Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Practice makes perfect

Starting blog #2 is scary. My first blog, to remain unnamed, was a flop... for lack of better words. And the idea of starting a second blog when the first didn't succeed, is something I am still trying to wrap my head around. My first blog I tried to hard. I read other bloggers, fell in love with their lives, and tried to write the same way they did. I started running out of topics due to lack of passion on my subject, I watched the stats too closely, and my blog began getting further and further away from it's original goal. It was a mess.

So here is blog #2. And it came with quite a bit of encouragement. It was something I've secretly wanted to do for quite some time... and more and more people continue to tell me that it's something I should start. And as I quickly approaching 24 and my career, in a completely different realm, is taking off... I figure why not. But this time around, I'm not starting a blog to try to boost my career. In fact, it's quite the opposite. My sole purpose for this blog is to share how I have boosted my career and confidence by playing real life dress up... every day.

I haven't quite figured out the dynamics of the blog yet. And I am going to definitely need to figure out a better solution for taking outfit pictures before work (my macbook and cell phone don't take very impressive pictures). But, I figured I would start now and in a month, look back and laugh at the first group of pixelated pictures I posted. 

The correlation between how you dress and how you feel is incredible. And when you feel good about how you are dressing, your confidence goes up, your attitude goes up, and as a direct result, just about everything else in life goes up. So here it goes... outfit post #1.

Skirt: Banana Republic (Thrifted, $5)
Shirt: Gap (Thrifted, $1.50)
Belt: Wet Seal ($3)
Ring: Forever 21 ($4?)
Necklace: Forever 21 ($5)
Shoes: Nine West (Gifted)

xoxo! Nicole

pleated poppy Momma Go Round


  1. That Gap skirt is SUPER cute! I can't believe you paid $1.50 for it! Awesome score.

    Visiting you from Monday Mingle. Check out my blog when you get a chance! :)

    -Jenny @ Babblings of a Mommy

  2. Adorable outfit! I love that skirt and your cute matching ring. Visiting from The Pleated Poppy :)

    I'm hosting a giveaway for a $50 maurices giftcard on my blog, so be sure to head on over and enter! :)

  3. Love the mixed prints! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle!

  4. I love the mix of stripes with the prints! So fresh and current.

  5. I love the blog, Nicole! Kudos to your for starting this and for showing those of us on a limited budget that the sky is the limit when it comes to being fashionable and dressing creatively.
    Happy Birthday, girl!
    p.s. your "fave" :)

  6. loving this outfit. I've been scared to mix up prints but I've seen it more and more on fashion blogs. I need to work up the courage for that.

    And great job on starting a new blog! I'm having the challenge of keeping my topics on what the blog is about.. it gets a little difficult sometimes. Good luck!

  7. Wow that skirt is thrifted?! Amazing!


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