Cyber Monday Sales

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Cyber Monday Sales

Tired of hearing all the steals, deals and sales? Nope? Well hope not because today’s blogpost is just that: Cyber Monday Sales, which means I’m sharing some amazing deals happening right now.

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Happy Cyber Monday Shopping!

ASOS // 20% off Sitewide and In Store

CODE: GOGOGO

// 30% off Sitewide and In Store

CODE: THANKFUL30

DATE: 11/24-11/29

Banana Republic // 50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide

DATE: 11/24-11/26 (online) 11/24-11/28 (in store)

// 50% off Sitewide and In Store

DATE: 11/27-1/28

BaubleBar // 30% off purchases

DATE: 11/25 – 11/27

CODE: THANKS30

// 25% off 1 item

CODE: SAVE25

// 35% off 2 items or more

CODE: SAVE35

DATE: 11/27-11/29

Bloomingdale’s // Extra 25% off a large selection of items Sitewide

DATE: 11/27-11/28

// Take 15% off $100-$199.99 or 20% off $200+ on a great selection of items online  + save up to 50% on select items

DATE: 11/24-11/26

// Take 25% off a large selection of regular and sale price items for a total savings of up to 60% off online

DATE: 11/27-11/28

Coach // 30% Off select styles

DATE: 11/18 Early Access; 11/19-11/27

CODE: THANKS2016

// Up to 50% off select styles & shop 125+ online sale exclusives

DATE: 11/28

Express  // 50% off everything ONLINE ONLY + Free Shipping

DATE: 11/28

French Connection // 40% Off Everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping

DATE: 11/21-11/29

CODE: F40BLF

INTERMIX // Extra 40% Off Sale

DATE: 11/23-12/7

// $150 off every $750 spent with code.

DATE: 11/24-11/28

CODE: THANKS

// Cyber Monday Sale: 30% off select full-priced items

DATE: 11/28

// Green Tuesday Sale: 40% off private label & exclusives

DATE: 11/29

Minted // 15% off no minimum, 20% off $150+ on holiday

DATE: 11/23-11/27

CODE: BF2016

// 20% off $150+ on holiday, wedding, and all gifts

DATE: 11/23-11/28

CODE: BF2017

Nordstrom // Take an extra 20% off selected sale items

DATE: 11/24- 11/28

// Designer sale – 40% off

Public Desire // 30% off everything Sitewide and In Store

DATE: 11/24-11/27

CODE: CYBER30

Saks 5th Avenue // Up to 40% off

Shopbop // Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off

DATE: 11/22-11/28

CODE: GOBIG16

// Save up to 25%

CODE: GOBIG16

Sole Society // 30% off all footwear, select bags, and accessories

DATE: 11/25-11/27

// 30% off Sitewide

DATE: 11/28

Steve Madden // 35% off + 30% off clearance

DATE: 11/28

CODE: CYBER

TOPSHOP // Up to 50% off select items

DATE: 11/23-11/28

Tory Burch // 30% off any purchase of $250+

DATE: 11/28

CODE: THANKS

Trina Turk // 30% Off Sitewide

DATE: 11/23-11/28

True Religion // 40% off + a free beanie with purchases of $250+

DATE: 11/27-11/30

* Free Shipping

Ulta // New and Only at Ulta Beauty! BareMinerals Kits Make Them Stare Smoky Eye Trio OR Make It Glow $10 each ,$37-39 Value

DATE: 11/24 @6pm- 11/26

//  NYX 40% Off Eye Makeup

DATE: 11/28

Under Armour // Up to 50% Off UA Outlet + Free Shipping & Returns

xo

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Fuzzy Fur Coat | Top | Jeans | Boots

 

Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday Sales

How many of you camped out late last night for Black Friday Sales? How many are out shopping right now? And how many of you are like me doing all the black Friday holiday shopping in the comfort of you home (or in bed)? I’m definitely avoiding any interaction with anyone today and doing all my shopping online. It’s easier, safe, less stressful, and you can stay in your pajamas all day, I mean. Does it get any better than that? NO!

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I’ve listed all the Black Friday Holiday Sales that I’m currently browsing through as we speak. Happy Black Friday! Happy online shopping!

