FAQ

I've been getting an influx of emails with the same types of question, so I thought it would be helpful to add an FAQ to the site! I love, love, love each and every email I receive, but unfortunately, with my busy schedule it's tough to sit down and respond to each one as in depth as I would like to. Hopefully this helps! Always feel free to email if you have questions extending beyond this! I adore emails and do my best to reply to all of them. :-)

What are some tips and advice you have for those starting blogs? 

The best advice I can give is to be authentic. Do it for yourself before you do it for anyone else. Who you are is so essential to whatever you create will be, and the type of audience you will attract. Gather inspiration from others, but make the space your own. Let yourself shine through and don't doubt your own creative process. The truth is, there are a lot of bloggers out there, so if you're doing it for fame, then you are likely to become discouraged. It takes time. I never expected an audience of any size, so it's crazy to me that I am even getting asked this question. Be weird, be funny, be sweet, be intelligent... just be who you are. Make your own mold instead of trying to fit into anyone else's. 
That being said, figure out what you're about. Brand yourself. Make a pinterest board of all the things that inspire you. Add to it all the time. Let life happen, and let your blog continue to unfold as you do the same.
Don't force it. Only collaborate with brands that you GENUINELY love. Be picky, it's okay!
Other than that, consistency and quality content are key!!! Try to post as frequently as you can to keep people interested. It's a good idea to create content ahead of time (something I could improve upon tbh.) Do things that make life easier for your future self. Plan ahead even if you don't feel like it. You'll be happy you did. 

What filter do you use on your photos? 

I get this one a lot and I'm not quite sure how to answer. I play around a lot with the features of the editing tools on VSCO and have figured out ways to get my pictures to look the way they do. I encourage playing around and having fun with editing and making your photos your own! 

Where do you get inspiration for your posts? 

Life inspires me. Getting outside everyday and observing the world is key to my process. I make an active effort to notice things and be aware. I'm fortunate enough to have a lot of friendships that inspire me as well. Other than that books, Instagram, tumblr, pinterest, other bloggers...  

What is your eyebrow secret? 

I don't touch 'em. For years and years I got them threaded and my mom HATED it. I finally didn't want to put threading into the monthly budget, so I let them grow wild. I went out on a date with a boy and he commented on how nice they were so I never touched them again. The point of the story is that moms are always right and eyebrows were not made to be tamed. 

I myself do not indulge in any eyebrow products, but many of my friends swear by Glossier Boy Brow.  So maybe give that a try too. 

What made you want to start a blog? 

I needed an outlet for all the creative energy buzzing around in my head all the time. I also wanted to document the different stages of my life in a way that would be easy for me to look back on and remember. 

When did you first start blogging? 

I started blogging around three years ago, but it wasn't until a little less than a year ago that I redid my website and became serious about it. 

How did you decide what you wanted your posts to be focused on? 

The tabs on my site are like mind pockets to me. I narrowed it down to the ones that were the most practical and easy to organize. Fashion + writing + photography are my three loves, so I try to incorporate all three as much as possible. As far as writing goes, I never have a plan or a focus. I write when interesting thoughts happen to me, but they usually happen by accident. 

How did you get over the initial fear of "will anyone be interested in my blog"? 

I started my blog for myself, so it didn't really matter to me if others would be interested. I kind of just did my thing and pretended no one was watching. Don't let fear stop you from putting yourself out there. Who cares what other people say or think. Do it for you. Always. 

June Archives

2011

21 June 2011

Anonymous asked what is your biggest fear?

i don’t really know what my biggest fear is. i think if i’m being very honest it’s being alone. not like the kind of alone where i’m sitting in my room by myself, but the kind of alone where i don’t feel loved by anyone, or like everyone is going on with their lives and leaving me behind. that kind of alone scares me a lot. 

2013

3 June 2013

Today was my second to last day of high school. I ate a lot of nachos and I have no regrets.

You asked me if I ever wished for a do-over and I said no, but I think maybe I lied. I might go back and un-break a few hearts...

