SHO STYLE

21 Y/O | Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggger | Based in Ireland

Friday, 19 May 2017

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE.


 I feel like leopard print is a bit like marmite, you're either gunna love it or hate it but as you can probably tell, I LOVE IT! For some reason, it is hands down my all time favourite print on clothing, I don't know what it is about it. It's probably because it's slightly edgy and I seem to be drawn to anything that has a slight edge factor because wearing something with a bit of edge instantly makes me seem cool when I'm actually really not πŸ™ˆ πŸ˜Ž  This top is going to be a staple in my wardrobe this summer as I feel it can be paired with so many looks, you can throw a t-shirt under it to make it more daytime friendly and then add a pretty bra underneath for that night time/ready to boogie look πŸ‘―‍   

 Now lets move on to these jeans...  to be honest I was a bit worried about how these would be once they arrived. I adored them on the website so I had to go ahead and get them but what I was worried about first of all was that they wouldn't have a stretch to them because they don't really look like a stretchy jean but oh my days was I impressed, they're super stretchy and comfortable, I just can't be dealing with being uncomfortable in my jeans unless of course, they're super fab then I'll grin and bear it but these just happen to be super fab and super comfy, WINNING! πŸ™Œ  Another worry I had was that they would be too long on little 5ft 3" me, now I usually just turn up jeans that are too long on me but I didn't want to have to turn these up as they have such a cool raw edge detail on the bottom so I was only delighted when I tried them out and discovered that they are the ideal length for me!

Last but certainly not least, can we please take a moment for these shoes πŸ˜πŸ˜ I've wanted mules for the longest time because I just think they look so flattering and dainty but still have the cool factor πŸ˜œ These ones especially have that factor with their gorge pearl and stud detail, ugh I'm so in love with them. However, I'm not gunna lie they aren't the comfiest shoes to walk around in but isn't it always the case that what you love the most, hurts you the most πŸ’”


OUTFIT DETAILS 
TOP - SHOP HERE
JEANS - SHOP HERE
SHOES - SHOP HERE

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Thank you to the fab ruthgibneymakeup for taking these shots for me! πŸ“·

*this outfit was gifted to me by Pretty Little Thing, however, I did choose all the items myself and all opinions are my own
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Saturday, 13 May 2017

BLOGGING: THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.


Like any industry, blogging certainly has it's fair share of elements that can make it difficult to move forward and rise to the top and I can definitely notice these struggles are becoming more and more common as blogging grows. Like many, it would, of course, be an absolute dream to one day be able to classify myself as a full time/successful blogger but there are a lot of hurdles I need to continuously jump in order to get anywhere near that status so I just thought I would share a few of those hurdles in this blog post. I know my fellow bloggers will agree with most of them, if not all of them...



1. Facebook/Instagram algorithm
When Facebook/Instagram announced it was introducing a new algorithm which no longer showed posts in chronological order, all of us social media addicts went into meltdown, "whyyyyyyyyy you gotta do dis?!". This latest algorithm has made a lot of business social media accounts (alot of bloggers use business pages, including myself) have a much lower reach than they have numbers of followers so less and less people are actually seeing the posts we upload appear on their timeline, which is a major pain in the ass. The reasoning behind this is that they want us to pay to have our posts promoted in order for people to see them, sneaky move Insta.


2. Saturated Market
Don't get me wrong, I adore seeing how big blogging is becoming and I love discovering new bloggers to follow but this does make it hard to always stand out as there simply are soooo many bloggers now. In a way, it's brilliant as it makes me work that bit harder to make sure I keep on producing content consistently because I simply cannot afford to slip up and fall behind, there really isn't much room for error in such a saturated market because if you don't give a brand what they want then it's very simple for you to be replaced, harsh but true.


3. Gaining a following
Now this point pretty much ties my two previous points together. Of course, it's not all about the numbers, a small very loyal following that really enjoy your content is always going to be more valuable than a large following that doesn't really pass much heed on you. But having said that, if you do want to grow in this industry then your following/reader numbers do need to grow. Thanks to the algorithm that we all hate this does mean fewer people are discovering our social media pages and therefore the followers don't come in as quickly as they would have before the algorithm was modified and then with it being such a saturated market, people are way more picky with what bloggers they follow as there are simply so much to choose from.

4. Do people still enjoy reading blogs?
There are always going to be people that really enjoy reading blogs as that may be just what they are into but we are living in an age where pictures and videos suffice as information sources for people. Many people have Instagram 'blogs' where they solely post updates there and are hugely successful because of it and then, of course, there are the Youtubers which obviously create videos on a variety of topics and again, they are massively successful doing that. Now I do enjoy having my blog and blogging so as long as I enjoy doing it, I will continue to do so but I would actually really love to hear your thoughts on this point in particular, so please do let me know what you think in regards to this.



Outfit Details
While the sun may have gone into hiding for another while, I'm not letting it kill my summer vibe, this pink denim jacket from Dresses.ie is the perfect little jacket to bring you through the summer months. Pink denim is becoming a huge trend and I'm only delighted about this because I love love love it! I can't wait to style this jacket with so many looks over the summer and the distressed detail also gets a big thumbs up from me because I always appreciate a little touch of edge.

JACKET - SHOP HERE
JEANS - VAVAVOOM (old stock)
SLIDERS - PENNEYS

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*this jacket was gifted by Dresses.ie, however, I did pick it out myself and all opinions are my own

 
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Monday, 1 May 2017

SUMMER WARDROBE STAPLES FT. JACK WILLS.




 HOW is it May 1st already? I actually can't believe it! Summer is finally here and what a gorgeous day we had to welcome the summer months πŸŒž

So obviously with summer, comes planning our summer wardrobes and I think the best place to start is with some staples that can be worn time and time again. These Jack Wills shorts are certainly that. Denim shorts are a must for any summer wardrobe in my opinion, simply because they can literally be worn with almost anything. They can be worn to festivals, to the beach and then of course, for everyday wear. You really can't go wrong! πŸŽ‰ 

There are a few factors why I love this particular pair of denim shorts, such as:
- They're highwaisted (girls you know that high waists are our best friends πŸ˜)
 - They cover my bum but are still short shorts πŸ’–
- They are'nt too tight on my thighs
- You can add a belt
- They're v good quality so will last for many summers to come 

Here's to Summr 2017, hope you all have a fab one πŸ’›

OUTFIT DETAILS
ADIDAS T-SHIRT - SHOP HERE
SHORTS - JACK WILLS
SHOES - CONVERSE

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*these shorts were gifted by Jack Wills, however, I did pick them out myself and all opinions are my own




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