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Friday, November 23, 2018
THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!

Good morning everyone!

I know I'm a day late, but I thought I would just jump on here and say thank you! I know I talk a lot about how busy I am, how tired I am, how frustrating all the algorithms are and how I'm not where I want to be as a blogger, but to be honest, I am so grateful.

Putting all of the negatives behind me, I am so grateful for the community that blogging has brought to me, the opportunities, and the skills I have learned from this world online.

I'm so thankful that my friend Ally showed me the world of blogging almost seven years ago, seriously, I owe her that much and more.

And to you guys! Everyone who gets on here and reads, thank you! I know people are turning more to YouTube or Instagram only, but this is my chosen platform and I appreciate those of you who have stuck around to honor that. I'm your biggest fan!

Anyway, I love you all so much, of course my list of gratitude spans further than blogging, but for now, for this space, I am so grateful for YOU. Thank you <3

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
MI.IM- SHOES FOR EVERY SEASON

MI.IM- SHOES FOR EVERY SEASON

booties- Mi.iM

Hello Loves!
It's been a while since I've blogged, and that's for real... This last quarter at SCAD has been the busiest for me BY FAR! BUT! I am officially home on winter break, and ready to get back into the blogging zone! So hopefully you'll, like my sidebar says, grab a piece of avo toast, and stay a while!

Lately I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of transitional boots. And y'all, I FOUND THEM! They're Mi.iM, and I'm obsessed. I know most people follow fashions rulebook and don't wear white after Labor Day, but I threw that out years ago, and have been LOVING these winter boots through summer, to fall and now into winter!

These booties are not only fur, but if you look closely, they have the prettiest design stitched into them! Although they're so unique, they're super versitile and can really be styled any way, as you can see here :)

I get endless complements, and you will too! Order your Mi.iM shoes today and get 30% off with their Black Friday sale!! Click the link above to shop mine! xo, O

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Fading into Fall

Fading into Fall

On Olivia: shirt // shoes (similar) //
On Cher: shirt // jeans // shoes (similar)

Good Morning! It's FINALLY fall, at least it is everywhere else in the world but Savannah... It's still up in the nineties and humid as ever, oh and not to mention rainy, so so much rain. BUT that doesn't stop me from wanting to dress like it's fall. Which means layering, transitioning into darker colors, and mixing and matching! As always, you KNOW Old Navy's got the hook up for all things fall. This month it's all about fading to black. Cher is ROCKING her dark rockstar jeans, and I'm layering a black maxi dress transitioning something strappy from summer to fall in style. With so many basic styles in different prints and patterns, Old Navy makes layering and mixing and matching easy! See for yourself! 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
I'm a Blogger, and You Can Trust Me

I'm a Blogger, and You Can Trust Me

photo by Liam Graham  more photos from this shoot coming soon! <3

Hello loves!
I hope you all are well, I have been settling back in to my groove since being back in Savannah about two weeks ago, I am happy to be here! This post isn't necessarily the "welcome back" post that I had in mind since starting back in school, and yet here we are! I feel as though this is something that is important and needs to be addressed from me.

As you all know, I have been blogging for some time now. If you've followed me for some time or follow other bloggers and influencers, you know that collaborations, sponsorships, and brand deals are quite common in our world as bloggers.

But here's the thing, I have noticed that bloggers are getting a lot of backlash for these things. People believe it is all lies, people are losing trust in fashion bloggers, saying that they are lying because they are being payed to say all good things all the time. How can you trust something someone says about a product if you don't know if what they are saying is the truth?! I totally get that.

Here's what I need you to know: you can trust me. And that's that.

