OOTD + Why Did I Start Blogging?

Why blogging? How does that work? “Wow, you get free clothes” “What else do you do besides blogging” these are just some of the few questions and statements that are directed to me when I encounter a conversation with someone for the first time. Ever since I was a little girl I always loved dressing up, wearing my mother’s heels, walking up and down the hallway (pretending that it was the runway) etc. When I was 15 years old I went to a Talent agency in NYC that had open auditions for actors, dancers and models. I really wanted to audition and inquire skills, knowledge and experience as a model but my the individual who was organizing the auditions looked me in the eye and stated “You cannot audition for modeling because you’re way too short.” Even after several attempts I tried to indicate how much interest I had toward wanting to be a model but he continued to shut me down. What do I do? What do I do? hmm I decided to do acting and let me not forget to tell you that in order to stay in the program it was required for my parents to pay $1,700. I left a year later with no gigs and no opportunities. What a waste of time. 

When it was time to decide what I wanted to study in College I was stuck between wanting to do what I loved: fashion or doing what my parents believed would be best or doing what was best toward helping those who are vulnerable. 

I felt like when it came to fashion in order for me to make money I needed to have a lot of connections, which I did not have. I wasn’t born in NYC and if I knew someone who might have already “made it” they only care to keep you around for some sort of benefit or personal gain. So fashion was out of the window. I decided to choose social work and stick to that since I told myself that I can make money but at the same time change and improve people’s lives. 

I knew that I couldn’t do runway modeling and I still had interest in fashion so I told myself why not start a blog? This happened about 2-3 years ago but let me tell you it’s not as easy as it sounds. If you want your blog to be successful you need to treat it like a real job as well as career. While I was in  College, working on my Social Work degree I always felt like something was missing and I always found myself back to being interested in styling clothes, watching fashion-related shows, reading style blogs and being interested into the fashion world. Therefore, this is how I decided to start my personal style blog. Today, I have a full time Social Work job and I work part-time on my blog. 

I am obsessed with this OOTD. I decided to wear my oversized hoodie from topshop and grey Topmen slacks. These slacks used to be my brothers but he does not wear them so they have been placed in my closed, which I love. These two items are not available in Topmen/Topshop anymore. However, I am pretty sure that they have similar items online. I also wanted to show a semi-changed look while pairing the same pants with a slick black shirt from HM. This is a well-made day outfit but it is also very work appropriate. I love the idea of being able to incorporate a street style look with mixed pieces that are suitable for office wear. Now, these to die mesh heel booties are from Zara which I’ve linked in the bottom. They require break in when you first buy them so after the 2nd or 3rd time. After that you will be good to go. While completing the look I decided to hold my to go Gaston Luga backpack. This minimalist bag mixed with elegance has sleep shoulder straps and shape for a more feminine look which is a perfect fit for leisure or for work. S W I T CH      I T     U P 

Shop my look: 

 

Booties: $55

Backpack: $169

Felix Grey: $95

8 Comments

  1. November 12, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    This was such great content, I love all the questions you addressed! And those shoes are so fabulous! Has a great week girl!

  2. November 12, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Loved hearing your story girl! So inspiring. Not going to lie I want to go into Fashion Journalism but the industry is super hard to break and I’ve found that I have to do a lot of hard work; including my blog which I started to help me achieve that goal. Very inspiring post and great photos 🙂

  3. November 12, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    These shots are literally amazing! Great outfit 🙂

  4. November 13, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Absolutely love this post! Love hearing your story about why you started!!

  5. November 13, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    This is So relatable. Blogging truly isn’t easy especially for people like myself who aren’t full time because of college

  6. November 13, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Love this post. Thank you for explaining blogging. It’s much harder than it looks!

  7. November 15, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Totally love the story about how you started the blog, it is so inspiring. And I’m totally obsessed with your boots they are so top!!

    xx, Liz
    http://www.huntingmycloset.com