 

URBAN OUTFITTERS – BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF EVERYTHING

AMAZON

BAUBLE BAR – 30% OFF EVERYTHING, CODE: FRIDAY30

TOPSHOP – UP TO 50% OFF

FOREVER 21 – 30% OFF MARKED DOWN ITEMS, CODE: EXTRA30, PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS

WINDSOR – 20% OFF EVERYTHING, NO CODE NEEDED

NORDSTROM – EXTRA 20% OFF SELECTED SALE ITEMS, FREE SHIPPING, FREE RETURNS

SHOPBOP – UP TO 75% OFF SALE ITEMS, UP TO 30% OFF FULL-PRICE ITEMS, CODE: MORE17

SEPHORA – $15 & UNDER GIFT ITEMS

REVOLVE – UP TO 65% OFF, FREE SHIPPING AND RETURNS

 

XO

SHOP THE LOOK:

Top | Jeans | Boots | Beret | Bag

 

Cyber Week Holiday Sales

 

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The time is FINALLY here! The moment we have all been waiting for. The holiday deals and steals. That’s right. It’s Cyber Week holiday Sales, and I’ve put together a list of all the sales that are happening now. From apparel to accessories to beauty to mens to home – I’ve listed it all. All you have to do is click the links below for each sale and it will direct you to the discounts that each store is offering. It’s a long one, so be sure to get comfy. Grab a chair, get some coffee, and shop on!

 

AEROPOSTALE // Shop @aeropostale Early Black Friday 50% – 70% Off Everything

DATE: 11/14

AEROPOSTALE // Shop Up To 75% off @aeropostale during our Cyber Monday Sale 

DATE: 11/14

ANDRE ASSOUSE // Start Black Friday Early at @andreassous! Take 40% off Fall Styles 

DATE: 11/22 – 11/29

CODE: Fall40

ASOS // Black Friday Weekend- 30% off Everything

DATE: 11/22 – 11/28

CODE: EPIC30

BB DAKOTA // We All Scream for 50% Off Black Friday

DATE: 11/24

BEAUTY BAY // UP TO 30% off every.single.thing

DATE: 11/20 – 11/27

BERGDORF GOODMAN // Save up to 40% off during the Designer Sale @bergdorfs

DATE: 11/20 – 11/26

BROOK AND YORK // Shop @brookandyork and use promo code HOLIDAZE2017 for 15% off.

DATE: 11/22 – 12/25

CODE: HOLIDAZE2017

CAMILYN BETH // BLACK FRIDAY SAVINGS:spend $200 and receive 20% off, spend $500 and recieve 30% off. 

DATE: 11/20 – 11/26

CODE: WEEKEND

FITFLOP // FitFlop Shoes, Sneakers, and Boots Up to 60% off + Extra 20%

DATE: 11/15 – 11/28

CODE: REWARD20

HORCHOW HOME // Black Friday Sale! Save up to 40% off select items + enjoy free shipping on orders $50+ with code HOLIDAY @HorchowHome

DATE: 11/22-11/26

CODE: HOLIDAY

HUNTER // Shop the Black Friday Sale alongside an exclusive offer up to 40% off a new Hunter product every day.

DATE: 11/20 – 11/27

KEDS //Black Friday Sale: 30% off full price + 10% Off Sale

DATE: 11/21 – 11/26

CODE: NOLINES

KURT GEIGER //20% off at Kurt Geiger: A Christmas Gift for You

DATE: 11/20 – 11/27

LUCKY BRAND //Shop the Lucky Brand Black Friday Sale – Save 50-60% off & Earn up to 15% commission.

DATE: 11/21

MACKAGE //Black Friday Event! Save up to 40% + Free Shipping at Mackage.com (Valid Nov 21 12:01am EST to Nov 26 11:59pm EST)

DATE: 11/21 – 11/26

MARLEY LILY //Shop Black Friday with @marleylilly and get *limited edition* red duck boots! 

DATE: 11/22 – 11/26

MATISSE FOOTWEAR // Matisse Footwear is celebrating Black Friday in a BIG way!  Shop 25% off EVERYTHING now through Wednesday, 11/22.  

