The only thing consistent about denim is that it will always be on trend, and the one thing I’ve learned about denim is that they no two jeans are ever alike.
Collaborating with Red Malt Denim, a local Chicago company who started back in 2011 with a vision to create quality custom-fit jeans was beyond fun. I finally found a local brand that embodies American manufacturing and addresses its customers individual fit. The pair of denim I’m wearing it tailored exactly to my body size, and I must admit: I’m smitten. There’s no better way to show off your favorite heels than with a pair of denim.
And speaking of collaborations: Nothing brings me more joy than supporting other local entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur myself I can only hope that our community understands the importance of supporting one another. Going after your dreams does not only require confidence, hard work and persistance but frankly a great support system as well.
“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other.” ― Charles de Lint
As always, thanks so much reading & have a wonderful Tuesday!
See you back here on Wednesday with some of my favorite fashions for UNDER $50!
Have you checked your denim stash lately? Chances are, it’s probably in need of an update, especially when there’s a handful of fresh new trends that are influencing your denim. From bell bottom jeans to denim dresses and skirts – denim is making a huge comeback, and that’s for sure! This season is all about reinterpreting denim in fresh new ways, and I couldn’t be more excited! Grab your denim pieces out of your closet now, and start wearing them, of course, all season long!
But now, as promised, I’m going to answer all of your questions you have asked me on social media and via emails. I decided to share a bit more about me and my blogging career since so many of you have asked me questions in the past. At first, I was quite hesitant to open up since the online world, at least to me, is not always the safest and nicest place. But you are all so amazing which is why I decided to let my guards down and share more about who I am, and what exactly motivated me to blog. Enjoy, and thank you again for all of your questions and your tremendous support. You guys are seriously the best.
How do you start a successful blog, and gain honest followers?
It all starts with choosing your blogging platform first. Some bloggers prefer Blogger vs WordPress. You really need to decide which of the platforms work best for you (I prefer WordPress over Blogger but that’s just me). Next, find your niche. What is it that you really enjoy? Blog about something that you’re passionate about which is followed by embracing your uniqueness and use it to STAND OUT when starting a blog. The followers will come as you engage with them! Don’t think that they will find you! You need to put in some leg work as well! Engage with fellow bloggers, especially the ones that are starting out like you. For instance, I heavily relied on Instagram to find fellow bloggers. I would hashtag “styleblogger”, for example, and this gave me the opportunity to find fellow fashion bloggers.
What keeps you motivated, and where do you source your inspiration?
YOU, aka my readers.
Without you I certainly wouldn’t blog. I love connecting with all of of you, and support your blogs as well! I’m a big believer in “Women supporting Women“. Most of my inspiration I draw online, either from Pinterest and/or flipping through VOGUE magazine.
Have you considered acting for TV/movies?
In fact, I have. It has been a childhood dream of mine. For many years I played leading roles for our hometown theater. Interestingly, though my acting passion went away as I got older, and I chose a different, YET similar path in design and fashion instead.
How do you take such gorgeous flatlays on Instagram?
Lighting is key, and a good background is a must (I prefer a solid white background). Now all you need to do is use your visualizing senses. Position your items nicely (no negative space!), and remember that often less is more. I also love to use filters to make my flatlays pop.
If you had to dress in one silhouette for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
It would probably walk around in dresses for the rest of my life. It’s much easier since it is a one-piece garment, and I love a feminine look, always.
How do you find the time to blog consistently?!
Yes, blogging consistently is hard, but it’s essential for building an influential platform. It’s important to set a schedule that you stick with. For instance, I carve out dedicated time to work. I take all of my blog pictures (3 outfit posts for the week) on Saturday and edit them the same day. Each photo session lasts about 5min which is great because I really wouldn’t have the patience to stand/pose for much longer + my son is always with us. On Sunday I write all of my content for the week. So, again it’s important that you stick to a schedule that helps you to stay focused.
Do you block out a certain amount of time daily for blogging and social media?
Yes, I have a set schedule, always. My Saturday mornings are dedicated for pictures, and my Sunday evenings for content. My social media are mostly pre-scheduled as well. I’m a huge fan of Hootsuite.
How do you balance motherhood and working?
It’s all about managing your time wisely. I always make sure that I have nothing going on after work (I also have a full-time corporate job) so, that I can spend quality time with my son and husband.
Who takes your fantastic pictures?
My husband, he’s fantastic.
As always, thanks much for reading, and have an amazing weekend!