Since 2012, my blog has been through so many life changes with me. From new jobs to new apartments, through wedding plans and now a baby. I may not have always been consistent with posting, but I knew my little outlet was always there, just waiting for me.
With a newborn at home, you’d imagine blogging to be the last thing on my mind, but staying up until the wee hours of the night has given me plenty of time to reflect and think about where I want to take things next. It started out with updating my portfolio (looong overdue), then I thought about my brand as a whole and ideas have been swirling ever since.
I wanted to make everything absolutely perfect before rebranding, but then a friend gave me this wonderful advice, “start before you’re ready,” because perfection is just not realistic. I’ve accepted this project as a work in progress, so please bear with me as I transition from The Lacquerie to Every September.
Now about the name. The Lacquerie was unique and I put a lot of thought into it 3+ years ago, but it just doesn’t seem to fit anymore. I’ve simply outgrown it and will definitely not miss having to spell it out for everyone. Overall, I’ve been craving more simplicity in life, so I decided to go with something that felt more real. Real words, real meaning. Every September came to me when I made an honest list of the things I love most and found a common thread. Moving to California, teaching in Thailand, traveling through Europe, getting engaged in Paris, marrying the love of my life, meeting my baby girl for the first time – all of which took place during the month of September.
But even before I made these life changing memories, I’ve always loved the way September felt. This precious window of time between seasons is absolutely gorgeous on both coasts with its breezy temps and warm, buttery sunshine. Growing up it was that excitement of a new school year and putting together the PERFECT outfit for the first day. Since then, a lot of life has happened, but I still get this sense of a fresh start in the Fall. It’s when my personal new year begins and I’m looking forward to celebrating that feeling with you here.