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Bloggers Share Their Social Media Tips

When I started this blog I didn’t know that there were professional bloggers.

I’d never used Twitter.

I had to Google what a hashtag was.

Yes, both I and this blog, are that old.

So how did I learn? I listened to the experts, mais bien sur. Bloggers! Here are some pearls of wisdom, peeks behind the curtain, and tips for improving your social media game from some of my favorite blogger ladies in the biz!

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Love those effortlessly chic street style shots from the pros? The super sweet Josie of Fashion Mumblr gives us some suggestions with How To Up Your Instagram Fashion Game.

Cheryl from Oh To Be A Muse had me cracking up with her oh-so-real My Staged Instagram Life post. Such a good read.

Wanna blog like the best? Who What Wear tackles the subject in 7 Secrets to Becoming a Successful Fashion Blogger featuring some of the best fashion bloggers out there!

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Curious about filters and improving your Instagram feed? We Wore What has the answers – How I Filter.

Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad is the top blogger in the world, she’s so in demand in fact, that she spoke to the Business School at Harvard last year. Want to learn from the Master? 10 Things We Learned About the Business of Blogging From Chiara Ferragni’s Harvard Study.

What have YOU learned about social media from your favorite bloggers? Any tips the rest of us should know?

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London Fashion Week: House of CCUOCO’s Persephone Collection

San Francisco-based brand House of CCUOCO made yet another splash at London Fashion Week this season.

After getting to witness the beauty of the Spring/Summer 2015 collection in person last year, I was excited to see what the Spring/Summer 2016 season would hold.

Designer Candice Cuoco took a brief hiatus from designing for House of CCUOCO this Spring to design for – Drumroll please – Project Runway! It’s been a blast watching her conquer challenge after challenge each week and I can’t wait for the exciting conclusion.

{San Francisco bragging note: We have not one but TWO designers showing off their skills this season on Project Runway – Jake Wall of Jake Clothing as well as Candice Cuoco of House of CCUOCO}

Sitting in San Francisco viewing pictures may be a far cry from standing backstage at a runway show as I did last season, but they took my breath away nonetheless.

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{Persephone Collection shot by Simon Armstrong}

Tell me – Which piece from this London Fashion Week show was YOUR favorite?

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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2014

I love the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I adore fashion and models and runway shows and this annual extravaganza combines them all in a wonderful, entertaining way featuring killer lingerie and live musical performances.

What’s not to love?

So enjoy some fantastical and beautiful costumes and models truly enjoying their jobs!

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These are some of my favorite Victoria’s Secret Angels – I always look forward to seeing the fabulous Brazilian contingent – Alessandra, Adriana, and Izabel – As well as the super sweet Lily, Lindsay, Candice, and Behati. And of course, one of my all time favorite models, the statuesque and fabulous Karlie Kloss.

And of course, we can’t forget the lingerie-clad Taylor Swift!

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Who is YOUR favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel?

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Beulah London

While I was in London for Fashion Week & the CCUOCO SS15 show I spent some quality time wandering around beautiful and elegant Elizabeth Street. The sweet, tree-lined street is dotted with outdoor cafés and chic stores. Nestled among the stylish shops is a crisp white boutique filled with racks of stylish, ladylike pieces. From red-carpet ready gowns to breezy Summer dresses to accessories, everything in the shop is beautifully feminine and effortlessly stylish.

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This sartorial oasis is the up-and-coming Beulah London and I had the good fortune to spend a few blissful minutes with the founders chatting about their company, new collections, and charitable goals.

The brand was launched in 2011 by long-time friends Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan. Beulah has since become a staple for the woman who favors flattering, ladylike frocks. Clients include London’s social set, stylish Hollywood starlets, and the Duchess of Cambridge. Yes – Both Catherine and Pippa Middleton have been seen in Beulah frocks at events and outings.

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If you ask the founders what they’re most proud of they answer without hesitation that their company has put them in the enviable position of being able to help enact positive social changes through their charitable trust and philanthropic activities. During a 2009 trip to India they witnessed the impact of the human trafficking and sex trade on the locals, and decided then and there to create an ethical company that would allow them to give back and support these communities.