DATE: 11/22

CODE: LIKETOKNOWIT25

MATISSE FOOTWEAR // Black Friday Sale Announcement: Up to 70% off and free shipping on orders over $125

DATE: 11/21

MATISSE FOOTWEAR // New Styles added to style including Amuse Society Collaboration, up to 70% off. Free shipping on orders over $125

DATE: 11/21

MISSGUIDED // Own the night with the new season party collection from Missguided and get 50% off all dresses (excluding sale and CarliBybel items) using code DRESSYBABE in the US and DRESSLOVE in the UK

MONNIER FRERES // Up to 20% off

MSR MONSHOWROO //-50% and up to additional -10% off selected items

DATE: 11/13 – 11/28

MYTHERESA // enjoy 30% off on selected items by entering the code BLACK30 at checkout

NATURALIZER //Black Friday! Take 40% off + Free Shipping

DATE: 11/22 – 11/27

CODE: BLKFRIDAY

NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL //Early Black Friday Sale! Save 40%- 80% off everything @LastCallNM

DATE: 11/20 – 11/26

RADLEY //Launch Up to 50% off Black Friday event

DATE: 11/17 – 11/27

RAY-BAN //UP TO 50% OFF (20% off sitewide)

DATE: 11/22 – 11/27

SAM EDELMAN //30% Off sitewide

DATE: 11/21 – 11/23

CODE: SAMSGIVING

SAUCONY //25% Off Saucony Originals

DATE: 11/17 – 11/29

CODE: FAVORITE25

SAUCONY // 25% off Saucony Originals

DATE: 11/17 – 11/29

CODE: FAVORITES25

SEQUIN // Hidden Message Necklaces 25% off

DATE: 11/22

CODE: MESSAGES17

SERENA & LILY // Get started on your holiday shopping with 20% off everything at Serena and Lily

DATE: 11/20 – 11/28

SHOPBOP // Get 20% off orders of $200 + .25% off orders of $500+ and 30% off orders of $800 or more with code MORE17 at Shopbop!

DATE: 11/21 – 11/26

SPERRY // Up to 50% Off Select Sperry Styles

DATE: 11/22 – 11/28

SUPERDRY // 30% off everything at Superdry

DATE: 11/22 – 12/11

T3 MICRO // Black Friday starts early! Enjoy 25% off luxe hair tools

DATE: 11/21 – 11/26

CODE: FRIDAY17

TOMMY HILFIGER // Black Friday & cyber Monday 40% off site-wide

DATE: 11/22 – 11/28

CODE:THATSALE

TORRID // Torrid’s Cyber Week Sales are here – Save up to 40%

DATE: 11/22 – 11/27

URBAN OUTFITTERS EU // Black Friday preview – Up to 40% off

DATE: 11/22

CODE: PREVIEW40

W CONCEPT // Shop our CyberWeek Sale! Up to 50% off markdowns + an EXTRA 15%

DATE: 11/22 – 11/24

CODE: CYBERSECRET

WANDERLUST+CO // 30% off site-wide

DATE: 11/22 – 11/30

CODE: cyber

Yandy // Get 10% off Yandy’s New Holiday Dress Line

DATE: 11/22 – 11/30

CODE: SANTA10

ZAZZLE // Big Holiday Deals Start Now: Up to 50% off Bestsellers at Zazzle! Hurry! Ends Soon.

DATE: 11/22 – 11/27

Jemma Sands:

Jemma Sands will offer 40% off site-wide with no exclusions from 11/22 through 11/27.

Use code: THANKFUL17

http://jemmasands.com/

2(X)IST

2(X)IST will offer 40% off site-wide, including sale items from 11/21 through 11/27. Free Shipping over $50.

https://www.2xist.com/

Coalition LA & Motion by Coalition:

Coalition LA (outerwear) and Motion by Coalition (activewear) will offer 25% off site-wide from 11/24 through 11/28.

Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY25

https://www.acrossatlas.com/

Endless Summer:

Endless Summer will offer 30% off site-wide, including sale items from 11/24 through 11/27.

Use Code: CYBERLOVE

http://www.shopendlesssummer.com

 

I hope this list helps you get through your holiday shopping. I know it’s definitely going help me. 🙂

Have a lovely day, and Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll see you guys next week or on the gram (@melrodstyle).

xo

 

Instagram Content – To Post Or Not To Post? That is The Question

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photos: Raul Romo 

Instagram Content – To Post Or Not To Post? That is The Question.

 I wanted to talk about a slightly different topic than normal on here – about the thought process behind scheduling my Instagram posts and my entire Instagram feed itself…

“Is it a GOOD photo or is it mediocre?” “Does it look good on my feed?” “Should I start posting only outfit photos and not coffee drinks or pretty flatlays because my outfits get higher engagement?” “Should I completely change my entire feed and try something new?” “Should I share things other than fashion?” “Should I play it safe and only post content that I already know will do well?” ” or should I change it up and not care?” “What direction should I take?” Asking for a friend. 

