Hey guys- there’s a lot to cover in today’s post so listen up! First of all, I’m sharing this casual summer outfit featuring the cutest denim mini skirt– they’re back and bigger than ever this season. Second, it’s my five-year blogiversary and I’m sharing why I started my blog way back in 2013. And last but not least, I’m partnering with some awesome bloggers for a giveaway you don’t want to miss so make sure to scroll to the bottom to enter!
I can’t believe it was 5 years ago that I was visiting my friend Lindsay in Atlanta and decided to start a blog to document my time in PA school which I would be starting that fall. Along with sharing what I was up to in PA school, I eventually started sharing outfits I would wear to class because we had to dress in business casual. This was especially fun because prior to school I didn’t really wear business casual so… hello new wardrobe!! Over time I wanted to share other things I was up to whether it was weekend recaps, travel or beauty reviews so towards the end of PA school my blog transitioned more into a creative outlet. I still remember borrowing a friend’s DSLR to learn how to shoot in manual and was so excited when I bought my own. The photos have come a long way, people!
I have never intended to be a full-on “fashion blogger” but instead to have a “lifestyle” focus on my blog. I know a lot of people recommend having a more narrow focus when starting a blog, but that’s just not me so I’m going to stay true to myself and keep the variety going! Not only do I love sharing my favorite outfits with you guys, but over the past few years I have truly enjoyed sharing travel, beauty and home decor posts as well. I have met some great people through blogging, got to work with some amazing brands, and travel to inspiring blog conferences. Blogging is a lot of work- it’s not all taking photos and going to events- but it is SO rewarding in the end and I just can’t imagine not doing it. Whether you are a new reader or have been following along from the early days… I want to THANK YOU for coming to this space and being a part of this community with me!!
SheIn striped crop tee, c/o // AGOLDE high-waist denim skirt (also here) // Vionic canvas sneakers, c/o
Kate Spade sunglasses (similar) // SUGARFIX tassel earrings (similar)
Photos by Kristen Day Photography
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That denim skirt is really cute! For sure a great casual summer outfit. And congrats on blogging for 5 years!
Anna English says
This is my kinda summer outfit girl, love it! Happy Monday.
Tanvi Rastogi says
That’s definitely my kinda outfit. Cute and casual. You look great.
I’m so glad denim skirts are back in style… I use to wear them all the time in high school and love that I can wear them again. I love how you styled this outfit!
Kimberly Smith says
Such a cute casual weekend look – I love denim skirts!
Love this look! That tee is so cute – the knot detailing is adorable!
Ashley DTKAustin says
This look is perfection! I LIVE in casual looks like this during the warmer months!
This outfit is so cute babe! I love the color of your top!!
cute & little
Laura Leigh says
You look too cute gal! Love the skirt and congrats on 5 years! That is awesome!
xo Laura Leigh
Ah! 5 years is a major accomplishment. You go, girlfriend! Loving this summery outfit and hearing more about your fun experiences in blogging!
Such a cute jean skirt! I’m so glad they’re back in style!