I missed getting this up on Friday because I was fighting a bad cold all week, but it’s really amazing what a good night’s sleep can do! I feel SO much better today. I still had a nice weekend – especially with breakfast at Neiman Marcus yesterday (see some instagram photos here, post coming this week), grabbing a quick drink/bit with Meg, and spending time with my roomies. Keep reading for more upates and fave links from last week!
Made me smile this week…
> This color blocked outfit, and Kimberly’s “less is more” mantra.
> How to choose a bottle of wine. Brillant.
> DIY sliding knot bracelet, and a DIY sparkly blossom necklace!
> This introduction to baukjen – love the looks.
> Bri’s advice series. Especially this inspiration post.
> How to prevent your eyeliner from running.
> Living in: The Talented Mr. Ripley (always so obsessed with this series)
> These loafers and this jacket. Fall necessaties!
> Drinks at the Lincoln. Don’t miss signing up for this week’s specials! See you tomorrow?
> A guest post on All Things Fashion DC blog advice for beginners.*
*Side note: I put together these tips on starting your own fashion blog, and have emailed people with advice before as well. Lately I’ve been thinking about the enormous amount of “build a better blog” and blog/business advice posts that are out there, and strategy pointers on everything from pinterest to instagram, and I just want to point you to this amazing post from Sarah and echo her sentiments. I go back and forth between being all about the blogging business and just wanting to do what I do, and even though the added bonus of being able to work with brands I support and send you to shop pieces I love (and I really do love sharing what I’m loving) is amazing (and it is), I still have a full time job and non-blogging friends and family that deserve my attention and it’s been a bit of a struggle lately to balance it all, especially with all this strategy talk that leaves me feeling like I’m falling short! And I just wanted to thank you all for supporting this blog for what it is. I will have some exciting announcements in the coming weeks (including a very special post this week), and then next month I’m headed to Lucky FABB and New York Fashion Week, and I’m SO looking forward to sharing all of that with you! It’s going to be a great next few months and I’m just so glad you are here for it all!