In just a day Fletch and I will be in Italy! I can’t believe it! We’ve talked about going on a big trip for years but I never knew if we’d be able to go. Money has always been tight so putting it towards a vacation wasn’t necessarily a priority. That is, until we decided to request money for an awesome honeymoon instead of stuff for our wedding. Once we had a good chunk of change for our trip it was up to us to save up enough to take a trip of a lifetime.
I hope you’re having a great day! A few weeks ago I visited my wonderful friend, Laura, in Portland. She was so sweet and dressed me up in Lolita style. I wanted to test out this japanese street style for a while and Laura allowed me to do that! She let me borrow her adorable dress, bow, wrist cuffs, and even tights! I brought my purse and shoes along to go with the ensemble. I think they worked pretty well!! Laura had texted me a few photos of the dresses she planned on dressing me in so I knew what type of accessories I should wear. It worked really well!
You can read my full post about my experience HERE.
Please Note: This popular Japanese street style has nothing to do with the book, “Lolita.”
I recently visited my amazing friend, Laura, in Portland for a really fun Lolita meet up! I met Laura on Instagram and immediately fell in love with her style. She wears adorable, pastel dresses and, like me, loves kawaii things. We’ve been chatting back and forth for a while and I randomly suggested that I go visit her and, if it was okay, try out the Lolita style. I’ve been interested in this specific Japanese street fashion and was interested to see it in person and test it out. As you might know, I love all things cute. Lolita style seemed right up my alley. Laura said she’d love to style me and from there we scheduled a date for our meet up.
With the horrific events of last Sunday I want to attempt to spread a little love. In the days following the shooting in Orlando I’ve heard people say a lot of hateful things. Let’s counter it with kindness. *Side note: I am intentionally not getting political here.*
I recently hung out with a few of my fellow blogger friends. We grabbed breakfast and took outfit photos. I love having friends that are also bloggers. I love that we can relate to each other’s struggles. I’ve learned so much from my fellow bloggers and talking with them, learning from them, has really helped me grow. My fellow bloggers inspire me and drive me to do more with my own blog.
♥ Dress | Bonne Chance Collections ♥ Sweater | ModCloth (similar) ♥
Photos taken by Jenn of Hellorigby.com
Something I’ve noticed from hanging out with lots of local bloggers is that my style and personality is a bit unique. No one I know, at least around me, wears pastels or is in to the same things as me. When I get together with fellow style bloggers I feel like I stick out a bit. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. Not at all. All of the fashion bloggers I’ve met are incredibly kind, sweet, thoughtful, and all around awesome. I love hanging out with people that aren’t exactly like me. I mean, if I hung out with people like me we’d probably get kicked out of places for being too loud and excitable.
What I’m getting at here is that through hanging out with other bloggers that maybe have different niches than me or different styles, it’s allowed me to identify and appreciate my own unique flavor. I am me and that is pretty great. I don’t have a huge following and I don’t make a ton of money from blogging and that’s okay. I love my little section of the internet and all of the amazing people I’ve met through blogging. I have learned so much and grown as a person and as a writer thanks to it.
So to all of you, thank you for taking this journey with me. Blogging has helped me become the person I am today and I wouldn’t change that for the world. Love you all!!