View Post

Studio Lights Setup: Recreate the Fashion Photo

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle2 Comments

I posted a photo on Instagram last week where I asked if anyone wants me to explain the studio lights setup for the image: Trying out new lighting in a self portrait series. Post coming up on light setup. Wearing a bell sleeve Nicolette top from @juliannabass (available on @shopbop right now). (Red lips = Aveda tarragona lip liner) #juliannabass #shopbop #ad A photo posted by Fashion Blogger 💃 Nataliya O (@styletomes) on Dec 1, 2016 at 8:53am PST I got quite a few positive responses and people asking to explain the behind the scenes of the photo, so I’m …

View Post

How To Find Your Blogging Voice

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle2 Comments

You know what my ultimate compliment is? When a friend of mine approaches me and tells me she feels like I’m speaking just to her with a blog article. Or if she mentions to me that my recent article felt like a casual, interesting conversation over coffee. In a blogging world so saturated with opinions and plethora of articles, this is an indication that my blogging voice actually makes an impact. I felt truly honored to know that I’m reaching ears (eyes?) that will listen and appreciate what I have to say. That’s the beauty of developing YOUR blogging voice. …

View Post

Scheduling Your Blog During the Holidays

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle4 Comments

I’ve spoken about the power of scheduling your posts before, and as we’re getting closer to the holidays season, it’s more important to look into it than before. Maintaining your blog during the holidays can be really tough, especially if you’re planning on visiting family or having family come over. Separate Your Worlds Blogging can be really consuming, and I don’t mean just because of the actual time spent on it. It can be extremely consuming by making you constantly worry about what task needs to happen next. The last thing you need to be doing during the holiday season is …

View Post

Is Social Anxiety Stunting Your Blogging Career?

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle3 Comments

As you may know, I did an AMA session with HEED yesterday about how to treat and grow your blog like a business. Let me first start off by saying THANK YOU to all of you who could join, participate and involve yourself in advancing your careers. I had a blast answering all your brilliant questions, and it gave me a ton of insight into topics you guys like to explore! The Blogging Career Dilemma In the midst of all the blogging career advice and questions, I had a participant in the AMA ask me the following. “I’m a shy …

View Post

Ask Me Anything On Running Your Blog As a Business

In Blogging Resources, Career, Lifestyle by Nataliya Ogle3 Comments

Has anyone started their holiday shopping yet? Like, I typically put the stuff off, but I’m excited this year for some odd reason! I think I’m ready for some fun and relaxation in my life. I haven’t properly cooked in a very long time. I just want to bake a ton of pies and get more cellulite on my thighs. Whatevs right? It’s cold anyway. Let’s do a brief update on life right now. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I took a short break from life by heading to Italy. This was my first time immersing …

View Post

Milan Spring 2017 Fashion Trends

In Fashion, Runway by Nataliya Ogle7 Comments

Good ol’ Milan. Always delivering a dose of bright color, tailored sophistication, and unrivaled sultriness! The Spring 2017 fashion trends in Milan largely carried through many of the things we saw in New York and London, with a few high-glitz and edgy-glam (I just made that category up) trends added. Hello sequins!! Spring 2017 Fashion Trends From Milan: 1. Bralettes: Lots of these. Be prepared to bare some skin next season! Or learn how to cleverly layer. 🙂 2. PJs and robes again: Yup, they’re here to stay. Enjoy the cozy vibes. 3. Athletic vibes: It’s all about staying casual …

View Post

MY 7 BIGGEST LESSONS LEARNED AS AN ONLINE BUSINESS OWNER

In Blogging Resources by Nataliya Ogle5 Comments

It wasn’t always like this. A fashion blog wasn’t something that I transitioned to and said “Oh cool I can make money doing what I love.” It was a scary transition at first. I was so used to working for someone else. I’m a super disciplined rules-stickler (I blame my Eastern European upbringing for that) so I need STRUCTURE. Being an online business owner is a little bit different from a 9-5. Running a blog offers plenty of that structure if you plan it out in a certain way, but it’s nowhere near as predictable as a standard office job. …

View Post

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas & DIY Projects You Can Do This Week!

In Entertaining, Lifestyle by Nataliya Ogle5 Comments

Unfortunately, I’ll be away this Halloween, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give you a brief roundup of some cool Halloween costume ideas! I typically stay away from buying costumes at the store since they’re waaaaay too expensive for the quality and because I like to have variety. Plus, it’s so much fun to DIY things! I know certain items (ahem, Maleficent headpiece) may look tough to make, but I promise you it’s not! Plus, it’s almost therapeutic. It requires a little quiet time and concentration. That said, there are some crazy looks that celebs have worn out in the …