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virtual blog tour

Tuesday, August 05, 2014






||Oasap Candy Color Sleeveless Top c/o | Brina Box Cobalt Statement Necklace (on sale!) | Swell Rogue Soft Short c/o | DSW wedges | Rebecca Minkoff  Mini Mac Clutch | Marc Jacobs watch | Target tortoise sunnies||

One of my favorite things about where we live is the trails all around us! (To be fair, Tyler uses them way more than I do.) This one here is a two mile walk to a Sonic. We have a plan to walk the two miles to Sonic, get some ice cream, and walk back to our house! Maybe now that it is in writing we will actually accomplish it, ha! Nevertheless, it makes for gorgeous outfit photos!

A little over a week ago, I was tagged by Sally of Pressing Flowers (you may know her as SallyMander9) to do the Virtual Blog Tour! I have not done a tag on my blog for awhile now, so I thought this one would be fun to do! Here we go : ).

What am I currently working on?
I have so much I want to do with this blog! First, my one year anniversary is nearing. I am trying to think of something fun to do to celebrate! Additionally, I have very recently started my Youtube Channel. I have only uploaded two videos so far, but I am obsessed! I did not even know a beauty + fashion committee existed on Youtube until last August, and I was hooked instantly! I really would like to grow my channel and produce more videos. (Psst...  a new video is coming tomorrow!)

How does my work differ from others in this genre?
My blog is different in that I have a Youtube channel to accompany it.Other than that I am just your typical fashion-loving girl, who after years of reading blogs decided to start her own as a creative outlet from my job as a System Engineer!

Why do I write what I write?
My posts are typically just OOTDs with a little information about the clothes, or where I wore them. I like to include a little bit of my personal life in my blog; which is why I do vacation recaps, wedding planning updates, etc. Some of my favorite blogs that I "read" are all just outfit pictures. I always want to know more about what is going on in the posts -- so I try to include details in my own posts!

How does my writing process work?
When I first started writing this blog, I took outfit pictures in the morning before work and inserted them into a post I wrote the night before. That didn't work very well because sometimes  a lot of the time I was running late and didn't have time to take more than one picture! I do a couple outfit pictures on the weekends and some during the week. I normally write at night while Tyler is working in the garage : ). However, as my blog is just a hobby I did not want to put so much time in it that I missed out on other things. At the start of the Summer, I switched to only four posts a week (instead of five). I feel like it has let me put better quality out there, stay on top of responding to comments, and helps balance out my time between work + life + blog.

That was a lot more text than I normally do -- so if you are still reading, thank you aha! And thank you Sally for the tag!

If you answer these questions on your blog, please let me know! I would love to read the post.

I would love it if you would follow me on GFC or Bloglovin'!

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32 thoughts

  1. blog is fun, almost anything can be done in the blog

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  2. You look so cute Darcy... I love reading posts like this where you get to know someone better:-)

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  3. Great look! :) And your blog is awesome. Nice tag!

    x Angela // www.bouncingbrunette.blogspot.com

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  4. I work in IT too as a qa/automation engineer. You look adorable.

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  5. Lovely outfit, love the color of the shirt, and the shorts are so cool :)


    http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/

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  6. Great way to express your blogging you look great.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  7. Adorable outfit first of all!

    Loved reading this. We both have in common the way we write as we include OOTD Photos, snippets about both the outfit and our personal lives. That is why I can relate to bloggers like you. Your blog has become one of my favorites. I wish I had more time to comment on each outfit but it is not possible. Just know that I read even the ones I am not commenting on, Darcy.

    Congrats on your YouTube Channel (I will take a peek) and looking forward to what else you got coming up on your lovely blog.

    Please make sure you support me back by following on Bloglovin. Thanks so much.

    P.S. I enjoyed reading this very very much. I had no idea you were a System Engineer - Brains, Beauty and Style, my friend. If I do this myself, I will make sure to tag you by the way.

    Have a Fantastic rest of the week! <3 Ada.

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  8. I am youtube obsessed! I will definitely check out your channel! Looking forward to more great videos and posts! :D

    PS: I love your shorts!

    ♥ Cassandra,
    backtofive.blogspot.com

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  9. Love that top! So cute!
    XO
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  10. Cute outfit. I LOVE Sonic ice cream, so I wish I lived vicariously through you to go on a walk and get some. Hopefully you can get there soon before fall cool weather comes. I enjoyed reading your blog info. Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/teacher-gift-basket-back-to-school-ideas-target-giftcard-giveaway/

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  11. Congrats on the YouTube channel launch, doll! I need to go and check it out! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  12. Love the color of this top on you!

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  13. Looks like a great trail with shade! I'll be checking out your youtube..I actually knew about youtube years before the blog community. It made me go beauty product crazy so be careful! haha

    Amanda
    XO Strawberry Chic

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  14. I'm so jealous of your trails, wish there were some around me. Congrats on starting your YouTube channel.

    Natalia

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  15. I love the cut and colour of your top, so pretty.

    www.myfamilyandabruzzo.com

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  16. loving that trail, totally perfect for outfit pics!!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  17. Obsessed with this color combo, I love bright colors together!
    www.kissthechic.com

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  18. Super in love with your shorts Darcy.....and more power to all your awesome endeavors!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  19. I love this outfit (: The structure of the top is so unique and adorable! Also, it's so exciting that you are starting a You Tube channel! I've always wanted to make one for my blog, but have yet to build up the courage.

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  20. what a lovely post. I enjoy reading posts like these where I get to know a bit more about the person behind the blog. =)
    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  21. It was great getting to know a little about you =). Love the outfit and the shorts are my favorite!

    Kreyola Jounerys

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  22. So not only are you cute and adorable but you can put together a killer outfit? Not even fair.

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  23. I love the color of your top and that pretty necklace! I'll have to check out your youtube channel!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  24. It's nice to get to know my fellow bloggers better. A YouTube channel is a big accomplishment. Also so jealous of your gorgeous backgrounds in all your photos!
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  25. Too cute!! Love love love those shorts! Especially paired with the green top! Gorg!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  26. Love your outfit! :) I didn't know about your channel! I just subscribed! Yay! The writing process/taking of pictures can really be a lot sometimes. Thanks for sharing how you deal with it!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  27. I am loving this outfit! Also, I love the idea of walking to sonic to get the ice cream and then walking back. I feel like that walk gives you a great excuse for ice cream, haha!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

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  28. Fabulous! Love the pattern of the shorts! And amazing necklace! Love this post! Great to learn about you more.
    -Mel

    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  29. It was super interesting reading about your blog. It's so great to see that even though there's so many girls in the fashion blogging community, everyone has their different way of doing things. Also love the necklace as well!
    Amy || Coral Native

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  30. Congratulations on your YouTube channel Darcy. That's awesome! Two great things about that trail: exercise and yummy Sonic.

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  31. Fun, I love getting to know a bit more about the bloggers behind the blogs I read on a regular basis.

    I still wonder how you get out 4 posts a week! Seriously, it's not a small accomplishment by any means :)

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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