Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Fashionable Feature: Becca from Super Style Me

A new month means a new Fashionable Feature over here on Sans Scrubs and I'm happy to be introducing you all to Becca from Super Style Me. Becca been making quite a statement with her fearless attitude and southern charm, and I'm happy to have her here as this months feature.
Becca and I became Instagram friends over a year ago, and that friendship soon evolved into a blogging friendship as well. I suppose I'll throw in a #Fashiontruth moment here and call out a store that's totally adored by Becca and I, and also a reason for many of my internet friendships. ModCloth has become one of the most loved online stores not only because of the wide ranges of styles and sizes that they carry, but also because they have brought together people from opposite sides of the world and have played a role in forming friendships between fashion lovers whose paths otherwise would have never crossed. It's funny how the internet makes the world so flat, but I'm grateful to have connected with so many wonderful people.
Now without further ado, I give you Becca!


Hello, there! My name is Becca, and I’m from the blog, Super Style Me.  I’m so very, very happy that Amanda invited me to guest post on Sans Scrubs, and I’m even more thrilled that she’s featuring me during my birthday month. Yay for August babies! First, a bit about my blog – Super Style Me is all about retro fashion with a modern twist and looking great at any size. I also provide shopping resources for women size 24 and up, but there’s a little something for everyone since many of the brands I wear come in a full range of sizes. I’m also trying my hand at YouTube with tutorials for crafty wearables to complete your retro chic look. As for me, outside of my fashion life, I’m a writer, belly dancer, knitter, and music nerd who has too many hobbies and not enough time!


I’ve been blogging for a year and a half now, and I still consider myself new to the game. It feels like an adventure, and I’ve been lucky to meet so many supportive fashionable friends. I’ve also acquired a few life lessons along the way, some of which I’ll share with you in this post. It’s interesting how so much about fashion blogging has nothing to do with clothes. There’s so much to find about business, technology, and networking, among other things, but some lessons are even bigger than that. So, if you all will indulge my as I get a little contemplative, here are the top five things I’ve learned since starting my blog: 

Picture by Crystal McElroy, Studio 7 Photography 


1. Start where you are.
When I began blogging, I didn’t have a ton of clothes, a fancy DSLR camera, or any technical knowledge of how to put together a website. It was just me, a few outfits, and my cell phone taking pictures in my parents’ backyard. Along the way, I found out what I needed to make my blog more professional and polished, and accumulated more of the “toys” to do so, but I had I waited until I had all these things, I would have lost valuable time I used for meeting other fabulous bloggers on Instagram, developing my style, and getting a feel for what I want the blog to be. There’s a saying, “You don’t have to see the end of the staircase to begin your journey,” and that’s often the best way to approach any adventure.

 

2. You’ll be wrong…a lot, and that’s okay!
Confession: in the beginning of my blogging days, I hated Facebook, and I vowed I’d never have a Facebook page for Super Style Me. I had some bad experiences with Facebook personally and had been away from that form of social media for more than two years. In my prejudice I convinced myself that Facebook was antiquated, on its way out, and newer social media platforms, like Instagram, were the only way to go. My friends eventually convinced me that it wasn’t all bad, and with much kicking and screaming, I joined. Now, I wish I had signed up sooner! Looking at my analytics, most of my traffic comes from people clicking my links on Facebook. The moral of the story is I was wrong, and it didn’t destroy me or the blog. I’ve been wrong about many other things, too, but the lessons from those instances seem to stick better. I guess I’m the type that has to learn the hard way!

 


3. People are generally nice.
Trolls are a fact of life - which is especially true for plus size bloggers. There are people out there who have nothing better to do than leave hateful comments about others’ bodies and appearance. I prepared myself for this reality, and I was pleasantly surprised by how rarely it happens. Instead I encountered people who are as psyched as I am about fashion, wanted to see me succeed, and are still there with a virtual high-five when I need one. Trolls are so much easier to handle when you know you’ve got a fierce support system that has your back!

