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how to become an it girl fashion blogger while saving the environment

This post is for you if you:

  • Spend innumerable sleepless nights agonizing over your to-do lists for the morning that's brimming with pesky chores like filing a trademark application for your two week old blog, finding film for your digital camera, calling in vacation days to your job as a hostess so you can align your schedule with your boyfriend's who takes your photos, and exchanging these pants...not because they are utterly ridiculous but because you clearly wanted a size 8, not a size 4, because you are above shopping in your size; you want to prove it doesn't take a feminist to appreciate "man repelling"
  • Have yet to figure out just what it takes to travel the world on someone else's dime where savoring free Mediterranean meals, attending notorious fashion events, and sleeping in world class hotels is just beyond your reach, but you are willing to do whatever and whomever it takes to forever be on vacation
  • Yearn for the day when clothing simply materializes at your door step, as if from an evolved baby stork, all because you had the courage, tenacity, wits, and physical perfection to start a fashion blog where you showcase never before gawked at OOTDs from never before heard of designers that are creating unprecedented new fashions, the likes of which, the previous 2000 years have never seen
  • Are completely and utterly willing to forgo your roots (heritage, hair, or otherwise) and shed your current social class in order to impersonate a refined, worldly, alluring being that exudes excess all in the name of pleasure and "once-in-a-lifetime-experiences" while keeping a revered publicist on hand for the inevitable character assassinations that will come your way
  • Also prepared to bleach your skin if you're a woman of color, tan your skin if you're too fair a caucasian, lose some weight if your not a designer's ideal size 2, or gain some weight for the perfect new curvy fashionista niche blog

If any of the aforementioned realities resonate with you, then welcome! This is your quintessential guide to cultivating style like an IT GIRL, turning that style into an award-winning journalistic forum, and acting as a role model to legions of impressionable fans, all while saving the environment. We'll call this guide FITYMITFIA which stands for Fake It Till You Make It Then Fake It Again. Or as some will see as a fatal sexually transmitted disease. I apologize in advance to my dyslexic friends. 

With my new scientifically proven FITYMITFIA guide, becoming an iconic landmark in digital history is easier than you think. I've tested and revised this method for the last three years and have seen it do wonders, so much so, that I will finally be revealing it in action on my own blog. Now don't be intimidated. Just because I am a veteran of the fashion publishing industry does not mean I would insult your busy schedule as a dropout cum hostess to devise a time-consuming, technically confusing piece of rubbish. Nor would I insult your intelligence by not offering the most thorough and effective guide ever created. Not only are there over a handful of words that make up the entire fashion blogger vocabulary, but its completely customizable. After returning home from a grueling three hour shift at your job or internship, simply fill in the guide below with your choice from the tens of words all bloggers use to acquire fame and fortune, then insert visually stimulating self-portraits and hit publish. It's never been easier. And I am offering all of this proprietary info for free, out of the maternal generosity I have and desire to see all aspiring self-employed media moguls succeed. Preferably by the age of 23.


The FITYMITFIA Template Guide
Simply fill in the blanks and use this guide over and over, feel free to add in substantial contributions to your readers and commentary on current events, but don't make it a habit


Hey Voguettes!!! (<--- any made up term of endearment will do) 

What an insane in the membrane crazy busy week its been. Finally just unpacked the last box from our big move from Des Moines to the Big Apple. I promise to post pics of our new cozy 5 bedroom flat next week when CJ is out of town. Moving can be stressful right? That's why I was so stoked when DESIGNER NAME surprised me with an ITEM OF CLOTHING the other day. You would not believe how ADJECTIVE I was! It's the perfect little pick me up after dealing with such tough times. Don't you love it? I can see this pairing perfectly with my other ITEM OF CLOTHING from DESIGNER NAME and that sale ITEM OF CLOTHING I posted about here. Since I detest being a trend whore, I'm pleased that it ever so slightly picks up on the FASHION TREND while letting my true individual style shine through. I know commenters have mentioned they've seen this ITEM OF CLOTHING on other bloggers, but I've styled it up so extraordinarily, you barely recognize it! So if you've been through the ringer like me, definitely go take a peek at the ITEM OF CLOTHING because my life wasn't complete until it arrived. Now I can just be free to enjoy the rest of the SEASON and start planning that trip to Portugal I mentioned in this post.


Stylishly yours,


xoxo
I'm wearing: ITEM OF CLOTHING c/o. ITEM OF CLOTHING vintage J CrewITEM OF CLOTHING c/o. ACCESSORY c/o but similar one you'll love HERE.

