Since weather is the number one topic when it comes to small talk and since I believe it has such a strong effect on people’s mood, I decided to do a weather-related post. I think I’m just sick of winter and really want spring to happen. I already have next week’s topic in my head for an article regarding the blogosphere & I have a feeling it will be a goodie. But for now, I hope you enjoy something a little more off topic, about how living in a place where you have actual seasons (California, you don’t count!) can have a serious impact on your blog…
Winter. The toughest time of the year when it comes to blogging. Well, at least when you’re taking outfit pictures. You almost have to resort to wearing thermal underwear when it comes to taking pictures outside and as if dealing with the cold isn’t enough, there’s usually a decent amount of snow on the floor which means you can’t wear those cute suede booties that you picked out for that outfit. Heels are even more out of the question, unless you actually want break your neck. Bye, bye fashion, hello ugly snow boots!
Once you gather up the courage to step outside – long johns, check! snow boots, check! light, … wait! Where did the light go? During this season, you usually have to deal with a lot of gray skies and taking pictures after work is pretty much a no-go since it feels like 1 AM when it’s only 5 PM. Is it Summer yet?
Spring. No more snow, no more icy wind and maybe an occasional hot day where you can show off your legs (the paleness of these will probably leave some people blinded, but you have to start showing them sometime, right?). In other words, we can all relax and go outside again. This season’s perfect to put on floral dresses & cute cardigans and you can finally wear flats or delicate shoes again. The softness of spring is perfect for your pictures, since Nature usually stops being a bitch and is on your side again. Along with spring comes trees that are in bloom, soft sunlight and beautiful flowers; all in all the perfect setting. Warning: Nature’s hormones can start acting up during this season, so watch out for these mood swings that could cause rain showers in the middle of a shoot.
Summer. After months of being white as a ghost, you can finally start showing off your tan. No more tights, sweaters or scarves, it’s time to show some skin, ladies. Sweating your ass off in the sun trying to get that tan is worth the effort, since it pretty much guarantees that everything in your wardrobe will look better on you. That’s just what a sun-kissed glow can do for a person. With all those floaty chiffon dresses, big sun hats, slippers and pictures on the beach, your blog suddenly starts looking like an ad straight from a travel catalog.
Fall. Here we go again. As much as fall can provide beautiful colors and backdrops, in Belgium it pretty much means one thing. Rain, rain and some more rain. If we’re lucky, there will be a lost summer day popping up in October but that’s more a wonder of nature than a common thing. One thing I guarantee you’ll see on blogs during fall: Blogger X in the woods, throwing leaves up in the air (I’m guilty of that too, however not on the blog – yet). Maybe next fall, but let me enjoy spring first.
What’s your favorite season? You can probably tell mine from this list – I’m definitely a summer girl!