The Art of the Twitter Chat

By now, you know what twitter is, in fact you suspect your parents know what it is and are on it as well. Some people will tweet their every thought, I know back when I first heard about twitter I perceived it as the place to go for people who constantly updated their Facebook status. However, I soon learned that twitter, like any social network is never really just about “you.”

Constantly expanding your network and providing value to your followers is key. One way you can provide value is tweeting links to articles or news. Sure you can include your own thoughts on the piece but in essence you are giving your followers something to read.  It’s important your followers also share similar interests with you, for me, one of my interests is fashion. While most of my friends from college (the main people I actually know and follow on twitter) aren’t constantly reading fashion blogs, I use twitter chats to find those that are and gain them as followers.

Twitter chats are an easy and fun way to go engage with others who share your interests. These chats are often hosted by one user who helps facilitate topics that will discussed. However, anyone using a particular hashtag can ask a question to fellow fashionistas or event to a specific person. One that I often participate in is #stylechat which happens every Wednesday from 12-1 pm (Pacific Standard Time).The chat happens really quickly and I try to answer as many questions as I can and also ask a few myself.

There are chats for almost everything, it just takes a little work to figure out when they are happening. And if there isn’t one for something you are interested in, make one yourself and reach out to fellow twitter influencers to help get the word out about the chat. Follow people, engage with them, and before before you know it, you’ll have a dedicated twitter community.

Give it a try yourself!

Cobalt Fever

While I may not be heading out to sea anytime soon I’ve got the perfect outfit for the vacation. I have these gold Dana Buchman wedges that got a while back because they go with so much it’s amazing! The cork look of the wedge gives them more of a 2013-11-04 17.52.25casual or daytime look in my opinion, which is why they are perfect for this outfit. The Cynthia Rowley top I got for a steal (just $5!) It’s a personal favorite of mine because the cobalt on white is a gorgeous print. I also pair it under blazers from time to time because it’s a great way to dress up a business casual look.

The white linen shorts are a great addition to practically any outfit, I have them in 4 different colors! (from the Gap). I love that they are linen and longer than most shorts so I can pair them with dressier outfits. Last but not least… cute bracelets from the Gap as well, in cobalt add a personalized touch to the outfit.

If I were actually on vacation I would totally pair this look with a fedora or summery hat.

In Pursuit of the Perfect LFV ( Little Fur Vest)

Today i’m loving this perfect little fur vest from American Eagle! It’s under $100 and easy to add to a variety of different outfits. I love that it’s a light color so it doesn’t just blend in with darker hues that are often worn in the fall and winter.

Also, boots are a fall essential. I’ve picked out these boots from Target because they are classic AND affordable. They not only go with this ensemble but probably most of your favoriteImage outfits this fall.  You likely still have a denim shirt lying around from back when it was a HUGE trend. It’s a classic and fashionable look. If your place of work is casual you can easily pull of this look or just add the vest for Happy Hour after work. That’s what I really love about this look, by putting the vest on or off you can totally adapt to the occasion.

Good luck finding your little fur vest for fall!