Most Memorable Moments of 2016

Hey girl, hey! I don’t know about you, but my 2016 was BURSTING with opportunities. From being featured in a national footwear campaign to winning a Black We Blog Award to transforming into an actual mermaid (watch that adventure in the video below). I’ve been working my tail off and because of that, I have so much to…

Black Web Blog Awards

Last January I received very exciting news—Windy City Wardrobe was voted Best LGBT Blog Award and the icing on the cake was my Editor-In-Chief (aka wife) won best comics for her site, The Deep End Review. After months of anticipation, all of the 2015 award winners were honored in a live ceremony last month in Washington, DC during…

2016 Blogging While Brown Conference

After several months of anticipation, I finally arrived at the 8th annual Blogging While Brown Conference held at George Washington University in D.C. This was not only my first time attending a Blogging While Brown event, but it was also my first time in D.C. When I signed up I really didn’t know what to expect….

10 Ways To Simplify Your Blog Life

It’s okay; admit it. You’re tired. All those late nights churning out blog posts, shooting instagram worthy pictures, and creating  pinnable graphics…They’re starting to take a toll on you. And just when you think you know what you’re doing, along comes a brand new blogger whose sets the bar even higher. And you’re starting to wonder, does this ever get…

5 Quick & Easy Ways To Keep Readers On Your Site Longer

You have something to say, so you started a blog, found your voice and now you have a good publishing rhythm. It’s tempting to get complacent and think that all you have to do is focus on delivering good content on a consistent basis for the traffic will come and grow, but this is more of…

How To Work With Brands

So you’ve been pecking away and putting out great content and now you want to reach out to brands but don’t know where to start. It may sound crazy but the truth is the brands will come to you. Big brands are starting to see the value in partnering with small bloggers. Why you ask? Because…

Top 5 Planners For 2016

Ready or not, the new year is here. Which means it’s time to pick out a new planner. I’ve been staring at different planners and all that they have to offer for much longer than I care to admit. I’ve been known to be a little bit OCD. In the end it came down to…

2015 Memorable Moments

I became a brand ambassador for Go Blog Social and attended my first blog conference for free. Where I made some great connections with brands, and bloggers. Seven months into blogging I monetized. Oh yeah! All costs associated with running this blog were offset with freelance writing, and brand campaigns. I landed an exclusive interview with…

Windy City Bloggers Holiday Party

Christmas is right around the corner, but I haven’t been feeling particularly festive. That all changed when I attended the annual Windy City Bloggers Holiday Party. So, I want to thank the co-founders Erin Bassett, and Kit Graham and our host Hyatt Centric Chicago for making this party fabulous and free! As always thank you…

Go Blog Social

This past weekend was filled with laughter, mentoring sessions, and blog tips at the Go Blog Social workshop in Chicago. The speakers were inspiring, and full of great advice! The event took place at City View Loft and we got off to a great start with breakfast from LM Catering. Then Melissa Jones, of theCEOofffice held mini mentor sessions and explained the power…

Blogger Business Cards

Blogging is fun, but it’s also a business, and what do businesses need? Yep, you guessed it, business cards. Before we get too creative though, let’s talk about why you need a business card, and what you should put on it. Why do bloggers need a business card? Bloggers will need a business card at conferences,…

Blogiversary

I’m a “but first coffee kind of girl” and I found myself in desperate need of a business card to hand every barista when they want to chat about my outfit, hair or accessories. I decided Windy City Wardrobe could be my solution, and to my surprise no one owned the domain name. It was…