August. In Australia, it’s the last month of Winter. Shopping wise, this means I’m looking for the last few warm items of the season and starting to admire some summery attire. So before I get carried away with bikinis (it’s inevitable) here are the last few items on my Winter wish list.
On my most recent Blogging 101 post I received a comment from someone wondering how to get his blog noticed. Now, as most people will tell you, blogging shouldn’t be about gaining attention and popularity UNLESS it is designed to promote your own business or product. Your focus should be on blogging because you enjoy and love it, not because of the potential for more followers or monetary gain. However, because we all love people to appreciate, enjoy and discuss what we write, here are some basic tips on getting your blog noticed.
Time to discuss another online store, and this week I’m #TeamBB all the way! Beginning Boutique is an online fashion boutique based in Australia which stocks amazing brands all at very reasonable prices. You may remember BB from my previous feature piece on PR Manager/Stylist Chloe Clark! Since I spoke with Chloe only a few months ago, the store has continued to grow, develop and establish itself as one of the leading Australian online retailers for young women.
One of the hardest parts of blogging is writers block; the inability to come up with any ideas for a period of time. It feels like a giant slump in creativity and ideas. Here are some of my tips for staying inspired when blogging:
Last night as I sat watching a documentary about Neil Armstrong, I couldn’t help but think of all the unforgettable events that occurred in the 20th century. The footage of the first moon landing is imprinted in the minds of all who watched it in 1969. Everyone remembers the premier of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” music video.
I wonder, what have been/will be the world- changing moments of the 21st century? Nothing comes to mind. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the monumental moments of the past and future. Which events will we remember forever?
How many times have you heard the phrase “don’t quit your day job”? It may be said as either a genuine concern, an insult or a joke – but no matter the context it still sends out a very negative message. It says “don’t try because you will fail” when in reality, the only sure way to fail is to never try at all.
Therefore, this post is a reminder to hold onto your dreams. For the majority of us, it is necessary to work in order to feed, clothe and shelter ourselves. But it’s also important to remember to never let anyone else influence you to let go of your aspirations. Your job may be necessary to your survival, but if you have a dream and a potentially viable way of achieving it, go for it. No one can tell you that it is wrong or stupid. To quote another overused phrase; “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” So many people give up when it becomes too hard or too much effort to achieve their goals and that’s why they discourage others. If you put in time, effort and passion – maybe you will be able to quit the job you hate, focus on your dreams and live a life less ordinary.
In lieu of my recent #GIRLBOSS review, I decided it was time to discuss Nasty Gal as my online store of the week. Its achievements in such a short time are impressive – what started off as an eBay store selling vintage clothes from thrift shops has now become a multi-million dollar business, styling girls from all over the world.
Nasty Gal is one of the first online stores I ever shopped at. I have bought two pairs of denim shorts, a knit, a jumper, a bracelet (see below) and Jeffrey Campbell heels. Quite an array of clothing and accessories. Unfortunately, when I bought my first pair of shorts, I was confused by the sizing. I compared myself to the models (who all wear size S) and the size guide. I took my measurements and ordered a size 27 in shorts, but to my disappointment when they arrived they was too big, particularly around the waist – a common occurrence for me and oh, so frustrating. Note to self: know your size before you buy.
This month I’m happy to have finally gotten around to buying and trying some things I’ve wanted for a while. Therefore, I thought I’d compile them into a neat, little post dedicated to my favourite things from the month of July.