No balloons or confetti this year for my blogiversary. Just a promise to myself and readers to be more consistent with my posts and continue to bring you more unique fashion related events.The year has flown by and I want to thank my mom and bro for filling in as my photographer when needed, my besties Wit and Nu who were my personal assistants on my very first shoot lol and when I needed my make-up and/or hair done. Everyone who constantly like and leave positive comments on my posts; and those who have attended, sponsored and participated in my events!In this short period I have learned a lot through other fellow bloggers as well as personal experiences.
- Blogging isn't for everyone. You must love it in order to remain consistent. You have to treat it as your job. There's a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes in order to present great content.
- You must have your coins in order. It can get pricey. Set a budget. When you first start out you're not going to receive free wardrobe or products immediately. 90% of the clothing I wear is purchased by me and about 10% has been sponsored. You'll need a really great camera or photographer to capture your style. Plus if you suck at makeup like me, you'll need a bomb.com make-up artist. (If that's the look you're going for. I am here for the natural glow as well)
- Build relationships! This is not a competition, at least not for me. I love connecting and collaborating with other bloggers. You can learn so much by sharing information with other creatives in the industry. I love my blogger babes, be sure to check them out: Sam of Style and Energy, Kin of NaturallyNex, My sissss Kan of Kandice Guice, Bri of Confessions of A Beauty & Style Blog, & Elle of Lola Me Up!
- And most importantly BE YOU! As the saying goes everyone else is taken.
At the end of the day it's a learning process and I am still learning. I am excited to see what year two has in store. It can only get better from here!Now about this outfit, I've had this Ashley Stewart's top for a minute now and I have been dying to wear it. The sleeves are to die for and I think off the shoulder tops are flattering on everyone. I paired it with some bell-bottom inspired black pants from Forever 21 and my favorite heels from Steve Madden. P.S. ya'll are going to see these shoes a lot. Because I love them...okay? Okay.
Top | Ashley Stewart
Pants | Forever 21
Shoes | Steve Madden