Good Morning! I have been getting some questions lately on how I got started into blogging and if I was always interested in fashion so I figure “Let me write a blog post!”
Some history for you….I started Loverly Grey in January 2016. I started an Instagram Account first to see if people were even interested in me posting outfit pictures then once that started taking off, I started the actual blog portion of Loverly Grey in April/May of 2016.
Fashion and styling outfits was always something that came natural to me. I remember in high school I would write down in my agenda what outfit I was wearing each day to school. When I was ready to wear one of those pieces again, I would look back and see when I wore it last and would try to mix the top or skirt with a different skirt or top. I never really knew at the time why that version of outfit planning brought me so much joy but it did.
I also have always loved sale shopping. I could spend hours in a store searching the sale racks for the right pieces. I would also look for items full price that I loved then wait for them to go on sale. I starting following trends of sales at certain stores and knew the perfect time to buy each item.
I also remember in high school, I would try new trends and put looks together that were more than just a shirt and jeans. Like one day my senior year, I wore a polo button down, tucked in to jean shorts that came above my knees with a belt, nude wedges and a borrowed tie from a guy friend. I have no idea why I wanted to wear “menswear chic” – if you can even call it that, but I was trying to be different and stand out. I think I was also trying to prove to myself that I didn’t have to wear what everyone else was wearing and I could make a look my own. I was in a Fashion Marketing Class and I told the teacher that every morning I decided what shoes I wanted to wear then picked out the rest of my outfit around that. I still do that to some extent these days.
I have always had a passion for clothing and putting outfits together for myself and for others. I worked in small boutiques during college and right after and loved styling clients each day. Once I started working in the corporate world, I was wearing business professional looks and knew putting these outfits together was something I could easily start to share on social media. I had been following other bloggers and I really just learned from them. I saw what they were doing and how they were posing and tried to do those things but in my own way.
I had encouragement from a girlfriend who really pushed me to start an Instagram account. My argument was “no one will care about what i’m wearing to work every day…” and she always told me, “You will never know unless you try!” Boy, am I glad I listened to her advice!
That’s just a little bit of a back story about me and I will follow this post up with blogging tips for new bloggers. I would also love to know if there are other topics related to this one you want to know about! Just comment below and I’ll get your requests in the works!
Photos by KVC Photography