Why I Started Blogging

Why did I start blogging?
It’s not because I love having pretty pictures of myself (although, damn, do I look good). Truthfully, it’s because I was disappointed. As a teen living in the Midwest, there weren’t a lot of local resources for fashion inspiration or community, so I flocked to online spaces. However, I quickly became disappointed with with the focus on fast fashion trends and designer labels within the fashion blogging community. It seemed like many bloggers were copies of one another—combining the same trends and designer pieces into nearly identical outfits—claiming they had style just because they had money.
I thought that to be a blogger, you had to have a Chanel purse and a new wardrobe for every season. No one would want to see the little strange pieces pulled from the back of my closet.

Then, I thought about the people whose style I admire most. The reason they inspire me isn’t the brand they’re wearing, but the way the put it together and make it their own. Those weird little pieces in the back of their closet are exactly what I love seeing!
I started blogging to change the narrative of consumption in fashion and bring my creative perspective to the world of fashion blogging. I want to show that you don’t have to buy new clothes every season or have the latest ‘it’ item to have style. Style comes from the vision, ingenuity, and creativity within all of us!

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Shea is the photographer, artist, and blogger behind Sheaish.com. She lives in Madrid, Spain teaching English and traveling through Europe. When she isn’t awkwardly taking photos of herself in public places with her tripod, Shea enjoys drawing, eating ice cream, talking about her dog, and watching 30 Rock all the way through for the 18th time.

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