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True Story: I Went Two Weeks Without Social Media

 Sounds dramatic, right?(Or maybe you look at the headline and think, "Two weeks without social media? That's so EASY!" Shush you.)Since I began blogging 5.5 years ago, social media (and my b...
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4 Timeless Blogging Lessons From Carrie Bradshaw

By Emily VanderBeek, Isn't That CharmingIt’s safe to say that if Sex and the City had started 10 years later, Carrie Bradshaw would have been a blogger. New York City’s “It” girl would have tweeted to M...
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Jealousy & Envy in the Blogging Community

Perhaps it's not the most festive topic this time of year, but I've been thinking a lot about jealousy and envy in the blogging community. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's felt more than a tinge of one o...
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You Are Creative: Here’s How To Ignite Your Spark

By Emily Vanderbeek of Isn't That CharmingPablo Picasso is turning in his grave. Ernest Hemingway is shouting from the heavens. Andy Warhol is glaring at me with warning in his eyes. Why? I’m about to g...
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27 Signs You’re Addicted to Instagram

We'll be the first ones to raise our hands and admit that we might be addicted to Instagram. Okay, okay we definitely are. The photo-sharing app has become something of a phenomenon for everyone from blogge...
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6 Great Custom Logo Shops on Etsy

Getting that perfect logo is never easy. The FedEx logo famously cost $1Million dollars because it has a hidden arrow. Paul Rand, designer of the iconic IBM logo once told Steve Jobs that he would only design o...
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Write Your Next Post – in 30 Minutes OR LESS

Bloggers and gentlemen - prepare to be amazed!I'm about to dazzle you with instructions on how to complete a feat of Internet magic: You can write your next fashion blog post in 30 minutes - or less. ...
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8 Tips to Jumpstart Writing Your First eBook

By Glee of The Gleeful FashionistaOne way to monetize your fashion blog is by selling your own products such as eBooks. Its a good source of passive income which can generate revenue for years to come i...
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The Top 5 Inspiring TED Talks for Bloggers

Inspiration, hope and motivation. That's what TED, a nonprofit started in 1984 devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, has brought to many of its viewers and today, TED celebrates one billion TedTalk views, a hug...
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25 Ways To Get Your Blog Featured

Be the first, be the best. But what else can you do to get your blog featured? We've rounded up 25 ways give your blog that extra push into the spotlight...
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3 Ways To Say “Thank You!” To Your Readers

You know that feeling you get when you open up your mailbox and see a small, pretty envelope addressed by hand, specifically to you? It makes you feel special, doesn't it? It's even better when it turns out tha...
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25 Ways To Make Money Blogging

Bloggers from all areas of the globe have different ways of sustaining their lives as independent professional bloggers, we wanted to put some options together for you... all in one place.
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4 Tips For Writing Your Fashion Blog Like A Magazine

By: Mignon A. Gould of  The Chic SpySo, you’ve decided you want to launch your very own blog or revamp your current style blog. Others in the blogosphere have inspired you, but you can’t decide which ty...
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10 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Do you ever find that the mind can be seriously annoying? At least that's what I thought last Friday. I was frustrated, overwhelmed and wasn't sure how to get myself out of my very own creative rut.</ Ins...
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How To Not Suck At Instagram

Filmmaker Casey Neistat is on a personal mission to keep up the quality of the social media platform and wants you to follow some simple rules to make it a better experience for everyone.
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Fashion Blogging vs. Magazines: What Does The Future Hold?

As magazines begin to tap into bloggers more and more, I began to wonder: will this progression continue to meld together, eventually evolving digital magazine platforms and blogs into one? Or will magazines and blogs forever be of two different mindsets in fashion?
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Shop Your Heart Out: The Ultimate Blogger Gear Guide

It never fails, once mid-August comes around, I get hit with a major shopping craze. Blame it on the classic "Back to School" mentality, but the end of summer and the coming of fall makes me want to wipe th...
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10 Blog Posts You Can Create From A Summer Vacation

Exotic locations. Planes, trains and automobiles. Total relaxation and quality time with friends and family. A vacation in the summer months is one of the most cherished experiences we have each year. In the sa...
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10 Fourth Of July Inspired Blog Posts We Love

While most of us in the good ol' USA are hitting the beach or a barbecue right about now, if you happen to be by a computer we've rounded up a little inspiration on how to use your blog to highlight a holiday.
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25 Instagram Accounts We’re Totally Obsessed With

Would it be inappropriate if we wanted to climb to the top of our New York City office building and shout, "We love Instagram!" Seriously, we could literally shout it from the rooftops. The photo-sharing app ge...
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IFB’s 20 Favorite Menswear Blogs

We have a confession: We love menswear blogs. Seriously, sometimes we love them even more than we love fashion blogs about clothes that we actually wear. There are a lot of reasons, and you may be surprised...
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Blogger Compensation: To Charge or Not To Charge?

When you're starting your business as a blogger, one of the toughest questions you'll face is knowing when to charge and when something should be done for free. It's a delicate process as you want to make s...
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30 Spectacular Style Bloggers Over 30

Someone once told me that your thirties are the best decade of your life. Your angsty teen years are more than a decade in the past, and perhaps you overcome that whole "figuring out who you are" thing of y...
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J.Crew Catalog: Diversity or Racism?

