Being Creative - Kelly Christine Studio

Creativity can be quite the beast. Whether you’re a designer, blogger creating content, artist, photographer, etc., the creative ‘block’ inevitably happens from time to time. A few weeks ago, I was  designing for a client and nothing was working. When I’m creating, I try many options for each element of a design until it all ‘fits’ together. On this particular day, I hated every thing I tried. Nothing felt like it was working. I would step away for a bit, come back and try again. Still, not loving it. Ugh.

I’m a perfectionist to a fault sometimes. It’s resulted in missed deadlines, unnecessary stress and doubt in my abilities. It all comes from wanting to present something beautiful and special to each person I work with. I envy those that can whip something up quickly; it just doesn’t always happen that way for me. I mull things over, try different options, focus a bit too much on small details. It can be frustrating to say the least.

It happens here with the blog, too. I can’t tell you how many posts I’ve started just to scrap the idea, and in some cases an entire (complete) post. I can’t decide how I feel about blogging now...it’s kind of turned in to a cloudy world. There’s less commenting, more negativity and a general over-abundance that makes me wonder if there’s a place in it for my simple, little blog. I’m not doing anything ground-breaking here and I realize that. I know you can browse through J.Crew and find the new arrivals yourself, or you can scroll through Pinterest to be inspired by the color blue. But I like putting things together and practicing techniques, and my blog is a perfect medium for that.

I’m not sure there’s a point to this post, other that to share that creativity is a special lady. She can be your best friend, or your total frenemy. The project I mentioned at the beginning of the post? Things finally clicked and my client loved the design. I didn’t do anything special to all the sudden make it work; it just started to. That’s the funny thing about being a creative...you never really know when it’s all gonna come together.

 
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Style Staple - Kelly Christine Studio

I’ve been really loving kimonos lately; picking up a couple versions this summer. Earlier this week, Erin and I went the Beyoncé & Jay Z concert (which was absolutely amazing, by the way.) I wore a version of the ‘night’ outfit above, swapping out the heels for flat sandals. It was comfortable but still put together, and the breezy kimono fabric was perfect for the 90 degree (yuck) evening. Now tell me...which look is your favorite?

Shop The Looks

Kimono, $29.95, H&M

Day - Tank, Shorts, Sandals, Necklace

Night - Tank, Shorts, Heels, Clutch, Bracelet

 
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Feathered Mini Cake Stands $18
Feathered Mini Cake Stands $18
Feathered Mini Cake Stands $18
Feathered Mini Cake Stands $18
Feathered Mini Cake Stands $18

I need to get my fancy camera out more. With an iPhone, I can never justify schlepping my Nikon around, but truth be told, I really love taking pictures with it. I recently snapped some photos of our mini cake stands for the shop; it was a reminder how much I love taking and editing pictures of pretty things. It’s a simple pleasure that I need to remember to enjoy more often.

Which cake stand is your favorite? Teal or white? Any simple pleasures you’d like to enjoy more often?

 
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