|Shirt: Forever21 DIY (similar, $$) / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Express (similar) / Necklace: Aldo (similar, blue option) / all 4 items c/o BCC|
The party was exclusively open to members of BCC's rewards club: FashioniCITY (click here to join). One of the FashioniCITY audience members asked me: What are your favourite trends for Spring 2016? Which coincidentally is the subject of my first blog post for the BCC blog - check it out here!
Of course I'm "living my truth" lol! In my outfit above, I'm wearing 3 out of the 5 trends I picked: A ruffled chambray top, distressed jeans and lace-up ballet flats. I have a secret - my ruffled top started off as a mini-dress! I chopped off the excess fabric and hemmed it by hand to get it to the perfect length.
Here is a picture of the Style Squad (Jenelle, Eleni and me) answering blogging questions during the event. I thought I'd share a short recap of my answers:
- How often do you recommend posting on your blog? Whatever you can consistently commit to. I try to keep it to once a week. It might be tempting to post everyday or several times a week - and this is great - but only if it doesn't overwhelm you or lead to burn out.
- How did you come up with your blog name? I've always had a folder on my laptop called "Zeba Pretty" where I save pictures of pretty things I find on the web. I first began blogging as an anonymous blogger - so I chose "Ella" (which is linked in meaning to Zeba)...and ended up with "Ella Pretty"
- Who takes your pictures for you? I started off with mirror selfies - which are easy to take, but lack the clarity of DSLR pics. Then I tried using a tripod and a remote, but unfortunately my camera toppled over and broke! So now most of my outfit pictures are thanks to my "Instagram husband".
- What apps do you use to edit photos? If I'm on my laptop, I'll use Pixlr. On my phone (android), I use FOTOR and Snapseed.
- If you were to give one piece of advice to new or aspiring bloggers, what would it be? To just jump in and start! A lot of people worry about having the most professional layout and the best photos - of course that is important if you want to position yourself as a serious blogger. But if you look back at the older posts of top bloggers - so many of them started off with grainy photos and unedited writing. Everyone has to start somewhere, and there is always room for improvement as you go along.
DISCLAIMER: This post was sponsored by Bramalea City Centre. Click here to read my previous post for BCC - including tips on how to use their app to make shopping easy and rewarding!