Friday, July 29, 2016

Do What You Love.

Do What You Love

Hello everyone,
 For today's post I wanted to talk about blogging, and how I started. Kaylee Jo's Fashion Show was created in May 2014 (the last month of my senior year in high school). I decided to start a personal fashion blog because:
  1. I love fashion, and styling outfits. I like how a single accessory/piece can change the entire look of an outfit, and how others perceive you.
  2. I was so inspired by these bloggers. I would look at their posts every day. (Le HappyFriday Night Style, KirstenKayle, Dulceida, and many more.

 Whenever I saw these bloggers' posts, I would be so inspired to create an outfit. This made me want to inspire others as well. I would wear things that people thought were weird, but they made me feel good, and unique. One time I wore Maroon velvet creepers (that I fell in love with from H&M) to school and my friends asked "What the hell are those?" I said "They're called Creepers." They all laughed, and of course would call me a creeper for the next week, but that didn't phase me. Also. my senior year in school I was elected among my class (in a little senior magazine) as the trendsetter along with another person. I was thinking "Why was I chosen? I don't even start trends, or talk about fashion to anyone". A friend said "You're wearing a faux leather skirt at school...no one else wears stuff like that here" That got me thinking, so I started my blog. 

I  started by looking up blogging platforms that were free, and I also checked what my favorite bloggers used. At the time I loved the site called Lookbook, and discovered Blogger.com (what I use now) was very common among fashion bloggers. I would have my boyfriend take photos for me, (he still does to this day lol). Then I would post them on lookbook, and blogger. I've obviously learned a lot throughout the years on how to personalize the look, layout, add HTML links, and make the photos look good.

In the end my biggest regret is not starting it earlier. I was shy, and a bit embarrassed about starting my blog. It took me a while to start posting on social media, because I was so concerned what other would think, and partly because I had no clue what I was even doing. I never had Instagram or a Facebook PageI used to be VERY oh yes... underlined, bolded, and capitalized 'VERY' embarrassed of the name Kaylee Jo's Fashion Show. I had literally NO IDEA what to name my blog when I started. I spent days trying to figure it out, but I thought of the rhyming name as I was joking with my boyfriend, and it got stuck in my head. People would (and still do) ask what that "Fashion Show" that I post about is, or say the entire name in a weird tone, which still makes me cringe. Haha, it's sooo corny, but I love it now. I am a goofy, person and I love to joke around, so I believe it fits perfectly with my personality. Another thing was that I thought maybe I could start a Youtube channel to show my looks. but I wasn't comfortable seeing my body and the outfits in video form, let alone hear my voice recorded. trust me I tried recording a video, and editing it...talk about the most awkward thing haha. (who knows, maybe in the future I will start one). I was also asked more than once what I was doing  "that clothing stuff" for, or "oh is that for school or something?" but I decided this is what I love and I needed to get over the fear and embarrassment. I used to be self conscious of my body or how outfits looked, because most of the bloggers I saw were petite, and those same style clothes didn't look like that on me. Fashion blogging helps a TON. I've learned about what does/doesn't suit my body type, and I've gained a lot of knowledge. I've realized everyone is different in their own way. Also, It's a serious confidence boost when you put yourself out there/post your content, and receive positive feedback!

 It's only been a little over 2 years since I've started, and I have made so many connections (with people and companies) through my blog. You've got to keep doing what you love. You'll only get better the more time you spend on whatever it is. You're unique, and it will impact others. You only have so many years of your life, so why waste time being ashamed of yourself/doing what you truly love, or regretting the fact that you never started it! I'm not even sure if there are many people reading this, but I've been wanting to make this post for a while now. I hope it helps whoever you are.
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If you're still feeling hesitant  after reading this post, watch this video:

HAHA, really should just do it though.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Loser Machine

Loser Machine

This Look:
Put a Loser Between Your Legs Tee - Loser Machine Co.
Faux Suede Shorts - Maurices
Necklace - Maurices
Glasses & Shoes - Thrift