This is how I’ve been feeling lately. I have been in one of those moods where I feel stuck in a rut, confused, lost. Getting out of this weird “funk” is sometimes difficult. Or maybe I’m just having a moment. It happens. I feel like other bloggers know what I’m talking about. I’ve noticed that whenever I post a photo other than outfits, it doesn’t get the reaction I would’ve hoped for. Engagement is super low. While I love my feed to have a variety and not just outfit after another, seems like my followers are not into it. They only like my outfit photos. So what do I do? Should I only post what my followers like instead of what I like?

Don’t get me wrong. I do post what I like and I stay true to myself, but sometimes I look at my feed and think “(Yawning) Ugh, I could’ve done better”. “Boring”. And I don’t like feeling this way.

While you’ll see more of my personality and personal side on my Instagram stories and Snapchat, I do keep my Instagram account strictly blog-related content. I have to. It’s my business, however; you will see my fun-witty-sarcastic side (read IG captions), and share content that is still relevant but not just an OOTD after another OOTD… make sense? That’s what my personal account is for – to show content that isn’t blog-related.

The way I see my Instagram account is if it looks boring to me, then I need to make some changes. I like content that shows some type of breakage, that splits content from repeating similar content in a row, such as beauty or details shots or anything inspiring. I like consistency but not repetitive if that makes any sense.

So while I still try to figure out the plans for my Instagram feed and the direction I plan to take, I do hope that you stick around because I do plan to sprinkle in some new not-your-usual content on my Instagram.

 If you have any suggestions or thoughts on this post, feel free to leave me a comment. I love reading them. 🙂

 

xo

 

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Isabel Marrant Blouse | Jeans | Slides | Sunglasses | Bag

Sapphire Pantry Laguna

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BRUNCH SO HARD, MIMOSAS WANNA FIND ME

As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, I am invited to many events throughout the week, and while they are all so much fun, my favorite events are the ones that involve food… don’t judge me. If there’s an event with food, I’m totally there. You can find me chasing the waiter around with the platter of hors d’oeuvres. To be honest, my favorite influencer events are the brunch ones (hashtag sorry not sorry). So naturally, when I was invited for a tasting at the Sapphire Pantry in Laguna Beach, there was no hesitation. I was definitely attending!

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If you follow me on Instagram @melrodstyle,  then you might’ve seen on my stories all the food we were able to taste. Sadly, I didn’t get to take photos of every dish (hence why I am not a food blogger), because my belly could not wait #STORYOFMYLIFE, but we had the following from their breakfast menu: OATMEAL, TRADITIONAL SANDWICH (hickory smoked turkey, scrambled egg whites, tomato, whole wheat bread), BREAKFAST TACO, BREAKFAST BURRITO, BUTTERMILK PANCAKES, PB & J FRENCH TOAST (ahhh insert drooling emoji here), SMOKED SALMON SANDWICH, and so much more. Just thinking about all the food we I devoured is putting me back into a serious food coma.

 

If you are ever in the area or are planning to visit Laguna beach, I highly recommend giving them a visit because their food is incredible, and their staff and manager were the friendliest.

Sapphire Laguna

 

xo

 

Allure Blow Bar

Allure Blow Bar

 

I don’t know what person doesn’t love a good hair day. That feeling you get after a good blow out is EVERYTHING.  Am I right, ladies? Gents?

 

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The lovely ladies of Allure Blow Bar invited me into their beautiful salon for a complimentary blow out. Ummm yessss girllll!  So naturally I brought my sister Jojo (she’s like my right hand these days).

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with mimosas. Every girl deserves to be pampered once in a while so this was very much needed.  After our hair was looking oh-so-fab, we had a little photoshoot sesh (duh!).

What an incredible day it was! Thank you to the amazing team at Allure Blow Bar for pampering us and making us look fabulous.

If you are ever in the area or looking to get your hair done, then definitely check them out. The place is beautiful, the staff is super friendly, and my hair looked ah-mazing! Linking everything down below.

 

Allure Blow Bar

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Be sure to follow them on instagram @allureblowbar.

My Top Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

By now, the malls are probably the craziest and most hectic, especially because of the most anticipated sale of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The only time I wish I had a sugar daddy (no offense Horhey). It’s the most dangerous sale, but most exciting because a lot of the brands that are normally super expensive get dropped to a more reasonable price that cannot be passed up, I meannnn. Lucky for us there’s online shipping so we don’t have to wait in ridiculous lines. We can simply shop form the comfort of our home.

