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How to Shop Like a Fashion Blogger

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In my next writing life I want to be a fashion blogger. I love reading about fashion. I love thinking about fashion. I love planning outfits for special occasions and everyday looks.

There’s only one problem — I hate to shop. And this weekend I’m attempting to revamp my wardrobe as I prepare to return to the classroom for the 2016-2017 school year and try to upgrade my look as I prepare to take my personal brand and business to the next level.

To get my mind right for this adventure, last week I watched a webinar by fashion blogger Jeniese Hosey of The Jenesaisquoi and style coach Megan LaRussa Chenoweth. The webinar was meant to teach us attendees “How to Know Where to Shop and What to Buy…Without Breaking the Bank.”

I knew it would be helpful. Jeniese is one of my favorite fashion bloggers and two years ago I was a student in Megan’s virtual style coaching program, Style Yourself Chic, a program that helped me improve my look in a way that gave me the confidence to turn my blog into a business. Now it’s time to turn that business into an empire! And I want to look good while I do so.

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How to Dress Like a Fashion Blogger

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In my next writing life, I want to be a fashion blogger.

As the founder of See Jane Write, I’m around fashion bloggers often and oh, how I admire my chic and stylish blogging cohorts. One thing they’ve taught me, however, is that you can dress like a fashion blogger even if you’re not one. It all starts with a mindset shift. For my latest piece for StyleBlueprint Birmingham I had a talk with five of Birmingham’s top style bloggers about the best advice they’d offer aspiring fashionistas. Read the wardrobe wisdom from Jeniese Hosey of The Jenesaisquoi, Alexis Barton of Same Chic Different Day, Bertha Hidalgo of Chic in Academia, Rachel Tindall of To Hell in a Handbag, and Christina Renteria of PinkLux

You Need to Look the Part to Get the Role

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Fashion isn’t simply about clothes; it’s about confidence. And I think most style bloggers would agree with me.

In my latest column for B-Metro Magazine, I wrote about the outfit I wore for my Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 photo shoot and how that outfit actually taught me valuable lessons about business and about life. In addition to those lessons, which you can read about here, I’ve learned something else important about fashion: Sometimes you need to look the part to get the role.

Last year when I made the decision to take myself seriously as a businesswoman part of that meant trying to always look my best. I knew I needed help and so last fall I signed up for Style Yourself Chic, a virtual style coaching program by Megan LaRussa Chenoweth of Southern Femme.

If you’d like some tips from Megan, her free video series is still available here.

But I’m also excited to announce that she’s re-launching Style Yourself Chic!

With her exclusive and proven 7-week course, Megan can help you stop second guessing your wardrobe and start being more present in your day-to-day life. It’s amazing how much more you can give to those around you when you start by taking care of yourself.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll learn in SYC:

  • The ins and outs of your UNIQUE body type so selecting flattering clothing is a breeze.
  • Once and for all WHERE to shop to suit your specific style, silhouette and budget so you don’t waste your precious time going from store to store.
  • The RIGHT combination of items in your closet so that putting together polished outfits in a matter of minutes is a no brainer.
  • Simple accessorizing FORMULAS to ensure you are finishing off your look daily the right way.

Megan has spent years perfecting her style coaching methods through working one-on-one with her VIP clients, in addition to training with some of the top experts in the coaching and fashion industries. This has allowed Megan to get her VIP clients AMAZING, LIFE CHANGING RESULTS. They get more than just a fabulous, well-edited wardrobe when working with her; they also get endless confidence, self-acceptance, and less stress and more joy in ALL areas of their lives.

The Top 5 Ways to Be Effortlessly Chic WEBINAR-1

Megan will be hosting a FREE WEBINAR tomorrow during which she will teach you the top 5 ways to be effortlessly chic. Click here to claim your spot.

You can learn more check out the Style Yourself Chic program by clicking HERE. And make sure to take advantage of Megan’s early bird special. If you sign up by midnight on April 15, you get half off this fabulous program!

Stay stylish and stay chic!

What do you want for Christmas?

It’s that time of year again when my close family and friends ask me what I want for Christmas and that time of year when I annoy them all by answering “December 26.”

Those who know me best know I’m not a huge fan of Christmas — a holiday that I believe drives individuals into debt and families into arguments — but I digress. I won’t bore you with my Bah! Humbug! routine.

Each year I appease my loved ones who are patient enough to actually want to buy gifts for a Scrooge like me by writing a blog post that I typically call the Writeous Babe Wish List. My hope is that it will give my family and friends some guidance on how to shop for me and give my readers some ideas of how to shop for the writeous babes in their lives.

Rookie Yearbook One, Two and Three

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Even though I’m 33 years old one of the women I admire most in life isn’t old enough to drink. Eighteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson is the young woman behind Rookie Mag, an online magazine for teen girls. Each year, she publishes in book form a collection of the website’s best pieces from the past 12 months. She calls the collection the Rookie Yearbook. Because I’m still a girl at heart, I would like Santa to bring me all three editions.

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

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This collection of essays by Roxane Gay has been on my “must read” list since it was published back in August. I’d love to kick off 2015 reading Bad Feminist.

Kate Spade iPad Case

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I need a new iPad case and this Kate Spade iPad case needs a new home.

Gift Cards

You can never go wrong with gift cards.

In 2015 I’m going to attempt to run 1200 miles. This means 100 miles a month. This also means I’ll be giving Fleet Feet half my paycheck as I replace running shoes and gear throughout the year. Help a sister out with some Fleet Feet gift cards.

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And speaking of gift cards, I plan to revamp my wardrobe in 2015, too. Support the cause with gift cards from The Limited so I can snag some Olivia Pope inspired couture and gift certificates from ModCloth so I can get some fabulous frocks like the one pictured above.

What’s on your holiday wish list?

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