Quick tips for pics: Always act as if you had no idea your boyfriend or tripod setup was directly infront of you at all times. Do you think Jackie O or Kim Kardashian expected they'd be photographed when out in public? Of course not. Being natural is the foundation for great style. 

So there you have it. A fully tested, scientifically proven method to becoming the next riches to riches story of the fashion world with sprinkles of humanitarianism (since helping women find their TRUE style through you is one measure of saving the environment from unwanted waste). Because honestly the entire concept of minimalist wardrobes, reducing consumption, shopping ethically, blowing lids on ignorance, or even these mid-year reviews, seasonal reviews, monthly reviews, quarter reviews of all our purchases...all just conjures up the image of being back in grade school, or that phase of working a real job in a real office with like, real HR managers and probationary warning systems. Plus, how can you do reviews for things you didn't exchange your own money to receive? That's hardly accurate. And everyone knows bloggers would rather be accurate and fair than do something just for the sake of doing it so they can blog about it.

disclaimer: yes this is a joke. but no I am not joking. all thoughts outlined are my own. no animals were hurt during the filming of my style session. please do not use the image I took from shopbob.com without crediting me first. this blog is protected by copyright.



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27 comments

  1. Your tips are hilarious and I must say that you pull of the "oh, is there a camera capturing me posing in this fabulous outfit" look very well. Love it.

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    1. Ha, indeed I did! It was not without total public humiliation though. Its summer. Everyone is out on the stoop watching. But glad you like. Thanks Desiree.

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  2. Lol, love your FITYMITFIA guide!

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    1. Haha, thanks. Good to see some sense of humor here ;)

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  3. Omg!!! ROTFL! first time on your blog, you are "ridunculously" hilarious. Love you already and following :).

    Your outfit is beautiful and you pulled off that 'I'm not aware cameras are clicking away look' so well!

    dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

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  4. love this look super gorge babe

    My blog here www.Islandchic77.com

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  5. Haha not only do you have a killer sense of style and amazing pictures (of which I am quite envious), you clearly have an awesome sense of humour as well! That FITYMIFIA guide could teach all of us bloggers a thing or two ;)

    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know on my blog :)

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh you're so kind Deborah, thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. And trust me, these images are hard to get!

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  6. Love this look & those SHOES!!!

    Xo, Aida

    www.mylifeinmascara.com

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  7. Pahaha!! I'm so glad I had finished my drink before I read the guide. This tickled me from the title to the end. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Will definitely be rummaging through you archives to enjoy more gems like this post lol.

    Mo x

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    1. Thanks! Would have loved to see what it would be like drinking and reading though. I don't want to be the only one that snorts!

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  8. Brilliant, and hilarious. I love your writing --you really hit the nail on the head with this one! My favorite part (that happens to be really great advice, too) is when you note the following:
    "Quick tips for pics: Always act as if you had no idea your boyfriend or tripod setup was directly infront of you at all times. Do you think Jackie O or Kim Kardashian expected they'd be photographed when out in public? Of course not. Being natural is the foundation for great style."

    Amen sister!

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    1. Haha, that tip was inspired by so many freaking bloggers acting as if they were a one woman show. If it wasn't for my babe, I'd be nowhere. Those girls should learn to give credit to things other than names that send them $100K checks! Amen ;)

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  9. Your writing style is genius! The outfit is a perfect fit on you. I'm hooked to your blog!
    stylesketches.com

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    1. Thanks Anita! So glad to see you back on the blog xx

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  10. This is hilarious. Wit is always in style. You look lovely by the way- such a cute outfit.

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    1. Ah thanks Lindsay, I always am eager for your comments, and flattering ones are accepted as well ;)

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  11. Awesome. I especially like the the couple of people who clearly did not read this at all but glanced at the photos and thought it was your typical OOTD post and just spammed and posted their blog. Classic.

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    1. The irony just makes me laugh these days. I'm so glad you noticed how classic it is. Sad some people just have no time for substance and think that strategy will grow their blog into a cult money maker like all the others.

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  12. Love it!

    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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  13. Anonymous7:32 PM EDT

    I have been on your blog ALL day! Striving to open my own online boutique after leaving college has been frustrating, particularly finding my brand/style because there is so much to love and I struggle with my desire to keep everything simple. I have learned so much from your blog and it has been keeping me grounded. Keep up the amazing work, I look forward to devouring the rest! xo

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    1. Thank you so much Anonymous! Really wish I knew all the anon commenters so I could give them a big hug and find out how's it going for them. I do hope you comment again soon and let me know. Would be delighted to help you with your boutique process. Been there, launched my own twice, and always happy to share stories and tips :)

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