Writers Block: Summer Dress - Pish to Posh

Writers Block: Summer Dress

So, it is August.  Summer is ending.  Dresses have to be put away (but not before you snag this new one). I have writers block.  Too much on my mind.

So, contrary to popular belief writers block is not always a lack of things to say.  In fact, this time I have WAY TOO much to say.  My mind is constantly writing blog posts; as I wash the dishes, while I watch the ever addicting RHOC, while I am reading Declan bedtime stories, as I drive around in the car.  This is not the first time this has happened to me and actually is quite normal for me.  First off, my mind almost never slows down. It is constantly thinking about something and sometimes without me even aware of it until I am so lost in thought I realize I have missed half the show I was watching or have to go back and re-read the last four pages of my book (maybe that is why I can’t seem to finish a book these days).  Secondly, when I was teaching I would find myself creating lessons and activities for my kiddos embedded in my everyday life. Finding books that would teach a lesson, thinking about how to use/teach money in a meaningful way or even just how to have the kiddos practice writing their names.

Now the problem with this is NOT a shortage of ideas but I am so lost in my mind and seem to be generating so many ideas that I get SO overwhelmed that I don’t do anything.  My mom always says to me “not doing anything is actually doing something” and she is right.  I am not doing anything but in reality that is doing something…. NOT WRITING, shutting down and turning inward.  I go back to my ideas and ruminate on them. Leave them just where they are… ideas swirling around in my mind.  By not writing and by not allowing these topics to surface I am smothering myself in my own world.  And it doesn’t feel all that great.

Believe me I am not coming up with earth shattering topics, I am not ruminating about huge decisions or even thinking about something new or extraordinary. But even the little stuff can be overwhelming when kept inside and harbored.  More often than not it is the small things compounding on themselves that cause the most damage.  I pride myself on being honest and open, here in this space, as I have developed it as a safe place.  And I am learning that not every post needs to be mind blowing, not every post needs to touch the depths of my life and not every post needs to be soooo emotional.  So I might as well write it down and send it out.  Stop keeping it all inside.  BUT then I worry you all will leave.  I worry that you will find me boring, average and mundane.  As I am only as successful as my readers are engaged my goal is to be entertaining, connective and inspiring.  My challenge is to find the balance and retain those qualities while writing about the ordinary.  At the end of the day my life is not always extraordinary… I am just an average girl sharing her thoughts on life.

Photos: Jenna Sparks Photography 

shop the look: dress // jacket // flip flops // purse <similar> // sunnies 

In my opinion this outfit speaks for itself and is the essence of summer style.  I love to wear dresses in the summer (even with a toddler) as they are light, flowy and easy to move in.  This knot front summer dress from J.Crew Factory was the prefect addition to my summer wardrobe.  It is the a perfect neutral color pallet and is easily dressed up or worn casually.  Pairing this dress with wedges like <these> would dress it up for a fancy brunch or date night.  I threw on some easy flip flops and a denim jacket as I tend to be more casual in the summer.  I kept the jewelry minimal and really let the dress be the statement.

This basket bag is one of my late-grandmothers.  She was a stylish lady and I am luck to find pieces from her wardrobe still floating around.  I have linked a few other basket bags (below) as they are HOT HOT HOT this season.

Make sure to click through and find some great new summer styles.


Now that you know I have a ton of ideas you can expect some new posts.  Most are common everyday life things.  Like friendships, like seasons changing, like pet peeves, like emotions.  But don’t worry I do have a few topics that are emotional, raw and real. I promise to remain authentic and as transparent as possible.  I promise to continue to share my life with you; as “boring” as that may be at times.

With all the being said….what I really want is to know what you want to read??  What topics do you want more of, want less of???  Hep me create an even better space for you!!!

With Love,


22 thoughts on “Writers Block: Summer Dress

  • Reply Angela Kim August 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    This dress is so pretty! It’s so hot here in CA right now I can’t imagine fall coming so soon but it’s right around the corner! I’m like you too- my mind is always racing with busy thoughts. I too experience writer’s block when my mind is not quiet, but when it’s busy. I find that it’s best to just step away from my laptop and let it pass. Good luck!

    • Reply pishtoposh August 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Angela- believe me I have stepping away a lot and when it feels right I will sit down. The obligatory part is the hardest for me.

  • Reply Shannon | Mom Without Labels August 3, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I know this feeling all too well! I love your mom’s words – not doing something is doing something. So good. You look fabulous as usual!

    • Reply pishtoposh August 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Ha- my mom has a lot of sayings… maybe I should write about some more. Thanks lady!

  • Reply Nicole August 3, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I often have lots of ideas swirling in my mind too! My struggle is often trying to find the time to be creative with all of it. I love this dress on you and the location of this shoot. Green really compliments you!

    • Reply pishtoposh August 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks Nicole! When I finally find the time to sit down to write the ideas just seem to flow out but I agree finding that time is really challenging.

  • Reply Kara August 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Looking fabulous as always. ?

  • Reply Neely Moldovan August 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    That dress is so cute on you!

    • Reply pishtoposh August 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Ahh thanks.

  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries August 7, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    I’m totally loving that dress – it looks so comfy!!

  • Reply roxy August 7, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    such beautiful details!

    • Reply pishtoposh August 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks Roxy!

  • Reply Katrina August 8, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I’ve been having the same issues lately – too many ideas leading to overwhelm. Ughhhh

    • Reply pishtoposh August 8, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Katrina- So glad I am not alone!

  • Reply Kerry August 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Such a pretty dress! I constantly have blog post ideas swirling around in my head and when I go to write nothing comes out. What gives?! The struggle 🙂

    • Reply pishtoposh August 9, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Kerry- I can totally relate. The struggle is so real!

  • Reply Jhumki Nag August 8, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    The dress looks so pretty and you have such a cute smile.

    • Reply pishtoposh August 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you!

  • Reply Ashley August 9, 2017 at 9:54 am

    I can totally relate! My mind is always spinning and of course I come up with my best blog plans in the shower where I have no paper!

    • Reply pishtoposh August 9, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      HAHAHAHA- Totally Ashley. That happens to me also.

  • Reply Tabitha Shakespeare August 9, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    You are gorgeous and I love this dress. and that bag. and jacket. and everything. Can you just dress me always??

    • Reply pishtoposh August 9, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thanks girl!!!! I will dress you and you can take me thrifting!!! Great trade.

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