 

4. Don’t always hide behind your computer.
As a blogger, it’s easy to get wrapped up in writing, social media, and shopping online - especially if you’re nervous about dealing with people face to face (like I am). However, one of the best experiences I ever had happened a few weeks ago when I decided to leave my little blogging cave and hand out business cards to people who work in the cool little shops on Magazine Street in New Orleans. I thought I’d chicken out and not get much accomplished, but it was much easier than I thought it would be. What made it even less stressful is I wasn’t always the one who started the conversation – another point for people being generally nice!

I’ve also started taking pictures in public. I’m lucky enough to live in a part of Louisiana with lots of parks and pretty places that photograph well. It would be a shame if my own self-consciousness kept me from taking advantage of that. I noticed the pictures my photographer friends and I took away from home looked way better, so I’m willing to be the weird girl with the camera for that reason alone.

 


5. Live a little!
When I’m boring, I know my blog will be, too. Spend time with friends, travel, or get involved in an offbeat hobby. It will inspire your creativity! If I didn’t belly dance, knit, or have the occasional girls’ night, I’d have serious writer’s block. How can you have stories to tell if you’ve never done things to make them happen?

 

There you have it! I still have a lot to learn, both about blogging and life, but it’s good to look back and remember how far you’ve come. What do you all know now after taking a journey through fashion? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments! Thanks to Amanda for giving me this opportunity on her blog, and I hope everyone has a happy August!

Follow me on social media
Instagram: @superstylemeblog
Twitter: @superstyleblog

…and Facebook: Super Style Me Blog


Thank you again Becca! And be sure to follow her on all of her social media platforms. It will be a connection you'll be glad you made, as she is just a total doll! 

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68 comments:

  1. That's such a lovely post! I loved her attitude and the pictures, gorgeous pictures! My favorite pictures and outfits are the one with the pink and black dress and the one on the swing, so sweet! So right all what was written here - I am not such a fan of facebook, though I have a page too, people are generally nice, but not all, and evolving is the word about blogs :) I am so happy that you two met through internet and are friends! I had a friend through my previous blog, who used to be a "best friend" for a year and later, out of the blue, turned to be one of the nastiest and most aggressive persons I have ever known,. That was so sad! I hope you two are friends forever, I am sure you will, cause you two are very sweet!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for saying so many nice things! I've met many cool people though Instagram, including Amanda. It's hard to tell when and if things will go sour with people, but I guess the best thing to do is to remember all the people who are still in your corner even though it's not an easy situation. You're sweet, too, and I'm glad you liked my post!

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    2. Thank you so much Denise! I'm sorry you had a bad experience, but hopefully that doesn't happen again! Thank you for always being so sweet, and I'm glad to have connected with Becca and you as well! Two incredibly sweet ladies :)

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  2. Aww.. Becca you're such an amazing and lovely person inside and out!
    Never mind trolls, you'll still breath without even thinking of them.
    Just always stay as you are and you're loved. :)

    Have a great day!

    xoxo
    Jhem | JhemSays.com

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    1. I completely agree with what you said, Becca is amazing and lovely inside and out, and trolls usually are hiding behind their own level of insecurity, so it's best to pay them no mind. Thanks for stopping by and saying such thoughtful things!

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  3. she's so beautiful. I just love her hairstyle and dresses and skirt look amazing on her

    www.thefashionfraction.com

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    1. I completely agree Michele - she looks absolutely stunning in all of her photos. Be sure to stop by Beccas blog and see some of her other looks!

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  4. Want to follow each other via GFC, Google Plus, and Facebook??
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/FashionWithFitness

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  5. Becca...your outfits are totally adorable! I love how you mixed different patterns and pieces. Awesome!

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    1. Yes! Becca is a pro at mixing different patterns and textures and I'm always looking forward to seeing how she styles her next outfit!

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  6. Becca is the epitome of Modcloth fashion! I love how she pulls colors together, and I definitely learned a lot from her tips. Meeting new people through my blog has been one of my favorite things!

    Angelina Is

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    1. I could not have said it better myself Angelina! Thank you!

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  7. I absolutely love her style! She's so gorgeous!!!!!

    Rachel
    Simply Rachel Nicole

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    1. Thank you Rachel! Be sure to click any of the links above to see her social media pages! They are definitely worth checking out!

