Hello my fellow readers,
I am more than happy to be posting again, and not after a whole week of being absent from my blog. Genuinely speaking, you have probably noticed how much I love to write and post, and I would do it more often if it wasn’t for me being at school or work constantly. However, I always try to make time for my blog and for you, my fellow readers, because there is nothing better than coming home from an exhausting day at school/work, and begin typing because you know that there is at least one person out there who is reading this.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been thinking about my blog and what makes me stand out from the crowd of bloggers. If you are a bit unfamiliar with the blogging industry, here is one important thing that you should know: it’s just as competitive as the “real life” industries in the world. Just like anything that brings money, you have to have sharp teeth and a stubborn mindset in order to suceed in it. Besides the fact that it is competitive, it is also crazy alike. Every fashion blogger I have ever stumbled upon has similar content, similar photography angles, similar poses, even similar website layouts. However, that is the difficult part about fashion blogging: being different.
Every time my photographer, Vanessa, and I try to shoot, I always claim that she needs to experiment with her angles, and that I need to find more poses, and we need to keep trying to shoot the same angle unless we get that perfect shot. Yet, often times, it can be challenging to translate your vision into someone else’s mind, someone who is just as different and creative as you are. Having two visions, two different perspectives can be quite a difficulty, but we are still capable of colliding them together.
What also makes a fashion blogger’s blog famous is their camera quality. It’s great if they can afford it; in my case, it’s a totally different situation. Yes, it does suck to not have a lot of money to spend into the improvement of this blog and pursue its visions, but hey, guess what? I am trying to chase my dreams disregarding obstacles. I am not trying to be famous, although I would love to expand the community of fellow readers. I would love to be in attendance at one of the NYFW shows, but there is a right time for everything. But until all of that happens, I will be posting and posting because I love doing this. I love to write. I love to take photographs. I like to pose. My blog is the expression of myself, and I want to become unmistakable. I would love for people to look at my writing or my photographs, or even my website, and say: “Yep. This is Sophia’s. This is Fashion Caption.” Unmistakable, that’s what I am.
Today’s outfit is not suiting for the current weather in New York City. To be honest, it is freezing. It is 0 degrees celcius at this current moment, however, this look was shot recently, so hopefully, those warm and beautiful days come back soon. It is insane how fast temperatures change in NYC, so we shall hope for the best.
This look combines my favorite spring outerwear item, my vest, which was also previously featured in my “The Sophia Factor” blog post. It is the perfect item to wear with anything: from all-black-everything to jeans and a t-shirt. It is a simple clothing piece that could make a grand statement if paired correctly. Yet, for this look, I wanted to show a more playful, a little less-sophisticated version of myself. I love oxfords, pompoms, and cozy turtlenecks. Surprisingly, I have also begun loving jeans (I’ve talked about jeans in my “La Flamme” post.) Indeed, it is quite phenomenal how I grew to love them. But, paired together with all the items, it serves a younger, much lighter and different version of myself. Different, unmistakable. Yep, that’s me.
Photography by Vanessa Flores.
Thank you for reading, and have a gorgeous day.
xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.