You girls might have caught my indecisiveness over my recent search for a fall bag on Instagram stories, but I’m happy to report I finally made a decision! I like treating myself to a designer bag a couple times a year, especially during transitional months like October and June. It might seem like a big splurge, and it definitely is, but I find that I end up wearing these bags almost every day. And if you think about that, the investment is definitely worth it – at least it is to me! It’s also why I budget in other areas.
Who takes all of your photos? My husband takes a lot of my photos and was my photographer when I first started. Now I have another photographer I use on a regular basis. But I still love having Michael shoot me!
What self-tanner do you use? I shared all my favorite products and tips for the perfect sunless tan in a blog post here.
What’s your advice for new bloggers? You don’t grow overnight, this takes time. Make sure you are able to post consistently and include high quality images before you decide to start blogging seriously. Make sure to network yourself, by visiting other blogs and commenting. Use trending hashtags that are relevant on instagram and twitter. Blogging is very fun, but a lot of hard work and dedication. Good things don’t come easy, ever!
How can you grow your instagram?
Take high quality, well lit photos and post consistently. Tag brands you are wearing on instagram for a possible feature/regram. Use relevant hashtags and post at peak times of the day. Instagram now has analytics that show you what times have the best engagement from your audience.
What instagram filters do you use?
To edit photos taken on my phone, I use Afterlight, VSCO and Snapseed are all my favorites.