 

So without further ado, here are my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that are currently sitting in my shopping cart, because it is frowned upon to be in a store with no bra, sweatpants and a glass a wine.

 

WOMEN’S APPAREL

 

 

BEAUTY

 

SHOES

 

ACCESSORIES

 

xo

Meet the Squad aka My Furry Babies

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MEET THE SQUAD AKA MY FURRY BABIES

Going off the usual fashion topics here, and talking all about my little ones. I previously mentioned my little big family in my 20 Fun Facts About Me post, but wanted to share a little more about them since you get to see a glimpse of my personal life on Insta stories. Thought it only made sense since I share my babies with you guys quite often on the gram (@melrodstyle).

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When George and I moved in together, we instantly became The Brady Bunch.

Tootsie: (My dog) My little 12 year old baby, the queen, the one who runs the backyard world, the feistiest little nugget you’ll ever meet. I’ve had her since she was only a few weeks old. Her and Kujo grew up together, so they’re besties for the restie. Tootsie was originally my sister’s dog, but she couldn’t keep her.

Kujo: (My dog) The only boy from the bunch, my old little man. He’s also 12 – going on 13 this year. He’s the sweetest, but most stubborn lil dude I’ve ever met. I’ve also had him since he was a puppy – he use to fit on the palm of my hand. Kujo was originally my sister’s dog as well, but wasn’t able to keep him. I technically wouldn’t have any dogs if my sister didn’t give me Tootsie and Kujo. Also, I know most are thinking “why the name Kujo?” “Is he a vicious dog?” The answer is I don’t know and no he is not a mean dog. He’s Kujo with a K not Cujo like the movie… lol.

Hennessy: (George’s dog) My little lady. She’s the calmest from the group. Very chill and friendly. She’s also up there in age. She likes to pick on Tootsie from time to time, but she wouldn’t hurt a fly. If anything Tootsie is the one who has nipped her a few times (smh). She was originally George’s cousin’s dog, but due to moving they couldn’t keep her. Same with her. We didn’t give her the name Hennessy, she already had that name when George took her in.

Boo Boo Kitty: (George’s cat) The sassiest of them all. The one who truly runs my world. She’s very independent, doesn’t like to cuddle (only on her terms), also senior. Her routine consists of sleeping, eating, pooping, sleeping, meowing my ear off to feed her tuna, and sleeping. She loves sleeping on our stomach or back depending on how we’re laying down. She doesn’t like children. She hides whenever our nieces and nephews come over. She was originally George’s sister’s cat, but couldn’t keep her due to developing some allergies. See a pattern here? When we first moved in together, Boo Boo was not a fan of me AT ALL. She treated me like I was her stepmom (lol). No, but seriously she did, but that didn’t last for long. She warmed up to me and started coming around. Now we’re besties and always likes to sleep on my lap.

Marley: (Our dog together) The puppy. The most playful and hyper one. She’s almost 2. Like Hennessy, she also likes to pick on Tootsie. George and I rescued her from a shelter last year. So basically, if my sister kept Tootsie and Kujo, and if George’s cousin and sister kept Hennessy and Boo Boo, we’d only have one dog – Marley.

FUN FACTS:

We didn’t name any of the babies, except Marley.

Marley has yet to meet face to face with Boo Boo. Not sure how that would work out so trying to avoid that interaction from ever happening.

Boo Boo doesn’t use a kitty litter. She’s like a dog. She will scratch our closet door when she wants to go outside, and she’ll scratch the front door to come back in. She’s literally the best cat ever.

Tootsie is deadly afraid of Boo Boo.

Hennessy was once attacked by a raccoon – sad story but true.

Kujo loves to shake hands.

 

Whoa major info. overload. Well there you have it. A little more about my little big family.

 

If you guys have any questions or want to know more about my babies, feel free to comment below. Also, if there are any topics you’d like me to blog about, let me know. 🙂

xo

My Thoughts on Loop Giveaways and Like / Comment Pods

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My Thoughts on Loop Giveaways and Like / Comment Pods

I miss the days when Instagram was easy, stress-free, and not having to worry about how to go around the “new algorithm changes” (literally rolling my eyes as I type this). Remember when you could get 600 likes with less than 10k followers? Or when your feed wasn’t controlled by Instagram’s new formula? Nowadays, you can have 100k followers with only 600 likes, if that (smh).