In addition to offering clients an opportunity to support The Beulah Trust on their website, you can buy their Bag For Love, a chic canvas carry-all that supports education and employment for trafficked women through Freeset Global, or a stunning Shibani scarf which supports the UN’s Blue Heart Campaign.

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It’s clear that in addition to having an eye for timeless classics, these women have hearts of gold, and I for one can’t wait to see what’s next for this amazing brand!

Be sure to keep an eye out for their fabulous new location in London, as well as their first dreamy bridal collection.

What’s YOUR dream Beulah London piece?

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Traveling

Before traveling there are a few things that I plan out in advance to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. My priority when I’m on the road is to make things as easy for myself as possible. Travel – Especially international travel – Is hard on your body, so I do my best to anticipate my needs and plan accordingly.

Packing:

My suitcase is usually filled with separates and dresses. The rule for separates is that nothing goes into my bag unless it can be worn twice. Black & white pieces are great because they’re versatile and can easily be mixed & matched to create flattering new looks.

A great way to give your looks an eye-catching touch is with accessories. Whenever I travel I pack jewelry, statement pieces, scarves, and belts to personalize each look. A cute striped tee can be paired with slim fitting cropped pants and a colorful statement necklace or with a flirty skater skirt & blazer combo.

Want more efficient packing tips? Check out my Wanderlust post!

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Food:

My approach to diet while I’m traveling is threefold. First, I research restaurants near my hotel & the places I’m visiting. It’s good to know what’s available to you so that you can make healthful choices. Second, I’ll track down the grocery stores or corner shops nearby so that I can stock up on basics once I touch down. Finally, I pack some non-perishable snacks in my bag to ensure that I don’t end up miserable & starving. “Hangry” should be avoided at all costs!

Some of my go-to snacks for my purse or carry on are trail mix, nuts, garbanzo bean snacks, dried fruit, kale chips, Larabars, and pouches of protein powder.

I also pack ginger tea, my go-to cure for an upset stomach, and supplements in my toiletry kit. Supplements aren’t part of my day-to-day routine, but when you’re on the road you may miss out on some of your daily fruits & veggies and you’re more likely to get sick so supplements are a great way to keep your immune system in fighting shape.

Water:

I can’t stress this enough – Water is one of the most valuable things you can load up on when you’re traveling. From saving your skin to ensuring a good night’s sleep – The benefits of hydration can’t be overstated.

So either bring an empty water bottle through TSA screening and fill it up once you’re in the airport, or buy an eco-friendly bottle before your flight. And – Here’s the important part – Keep refilling it for your entire trip!!

Jetlag:

Hydration, resetting your body, and getting onto the local time are the three keys to surviving international travel. Here are my tips for your next trip:

  1. Drink tons of water before & on your flight
  2. Skip the caffeine, sugar & alcohol. Really!
  3. When you land get outside and do something active in the sunshine. The light will help your body reset its internal clock and getting moving can keep you from getting sore or stiff. Landing at night? Try squeezing in a walk, a run, a swim – Anything to get your body moving before you crash!
  4. If it’s daytime when you land your mission is to stay awake! Try to stay up until at least 7pm local time – This will help you wake up in the correct time zone the next day.
  5. Magnesium has been shown to aid in stress relief and help with sleep so I always pack a few Natural Calm Packets when I travel.

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{Images from Wanderlust}

Fitness:

Walking is my favorite way to see a new city and I highly recommend bringing a comfortable pair of shoes on your next trip. Whether you’re wandering around the local landmarks, finding a restaurant, or just exploring, this is a great way to see the sights and stay active.

If I’m staying in a big city I’ll research gyms, check out what my hotel has to offer, or plan a running route in advance. If it’s a fun tropical vacation I’ll spend my trip swimming, snorkeling, diving, horseback riding, ATVing, and the like. And if you’re planning a relaxing-middle-of-no-where trip, hiking and bike riding are great ways to see the countryside.

Want more tips? Check out what these jetsetting babes have to say – Park & Cube’s Travel Style, The Chriselle Factor’s 5 Tips To Recover From Jetlag, and Carry On Living’s 10 Tips For Staying Healthy While Traveling.

How do YOU prepare for a trip?

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