This past year has been quite interesting, to say the least. However, to bring in the big 2-0-1-5, I thought a style blog would provide an outlet for opportunity, possibility and pure expression.
What brought this on?
A couple of months ago, I was browsing through my ‘explore’ page on Instagram and came across a pretty prominent fashion blogger. She is a twenty-something mother of one who loves to read, teach and drink Starbucks – already, three things we have in common. So I followed her, thinking that I coudl see what she came up with and if I could get some inspiration. Weeks went by and I was loving her content…so much that I started taking outfit of the day photos – like she did every so often. It became a routine. Which led me to create a separate IG account where I could post these photos.
The First Photo – October 11, 2014
Outfit of the Day
Once I created the account, I began posting, posting, posting. I assembled different outfits with the pieces that I had, and then when I got inspiration from Pinterest and IG, I started going out to the mall to look for more pieces to add to my wardrobe. Not only did I begin to have a lot of fun with the pictures, it came in handy having a documentation of what I wore – I went outside my comfort zone, pattern mixing, matching different colours…and it kind of stuck.
One of the main things that I became addicted to was the IG fashion and style blogger community. There is a whole world outside of posting pictures of your friends and food that you don’t really know about until you go looking for it! I started to gain a following – other bloggers, fellow fashionistas, and more people interested in seeing my looks. It was so uplifting and encouraging, and made me want to grow my account to bigger and better things!
A Style blog was born…
About three months and 500 follwers into my IG account that was slowly, but surely growing, another prominent blogger reached out to me through commenting on one of my photos. She suggested that I start a blog based around fashion and style, showcasing these looks that I would post every day on IG. It was at that moment, that it all clicked! This was a perfect idea! I could combine my love for writing, and my love for style and create the ultimate outlet for my expression!
I am doing this purely for fun at this point. If it takes me somewhere where I can work on it for sponsors, money, or compensation…then that’s where the blog will take me. However, right now, I just love having something that is attached to my name – my brand, my control…it’s all me. Whether it takes off or not, at least I know I will have two guaranteed readers…Mom and Dad.