I want to be honest, real, and genuine with you all here. Social media can be tricky in many ways, and one of the main ways is how people post. I'm not perfect, my life is not perfect, my Instagram is just the Photoshopped, well lit, highly saturated highlight reel. I will be honest, there are times where I am NOT doing well, because you know, I'm human, I have feelings, I have a life and I go through things, BUT I have deadlines and I have post times and things like that where I, even though not feeling great, will post something along the lines of, "Hey guys! Happy Friday!! Hope you all have a spectacular weekend! sparkle emoji, rainbow emoji, sunshine emoji..." etc. and so forth.
This is my job, this is what I do, this is what I LOVE to do. At least for now! I don't know what my future career holds, but for right now, blogging, being a voice on social media, I love it. It's a lot of fun. I love photoshoots, I love creating content for brands, and sharing my opinions.

Which brings me to the main thing people are soooo skeptical about bloggers for. Those darn "opinions" on brands. Here's the scoop, I have never been payed to work with a brand. Never. I work as if I do and it's frustrating, that's a whole different post, been there, heard that... read it.

However, I am working really hard to grow, therefor yes, I will admit, some of my collaborations may be more enthusiastic than how I feel about them in reality. Right now I am working to expand my portfolio so I can hopefully work with more reputable, larger brands and get to a place where I am monetized. Most of my collabs I initiate, I apply to, and I reach out to, I don't agree to work with companies I don't support, like, or anything like that. I would never lead you in the direction to buy something I genuinely dislike, I wouldn't promote something that really doesn't work! I have your back! We are on the same team here! I'm not doing anything that is straight up a lie, but yes, I do stretch the truth. And I think all bloggers do that.

What sounds better:

"Just got this top from Target, it was free so I don't really care about the price, but yeah go get one if you want. I like florals, who doesn't."

or

"This season fall florals are SO in! And of COURSE Target's got you set for all your floral needs! I seriously love this new top, how cute?! Comment down below you're favorite upcoming fall trend!"

Sure it's more enthusiastic, may seem fake, but it's just the way we write, how we talk, we are trying to sell these things. I am trying to sell these things.

I just want to put it out there that sure, I do a lot of collaborations but you can trust me. Please, know that I am human, know that I have bad days. Put on your social media truth glasses and see that what I post is literally just the good things. What I post is not a lie, of course I act overly excited when I'm doing a sponsored post. When it's payed I'll let you know, when it's sponsored I'll always let you know.

What are your thoughts on influencers sharing their opinions? Do you feel like you can trust them?
Please just hear me out as I reiterate, as bloggers, we share our opinions, personal style, lookbooks, etc. For me at least, I'm not sharing the latest fashion data, or news, it's just a fun space for me to show you guys my style and what's going on lately in my world.

Please bare all of this in mind the next time you rag on bloggers, we are humans too. Putting off seemingly perfect personas all the time can be hard. Comment what you think! xo, O
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Get On Your Feet...

Get On Your Feet...

sports bra // leggings // jacket

...Get up and make it happen!!
The wonderful words of Gloria Estefan inspired me for this shoot with Old Navy!

Hello!! Summer is winding down, a time to hit the books, get back to work, and for a lot of people, that comes with falling into the regular old routine. BUT just because summer is over, that doesn't mean you should stop being active! You know me, and you know I'm not necessarily athletic, however I love to get up and get moving! This September when I head back to school I know I will be very busy, tempted to use free time to just hang out and relax, but it is so important to stay active and moving!

Old Navy has such a wide selection of active wear, perfect for whatever you do! Maybe it's going to spin class, maybe it's going on a jog, or walking your dog, being out with friends, or maybe you're a student and are seriously in LOVE with how comfortable everything is and will just be wearing Old Navy activewear to class all the time! I'll be guilty of that for sure!! This season, they have leggings, shorts, sports bras and more in the coolest patterns and colors.

Ya know, when I used to go to barre class, everyone would be in all black, but when I'd wear my colorful Old Navy leggings I would get SO many complements! People loved them just as much as I do! So, do yourself a favor and go get yourself some activewear from Old Navy.

Also... this jacket?! OMG it is so amazing, I'm obsessed.