I am out of town celebrating my birthday with family and visiting my childhood home before it's sale closes next month, so I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite fashion bloggers and fashionable Instagram friends while I'm away! I really adore so many ladies I'm virtually friends with, so I decided to narrow down my 8 travel days with some of my earlier on and/or most bonded to friends, who obviously have great style (that's a given!). I'll be traveling a lot over the next few months so if all goes well and we're fashion friends, you may be next ;) Today we have a lady named Shannon who was literally one of my very first fashion friends via Instagram. When I saw her pop up on Instagram and I looked at her page, I noticed we had only a handful or so of outfit photos each and seemed to be both starting out. We also took to blogging on tumblr (where I had my main fashion blog prior to the blogspot address), so that was nice to have a friend on there too! As we've both grown, I've never stopped enjoying her truly fun outfit pics (she looks like she's having soooo much fun in her pictures!) and love cheerleading each other on. Plus I think it's mega cool that she's into and is vocal about social issues-a woman after my own heart!! I'm so happy Shannon agreed to guest blog because when I think about my start in fashion blogging it's impossible to not think of her! I hope you enjoy her post :) (I asked the ladies to either write about their fashion journey, favorite outfit, and/or how they got into fashion blogging or outfit sharing.)
Hi Everybody! I'm Shannon and you can find me and my outfits on instagram (@feministunicorn) or on Tumblr (tumblr.com/thefeministunicorn
), which I refer to as my sorta-blog (you'll find lots of outfit photos, but also lots of reblogs about cute animals and social justice). I'm super happy to be here for y'all while Lauren's off on her birthday trip! I LOVE BIRTHDAYS! In fact, mine is just around the corner too!
Every year I buy a birthday dress for myself regardless of what I'm doing. The tradition TECHNICALLY started on my 20th birthday, almost 4 years ago, with my first Modcloth purchase, back when I was in college and owned and bought substantially less clothing than I do today. However, that dress ended up not fitting and back it went. Don't worry, lots more Modcloth purchases were to come!
For my 21st birthday (pictured above) I bought this super wonderful dress from Tatyana Boutique, back when it was Bettie Page Clothing. To this day, this dress is still pretty much the definition of my style: polka dots, bows, colorful, with a full circle skirt. I paired it with some old white kitten heels with bows on top. While I feel like I have always used style to express myself (I DEFINITELY went through an attempting to be punk phase and I used to wear extremely colorful, oversized, thrift store jackets at one point in my life), it was definitely the beginning of my current fashion era.
Three years later, this dress is still in my closet. However, I NEVER wear it! I love it to death and I don't think I could ever part with it, as it just has a special place in my heart! It just feels too formal to wear in every day life, so it just sits in my closet waiting for another special moment.
Thank you all for letting me be part of your blog entertainment for the day! And tune in to my Instagram and Tumblr to see what I've got goin' on for my 24th birthday dress in under two weeks! I know, I know, I look older. :)