to do something meaningful. Something creative. Something fun.
I’d been playing around with capsule wardrobes for a few months, and the alone time seemed to be an awesome opportunity to share this idea that had so radically changed my life.
I remember Gilmore Girls was on TV in the background as I bought my domain, picked my template, and started tinkering around on WordPress.
I wasn’t sure how long I’d blog. My goal was simple: Start a conversation about contentment.
I made a pact with myself: The moment I feel like my part of the message is complete is the moment I step away … at least for a little while … because we grow and change and so do the messages we’re supposed to carry. It’s good to make room for that growth.
It’s been one amazing year.
And … at the moment, I feel like I’ve said all I need to say. In my heart, I know that my part of the message is complete. I want to honor this space and let it be — instead of adding noise.
So for now, I’m taking a blog hiatus for about six months, while we’re in Seattle. Tomorrow we’ll say goodbye for a little while.
I wish I could tell you this news in person over coffee or a big ol’ glass of wine. So I sat down with Jess Lively to talk more about the hiatus. You can hear that interview right here.
My hope is that it’ll help you understand exactly where I’m coming from. In it, I share the deeper reasons behind the break, what’s next for me, and my plans for when I come back to blogging.
Want to know what excites me most about this hiatus?
Stick with me here:
Capsule wardrobes are awesome because they are all about spending less time on clothes. I knew that starting Unfancy would mean that I’d actually spend more time on clothes, but I was happy to do that for a while because the concept is powerful + worth sharing.
But now, I’m really excited to devote less brain space to my closet. :)
Want to know the toughest thing about this hiatus?
Saying goodbye to you for a while.
You’ve been a part of my life every day for the past year. I’m going to miss sharing life with you.
Even though things will be quiet around the blog, let’s keep hanging out on Instagram, okay? I’d love to connect with you there.
I want you to know: I’m so grateful for you — thank you for hanging out here, spending your time with me, and joining in conversations. It makes me so happy that you were a part of this.
Thank you for seeing the best in me, and sharing the best in you.
See you tomorrow for one last outfit post.