Style Blogging Tips

Calling all style bloggers. Having a hard time keeping followers? Need to boost your social media knowledge? Or do you just want to network with bloggers like you? I have the event for you. Online Style: Blogging Local Fashion, hosted by Fashionably Cleveland is a panel discussion about how to start and maintain a successful fashion blog. Panelists include, Me, Dina from Dina’s Days and Jessica from the Midwest Muse – as well as the founder of Fashionably Cleveland herself.

I would love to meet other style bloggers in Cleveland and its surrounding areas. It’s always so nice to put a face to a name and meet new people with a similar interest. So please join us. We would love to meet you. Use promo code COSMOCLE to get $4 off your ticket. See more info below:

Fall Trend: Smoking Slippers

Top Row: Gap Calf Hair Loafers / Target Mali Flat / Gap Tassel Loafers
Bottom Row: Nine West Panto / Asos London Rebel Snake Slipper / Steve Madden Croquet House Shoes

The smoking slipper, usually reserved for old rich men who have a butler and a couple horses, is having a bit of a moment. It started in spring and it’s clear now that the aristocratic flat is moving right on into fall. The charmingly disarming prints and stately design have me obsessed. The more eccentric the better. Think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  I bet the pink ones taste like snozberries.

Navy Blue and White Striped Day Dress

 Details: MNG by Mango for JCPenny dress / J.Crew necklace / Jones New York sandals via Avalon

Ah! This dress. One of my most treasured finds this summer. It is from the MNG by Mango for JC Penny line, which by the way was surprisingly good. The perfect day dress for baby showers and bridal showers. For a more casual wedding this dress has legs. Literally. The puckered shoulders and key hole are great details and who doesn’t love stripes? I hope you all found a great day dress you fell in love with this summer. Do tell us about it!


Striped Cardigan and Polka Dot Blouse

Details: H&M blouse / TJ Maxx cardigan / Sears pants / Nines West shoes / Ray Ban wayfarers (Purchased with an Amazon gift card) / Michael Kors watch (gift)

I’m getting to that point when everything in my summer wardrobe is starting to feel blah and old. Introduce some of my lesser worn wardrobe items. This polka dot blouse is one such item. It’s a little too big so I have a hard time styling it. I decided to deploy a fall trend — mixing prints — and at the same time hide the bagginess of this blouse with this new striped cardigan I picked up at the Maxx. I originally pictured this outfit with colorful skinny pants, but when I tried it with these navy blue trousers, I ended up liking the way the different blues looked together.

In other news, I have been studying for my GMAT and relearning math skills I haven’t used in a good 6-7 years. Yay for being a writer! 

Pittsburgh’s Vintage Car Show

Like I said in my last post, we went to the Vintage Car Show in Pittsburgh on Saturday. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it. I am not exactly prone to car talk.

The atmosphere and people were much different than what I would have expected. People set up wine and cheese picnics and watched the Grand Prix race. Some people even brought champagne. There were prizes for the best cars in certain categories.

While waiting in what would have been a terribly long line for beer, the vendor took pity on us and gave us free beers and souvenir glasses. We finished our beers as we perused the show. There were also delicious food stands with Italian sausage, funnel cake and lemonade.

The German and British cars were by far my favorite. I am surprised to say that I really liked it. Next year I want to pack my own wine and cheese picnic to watch the Grand Prix.