My day off from Zara was spent with my friends having a BBQ and playing board games all day, it was the perfect day off and so relaxing. I took a couple outfit pictures in front of my friend's 2 foot "swamp" in the back of her yard, which is actually pretty picturesque all though very buggy.
Top; Forever 21 Skirt; Old Navy (so old) Belt; Vintage Espadrilles; Mom's
Back to work tomorrow, I have off Tuesday so expect an outfit post then! lovelove, M.
Since my life revolves around Zara recently it's only fitting that I post some new pictures from their up coming Lookbook Zara's Facebook recently posted that I love. I'm so excited to see some of the clothes in this in the store soon! I have an on going list of things I want to purchase, which is probably a bad idea since I should be saving money but I can't help it!! Theres so many gorgeous pieces!
Tomorrow I promise! Outfit post since I have a day off!
AH! I'm so sorry I have not been blogging. I haven't been home, and today I started my job at Zara! I'm so excited, I really love it a lot. I think once I figure everything out I'll like it more too, and once I actually get to know my coworkers. For now though, I'm happy with how everything turned out and to be there. I'm so thankful to finally have a job.
I would show you what I wear to work but it's nothing that exciting, all black. Maybe Friday I'll show you guys. I'm working tomorrow and Friday so if I don't post here it's probably because I'm too tired. I'm going to try and keep up with this though I don't want to not blog.
I know May is almost over but I like doing Blogger I Admire at the end of the month, switching it up a bit! haha! This month I chose the lovely Starr of A Thought Is The Blossom, I have been admiring this girl for months now, and she amazes me with every new outfit post, or posts for her new etsy store Action Is The Fruit. She's so inspiring with everything she does and if you haven't stopped by her blog yet, please do!
Name: Starr Crow
Current Location: Little Rock, AR
Hometown: Bryant, AR
Favorite Color: Pastels of any color
Favorite Food: Southern junk (mashed potatoes and gravy) and grilled chicken. All day, everyday!
When did you start becoming interested in fashion?
I played dress up a lot as a kid, and I changed my Barbie's outfits alllll the time! I don't think I knew then how big of a role fashion would have in my life, but it was definitely evident that I cared about it at a young age.
Why did you start your fashion blog?
I started my blog as a way to document my outfits and my life, and as a way to sell all the vintage I was finding at my local shops. It's taken awhile to get that second part going, but it's finally starting to come together!
I know you recently quit your job to have one more in the fashion industry, what's your next move and what would be your ideal job?
Well, your right, I did quit my insanely good fine dining job to pursue my online store, but I was lucky enough to be able to stay on in the private dining department. Basically that means I'm never scheduled. I can work if/when I want to, and I am not expected to have any kind of food or wine knowledge. It's been a nice way to make money when I'm desperate to pay the bills, and it's also allowed me a lot of free time to focus on the shop. As for my ideal job, I don't really know! I really enjoy styling clothes, messing with layout graphics, and just the blogging world in general, so whatever it is, I hope it involves at least one of those things.
What is your favorite place to shop?
Thrift stores, all the way! My parents were very frugal, and we were rarely given money to shop. I think that gave me the bargain hunter instinct from the very beginning.
Where do you get your inspiration for your outfits?
Everywhere. It's never really one thing in particular. Blogs, movies, words, nature, colors, songs.....you name it.
What are some of your favorite fashion blogs?
It's so hard to pick just a few!! Liebemarlene, Wish Wish Wish and Sally Jane will always be three of my favorites since they sort of brought me into this whole game, but I'm also really enjoying Dear Beatrice, Rosemud, Dinosaur Toes, Tick Tock Vintage, and Little Ocean Annie right now too.
What other hobbies or activities do you love outside of blogging?
I love spending time with my sister and my friends. Of course, taking pictures and thrifting. Long walks downtown. Watching NBC Thursday (Community, Parks & Rec, The Office, 30 Rock). Drinking at White Water (the grungy dive bar in town). Listening to vinyl.
What advice do you have for other bloggers just starting out?
Don't worry about the numbers!!!!!! Do what makes happy, and followers will come. Get involved in the community if you want people to notice you. Be innovative with your posts. Be kind. Set goals and always remember what they are. Never loose sight of yourself, and if the whole thing gets too overwhelming then back away for a few days. The blogging community isn't going anywhere!
For bloggers that are interested in having sponsors, how do you recommend they start?
You know, I still don't feel like I know too much about that! You should definitely make a sponsor sheet which I did through 'google sites'. Include all you numbers, features, and an overall summary of what your blog is. To figure out pricing I did a whole lot of googling, and I asked a few of my blogger friends. It takes a lot of crunching numbers, but it's great once you get it all set up! I think the thing I've enjoyed most about having sponsors is the emails back in forth with them. It really does connect you with some awesome shop owners!
Anything else exciting happening soon?
Bonnaroo and a meet up with Rachel from Mousevox. Woohoo, come on June!
It's finally nice out again so I fit in an outfit post and took advantage of my boyfriend to get some pictures. I had to go to the mall today and get black jeans for work, I haven't worn black jeans since like freshman year of high school! I bought BDG jeans that are "ankle grazer" which I really love they make me feel like Audrey Hepburn for some reason, probably because of Funny Face.
I bought this hat on sale at Urban Outfitters recently and feel in love with it, I love black straw hats because I rarely see anyone in them. And I finally wore my loafers, I've been wearing them a lot lately, and they've grown on me.
This gazebo is right by my house and I just finally realized that I should probably take outfit pictures by it, I love it there and I'll go back soon for more pictures probably.
Straw Hat; Urban Outfitters
Polka dot dress; Urban Renewal via Urban Outfitters
I've been dreaming and dying for some clothing with scalloped edges. It's such a cute way to make any pair of shorts, skirt or dress a little more girly and a little different. Here are some of my favorites with a scalloped edge