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 Heidi D. March 15, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! Friends and connections made near and far is one of my favorite parts of blogging!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Neelima Sunil March 15, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Are you both wearing the same shades? They are really cool. Love them. Plus the coat, long, nude shaded coats are so classy. Super stuff!

    Looking forward to your future posts.

    Thank You


  • Reply Rachel Rinderknecht March 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    That is so awesome that you were able to go to the event! I so would have loved to go if I lived closer. 🙂 I recently found your blog and I absolutely love your style and your hair is amazing!!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

  • Reply Vanessa D'Orazio March 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I love your blog, and I think both of you look stunning in those outfits!

  • Reply Jalisa March 15, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    This is such a lovely post! It’s awesome that you both were able to meet. You both look so beautiful, I love both looks and that you’re twinning with the camel coats! I think meeting so many different people, who have different loves and passions, through blogging is definitely one of the most rewarding benefits of being a blogger. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great day so far!



  • Reply Alice Shiya March 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    You ladies look gorgeous! I do love the blogging community and the support you get from it; meeting new people is just half the fun!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Reply Kathleen Harper March 15, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    So fun! Friends ARE the best benefit of blogging! You girls look so cute and stylish.

  • Reply Alya Mooro March 15, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Aw I love this post! It’s so true it’s definitely one of the best things about blogging is the incredible people you get to meet along the way. xx


  • Reply Laura March 15, 2016 at 11:53 am

    How fun to have events and meet other bloggers! I think I need to join a Chicago group since it’s so close to me. It doesn’t seem like there are many meet ups in Milwaukee.

  • Reply Laura March 15, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Wow! What a fun blogging month for you! It’s always so fun meeting some of the bloggers that you’ve developed online friendships with! You both look adorable!

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds March 15, 2016 at 11:23 am

    How fun to meet other bloggers. It is such a strange world, in a sense, that we get to know all these women online – and when we meet in person we know their life story and it feels like we have been friends for years.

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Francesca Gori March 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Meet other blogger is the best part of our job 🙂
    Do U Know Luigi Borbone?

  • Reply Lauren Foster March 15, 2016 at 11:09 am

    definitely a huge benefit of blogging! love all of the relationships that are made!

  • Reply Lily Ayala March 15, 2016 at 10:55 am

    How fun!! I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting any of my blogging friends, but I would totally love to one day. You both look amazing! Love this post!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Reply Ashley White March 15, 2016 at 10:44 am

    You know I love a good blogger meet-up, especially when it involves YOU! You guys look super chic here- killin’ it! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply WhatWouldVWear March 15, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I can totally relate! This is such a fab post! Meeting bloggers and becoming real friends in real life is such a wonderful thing! This is what makes blogging truly special! LOVE THIS POST — and both of you look super cute!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  • Reply Hayley-Eszti Szucs March 15, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Meeting bloggers who soon become friends is by far the best part about blogging! These photos speak a thousand words, and you both look amazing!

    Hayley-Eszti |

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth March 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

    I love being able to meet bloggers in “real life” my husband always laughs when I refer to my girlfriends as “sarah” you know from such and such blog 😉

  • Reply Jacquard Flower March 15, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Ho lovely that you both got to meet up. You both look amazing and both in camel coats what a coincidence. Really enjoyed this post. Gemma x

  • Reply Zorica March 15, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Hope one day to be successful blogger as you..
    Glad that you have an amazing time blogging
    Thanks for sharing

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