J.Crew catalogs have always been a treat to peruse, sometimes even more so than a fashion magazine. Always showcasing a life where everyone is beautiful, expertly layered and perfectly accessorized. However, ...
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9 Books Every Style Blogger Should Read

Put down that copy of 50 Shades of Grey, do you hear me?Perhaps that sounds a bit harsh, and if you must, you can go on and finish it. When you're done though, why not pick up something of a little more...
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Why Your Job Title is Killing Your Credibility

A quick scroll through LinkedIn offers a dizzying array of job titles. CEO, Editor in Chief, Social Media Guru. Funny? Yes. Entertaining? Sure. Professional? No. As a blogger, you want to showcase your many ...
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IFB’s 15 Most Gorgeous Beauty Blogs To Watch

I've been doing my make up the same way since I was sixteen. Black eyeliner, loads of mascara, bronzer and a dash of pinky lip balm. It wasn't until I started blogging about fashion that I was introduced to t...
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Are Personal Style Bloggers Impacting Retail Trends?

Do you take your Prada with a side of Old Navy? How about that Jimmy Choo shoe with a Hanes white t-shirt? Last week Women's Wear Daily reported that there's a new shopping trend emerging in the retail world...
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Customize Your Blog: CSS For Beginners, Pt. 1

By Stephanie Brown of FAIIINTCSS is something a lot of people ask my advice on, assuming it is too technical or complex for them to learn themselves, this is absolutely not true. It’s nowhere near as ...
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7 Fab Style Blogger Videos To Inspire Your Next Vlog

We're big fans of video over here at IFB. It brings content to life, and adds a fun, multimedia element to style blogging. Whether it's a haul video, a tutorial, a musical performance, an outfit brought to life...
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The 30 Best Android Apps For Fashion Bloggers

By Jennifer Booth, fashion nerd of frayed threadsThere's always been a great deal of hoopla around Apple products - let's face it, that company can build followers like Ashton Kutcher on Twitter. But what a...
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20 Tips For Breaking Through Writer’s Block

We're not writing novels. We're not writing academic essays or lengthy progress reports. We are writing sassy, fabulous, informative and fun blog posts. We're writing about what we love: fashion, beauty, design...
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5 Startups that Could Change the Way You Shop

Not so long ago, if you wanted to sell your old or ill-fitting clothes you'd have to host a garage sale, a clothing swap or start up an eBay account to hawk your closet excess. And when the fashion blogger comm...
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10 Celebrity Blogs We Heart, and 10 We Wish Existed

It's not our fault we care about, read about, stalk and fantasize about celebrities so much. It's society's fault, it's our media-obsessed culture, and it's because they're so darn good-looking. At some point y...
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Jane Aldridge in a Sea of Controversy

As you may have read last week, there was a flurry of controversy over a recent profile of Jane Aldridge, the blogger behind Sea of Shoes, in a publication called Texas Monthly. In it, the reporter rather candi...
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5 Things Every Blog Should Have

We talk about blogs a lot in the office. Would you believe we actually talk about blogs almost all the time? Shocking, I know! We talk about what we love, what bothers us, what we wish we saw more of, less of, ...
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How To Be Funny (Or At Least Loosen Up A Bit)

I think it's truly one of the highest compliments you can pay someone to say that they're funny. Many people have a great sense of humor, but to be able to engage people with wit and make them laugh (especi...
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Boost Your Blog Traffic With Tumblr

One of the fastest growing social networks in the world right now is not Facebook or Twitter. Instead, it is Tumblr. In the past year alone, Oscar de la Renta, Tory Burch, Gucci, Kate Spade and Modcloth hav...
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Why Blogger Isn’t the Best Platform for Bloggers

Some of the biggest bloggers use Blogspot/Blogger. The Sartorialist used it for years, as did Fashion Toast (both have since migrated off). Face Hunter, Man Repeller, The Glamourai, Keiko Lynn, Where Did U ...
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How Far is too Far with c/o “Courtesy Of” ?

I’d like to open this up to the community and make this more of an open discussion than a post itself. I’ve been blogging for about 3 years and have noticed a huge increase of brands working with bloggers-- ...
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10 Tips For Maintaining Your Blog Mojo

Many people start new blogs every week but a much smaller number continue to post regularly. The initial excitement of writing your own fashion blog can wear off after a few months or a few years. As with l...
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10 Sites To Cruise When You’re In A Funk

Over at the IFB offices last week, each of us took a turn having sort of an off day. You know the kind. Something happens or nothing happens at all, and you just don't feel right. You're sluggish, uninspire...
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6 Tips For Finding Your Blog Niche

I'll be the first to admit that when I started my blog, I had no idea what I was doing. All I knew was that I needed an outlet for my compulsive fashion obsession and my love of writing. And so it began: a ...
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Working With Companies: Asking for Compensation

In last week's post on the Vogue Influencer Network, a lovely gal named Laura asked: I have been approached by companies before wanting me to do posts about their new website/product before, and no one has...
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We’re Hiring: Editorial Fashion Blogger (Part-Time)

Role: Editorial Fashion Blogger Are you obsessed with fashion, style, and shopping? Love blogging, reading blogs and keeping up with the latest fashion media? We’re looking for a passionate fashion lover to ...
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31 Post Ideas for Fashion Blogs

Just one little line can help bring your blog significantly more traffic.That's the post title.Last week I asked around some ideas and feedback (and feedback from you about your experience).Insp...
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6 Tips on the Importance of Proofreading

During the process of writing an article for your blog, an important (if not the most important) step is proofreading. Before you publish your post, it's essential that you proofread it. Proofreading doesn'...
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5 Helpful Sites to Analyze Your Blog

Analyzing your blog is an important aspect of blogging as it can help you determine who your target audience is and which kind of content is proving most popular.There are many sites out there in the vastne...