The Benefits of Blogging

March 15, 2016

When I started my little personal blog back in 2010, I never dreamed I would one day call myself a fashion blogger. The fact that Straight A Style exists today is such a fun blessing. My personal blog slowly evolved into what you see today reflecting my love for fashion. SAS has been around for almost a year now! I count myself lucky everyday to get to express my creative side in this way. One of the most unexpected benefits of blogging has been the other women I have gotten to know. I love seeing women do their thing and cheering each other on at the same time. I truly feel like I have friends all across the country. So when Ally of Allyson in Wonderland, an Oklahoma City blogger, was passing through Tulsa, I was thrilled to meet her for a fun coffee date. She is beautiful inside and out, and it was so fun to talk blogging and life. Her husband was kind enough to snap some fun pictures. We are bloggers after all…

It’s been such a fun blogging month for me! Emily Gemma of The Sweetest Thing hosted an event at Suite One Boutique in Tulsa (where my top is from!), and it was amazing to meet her. She is as nice in person as you would imagine. Whitney and Lindsay of The Double Take Girls, Kathryn of Around Town Babe, Monica of The Styled Wife, Britney of GlowByB (YouTube), and Cassi of The Cassi Diaries (Instagram) also attended the event. It was so fun to hang out with other Oklahoma bloggers! Seriously, I feel so fortunate for all the friendships I have through blogging.

Ally & Me 2Ally & Me 1 Ally & Me

My Outfit Details – Top: Suite One Boutique Tulsa (similar) // Jeans: J Brand (old, similar) // Boots c/o Sole Society (my color is sold out, option) // Chloe Dupe Bag // Sunglasses: Karen Walker 

Ally’s Outfit Details – Top: Whistles // Jeans: Frame // Tote: GiGi // Similar Coat // Boots: Option, Option // Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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  • Reply Gina Daily March 15, 2016 at 7:59 am

    Aw, what an amazing event you got to attend!! And yes, blogging friendships really are so rewarding. So glad you have connected with some great women in person. Love these cute photos of you and Ally.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 15, 2016 at 7:52 am

    I have only met a few other bloggers, I hope to meet more eventually! It is such a great way to make friendships.I have one blog friend I text all day long, but we haven’t met YET. lol! You two look so great together and how nice of her husband to snap pics! That top is so cute, BTW!


  • Reply Gabriella Pacifico March 15, 2016 at 7:06 am

    It’s so true! Blogging has brought about such great friendships for me, too! Love that everyone can create their little communities! If you ever find yourself in Toronto do let me know!

    xx Gabriella

  • Reply Ivona Iwarra Josipovic March 15, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Your blog is really great, I enjoy visiting it so much! I agree, meeting other creative women and cheering for each other is the best! Girl power, woooow! 🙂

    Ivona from

  • Reply Jill March 15, 2016 at 6:53 am

    Making blogger friends is the best thing about blogging! So fun that you were able to meet up with them! You and Allyson look amazing!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Whitney March 15, 2016 at 6:52 am

    So much fun that you got to meet up with so many amazing bloggers this month! Allyson is adorable, love her blog! Y’all look fab!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Mica March 15, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Love how you are both wearing camel coats – and both looking very lovely int hem I must say 🙂

    Making new friends is one of the best things about blogging for sure 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Anaivilo Borsa March 15, 2016 at 6:44 am

    I love making blogger friends! It’s so nice to have someone to talk to about the fashion industry and styling tips and so on! 😀

    You two look so cute together!

  • Reply Rach March 15, 2016 at 6:41 am

    You two look adorable in this post! I think one of the best things about blogging is some of the friendships you make!

  • Reply Mary March 15, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Such a sweet post Amy Ann! I agree that making blogger connections has been one of the most surprising and fun things about doing this! Congrats on your blog being 6 years old already! Wow!

    Hugs and love,

  • Reply TOUCH OF GUCCI March 15, 2016 at 6:22 am

    Love your style! Super cute! Also love this post, I’m yet to attend a bloggers event but can’t wait when I do finally get the chance to! x


  • Reply Traci Hart March 15, 2016 at 5:53 am

    So cute! Love the photos! Your flare jeans are great.

  • Reply Ramona March 15, 2016 at 5:35 am

    This blogpost is so wonderful, that’s exactly how I feel. You both ladies look beautiful and stylish.

  • Reply Tara | The Mix March 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

    You girls are both so pretty! And blogging is the best 🙂

  • Reply Natali March 15, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Awww!! Adorable photos, super stylish girls and such a great text! There are so many benefits of blogging and meeting likeminded and inspiring women is one of my favourite benefits! 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle March 15, 2016 at 4:39 am

    you two look amazing, love your top!


  • Reply Eniwhere Fashion March 15, 2016 at 1:44 am

    I totally agree with you Amy Ann about bloggind and also about your style’s choices. Love your coat. Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Bloglovin of Eniwhere Fashion

  • Reply Mira Tolvanen March 15, 2016 at 1:32 am

    Looks great!

  • Reply Pear Phongsawad March 15, 2016 at 12:53 am

    That’s amazing! Such a sweet post and love your style! I’ve been blogging for about a year now and really look forward to connecting with more bloggers. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring post and reminding us fellow bloggers that it’s such a fun and exciting journey to be a part of!



  • Reply Bella B @ xoxoBella March 15, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Great read Amy, I love blogging as well I am so amazed at everything there is for it and all the great people you meet along the way!

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