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Is this a fashion blog or what?

Marie Lozano

Is this a fashion blog or what? I post outfits but I rarely talk about them.

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My blog just turned a year old! This would have been a perfect time to do a montage of everything that I have been through for the first year, but frankly, it’s not my style. More importantly I have no time to do it! I have to admit it has been a challenge keeping my blog updated the past year. At times, I forget I HAVE a blog. I promised myself that I would blog more this 2015 (Lucky #13 in my new years resolution), but looks like 2015 has a mind of its own. I am not complaining because this year is off to an amazing start. My January kicked off with two new shows. Let me promote here: The evening night newscast, The World Tonight (working with my news idols), which airs nightly at 9 o’clock, and the weekly lifestyle show Cityscape which airs on Fridays at 6:30 (both on ANC). I was hitting my head against the wall during the first week of balancing 3 jobs during a major news coverage (Yes, I still do the entertainment news for Abs-cbn), but I have to say it felt quite good every day after I realized I had survived. Maybe I complain, too much sometimes, but I reason that it’s a coping mechanism. Today, I feel motivated (I am taking advantage of that because I may feel different tomorrow) and I tell myself I will keep on blogging. I am writing this post in the car during traffic in between interviews. I am determined to be a modern day career woman who is a “slashie”! No, not like a suspense thriller slasher.. A slashie! A mom/wife/journalist/news anchor/lifestyle host/blogger. I wish I could add /Olympian/musician but maybe in another lifetime. If I had to give up anything, it would be most practical to let go of my slashie as a blogger but I can’t because it’s therapy for me. Why did I start a blog anyway? Well, first people told me to blog. Second, I had time, and last and the most important reason is I was in a crossroad. What I learned, is that blogging helps you discover more about yourself. I write for a living but I tell other peoples’ stories. When I started writing about me, my life, my thoughts, I got stuck. Who wants to hear about me? Who is my audience? It was difficult to start. I was hesitant because I was afraid of what people may think. I took the plunge after I bought my domain name, got a year subscription from a hosting service and learned a little bit on CSS. I built my website myself and even designed my own logo, which I did while waiting for dinner in a Singaporean restaurant.

The end result a blog design which I hope to be streamlined and clean. My concept is not yet clear though. Is this a fashion blog or what? I post outfits but I don’t talk about them (as I am doing again now). Sometimes my images don’t go with my random ramblings but that’s who I am now. I took these outfit photos thinking I’ll talk about wearing a trench dress in tropical weather (although the weather is a little bit chilly nowadays), but when I started typing, I felt that encouraging my readers to start a project on self discovery is more important than an outfit of the day.

Trench dress: H&M, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Sunnies: Karen Walker; Purse: Chanel