Why I'm not a perfectionist?

marisa thorne uk fashion blogger

I've had this title saved in my drafts folder for the longest time now and it's about time I actually got some thoughts out; And that thought is: Perfectionism. What is it? Why do people strive so much for it? Well, I could name a few reasons, one being, it's a personality trait, which is cool. But I don't think I've ever been a perfectionist, I just think it's a tad unrealistic. Just to be clear, I don't swan through life only half arsing tasks, jobs or projects- I am hard working, but if every little detail isn't perfect, I'm not going to cry about it.


marisa thorne uk fashion blogger

marisa thorne uk fashion blogger

marisa thorne uk fashion blogger


 I did actually attempt to be a perfectionist for a little while, back when I was Visual Merchandising it was 'all in the details' (hate that phrase now ๐Ÿ˜…) But every teeny tiny thing had to be just so and it was so exhausting! My mantra is 'work smart not hard' so I really struggled. When I did eventually hit my stride and get used to the pace and trying really hard for it all to be perfect. I found myself more stressed out, and dissatisfied with my work than ever before. I was always left feeling awful about everything all because it wasn't perfect and it actually stopped me from completing tasks all together.

marisa thorne uk fashion blogger



marisa thorne uk fashion blogger



So I guess what I'm saying is I think it's unrealistic to strive for perfectionism, and as long as I know that I've tried hard with something I'm OK with that. Perfectionism, also makes me feel bad about myself and I can't be the only one feeling this way, so please don't feel bad if you find your work isn't what you thought it was going to be weather you're a perfectionist or not. I thought this t-shirt was quite a fitting statement for this type of post :)


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Hi, It's Me...


Hi, so this feels kinda strange to me blogging again, but here I am. I have no idea what prompted me to take a break from blogging for a good 3 months but I suppose I had other priorities and couldn't balance them all. And once I got out of the habit of blogging I lot my blogging motivation, but I'm back now (hopefully).

So excuses! While I was away, I had my work experience-which I had planned to blog about but it was slightly underwhelming, so I didn't... Unless anyone out there would like to here about a Digital Marketing placement with a big branded retailer? Let me know, because I would like to share my experience if it's helpful to anyone. Because I knew I was going to be away, I had planned to somehow do some blogging where I was staying, but didn't like anything I'd done and (without being too self deprecating) it really wasn't good enough to publish.

Excuse number 2: I had an assignment. Not a big massive dissertation type of assignment, but still. It took priority and I really want to to do well in this course so dedicated quite a lot of time to it. Hopefully it pays off ๐Ÿ˜ฌ  And finally excuse numero 3: The weather. If your type of content is mainly fashion related, you need good weather! Most of my blog photos are done outside because of the better lighting and you don't get that in winter. But now that spring is here, (she says as its raining outside as I type) and the nice weather is always motivating I have no excuse!

So those are my 3 rather shit but understandable excuses on why I haven't been blogging but the good news is, when I had my little 'Marisa you have to create/ write/ do something' I did have the random motivation to make a Spring Haul & Try On video, which I'm actually quite proud of ๐Ÿ˜‡ So please do have watch of that, I'd love to know your thoughts! The items in the video below will be featuring in the next round of photos, so keep your eyes peeled!