FINDING YOUR STYLE

Hello gal pals. It’s been a minute. Hope everyone is having a good day! It’s snowing here in Denver (fml) .. so I’m inside catching up on the blog and having a self care day. Heck I think I’m going to take a bath after I write this. Anywayss.. I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now.. but heck let’s be honest it’s taken me a while to start finding my own style.

I’ve found that finding your style isn’t something you finally one day just fully figure out and you wear the same exact outfits for the rest of your life. I’ve found that it’s about evolving being open to new trends and finding confidence in the pieces you choose to wear.

If I had to choose three words for my style it would be..

classic, femme and simple

I think fashion is one of the coolest forms of art. I get inspiration from a multitude of other bloggers, Pinterest Tumblr and people just walking on the street. Every once in a while look up from your phone and observe others around you. I’ve noticed so many trends by just observing.

Here are a few ways I’ve found that help me find my style and invest in the right pieces..

-Make fashion pic collages or inspo boards. I use photoshop but Pic Monkey is also a great option too.

- Write a list in your notes on your phone of different pieces you want to add to your closet. (ex: black pair of sunglasses, Doc Martens, oversized Sweaters etc..) Writing a list helps me not purchase impulsively.

-LookBooks. I frequently look at lookbooks online that different brands publish on their sites. Faithful the Brand has some incredible ones. Check their lookbooks out here.

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I’ve found that as I’ve grown older I’ve started to invest in good quality pieces rather than buying a high quantity of fast fashion items. For me it’s all about investing in my wardrobe on pieces that will last me decades rather than ones I will just give to Goodwill the next season.

I hope you found this post somewhat inspiring or informative. Again.. style is an evolution and something that you figure out along the way. So be patient with yourself, don’t be afraid to try new trends and wear everything with confidence.

"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." — Edith Head.

"Style is the only thing you can’t buy. It’s not in a shopping bag, a label, or a price tag. It’s something reflected from our soul to the outside world—an emotion.”—Alber Elbaz

"You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.” —Diana Vreeland

Talk soon babes.

xx

Maggie

SHOP MY STYLE ↓

HELLO SEPTEMBER

Hello my lovely blog readers! <3

A lot of newness in my life happening up in here. If you are an avid reader of my blog first off, I appreciate you. second off you’ll probably notice I haven’t posted in a bit. Why might you ask.. ?? I’ve been livin.. but also I’ve been super stressed to be honest. It’s been a fun yet poor girl summer. :)

I was full-time freelancing this summer and as rewarding as it is.. sometimes people are shitty and don’t pay correctly or at all.. which we can all agree is fucked. So.. I’ve lived and learned when it comes to business ventures and always making sure there is some sort of written contract in place.. anywaysss I’m a firm believer everything happens for a reason and one thing always leads to another better thing, as on this earth we are always evolving.

Speaking of evolving.. my mom and I started a PODCAST?! Whaaattt. If you haven’t listened yet go listen I’d love you forever. It’s fun and rewarding having a voice behind the filtered life of Instagram and blogging. In addition to starting this new podcast I also started a new job working for Aritzia a company I love that fits my exact style and “brand.” It’s been fun and good to be around inspiring and fashionable people again! If you haven’t heard of Aritzia do yourself a favor and check out their stuff. You. are. welcome.

Oh! I also turned 23! You know when some years seem to fly by .. this one didn't lol. This was a longgg year of me figuring out what the hell I’m doing with my life after graduating college. For anyone out there, the first year out of college is a confusing one.. so my advice.. just trust in the timing of your life and know everything does eventually work in your favor.

Alrighty.. It’s late and I’m sick with a bad cold and need some serious zzzz’s.

Talk soon and in the meantime follow and listen to us on WHAT’S YOUR TAKE pod!

xx

Maggie

CUTEST SWIM under $50!

I miss living near the ocean and justifying every reason to buy a new swimsuit. That’s the one thing Colorado unfortunately doesn’t have.. an ocean. Within the next 2-3 years I want to live near the ocean again.

Living vicariously through all you beach bums this summer!

I linked a few of my favorite suits below all under $50!


 

*Affiliate links are used in this post. All words and opinions are my own.


staying motivated, inspired and learning to "disconnect"

Staying motivated and inspired can be one of the biggest challenges. It’s so easy to want to sit on your butt for an entire day and do absolutely nothing. Do you ever feel you are scrolling on social media and see what others are doing rather than taking care of yourself and find yourself some what “wasting” a day? I know I’ve had days like that. We all do. And although it’s okay to vege out and aimlessly scroll once in a while.. we are only on this Earth once.. so why not make the most of every day and not get caught up in what everyone else is doing? Below, I’ve listed four things that help me disconnect and stay motivated to MY aspirations and goals.


