14 July 2011

BIG Blog-Related News

Some of you who follow on Facebook or Twitter may have already figured this out, but it's time to make the big announcement:

This will be the last blog post* on Fashion Under $100.

But don't worry, I'm not going away, I'm just moving to a new location. From now on, you can find me at What the Frock?, my new fashion and lifestyle blog.

I've been blogging on Fashion Under $100 for almost four and a half years, and it's been a blast, for the most part. But, after I had to take a hiatus before my wedding, it was sort of hard to come back. The blog started to feel more like a chore. So I did a lot of soul-searching and finally determined why I was no longer having fun with this blog.

It was because I've been feeling limited in what I can post here. 

By calling the blog "Fashion Under $100," I was limiting myself to a budget that, in this economy, is harder and harder to stick to. And I felt like, by working with such a strict budget, I was sometimes forced to use retailers and/or items that I didn't really endorse.

The format is limiting as well - by copying celeb outfits and styling looks for readers, I never had much of an opportunity to convey my own style. 

And finally, the blog subject matter is limiting, because I'm interested in more than just fashion.

And so, What the Frock? was born. I'm still going to post some celeb looks for less, and I'll still take stylist requests, but I'll no longer be sticking to the "under $100" budget. Don't worry, I am a cheapskate at heart, and I'll try my best to keep all of the outfits at a reasonable price. But this way, I can be more creative and put together looks that aren't just good for the wallet, but are high quality as well.

But I'm also going to be posting other things. What kind of things, you ask? Who knows? That's the fun of it: with this new format, I can post anything I want! The idea of it makes me giddy! Food, entertainment, lifestyle, decor, anything that tickles my fancy! But first and foremost, What the Frock? will still be a fashion blog at heart. And I'd love to hear any suggestions you may have for content and any other features.

So click on over to What the Frock?, update your bookmarks, blog links, and RSS readers, and if you don't mind, please spread the word! 

Thanks to everyone who has visited and supported Fashion Under $100 over the years. You're the best!

Signing off (sort of),

Dana
whatthefrockblog@gmail.com


*not really, because I'll be posting here every so often to remind y'all to join me at What the Frock! But this is the last bit of actual "content." Same diff!


6 comments:

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

Best of luck on your new endeavor!

Anonymous said...

I'm sad you won't be blogging for budgeters anymore! That's what had me reading, I guess in this economy it's actually hard for me to go OVER $100 on an outfit. :) Hope that you have success at your new blog, though!

Erica said...

Best of luck! I enjoyed your fashion under 100 blog and liked how you were able to recreate those celeb looks so beautifully! I think I even purchased a few of the items you suggested over the years! :) But I'm sure your new format will be just as interesting :)

Audrey said...

Aw I hate to see you abandoning the <100$ idea. Being able to do celeb fashion on a budget I can afford with 2 kids and a mortgage was why I read, so I suppose if you're going over the 100$ mark like all the other fashion bloggers there's no point continuing. I wish you lots of luck in your new blog!

Shop Happy Blog said...

Hey - we all grow, mature and change. I'm happy for you and wish you the best of luck. You can count on my to follow you new blog :-)

Christine said...

Some bitter comments here! lol. What's wrong with just reading a blog for the fun of it...you know you dont HAVE to buy everything they blog about right? Haha well I'll definitely be following!