With the new changes, one must find ways to stay relevant in the blogger world. In other words desperate times calls for desperate measures… I’m talking about Loop Giveaways that have been all over your feed (guilty), and Like/Comment Pods (keep scrolling to read).

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LOOP GIVEAWAYS

As much as it’s annoying to see nothing but loop giveaways on my Instagram feed, I think it is appropriate to do one or two, not three in a day or in a week. Spread them to throughout the months. I made the mistake of doing two within two weeks only because I didn’t realize how close the giveaways were going to be (my bad). I won’t be doing that again.

Although a lot of people have their own thoughts and opinions about loop giveaways and are not fans of them, I am here to say that I see both sides. Some may think it’s like buying followers, but I have to disagree because someone actually ends up winning an amazing gift, while buying followers will only get you fake/ghost followers. These loop giveaways have their pros and cons.

Pros: Influencers who participate in these giveaways have a chance to gain more exposure from a wider audience, which means more followers. This is a pro, especially on a brand’s perspective since, unfortunately a lot of brands care more about quantity versus quality.

Cons: After the giveaway is over, you lose followers (not all but most), which is pretty standard and expected.

It really depends on how you look at it. The way I see them is that it definitely helps your blog/Instagram get recognition. The new followers might not have even known about your blog or Instagram, which can help in your advantage if they like your feed and stick around. OR, perhaps these accounts who are entering these giveaways are just in it for the free stuff (also pretty normal), and are only following for a chance to win, period. It’s really difficult to gage these loop giveaways, but I suggest every influencer who is trying to build their account to try a giveaway to see how they like it. If it didn’t matter about the number of followers you have on Instagram, then none of the above would be relevant. Unfortunately, as a full time blogger (I’ll speak for myself) we have to make sure our numbers keep growing and our engagement is high, which leads me to Like/Comment Pods…

Would I do another loop giveaway? Yeah, maybe. Maybe not. I don’t think the loop giveaways helped my account at all. If anything I gained a ridiculous amount of followers during the last loop giveaway I participated in, and am still losing followers (most likely followers who were just looking to win something and not necessarily like my account) now –  but I can’t stress about it. I know why I’m losing, and it’s because of the other accounts who participated in this same loop giveaway. If I learned anything about these giveaways, it’s that you need to make sure that the other accounts are similar to yours or relevant. You can’t have an account who is promoting cleaning supplies be in the same giveaway as someone who focuses on fashion, beauty, etc… Also, a lot of these accounts that were a part of the same loop giveaway as I was were international, which means the majority of their followers only spoke Spanish or a different language, and since I speak mainly English, of course they would not stick around. It didn’t make sense. I understand that 100%. Again, my bad. I’m definitely going to try to host more giveaways on my own and see how that works out. Not only for exposure but for my followers because I luv ya. 😉

 

LIKE / COMMENT PODS

For those of you who are not familiar with these pods, they are DM groups through Instagram or through the Telegram app (I’m sure there are others) with different bloggers who share their Instagram posts for the group to like and or comment on each other’s posts. It’s another way to support one another. I briefly mentioned my thoughts about it on my 5 Instagram Pet Peeves blog post. Very similar to my thoughts on loop giveaways – I’m not against them. My only issue is when other bloggers do not catch up, meaning like or comment on your posts. The way it works is that you must be caught up with whoever is involved in the group by liking and or commenting before sharing your posts with the group. Some follow rules, while most do not… this is based off my experience by the way. I had to leave a few groups because I felt like I was abiding by the rules while others were using lame excuses like “sorry no wifi, will catch up later” yet still share their post. This topic is silly, really. And I’m sure more for those who are reading this who are not bloggers, but this is the blogging world we live in.

Anywho, these are my thoughts on loop giveaways and like/comment pods based off my experience. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.

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Etsy Picnic Basket Bags Under $100

Last year, we were introduced to the basket bag. Today, still the most wanted, high in demand bag this season is none other than the rattan basket bag or what most people call – the picnic basket bag… You might’ve seen this bag flooding your Instagram feed – whether it’s an influencers wearing it or your favorite celebrity. This bag is all the rage.

I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite basket bags (all under $100) that I found on Etsy. Begin slideshow by clicking left arrow above. 

Let me know which is your favorite bag.

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