Reads of the Week: January 6th, 2017

New Year, New Me!

No, I kid I kid. Kind of.

Although one of my “resolutions” or attempts for this year is to get more serious about blogging. I thought I’d bring back something that I started last year but never stayed consistent with. That is to share what my five favorite reads of the week were.

I started blogging because I loved reading blogs. I read blogs more than I read magazines. I could read blogs allllllllll day and I have so many that I’ve favorited and kept to read and re-read. I mean, blogging is around for a reason right? And that is for people like me (like us!) who like to read what content is out there to be consumed. I don’t only blog, I read blogs. So I thought I’d start that weekly process of sharing which blog posts stood out to me.


Pint Sized Beauty : The Evolution of My Blog Photography

Since I’ve been really trying to work on my blogging game, I loved reading this post by Pint Sized Beauty (who has been in the blogging game way longer than I have) and  how she described how her photography has changed since she’s started. Hello, are you me?! Definitely taking tips from her!


Viva Luxury: Cold Shoulder

I love reading Viva Luxury’s blog because, while our styles may not be similar, her photos are always so beautiful to look at. This OOTD is a little more feminine than I would normally like, but she looks gorgeous in that dress and just kills it.


Happy To Wander: 10 Blogging Skills You can Improve in 2017 For Only $10

This post goes into that theme of wanting to better myself for 2017 and Happy To Wander DELIVERS. She went through all the courses offered at Udemy and handpicked the ones with the best ratings and best reviews. I’m definitely going to be taking some of these courses (only $10!!!) in an attempt to get more SEO/social media saavy.


Five Five Fabulous : Best of Travel 2016

just discovered this blog this week and basically, I’m kicking myself for not finding it earlier! She has gorgeous photos and amazing style and is the perfect mix of style and travel. I’ve been brainstorming how I could slowly transform my blog into a travel blog but still keep fashion/lifestyle mixed in and this is basically my #goals.


Drew Scott : Posing For Outfit Photos (Tips + Tricks)

This one isn’t a blog post but a Youtube video and I really have to thank Allie from Allie NYC for sending this over to me. I did a mini shoot with her last week and she sent this to me afterwards and it was so HELPFUL. If you guys have been on my blog, you know I recently talked about how hard it can be to take OOTD or blog photos when you’re super shy and introverted. My posing is not natural at all and so very awkward and I’m really trying to work on that and Drew Scott made this great little tips video to help with Instagram OOTD poses. I learned a few new things and also got a little excited that one of the tips he mentioned, I was already doing (the Pinterest board of blogger poses, find mine here, I’m still working on adding more to it).

Honorable Mentions

Not Your Standard : Why You Need Eye Cream 

Kendie Everyday : Favorite Beauty Products 2016

I love sharing and supporting my fellow bloggers and if there’s a post that you’d like to recommend (even if it’s your own!), leave it in the comments!




  • TheNewClassy

    I will have to check out some of these posts. I love blogging, but I must admit it doesn’t leave a lot of time to read other bloggers’ posts.

  • These posts sound fabulous. I will have to check them out.

  • Whitney Speight-Bell

    Great post, it looks like you enjoyed blogging last year. Best Wishes in the New Year.

  • Chloe

    10 blogging skills you can improve for ten dollars sound great! So many courses online these days that are hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars!

  • Omg thank you! I needed Drew Scott photos, I feel like 80% of my photos end up looking awkward which gives me 20% to work with.

  • josiekelsh

    What a great idea! We all read so many blog posts, it’s good to share the best ones around.

  • Raluca Lo

    I think it’s a great idea to share your favorite posts, it’s a perfect inspiration for all your readers! Thank you for sharing!

  • It’s always great to discover new blogs, thanks for sharing!

  • I need to read more blogs, I find that I end up checking out the same ones all the time.

  • Shelby Bromley

    Great blog roundup list! I plan on checking out each link.

  • Pride & Peaches

    Thank you for sharing – I definitely am going to use the posing one! I’m ridiculously awkward in front of the camera!

  • Aireona93

    When I first saw your title, I thought you were reading FIVE books a week! I was like, darn, I’m an introvert too, but I can’t read that fast! XDD But seriously, these are all great posts. I am really excited to explore them all over the next few days.

  • Kaitie Lawlor

    love the great round up of blogs to read. what an intriguing idea! I can’t wait to see what you pick next week!

  • Love the travel, one. Travelling and making new memories and experiences is really important!

  • Leticia Carpenter

    I absolute love this idea!! I too started a blog because I loved reading blogs! Everyone has a story to share and something to bring to the table. Thanks for sharing these bloggers!

  • Katrina Honer

    Love how you shared The Evolution of My Blog Photography. My lord I remember how I sucked when I first started with my blog!

  • lexhan

    good ideas and concepts, didnt know this could be done but now you have shared yours, i have learnt something anew. for the share i say thanks alot. blessings.

  • Thanks for your must read tips! Saved them all so I can check them later