I can’t get enough of the cold shoulder trend. I could wear it all day, every day! As we gear up for fall, I’ve been styling looks for the season, and this is one of my favorites! It’s amazing what a pair of great boots and an adorable hat can do to elevate your style.

I tagged this exact dress for your shopping pleasure, but sizes are running low in this color, so here are a few of the same style that I also love! 

When I launched my blog this year, I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t know much about the business side of blogging and I didn’t have any idea what I was aiming for or what I really wanted, but what I did know is that I love to write (I’m a journalism major) and I have an unhealthy obsession with all things fashion.

I started my fashion blogging journey in college, and honestly, I don’t even really remember why I stopped, but it’s so good to be back at it again.

As a “newbie” fashion blogger and new resident to the Houston area, I thought it would be a good to share my TOP 5 tips for other newbie bloggers out there!

So here we go!

MY TOP 5 NEWBIE BLOGGER TIPS

1. Find your niche and stick with it.

I love fashion. So you know what my niche is? Fashion! I live it, I breathe it, I LOVE it! Find what your niche is and stick with it. I think it’s easy to watch what everyone else is doing and want to write how they write or cover topics that they cover, but stay in your lane. You have something special. Figure out how you’re going to share it in a unique way and then go do that.  

2. Network and Get your name out there!

I am a certified INTROVERT. Small talk (with people I don’t know) makes me cringe and I have a social limit BUT getting out and meeting all of the gorgeous faces in the blogging industry, networking with them and learning from them has been incredible! Don’t be afraid to get out and get your name out there! Jump in darling! The water is fine 🙂

3. Stay active and be present.

Always remember that staying active and posting consistently both on your blog and social media are great ways to make sure that you are reaching your audience and tapping into audiences that you haven’t reached yet. Your post at 11AM may have only been seen by a handful of people, consistently share and be present. A Houston blogger gal pal told me that it’s great to post on social about 3-4 times a day. Do I do that all the time? No, but when I do, I see a huge swing in my engagement. Also, don’t just sit back and post, get out there and engage! Like, comment, talk to people! There are tons of awesome people on social media to interact with. 

4. Be kind. Community over Competition.

There is room for us all. What you have is special. No one can do what you do, because there is no one like you. Remember that next time you look at someone else’s page and wish you had what they have. Be kind. Share love. Give love. We are all fabulous and deserve to shine bright. 

5. HAVE FUN! Do it because you LOVE it, not because everyone else is doing it. 

So why did you start this whole blogging thing to begin with? Most of us will say because we LOVE it! Blogging has been an incredible outlet for me, it has opened so many doors as well as introduced me to so many awesome people. Do it because you love it, not because everyone else is doing it. Your passion will fuel you. 

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