Biker Chic & The World of Blogging

Biker Boots_Qupid Shoes_Summer 2016_What Would V Wear_Vanessa Lambert

Originally I have posted this look last week but due to the optimization process of my website I’ve lost it. For those of you that follow me you will know that I’ve had issues with my website for the couple of weeks. A lot of you may not have gotten a chance to see and/or read this post so, I decided to post it again. Today I’m talking about the Ups and Downs of Blogging while rocking a rad pair of biker boots! Continue reading to learn more.


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It’s been very stressful the last couple of weeks, to say the least. I’ve never encountered any technical issues with my website. Being a full-time publisher — my website is my livelihood. So, it’s a big deal for me when my website is down for a couple of weeks. I’ve tried to stay calm and use this time to read which I did but I just couldn’t shake off my nervousness. When you have deadlines for brands it’s of utter importance to keep and execute them.

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Which brings me to the Ups and Downs of Blogging Full-Time. I know it’s a privilege to blog full-time, the opportunities are endless and the best part is that you can literally work anywhere. I don’t regret that I’ve quit my corporate job at all — in fact, I would say that starting my own business has been one of the best decisions of my life. However, being self-employed is not for everyone. I get a lot of questions on this topic, so, I decided to share some of my experiences with you. First of all, you need to invest in your business which will ultimately be your blog. Secondly, your paychecks will never be the same month to month, nor will they always arrive on time. Often you’ll have to wait a period of 30 days before you can collect your payment(s) for your project(s), and sometimes even longer. The longest I had to wait were more than two months. This being said, when you are self-employed you need to be very smart with your money. You can’t just spend it all the minute you get paid because you’ll never know what the next month brings.

Are you a full-time a blogger, or do you dream of becoming one? Either way let me know by commenting below! I would love to hear from you!

As always, thanks much for reading and for all of your patience during the last couple of weeks!

Much love.


DRESS c/o | SHOES c/o | JACKET (similar HERE) | SUNGLASSES c/o



  1. August 29, 2016 / 8:50 AM

    I am so glad to see you again, dear V.! I knew you had some problems with your blog, technical issues, and so I waited, but visited your blog twice to make sure of that – it could be from my side, as well. Really glad to see you back now! I loved your outfit, gorgeous dress and jacket and you look really beautiful! Yes, blogging demands time, patience and investments! It’s a challenge, but a very nice one! Hope you have a beautiful week, and hugs and kisses to you!

  2. Hailey
    August 29, 2016 / 9:06 AM

    You look gorgeous, absolutely in love with how you styled this lace dress! I can imagine that would be SO stressful, but I’m so glad things are up and running again. I don’t think I ever want to blog full-time, but that’s because I love my current career too much 🙂 I’ve had some contracts lately with 60 day pay periods which is crazy, in my opinion. Few industries receive a product and are then allowed to wait two months before providing payment. Sheesh!


  3. August 29, 2016 / 9:29 AM

    It’s a shame about your blog, I wasn’t able to see the pics in this post. But I’m sure things will be fixed very soon.

    Mich x

  4. August 29, 2016 / 9:49 AM

    Es cierto, ser bloggers lleva mucho trabajo. Te entiendo perfectamente. El look es maravilloso, te veo fabulosa y me gusta mucho como lo has combinado. Besos y feliz tarde.

  5. August 29, 2016 / 9:54 AM

    Vanessa, you look gorgeous! I love the mix of lace and leather boots. Definitely biker chic!
    I can only imagine how stressful that must have been for you Vanessa.There’s nothing more frustrating than having website problems, believe me I’ve been there and still dealing with it. Hopefully everything has been resolved and you’ll have a stress free week. Happy Monday!

    xo, Jackie

  6. August 29, 2016 / 10:08 AM

    Gorgeous look, girl! Exceptional look with the lace and biker boots! This must have been so frustrating for you! Glad it’s up again! Hope it was a fabulous weekend

