June 12, 2015

The Era of the Shopping Blogger

Nothing much to see here: just a cardigan and a dress.  Trying to keep up with blogging though, I thought, well, I got dressed today so why not take pictures?  Reading this post on Franish made me think of fashion blogging and where it is today.  When I first started reading fashion blogs, I was starting out my career and most all of the blogs that I read and were popular are not really what's popular today.  I'm not saying that it's a bad thing the way fashion blogging has progressed - it's just different.  I feel like today it's all about shopping, shopping, shopping, expensive, expensive, expensive.  Now, I'm a girl that loves to shop and likes nice things but I still think it's attainable.  For example, I have, what I consider, a nice handbag collection but I can tell you that it took years to collect and lots of hours at the office working on a nice bonus so I could treat myself.  I can look at a handbag and think of a fond memory that is usually attached to the purchase (i.e. honeymoon, first big settlement, first paycheck, etc).  

As much as I'd like to be a high fashion blogger, truth be told, I'm probably wearing something I purchased years ago, and there's probably throw up/milk/cheetos/syrup/etc stains on my clothes but I'm okay with that.  I hope you are too.

Sweater: GAP {Similar}  /  Dress: Old Navy {Similar}  /  Shoes: Sole Society  /  Bag: Tory Burch {Similar}  /  Sunglasses: Chanel {Similar}


  1. And this is why I love your blog :) You strike the perfect balance of high end and affordable options. Your looks are relatable, fashionable and inspiring. I love that you shop at Old Navy, on-line and always have great recommendations. Keep up the good work :)

  2. Absolutely love that! Thank you for being real & honest. I think it can be difficult as a fashion blog reader to not want everything all at once! And I love me some Old Navy :)

  3. I love you for being real! This is what fashion blogging should be really about... and I get some sort of redemption with your post here. Sure, I do get some samples here and there but I like to stick to a budget when shopping. In fact I probably haven't spent more than $100 in single shopping trip or haul.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane


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