My blog kind of started as an experiment. I knew I wanted to have one, but had no idea what it would be about. For the first couple of years it was ramblings and recipes with an occasional outfit post. I had been toying with the idea of transitioning to a full on personal style blog for a while and after much deliberation, decided to go for it back in June, while also maintaining a little bit of that "lifestyle" aspect through weekly cocktail posts and recipes. I've been working to cultivate a space where I can share what I'm wearing, what I'd like to be wearing, and some of my favorite recipes, which oddly enough has made me realize just how much I love whiskey.
How does my work differ from others in its genre?
Well, I haven't seen many personal style blogs with a weekly cocktail so I guess I've got that going for me. If you have, please point me in their direction, I'm always looking to try new things.
Why do I write/create what I do?
My personal style is sort of simple and understated compared to a lot of other bloggers, which in turn could make me appear boring, but I feel that there is value in being a little different, uncomplicated. I like to mix high and low end, focusing on classic and basic pieces that most likely are already part of your wardrobe so a lot of my looks are easy to recreate. My goal is to share how to make those pieces stand the test of time, how to wear and remix them so it's always a little different while still being current and wearable.
How does my writing/creating process work?
As much as I hate to admit it, these days it usually begins with me running late because I can't decide what to wear. I try to come up with different combinations but they don't always look how I'd hoped, which can become time consuming. The weather is also a factor. We shoot if we have time, often as I'm running out the door. I write my copy at the end of the day, at that point where I think I'm really funny, and make jokes and references that I hope don't get taken seriously. JD approves them for me. Then I click post and hope at least one person catches them.
Usually it's one of these three ladies.
Chelsea of Holland's ReverieI am a mother to four beautiful little wild ones, and my hubby (who is oh so dreamy) and I live and work on our farm here in Arkansas. We are homeschooling our wee bits, while attempting to learn all the ins and outs and complicated facets that come along with farming, and we are baby-stepping our way into homesteading. It's an adventure to say the least!
This is my journal of sorts. Documentation of us tackling something we've never done and honestly don't know much about. It's a place to record, to remember the little moments and the big, to celebrate milestones, the mundane and the chaotic. More than all of that though, it's a place for me. To remind myself of all the happy that comes with this beautiful journey of being in love, of motherhood, and our adventure together.
Kristina of Kristina does the InternetsHi, I'm Kristina and I blog over at Kristina does the Internets. Kristina does the Internets is a life and style blog, where I talk about clothes, food, diy projects, and my adventures through Chicago. Besides blogging, I love shopping (of course), exploring my neighborhood, wedding planning (I'm tying the knot next summer!), and obsessively quoting Parks and Recreation.
Mary-Katherine of Gold-Hatted LoverMary-Katherine is the California turned Kansas City girl behind the life + style blog Gold-Hatted Lover. There she shares everything from her outfits, current cravings, weekly recaps, travels, playlists and more. She loves that having a blog gives her a perfectly good excuse to get dolled up every day and treasures that it also acts as a way to document her life adventures.
And there you have it. Be sure to check out these lovely bloggers and thank you so much for reading!