Turn the Phone Off

Alright, I have a love hate relationship with our digital world. I love it because it is an incredible way to connect with friends, businesses other creatives etc.. life is a lot easier with technology let’s be honest. But.. I hate it because we have all become incredibly reliant on our phones. Next time you are at a restaurant, at an airport or even walking to work notice how many people are staring at their phones. It almost seems like a security blanket at times for people…this. fricken. stresses. me. out. Soooo… a way I control this and relieve my anxiety from this digital attachment we all have adapted, I turn off or silence my phone for a minimum of 2 hours a night. It feels so good to disconnect and not give two f’s what people are doing (I mean that in the nicest way possible). :-)

Poetry

I love love love reading poetry. I honestly found a lot of the poetry that I love online. I’ll put on a good playlist and read some of my favorite poetry to calm my mind. My go-to, favorite poets are Alex Elle, Atticus , Morgan Harper Nichols and Rupi Kaur. People who can create art using words truly amaze me.



Face masks

My friends and I refer to our night “to do” lists constantly. We consider a night “to do” list essentially the long unwritten list or routine you do every night before bed. Mine always includes washing my face and putting on a face mask almost every night. I’ve become a face mask connoisseur! Below are some of my favorite facemasks.


Call a Supportive Friend or Sibling

Sometimes when I’m feeling down it just feels nice to talk it out with someone who knows me well. Someone who can offer advice but also can be a good listener. I talk a lot on the phone with my older brother Max or best guy friend Spencer. Max and I are both kind of on a similar path and both striving for careers in the entertainment industry. Me in fashion and Max in acting. I saw a psychic once and she told me Max and I are twin flames. And I fully feel that. Whenever him and I talk on the phone it’s very refreshing because we both support each other indefinitely. No matter in distance how far someone is from you.. they are always just a phone call away!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post. I’m no expert in this category whatsoever.. but these are different methods that have worked for me!

xx- Maggie 

5 Pieces You NEED To Spice Up Your Closet

Since graduating college and transitioning into the professional world, I’ve decided to INVEST in my wardrobe. This means purchasing pieces I know will only accentuate my style and that I’ll be able to wear for years. It’s amazing because now that I’ve invested in pieces like these, I find myself purchasing less and less clothing items each month! I’ve also found that I am more thoughtful with my purchases and always try to look for the best deal.

Below, I’ve listed 5 Wardrobe Pieces that I believe everyone needs to spice up their closet, as well as some of my fave picks!!

A versatile jacket

cute n comfy pair of kicks

the perfect pair of shades

A stylish hat for those bad hair days

everyday jewelry


 

Let’s do this thing! Where you can find me..


building a brand/blog

 

starting

The first thing to do if you’ve thought about building a blog for a while is to START. You never know if you don’t try! The two best platforms to build a website in my opinion are Squarespace or Wordpress. I’ve been using Squarespace for years. Squarespace has plenty of templates to choose from, all which are easy to manage and personalize.

photo

Maybe it’s just me, but you don’t need fancy photo stuff (Lightroom, Photoshop a DSLR etc or a photographer) to start. Honestly half my IG/blog photos are shot on my iPhone with self timer or my mom helps me shoot them. I edit every single one of my photos with VSCO or just iPhoto filters and add a little grainnn. Don’t make it more complicated than it needs to be.

developing a style

If you’ve been following me for a while now you might remember my og Instagram theme was everything pink. Looking back I CRINGE now.. but it helped me develop a style and a following. I like to think I’ve improved since then.. haha. But over the years I’ve come to realize people follow me because they like my style whether it is my outfits, photography or me as a hooman?? IDK just be true to you and create what you want and people will choose to follow if they vibe with ya. Insta algorithm is messed up these days so honestly I’ve just been posting whatever the heck I want.. and it seems to be working???

working with brands

I always say everything is just an email away. If there is a company or brand you’d love to work with/promote why not shoot them an email? All email addresses you can find under the contact or about section on most websites. Typically starting out companies will send you product for free to promote. It takes a longgg while to start getting compensated for blog and Instagram posts.. trust me. But.. when you do start to it’s amazing. I can do a blog post on that later if you all want!!

This post is just about getting started. There are an abundant of things I could ramble on about (Reward Style, Commission links, Sponsorships etc..) so if you guys want me to talk more in depth about this world please let me know!!

But let’s be honest I’m just winging it and learning something new every damn day.

hope you guys liked this.

talk soon xx