Sunday, January 3, 2010

La Chouette en Dimanche - A New Look!

So I decided after getting involved with Independent Fashion Bloggers, I would make some changes to my blog and create some consistency in my posts.  I just want to be more involved in the blogging community and grow my blog.

So what do I have in mind??
1. Give aways!
2. Consistent posts three times a week on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
3. More beauty content (I figured, I work in this industry, I might as well post about it more)
4. Growing into a larger fan base
5. Free ad space!  (I have a full time job, I dont need to make money off my blog BUT I would love to advertise for some like minded folks!)
6. Better comment love to all the ladies in our little fashion blog-o-sphere.

So, for my first post (and continuation of my New Year's Resolution of using the clothing I have), I want to introduce this...

This is a vest my aunt got me for Christmas about 2 years ago.  Now you have to understand the context by which this vest was bought.  My aunt thought "Lara loves to hike and ATV and mountain climb and just be outdoors...."  Somehow, my love for outdoor sports translates to me wanting to dress like I am about to go hiking on a regular basis.  That is where this vest comes in.  It isn't quite something that would be either A: comfy or B: practical for outdoor sporting wear but because it looks outdoorsy, she bought it for me.  Not that it is BAD...its just not my everyday style. 

So, as a result of my resolution to wear pieces in my closet that are practically abandoned....this vest resulted in this outfit....

 Shirt: Old Navy
Vest: Gift from my Aunt
Skirt: Thrifted
Leggings: Target
Socks: Target
Boots: Madden Girl
 And believe it or not....I wore this vest today!  (For ice skating behind my parents house with my husband).  Mission accomplished! 


idée_géniale said...

That's a good idea,the whole regular features and posts. I should head on over to IFB and see what else they say. Cute skating outfit!

Leilani said...

Yay ice skating, I love that you did it in a backyard. I pretty much have the same blogging goals... posting more, more consistent content, re-design the layout. Love your new layout by the way, the colours are great. :)

Aya Smith said...

You look so adorable! I always lve your hair and bangs :))

Yes, I live very near! I live in Indiana, but we love to take day trips up to Chicago and just have fun shopping and sight-seeing :))

It's so neat that we live so close!!

♥ Aya

Leproust Vintage said...

Your ice skating photos are adorable! I love your resolution to wear pieces that you don't normally use.....I need to do that!!

Ashley said...

that is such a good resolution, to wear the abandoned clothes in the closet. Wonder if I have the commitment to do it.:) Thanks for dropping by my blog! Happy 2010!

The Owl's Closet said...

these are great ideas for expanding a blog:D thx for sharing! i'm already a fan!:) love how u incorporated this vest into ur outfit in order to fulfill ur resolution!:D

backyard ice skating??!! i'm very much jealous, lara! lol i've always wanted to do this haha looks like u guys had a blast!:D