Friend Friday: Admirations gained from blogging

Life has been really exciting in both the bad & good ways lately. I’m sad to say that I will most likely not be attending IFBCon in September, but I am aiming for the conference in February 2012. I’ve been having a great time making plans to hold blogger meet ups & get togethers. I’ve been swamped at work, and bored at work. Time has been flying, time has been dragging. I’ve gone to the gym three days in a row, and can already see a difference (woohoo!). Things are definitely changing and shifting, and I’m trying to go with the flow as well as stay complacent in my space. I have no worries or fears, which is a wonderful thing to say. I’m finding myself overflowing with more love than I’ve had in a while, and it’s an incredible feeling. 

I want to thank you, and tell you that I love you all. You’ve been my escape & my excitement, and I am honored to have such amazing readers, fellow bloggers…friends, I would say…in my life. You guys rock. 

1. Since you began blogging, do you notice a change in the types of things you gravitate towards while shopping?
Yes and no. I definitely am finding myself looking for pieces that would better flatter myself, work with what I already have in my closet, or act as an addition to an outfit I’ve been planning.

2. Do you find, as a fashion blogger, that you dress differently from your family and friends? Do they comment on that?
Yes and yes. Being a fashion blogger has in no way changed my love for fashion, shopping, styling & creating outfits, but it has impacted on the way I dress, personally. I found that blogging my looks has helped to create a consciousness of myself and what I look like (instead of walking around in PJ’s or jeans and a baggy tee all day). I find that a good thing! My family & friends who comment on it say nothing but good things to me, noticing that I look better, and I am seeming to take better care of myself. 

3. What’s the weirdest fashion that you secretly like, even if you aren’t bold enough to wear it?
I sort of like the socks with shoes thing that is popular right now (I have mixed feelings), but I don’t like I would ever wear it. 

4. Looking at current trends – what would like to try but need to build up the courage to do?
Definitely the sheer trend. I think that the sheer garments are absolutely beautiful, but I would feel sooo incredibly self conscious in them!! 

Threadsence Tuscan Connection Cutout Back Button Up Top

5. Toot someone’s horn – what fashion  blogger out there inspires you with her bold fashion choices?
Kristy from Full Time Fabulous. She pairs things together and wears some of the funkiest, boldest, fantastical pieces, and always looks incredible. She’s got sky high confidence and isn’t afraid to show it, which is such an inspiration for someone like me. 

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About Kirstin Marie

Hi, I'm Kirstin (pronounced - Keer-stin)! Shoe crazed, animal lovin', vintage addict, and I love dressing up. I live in the moment, and thrive on change & challenges. Contributor to Lucky Magazine & The Curvy Fashionista. Stylist | Plus Size Fashion & Style Blogger | Events Coordinator | Lighting Designer.
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7 Responses to Friend Friday: Admirations gained from blogging

  1. Lyosha says:

    I love your answeres so much, dear! and your photo here is amazing!

    Inside and Outside Blog

  2. MJ says:

    **Big Hugz**. It’s all good about September. Kara and I will make sure you party even harder with us then! 😉

    I feel the same way about the sheer trend. I don’t think my “girls” would have the courage to pull that off! 🙂

  3. These questions are great! You are so right, taking pictures makes you more aware of what looks good and what doesn’t. Sometimes I see girls and I’m like “if they saw themselves in a pictures wearing that they might change their outfit” haha. I’m 89% sure I will be at the blogger meetup in July. Can’t wait!

  4. MissRockwell says:

    Ohhh socks and sandals!! I just purchased some from Gap and I’m still afraid of them. What will people think when they see me? Should I even care!?

  5. I love you too! You look amazing doll, that polka dot dress is fantastic. Sadly, I don’t think I will be able to go to IFB con, I cannot wait one day to meet all of my blogging friends.A very happy weekend to you my dear! -xx

  6. Sarah Jane says:

    Great post! I love the photo as well. I have built up courage to rock the sheer trend, just have to find the right piece for me 🙂

    Sarah Jane R.

  7. Shopgirl says:

    I also said shoes and socks – I did actually try it a couple of weeks ago but I’m still not sure that I can pull it off!

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