Photo by Leslie from A Life Well Consumed
(this is also me reacting to that menacing looking seagull)
Welcome to this thing I call a blah-blah-blah-g that is constantly a work-in-progress.
About me. I moved to Vancouver, BC from Lethbridge, AB in 2013 to attend fashion school and I ended up staying here much longer than I had ever anticipated. After graduation I stayed for a boy but once I was done with that charitable contribution I decided to stay in Vancouver to pursue career aspirations.
About the blog. I first started blogging on my own as a way to journal my experiences as a fashion intern but hardly ever posted. Through interning I met Miranda Sam who would end up being my first editor and I started contributing to her fashion and style blog, Style by Fire. After a few years with SBF we collectively decided to say goodbye to SBF. I then started blogging on my own under my own name and thanks to SBF I had a lot of industry connects so I didn't have to start from square one again. While attending a media event another attendee overheard me tell someone else that I love writing about gimmicky products. She turned out to be Noa Nichol, the editor in chief for Vita Daily, and a month later I became a contributing writer for Vita Daily. I consider myself so lucky to have the opportunities to write about whatever I want to write about, so on top of fashion I also like to do beauty and fitness reviews, talk about my feelings (a lot) and just write about things for the fun of it.
Thank you. I wasn't entirely sure where you get to thank your readers because I still think I'm the worlds' worst blogger; I swear a lot, post inconsistently and have no "brand." I just share whatever the fuck I feel like sharing and I appreciate y'all for allowing me to do so. It means so much to me when you leave comments on my posts, ask me for product recommendations, buy things based off of my recommendations. It continues to blow my mind that my blog has readers that aren't my mom. While I may not have the tens upon thousands of followers other bloggers may have my audience is second to none. Y'all are the real MVPs.
On sponsorships. Because I value the trust you place in me allow me to put into writing a few rules I have for myself for being a person that exists on the Internet. I promise to always disclose when I get products for free for review consideration. This is important to me because I know it's bullshit for someone to tell you that you need an expensive whatever that they themselves would not spend their own money on. I promise to make it obvious if any posts are sponsored and paid for and not hide it with a tiny #sp tucked in the corner. If I work hard enough that brands want to pay me for the shit I've been doing for free I'm going to take pride in that and not hide it. I will always tell you if a link or code is an affiliate link, meaning I earn credit or commission if you use it to make a purchase. All thoughts and opinion will always be my own and I will never try and be deceitful to earn literally pennies on your dollars spent. I also do not and will never promote products that are harmful to your body or to your self-esteem, aka fitness teas.