  7. August 29, 2016 / 10:53 AM

    I definitely dream of becoming a full-time blogger and I know it will happen soon. I have faith! Beautiful look. Love that dress with those boots 🙂

  8. August 29, 2016 / 10:55 AM

    I remember reading this post when you first published it and I enjoyed reading it again! I truly love and appreciate your transparency because a lot of people think blogging full time or being an entrepreneur is the easiest thing ever because of all the great benefits that come a long with it, but just like with anything else, it has its notable negatives, too. You look gorgeous, Vanessa, I adore this entire look, such a great fuse of feminine and edge! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead!



  9. August 29, 2016 / 11:02 AM

    Blogging can be tuff sometimes, My blog post delete sometimes and its always so stressful. I love that lace dress on you babe and that jacket is perfect! you are such a stunner and a kind hearted person!!! missing you tons


  10. August 29, 2016 / 11:20 AM

    Love this feminine mixed with edgy look. Though I’m sure it’s not easy, I would love to become a full time blogger.


  11. August 29, 2016 / 11:32 AM

    You look so chic! Love the dress and how you paired it with the biker boots. It’s my goal to become a full time publisher on top of running my online shop. It sure is some hard work! I should send some of my prints your way to style them at your place. xoxo

  12. Andrea Nine
    August 29, 2016 / 11:40 AM

    You HOT mama, so feminine and edgy at the same time!! I know blogging troubles are the pits so I hope it’s all good now and running smoothly. You know we all get it and love you and your beauty inside and out!!

  13. August 29, 2016 / 11:55 AM

    Such a great outfit– just love how you styled it and that tweed jacket is amazing!

    Although blogging and being self employed can be stressful and are not easy, they are so rewarding and fulfilling! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    xo, Jennifer

  14. Gabrielle
    August 29, 2016 / 11:58 AM

    Yes! I didn’t get a chance to see this so I’m 100% glad you re-posted – what a flawless outfit! This dress is so perfect and the boots add such an edge to the look.

  15. August 29, 2016 / 12:04 PM

    This is such a great look! I love the combination of the lace dress with the edgy boots!
    I totally understand your frustration with technology – my site is behaving oddly – sometimes I can read it but not post to it and last week I couldn’t answer comments!
    I’m so glad you’ve sorted your problems out!
    Have a lovely week!
    Julia x

  16. Amy Arnold
    August 29, 2016 / 12:09 PM

    Loved this look the first time. So sorry you have still been having troubles. 🙁 Hope you have a beautiful day!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. August 29, 2016 / 12:19 PM

    I love the edgy chic look on you, Vanessa!

    I can see that being a full-time blogger comes with many advantages but, like every job, also with drawbacks. Having website troubles is always frustrating, and when it’s your full-time job I’m sure there is a whole other level of anxiety & worry…

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  18. August 29, 2016 / 1:49 PM

    First, I love this dress and I also glad you re-posted it. I do hope that all the technical issues are now resolved. Second, I really like how you brought up about payments because most people don’t realize that payments to bloggers don’t follow the same schedule. I hope you are now stress free and having a wonderful Monday love!

  19. August 29, 2016 / 2:05 PM

    Trying really hard to become a full-time blogger! I’m a freelance designer, so I work a ‘real’ job on and off which gives me some flexibility to put more time into the blog. But I would absolutely love to do the blog as my ‘real’ job one day!! Working hard to get there 😀


  20. August 29, 2016 / 3:00 PM

    I would love to be a fulltime blogger but I am nervous to make the commitment / making money. I did just work on my blog when my expenses weren’t as much but now I am in my own apartment with adult responsibilities. What would be your biggest advice for making the switch?

    xo, Christina

  21. August 29, 2016 / 3:59 PM

    At the moment is I’m I’m a holiday and just take half an hour each night to comment on some blogs. I also have issues after the last update! I absolutely hate that. I can’t get a captcha plugin, because it doesn’t work, and my comment button is not okay. But I do my best thinking, it’s going to be alright! Pfff, you look gorgious those boots! 🙂

  22. flowery
    August 29, 2016 / 4:07 PM

    reat look, you are so beautiful in this outfit <3




  23. August 29, 2016 / 4:17 PM

    Love your outfit, Miss Vanessa! So bummed you’re still having issues with the site. Really hope everything works itself out soon. xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene |

    P.S. So glad you liked my post from today! Those flares were totally inspired by you!

