How to: Wear Glittery Boots

Hello!

I’m sending positive vibes your way as Tuesday comes to a close. A few weeks ago I posted my “Fall Wishlist” and a pair of sparking boots was on that list. I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect pair and I found them! To me, these boots were perfect because they didn’t look like I was trying to pair them with a costume. The younger me would only dream of wearing these boots. I’ll be honest with you, I second guessed my look before I left the house and wondered what people would think about my bold boots. I know I’m not the only one who has had that thought. Maybe it wasn’t about clothes for you. Maybe you had something to say but kept it to yourself because you were afraid of how others would think of you. Maybe it was a really difficult choice you had to make but you weren’t sure if others would agree with your decision. Well, let me encourage you today to do it! Say it! Wear it! Whatever that thing is for you, don’t second guess yourself. Don’t worry about what others think. People will always have something to say right? So give them something to talk about it.

Sweater: Forever21

Jeans: Express

Boots: Asos

Hat: Target

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New Beginnings

Hello,

I hope this post finds you well. I’m so excited for fall. The cool breeze is finally here and I can’t wait to indulge in pumpkin patches, cider and scarves. This season isn’t just a symbol for these things though. To me, when the seasons change it also is a symbol for new beginnings. The new season signifies something new on the horizon. Yes, I know that fall comes every year but it’s a new year. Fall 2016 has never been here before. Which means you have a fresh start. I don’t like to wait for New Years Eve to make new goals. I like to revisit the goals I set for myself often and this is the perfect time to do that.

So whoever you are and whatever you’re going through, let this season be a fresh start for you. Maybe it’s a new job, relationship or a skill you’re going to diligently learn. I wish you good luck and I know that you’re going to “knock it out of the park.”

Dress: Old Navy

Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless

Hat: Forever21

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Blogging TipsĀ 

Hello!

I hope you are having a great week! I received a message on Instagram a couple of days ago asking me if I had any tips on starting a blog. I do have a few tips below:

1. Figure out why you are blogging. 

One the surface, this may seem very simple but it was complex for me. I knew I wanted to talk about certain topics aside from fashion (scoliosis, bullying, eating disorders, and how to stay motivated just to name a few) but that still didn’t narrow it down. I had to figure out if I wanted to do more advertising content vs. creating my own. If I wanted to advertise, how often did I want to do it? What types of advertisements did I want to write about? You see where I’m going with this. Once you figure out why you are blogging, you can then start to think about your brand. 

2. Create and maintain your brand. 

It could be because I’m a marketing major but my next tip is figuring out who you are as a blogger or what your brand is. When viewers look at your blog, who or what do you want them to see? Your brand as a blogger should be the essence of who you are. Start to think about the types of photos you will feature. Do you want to have a filter on all of your photos? Do you prefer colorful photos vs. black and white? All of these factors contribute to your brand. 

3. Stay true to your brand. 

When I started blogging, I ALWAYS compared myself to other bloggers. While comparison can be good, it can also be the death of contentment. Here’s what I mean: I would try to change the tone of my writing and brand of my blog to match another blogger. I saw how many likes they received and wanted just as many. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to acheive, don’t change your brand to match another blogger. You have an advantage. There is only one you! Yes, there are other fashion bloggers but there’s not another you out there. You have a unique voice and perspective so let the world see it!

4. Try to post consistently. 

Posting consistently gives your readers something to look forward to. Regardless if you post three times a week or once a week. It also makes viewers excited to follow you and read your content. I have a reminder on my phone that helps me stay on track. When you post, make sure you proofread! 

5. Enjoy it!

As a blogger, I do look at statistics to see how my posts have preformed and sometimes tweak my posts based off of these statistics but honestly I just like to blog. Chances are, you started blogging because you have something to say. Don’t stress on the numbers. It takes a while to get a large following. Focus on your message and have fun! Enjoy interacting with your viewers. 

If you have any other tips or questions, feel free to comment below.