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 Living Paula Blog March 16, 2016 at 12:49 am

    I completely agree. I went to a blogging networking dinner tonight in town and it really does add value to your life.


  • Reply Jackie March 15, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    You both look amazing! Sounds like you guys had a great time. I love how blogging brings people together from all parts of the world. Its always great to connect with like minded people!

    xo, jackie

  • Reply kali kingsley March 15, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    That is so awesome. I hope I am able to establish relationships and have awesome collaborations like this one day!


  • Reply clara mcmillan March 15, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    What an amazing month! You have met so many new friends, that’s what blogging all about! Plus you guys are cuties!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Reply Stephanie March 15, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    I definitely love how blogging brings together so many different people from all over the world!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  • Reply Lyddiegal March 15, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Meeting other bloggers is always so much fun! And your ruffled blouse is so completely swoon-worthy!

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Reply beautygirl24 March 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I love this aspect of blogging too. In fact, it’s the best! I wish I could meet more, especially you! If you’re ever in SoCal…:)

  • Reply Pam Hetlinger March 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Love this post! I am so grateful for all of the awesome women I have met along the way, too! xo, Pam

  • Reply Michelle Orsi March 15, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Connecting with fellow bloggers (including you!) has been one of my favorite parts as well! It is so nice to be able to chat with other women who are going through the same thing. No one else understands blogging like other bloggers

  • Reply Angela Keeley-White March 15, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    I love the blogging community. It’s full of such amazing ladies! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun, and I love your top 🙂


  • Reply Akaleistar March 15, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    How fun to meet up for coffee! I love the blogger community and getting to know so many people 🙂

  • Reply Desiree Iyama March 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    You both look stunning !

  • Reply Meghan Conard March 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Aww I love this! Cheers to women empowering each other to share in success rather than compete! You both are so beautiful & stylish!

  • Reply Izabela Nair March 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    What a lovely post. The blogging community is really supportive. I actually made it my mission to attend some blogger events this year to meet fellow people who share the same passion as me.

  • Reply PetiteSilverVixen @petitevix March 15, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    It’s wonderful that such friendships have come about because of blogging. Lovely photos of you both!

  • Reply thedoubletakegirls March 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Love this post, you two are so cute, sweet and stylish! Thankful to have you both as friends, pretty inside and out!

  • Reply itsjessiejane March 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    You both look stunning! X

  • Reply Johanna March 15, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    These pics are adorbs…I love the friendships I’ve made as a result of blogging! Love you top, too!

  • Reply Ivy Raic March 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Oh, lovely… 🙂
    You both look great, as always.
    Best regards from Italy,

  • Reply Mary-Katherine Minnis March 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    These pictures are so sweet – the friendships made are definitely the best part about blogging!!

    xo Mary-Katherine |

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