  24. August 29, 2016 / 6:55 PM

    Aww, Vanessa, I heard/saw on IG last week you were having site problems and I feel for you. I totally get how your/site and even a computer being down could cause mayhem–I deal with the same issues that you speak of blogging full-time only as working a freelance writer everything is different than a traditional job and varies month to month.
    But it’s a learning process, ha ha

    This post looks great and I hope you’re back on track!

  25. August 29, 2016 / 8:27 PM

    I am so glad that you reposted this look- I love it! You look so stunning.
    As for your technical issues, I hope they clear up fast, and I wish you all the best! Today I noticed your blog loaded way quicker than when I last visited it!
    Happy Monday, love!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  26. August 29, 2016 / 8:28 PM

    You bring up some excellent points about working from home & being your own boss. Paychecks can definitely range. Your boots are so chic. :]

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  27. August 29, 2016 / 9:08 PM

    y otro y cuando lo piensas te das cuenta que casi te la pones a diario, jajaja seguro que en estos momentos estas sonriendo porque te pasa lo mismo.

  28. August 29, 2016 / 9:21 PM

    First, you look amazing! You styled this great like you do everything. I especially love the jacket! As for blogging full time, I’m really thankful that my husband owns his own business and has given me so much to go off of. He described how we get paid as the funnel effect. We put in work ahead of time and it slowly funnels down and out. The biggest and most important thing for me has been to do everything right from the start. I made some mistakes early on as far as my site was concerned, my name, small but significant things that all take time and more money to change. I really wish I would have sat down with someone and gotten more of the “big picture” idea to go off of in the beginning. Thanks for sharing some of your growing pains. It’s always nice to know you’re not the only one going through peeks and valleys when it comes to figuring out how to run your empire!

    Amanda |

  29. Sister Tales
    August 29, 2016 / 9:28 PM

    You really are an inspiration. Both of us currently hold full time jobs aside from the blog because we’re currently not making much income from the blog, but we keep going because we love it. We know that growing a blog will take time and it’s people like you that keep us going. It’s really awesome to see that people really can do this, keep up the work, we’re always waiting to see more from you 🙂
    xoxo, simona and indre

  30. August 30, 2016 / 12:19 AM

    Love the tougher black pieces with the delicate white lace 🙂

    Glad you got your website problems fixed – it sounds frustrating!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  31. August 30, 2016 / 2:03 AM

    Yes full time blogger is a LOT of work, I sometimes can’t sleep because thinking about my next posts… (Stupid haha) You look beautiful and you’re doing a great job with your blog! Have a nice day V!

  32. August 30, 2016 / 3:56 AM

    Very inspiring post! I’m yet to make the full transition, as I don’t make as much from the blog. However in due time, I see me doing so.

    Way to go, girl! You’re doing great.

    Have a great week.

