Not May the fourth | Hmong-Inspired Skirt

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I can’t believe May is here and we’re near half-way through 2017 already! That only means the hustling will have to move faster. (Also, I named this post not May the fourth because it’s no longer May the fourth. This post has nothing to do with Star Wars).

I’ve been the midst of starting a few projects, and I want to share one of them with you today. I am starting a fashion blogging series here on Looks by MC. I’ve been asked a lot of questions regarding fashion blogging and blogging in general. Which led me to start this new series so I can also share some personal tips with you. My ultimate goal is to inspire others.

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Fashion Blogger Feature: Fake-Leather

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I’ve been receiving questions on how I got started with my fashion blog and how someone can start his/her own fashion blog. Rather than just having these conversations on the side, I wanted to share my thoughts and tips with you. Moving onward, I will be sharing a few of my fashion blogging tips and tricks. With that said, you will not only receive my personal tips, I’ve interviewed some of my favorite fashion bloggers to provide inspiration for you. These bloggers are the ones who have personally inspired me to start and continue my blog. I hope you enjoy this fashion blogger feature series. Thank you.

Today’s fashion blogger feature is Adriana from Fake Leather. I found her blog around the time I first started blogging (few years ago). Her blog post layouts are clean, minimal, and it looks like I’m flipping through a chic magazine. I love both her written content and her style. She has definitely inspired me to try new ways to wear a classic piece.

Without further adieu, here is her interview:

Could you describe your blog & tell us how long you’ve been blogging
My blog’s name is Fake Leather and I’ve been blogging for 6+ years about personal style, lifestyle & beauty. I feel pretty lucky that I started when everything was organic, we blogged because it was a need for us to express and, because there was no sponsored content at that time, we all were honest about our opinions.

Why did you start fashion blogging and how did you get started
I always wanted to study something related to fashion but my mother didn’t allow it (“you can’t make a living of that” she said) so, while I was studying graphic design, I created a blog because I wanted to do something creative in fashion. I started picking up a name that was available and a very simple Blogger template. I used to take my photos on my front door with a tripod and a super basic camera. I was doing it for fun and I actually didn’t care much about the quality.

What has been a challenge for you in maintaining your blog
The main challenge is to be your own boss and stay disciplined. Because you don’t have a person telling you “do this tomorrow, write this post now and publish at least 2 Instagrams per day” you have to be dedicated with your blog and your schedule. This is, of course, affected by mood changes and days where I don’t feel inspired at all.

What keeps you motivated, and how do you find inspiration for your posts
I think I seriously love blogging, from picking up outfits, to taking photos and editing, I truly enjoy the whole process and that’s my main motivation. I want to challenge myself and see if I’m able to create something even better this time, if not, well, there’s always another day. I find inspiration everywhere, from magazines, to movies and window shopping. I love fashion but I want to give it my own touch.

What would you say to someone who wants to start a fashion blog (Or, do you have any advice for anyone who wants to start a fashion blog)
Do it for the right reasons! There’s nothing wrong with putting food on the table by blogging, that’s our main goal, but it shouldn’t be your only reason to open a blog. Have a thing to say, take good photography. At first, you might have to copy bloggers you admire, and that’s ok, you will eventually find a way to create your own original content by growing as both a person and a blogger.

Adriana: Blog || Instagram || Facebook || Twitter

Thank you for reading! I hope you found this inspirational and helpful. I know I certainly did. I want to thank Adriana for saying yes to this short interview. If you haven’t already, check out her blog and follow her on social!

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Wedding Bells | Wedding Guest Outfit

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T’is wedding season! Okay, every season is technically wedding season, but spring and summer are the most popular seasons for weddings. Every wedding is different and while what a guest wears is not the important part of the wedding, as a guest, it’s still takes time to figure out what to wear. Especially when it comes to what is appropriate and not appropriate.

This is a wedding guest outfit I wore to a recent wedding I attended. I didn’t buy a new skirt or dress, instead I opt for a mix-and-match.READ MORE

Beauty and the Beast || Summer Enchanted Rose Dress

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Do you like roses? Isn’t interesting the meaning a rose takes on in our society today? Whether you’re a fan of roses or not, you can’t deny that it symbolizes love (to some degree). But today, I won’t be talking about just any red rose, I’ll be talking about the enchanted red rose. Yes, the enchanted rose from the film Beauty and the Beast.

This is the last post to my Beauty and the Beast trilogy. If you haven’t seen my previous 2 post about Belle’s Little Town (or Belle’s Provincial Life) you can see it here and Belle’s Yellow Dress, you can read it here too.

This dress is from the Beauty and the Beast Collection from Target. This rose dress, while the silhouette is inspired by Belle, the print is inspired by the enchanted rose.READ MORE