How are you all? Hope your Summer has been great so far. My favorite part about Summer are all the garage sales. I found this tee at one this past month, and it was only twenty-five cents! It's been one of my favorite finds so far. I looked the company up, and it turns out they're awesome. I'm not sure what year this tee is. I Google Searched it, but only found the same graphic on a plain black tee (if you know please inform me). I looked through all of their Lookbooks, and wished I would've known about them before, because their clothes are right up my alley. I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye on them now, haha. Anyways, you should check them out.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold

This Look:
Autumn Gold Jacket - Maurices
Neckerchief - Vintage
Lace Top - Ambiance Apparel - Burlington Coat Factory
Jeans - Refuge - Charlotte Russe
Heels - Forever 21

I just got my first ever job this week! I started working at Maurices. I really dig their clothes, and service. They're a great company and provide amazing service to their customers, and better yet, to their employees. As soon as I walked in on my first day, I spotted this Zip up Jacket and knew I had to have it! Instantly fell in love, so obviously had to buy it, haha. It's a perfect fit and color for Fall. I paired it with a vintage neckerchief I got at a secondhand shop, and added a lace tank for a girly touch. I also started parting my hair in its natural place. I used to hate it parted in the middle, so I'd brush it to the side, but everytime I wash it, it automatically goes back to a middle part, so I decided to try it out for a bit. I'm liking it so far though! Definitely gives an all around '70s vibe. I will be wearing this jacket all Fall. They also have it online; I put the hyper-link in the section above this one (where it says Maurices, I'm wearing a size Large).

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Rock and Roll Over

Rock and Roll Over

This Look:
Kiss 1977 Tour Tee - Vintage
Tomgirl Jeans - American Eagle Outfitters
Necklace - Gypsy Warrior
Belt - Hot Topic
Blue Velvet Shoes - Urban Outfitters (They have a wide variety of color & type on their site)

Rock and Roll Over is my second favorite Kiss album (first is Hotter Than Hell). I remember in Elementary School I would turn the radio on the classic rock station before bed and fall asleep with it on. One night I heard "Calling Dr. Love" play, and fell in love with the sound of  Kiss. Of course I had no idea what the song was actually about, but that made no difference to me, haha.  I love remembering little things like that when I hear the music again. This is seriously one of the best albums. Each song was well written, and so catchy. If you haven't listened to it before then you should!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

1970

1970


This Look:
Skirt - Charlotte Russe
Neckerchief - Vintage
Clogs - Vintage
Vintage Sonar SX-70 Polaroid Camera - Garage Sale


I have a lot of vintage (and newer) clothing that definitely give a '70s vibe. I've been wanting to do some photos in these three outfits specifically, but I didn't want them to be like the normal "looks" I usually post. I had a friend (instagram: @fiireshrines) take the photos for me, then I edited them for a vintage/film look.  I put links to the items from the first outfits because it was mostly newer Let me know what you think! Enjoy. 

This first look definitely reminds me of a vintage girls scout.








Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Buzzing

Buzzing
This Look:
Buzzing Jacket - DropDead
Lilac Bodysuit - Out Fom Under - Urban Outfitters
Crop Jeggings - American Eagle Outfitters

Today's look features one of my favorite brands... Drop Dead. I have been keeping my eye on this jacket (and a few others) for a while now. It went on sale for £20 which is about $26, so I had to get it. I had no idea what to wear with this jacket because of the neon green, and purple colors until I went to Urban outfitters on the 4th of July. They had 30% off on their sale rack, so I got this adorable lilac bodysuit for about $12. I didn't get very many pics of the bodysuit in this look, but I'm sure it''ll show up in future looks.
Enjoy!







Friday, July 8, 2016

Rose Pentacle

Rose Pentacle

This Look:
Rose Pentacle Kimono - Gypsy Warrior
Top - Vintage
Pants & Shoes - Charlotte Russe

My boyfriend got me this kimono from Gypsy Warrior last Christmas. I don't know why I waited this long to do a look with it. I love  it because it's perfect for any warmer or breezy weather. It's white, and not too heavy. The fringe always gets me though. I usually get it caught on something at least once every time I wear it, haha.




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