    Funmi x

  33. August 30, 2016 / 6:38 AM

    Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC and instagram @djonovic_milica? If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
    Let me know with a comment on my Blog


  34. August 30, 2016 / 10:08 AM

    Such a wonderful and uber stylish look Vanessa! You look absolutely amazing my dear! I was thinking of a similar way to transition my summer dress for fall and you inspired me so much! My blog is turning into a full time job lately and it’s good to be reminded that as any free-lance job, we have to be very smart with the way we handle money as each month pay check is very different as you very well said!
    I hope you are having a great start of your week so far my dear, and thank you so much for posting this again cause I didn’t had the chance to read it earlier!
    Much Love,

  35. August 30, 2016 / 10:50 AM

    Lovely outfit, you look stunning, just like always haha 🙂 have a nice week V! <3

  36. August 30, 2016 / 12:12 PM

    I’m glad everything is up and running again! I’m sure it was stressful for you. On another note – I’m loving this outfit! That jacket is to die for – and I love how you paired this lace dress with some edgy boots. Great look! I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

    Love, Lindsey

  37. August 30, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    I hate when things happen to my website that I do not see coming! So sorry to hear about all of your troubles, but at least it is working now! Loving this post and you look so gorgeous in it!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  38. August 30, 2016 / 1:19 PM

    I love the biker boots. This is amazing advice and I always have the same a full time experiences even though am not a full time blogger. You are very brave V and that will pay off because passion take us far. May those pay checks keep on increasing my dear!

  39. August 30, 2016 / 1:25 PM

    I love the mix of tough + girly here, lady! And I’m a part-time blogger now, but would definitely be open to blogging full time in the future!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  40. Izabela
    August 30, 2016 / 2:24 PM

    Full-time blogging is definitely not as easy as it seems. Some people don’t realise how much effort goes into it.

    Anyway, I love this edgy look, Vanessa. You look stunning.

  41. August 30, 2016 / 4:15 PM

    Sorry you’ve been having so many issues. I hope it’s all in the past now. Love this look – especially your dress!


    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

  42. Heidi
    August 30, 2016 / 4:47 PM

    I’m sorry to hear about your website Vanessa! That’s incredibly frustrating! I couldn’t agree more about budgeting, great advice!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  43. August 30, 2016 / 8:31 PM

    Love this look V! So romantic and badass at the same time!
    Just did the transition as a full time blogger and I’m excited but also super scared! I just hope I made the right decision!
    Thanks for the advice on being smart with your money! I definitely have to do more of this!
    Glad your website is back up and running! I’m changing mine right now and I’m planning to get a membership with Chloe Digital! I think is worth the investment 🙂
    Have a great week!!

  44. August 30, 2016 / 9:28 PM

    Hi Vanessa, love the look and the tweed jacket! I clicked on the jacket’s link but I’m not sure it’s the right one. Is the site called Can you just confirm that the designer name is Rebecca Taylor?
    I launched my blog last month with the hope of becoming a full-time blogger one day.
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    Christine -

  45. August 30, 2016 / 11:20 PM

    Technical problems are stressful enough, let alone the added worry that you’re going to miss out on collaboration deadlines because of them! I’m so sorry you’ve been dealing with them, I can’t even imagine how frustrating a situation that must have been. Your self-employment tips are so helpful! The older I get, the more determined I become about wanting to be self-employed. My very type A personality however definitely has some trouble with the realities of it, so I greatly appreciate any and all tips I can get!

  46. August 31, 2016 / 12:49 AM

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re still having some issues with your website! I hope everything will start running smoothly again soon!


  47. August 31, 2016 / 1:27 PM

    I love how you look with those boots. But the dress is really wonderful. You managed an outfit that makes you stop on the fly and turn your head!

  48. Marta
    August 31, 2016 / 6:22 PM

    Hey Vanessa, I can’t imagine how stressful this has been especially given that this is your full-time job and how you make your living. I hope that it is almost all resolved now & it is up and running as normal. I’ve missed your posts and appreciate your honesty about the ups and downs of full-time blogging. I give you so much credit for pursuing it and you are right that it’s not for everyone. As much as I love blogging, the opportunities it brings and the amazing people you meet (like you!) I don’t think I could pursue it on a full-time basis well at least not at this point in my life anyways. You such an amazing and talented style blogger and loving watching you grow, it’s very inspiring!
    Now this outfit is so on point really loving the edgier biker boots with the pretty dress. Have a great rest of your week, love ya! xoxo

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