I keep saying that I am ready to graduate because I think it's the right answer and I want to sound brave but I think I’ll miss high school on days when all my friends are gone and I am feeling lonely. 

We all come to this cross road sometime or another. We are sorry for the person we are becoming or the friendships we left behind, but we are sure of the choices we are making. At least for now. 

25 June 2013

Sometimes, we don’t want to do something for someone, but we love them so we do it anyway.

Love can be giving up a nap. In fact, I am learning that that is mostly what love is. Because naps are great and really hard to give up. Especially when you have mono.

Today, love was giving up a nap. Maybe that is something that only we will understand, but I'm still going to write about it here. 

I know you're tired, but I love you. I'll kiss your eyelids while you sleep. 

28 June 2013

You make me think, kid. You make me judge less and understand more, and it’s something wonderful that I never expected to learn. I am starting to see the world for myself. I can feel myself changing and growing. I like sitting next to you watching you smoke a pipe full of tobacco. I wish I could freeze time. I want to remember how sure I feel right now. 

2014 

22 June 2014

It might all be falling apart. I might be oblivious to the whole thing.

2015 

23 June 2015

I want to date a good guy. I could deal with being treated right and I won’t deal with anything less. HOWEVER. I am learning that I will never be able to date someone who is closed minded. Life is so big and wonderful and there’s so much to try and do. There’s so much you can’t understand. I think sometimes the good guys I meet are really just a bunch of closed minded pricks who are putting up a front to impress others with just how good they are. Like, for real, don’t shake your head no like its the most unquestionable thing in the world when I ask you if you’ve ever tried drugs. Don’t shame people who struggle with identifying their sexual orientation. You have a problem with the naked body? Dang. That’s a bummer. You’re missing out on some killer art. I don’t even know anymore. I’d just be so happy to meet someone who was good hearted and open minded. I feel like people are so black and white and boring. Maybe I just need to get out of this town.

24 June 2015

Some people don’t believe in self love. They say that it’s wrong and that you can have too much of it, but self love is sometimes the only thing that gets me through the day, so I disagree. I think you should love yourself and be your own best friend. You should want to have coffee with yourself and buy flowers for yourself and get dressed in the morning to make yourself feel pretty. It’s not self absorbed to think, “hey, I’m cool, and I am worthy of a full and happy life.” I hope that other people will have your back when you make the radical decision to choose you.

2016 

9 June 2016

Let me live creative, wild, and true.

2017 

6 June 2017

Is this what yellow feels like 

Separate ?

                       Glad ?

Can emotions reach across sky 

I want you to feel all of me in your heart

Reminder

"This is the thing: When you hit 28 or 30, everything begins to divide. You can see very clearly two kinds of people. On one side, people who have used their 20s to learn and grow, to find … themselves and their dreams, people who know what works and what doesn’t, who have pushed through to become real live adults. Then there’s the other kind, who are hanging onto college, or high school even, with all their might. They’ve stayed in jobs they hate, because they’re too scared to get another one. They’ve stayed with men or women who are good but not great, because they don’t want to be lonely. … they mean to develop intimate friendships, they mean to stop drinking like life is one big frat party. But they don’t do those things, so they live in an extended adolescence, no closer to adulthood than when they graduated.

Don’t be like that. Don’t get stuck. Move, travel, take a class, take a risk. There is a season for wildness and a season for settledness, and this is neither. This season is about becoming. Don’t lose yourself at happy hour, but don’t lose yourself on the corporate ladder either. Stop every once in a while and go out to coffee or climb in bed with your journal.

Ask yourself some good questions like: “Am I proud of the life I’m living? What have I tried this month? … Do the people I’m spending time with give me life, or make me feel small? Is there any brokenness in my life that’s keeping me from moving forward?”

Now is your time. Walk closely with people you love, and with people who believe life is a grand adventure. Don’t get stuck in the past, and don’t try to fast-forward yourself into a future you haven’t yet earned. Give today all the love and intensity and courage you can, and keep traveling honestly along life’s path."

One of my closet day dreams is to spend an entire day laying in bed with headphones on listening to albums I've never heard before all the way through.