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  8. Aw thank you for featuring Becca on your blog! She has such a cute style and her tips on blogger were super helpful. Honestly, making new friends through your blog is probably one of the best parts of blogging! It is so much fun to keep up with some people you would not have met had it not been for your blog. So I am happy that you guys are great blogging friends! :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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    1. How sweet, Olivia! Thank you :)

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    2. Thank you Olivia! Blogging has definitely been an adventure and I truly cherish every friendship I have made, yours and Beccas included!

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    3. Aw thanks Amanda! This made me smile-I am so happy to have met you through blogging too :)

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  9. That last dress is to die for! So, so pretty. I love her.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks, Naomi! It's one of my favorites :)

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    2. YES! She is so pretty in pink - If you click the photo it will link you to her own blog and that specific entry featuring that dress!

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  10. What a great post! Love all the tips and Becca's style is just too adorable! Love it all!

    Paulina

    shenanigan-ska.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Paulina! Becca definitely has great style!

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  11. I love Becca's style so much, retro fashion is one of my faves. It's also so awesome she does belly dancing, I've been wanting to try it for ages now but have never been brave enough - I should really just take the plunge!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. Belly dancing is SOOOO much fun! If you have the chance to try it, you totally should! Thanks for saying so many nice things :)

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    2. I know - what a cool thing to be involved in. I have absolutely no coordination so I can't imagine I'd be any good, but Becca sure has some moves! You can see more of her photos on her instagram page - so be sure to stop by. I've linked her profile above!

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  12. She looks fabulous.
    I love how she style and flaunt those dresses.

    Zarrah

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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    1. She styles them quite well. I'm always picking up pointers from different outfits she wears. She sure has an eye for fashion!

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  13. Love it!! Becca rocks - I am now her new stalker OOPS I mean follower ;)

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    1. Haha! I appreciate all of the likes and follows! Love your style, too :)

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    2. Haha I'm so glad you two have connected, and I'm surprised it has taken this long! Cheers to new friendships :)

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  14. Thanks for introducing us to Becca! I absolutely love her style, very retro vibe to it.

    Mimi & Chichi

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    1. Thanks for reading my post, Jess!

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    2. I'm so glad you've enjoyed this post! I always love when such lovely people have a chance to connect!

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  15. Hi there! Becca looks adorable in those cute and classy dresses. I loved the colors and prints, she def has a great style. Thanks for sharing with us and showing us another great blog!
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.com

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    1. You are so welcome Milu! I mean, if you can't show off your awesome fashion friends, what is the point in blogging? One of the reasons I love this community is because everyone is so welcoming and encouraging and supportive, and Becca is a great friend to have, so be sure to follow her on her social media accounts (They are all linked above!) :) :)

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  16. Such a great post and I loved learning more about Becca! She's definitely one cool chick with some serious fashion sense!

    amandabrezovsky.com

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  17. This is such of great post and I love Becca's sense of style! Thanks so much for the intro - I'll definitely be following along!

    Wishes & Reality

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    1. So glad to hear! She's just wonderful and I think you'll enjoy her blog!

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  18. I love Becca's sweet + retro style! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  19. What an awesome feature... Becca has a lot of lovely looks! The retro vibes are super cute!


    Amber
    All the Cute
    Today’s Post: Long Weekend: Annapolis, Maryland

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  20. I love her personal style! She seems so poised and well-adjusted too. She's a real southern lady!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. I couldn't have said it better myself! :)

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  21. Hahah I know I commented already but I just wanted to let you know that I have a giveaway : $30 E-Certificate to Forever 21! I would love to see you enter-I mean, who can't turn down $30 to Forever 21? :)

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    1. Thank you Olivia! And you can always comment as much as you want! :)

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  22. She's beautiful! I love her outfits. Especially the 6th one!

    Jessica | Pyreflies.org

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    1. Yes! All of Beccas looks are wonderful! And what lovely compliments :)

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  23. Thank you for introducing us to Becca! I recognize her awesome style from ModCloth. (ModCloth does indeed bring us all together, haha.) She always looks amazing! And I couldn't agree more with all of Becca's tips for blogging. I'll be sure to check out her social media and blog!

    -Lindsey
    have-clothes-will-travel.com

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    1. Yay! I knew you would enjoy her style. She's just so fun and hip and stylish and gave some great tips!

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