When I started Mass Musings almost 3 years ago, I had lofty dreams of becoming a successful fashion blogger. At the time, I was only really familiar with popular bloggers like Nicole Loher and The College Prepster who had become “tumblr famous” – I was envious of their success and wanted to make a name for myself by also sharing my own style. I’d majored in English and had a concentration in Studio Art, I’d worked in retail at J.Crew as a sales associate and stylist, and I was always told that I had a decent fashion sense. In my mind, starting a blog was a no brainer.

A small part of me was anticipating at least a small amount of people to start immediately following me. I was so, SO wrong. For months I probably had about 6 people that occasionally liked a post, never commenting or engaging in other ways. For whatever reason, I decided to continue pursuing my goals of blogging and kept writing without followers.

I could tell you about the struggles I had along the way but in reality, everyone encounters challenges when they’re chasing their ambitions, so I don’t think that my experience makes me special. What I’m most proud of is the journey I’ve had as a whole. As my confidence grew and I figured out what I wanted out of life, I also figured out what I wanted from Mass Musings. I was no longer satisfied with just posting outfit inspiration. I wanted to be the blogger that people thought of when they were looking for something unique and cool to inspire them. There’s nothing worse than feeling depressed because you’re creatively drained, so if I can inspire even just a handful of people that I don’t already know, I’ve succeeded. What makes it even more exciting is that things seem to continually be heading up!

A couple weeks ago on Instagram, I announced that I had a series of really exciting things happening and some big news to announce! It’s been super hard to keep under wraps but well worth the wait. Here’s what’s been going on:

1) Stag launched this week! I was fortunate enough to team up with some incredibly talented ladies for a killer collaboration. Click over now to check out how I styled three of The Bachelor(ette) shirts and to order your own! Conceptualized by Jess Kahn of Little Small Shop, lettered by Jenna Kutcher, and photographed by Cambria Grace.

2) Friday, May 15, from 6-8pm, I’ll be hosting a Festival party with Free People Boston! Come by and get styled by yours truly, enjoy sips and snacks, and get in on an epic dance party. The Free People brand encompasses so many of the things that I like to incorporate into Mass Musings and I’m straight up giddy that I’m hosting this event with them. It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait to see you all there!

3) I’ve officially accepted a new position as the Community Manager (Boston) of Zomato! I’ll be building relationships with local influencers and fostering the awesome foodie community through this really great platform (they just acquired Urban Spoon). I’m so excited to start meeting more food lovers and hanging out with even more cool people who love to creatively share what they’re doing/eating. If you’re a food blogger or have something to share about the food community in Boston, I’d LOVE to hear from you.

So, that’s what’s been going on! I’m proud of myself and SO thankful for everyone who has helped me get to this point. Everyone I’ve met has inspired me to grow and continue striving to be a better blogger, person and individual. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Flannel: J.Crew (Men’s), Shorts: Levi’s, Tank: Urban Outfitters, Bra: Urban Outfitters, Sunglasses: Free People, Mala: Blooming Lotus Jewelry, Shoes: Birkenstock

Photography by Katherine and Laura

Linked up with: Fab Favorites, That Friday, Casual Friday, CF2, My Basics, Fashion Friday, Blogging Besties

2 thoughts on “FREESTYLE

  1. You SHOULD be proud of yourself! So many accomplishments. Keep it going, girl!

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