I started a style blog!

For the past 1.75 years I've taken photos of my outfits and posted them online to the site "Weardrobe" (which just takes a photo, catalogs items, and a very brief bit of text). It was a fabulous way for me to track my growth, see how I've worn things, etc. but certainly not a true "style blog". A few of you may have noticed I'd removed the link from my profile; they were apparently bought by Google and the entire site taken down. There wasn't much notification, just one email that I hadn't caught, so I noticed my site was gone while in LA (not the best time, I was very sad). Upon return Heather suggested I take the plunge and start a Real, Actual Blog. So I did! It can be found here:

http://aidascloset.tumblr.com

I'm still working out layout kinks, post kinks, all that. But it's basically in final form, if a week behind; hoping to get everything up this weekend and from there start posting outfits daily. I wanted to share my exciting venture with you all :D

(Thank you thank you Heather and Ornella for all your wonderful feedback on the site!!)

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.

41 Comments

  • kimlee replied 7 years ago

    Yea! I can not wait to follow your blog.

  • Jenava replied 7 years ago

    That's awesome Aida! I'll be following along...

  • RandomThoughts (Andrea) replied 7 years ago

    Very cool, Aida! I will follow you. :D

  • Nadya replied 7 years ago

    Yea! Now more people can enjoy and be inspired by your style. I subscribed to the feed immediately

  • qfbrenda replied 7 years ago

    Bookmarked it!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    Congrats, Aida! I've bookmarked. I love the way you put your collages together and show the details.

    But I hope you'll still post here, too!

  • taylor replied 7 years ago

    You always have the best photo layouts...congrats! I will follow !!

  • HelenInCanada replied 7 years ago

    Inspiring. I will be checking in regularly!

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    What fun, Aida!

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Very cool! Welcome to the bloggerverse!

  • catgirl replied 7 years ago

    Yay! Consider me a fan!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    Congratulations, I will be a follower for sure!

  • san replied 7 years ago

    This is fantastic Aida!

  • krishnidoux replied 7 years ago

    Congratulations! I bookmarked your blog. I really love you style, and you have such a great sense of detail. Your blog also reflects that.

  • Claudia replied 7 years ago

    Well done and interesting -- just like you!

  • replied 7 years ago

    Exciting! Congrats on your blog!

  • Queen Mum replied 7 years ago

    great blog Aida!

  • Diana replied 7 years ago

    Congrats, Aida! The blog is looking really good, and your outfits are, as usual, stunning. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the future.

  • Carole replied 7 years ago

    Yay! Fab blog, Aida. I'm glad you took your fashion documentation to the next level. It will be fun to follow along.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    Congrats! Looks fab :)

  • Mo replied 7 years ago

    Cool! I dropped in for a peek :)

  • Scarlet replied 7 years ago

    Very cool! I will be checking it out.

  • kellygirl replied 7 years ago

    Woohoo! I can peek in on you all the time now : )

  • Janet replied 7 years ago

    Awesome! Bookmarked!

  • greenglove replied 7 years ago

    Love it! You are so talented!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thank you all so much for the support!! I'm out and read this on my phone, and totally just hugged my phone and said "Awwww you gals are the best!" :D:D

    EDIT: Suz, I will absolutely continue to post here! Will just have better documentation of my style endeavors.

  • Kappy replied 7 years ago

    It looks really great! Good luck.

  • goldenpig replied 7 years ago

    Looks fantastic, Aida! You have such great outfits and the photography is great. I will be following for sure. Do you have someone take your pics or do you use a self timer? How do you get them to look so nice? My photos are horrible because I am taking them of myself in the mirror with no flash indoors with a little point and shoot. The color is all off balance. I never seem to have the time to go outdoors, set up a tripod and camera, etc. etc. And I don't want to make hubby upset by constantly asking for pics. Do you have a photo tips post on your blog?

  • Freckles replied 7 years ago

    Wow, what a great set up you have over there. Congratulations Aida, you will surely have many a follower who includes other people than us YLF addicts to your style.

  • replied 7 years ago

    Exciting!! Thanks for letting us know...I will be sure to check it out :)

  • bj1111 replied 7 years ago

    had a mosey through great design elements. there's a spareness to it that's appealing.

  • Joy replied 7 years ago

    I love your blog and your style.

  • Jonesy replied 7 years ago

    Congrats! It's looking good--very appealing design, and of course you are a lovely, articulate presence :).

  • bella replied 7 years ago

    Congrats Aida! I will add you to my blogroll.

  • Marley replied 7 years ago

    I spent about 30 minutes looking at your blog - I LOVE IT! It is clear and concise - the pictures are crisp and asthetically just right. I really like reading your thought process for each outfit. Also, found myself smiling at your references to your L.A. YLF weekend because I was there - I knew what you were talking about! I've always liked your style Aida, but it has been truly a joy to watch how you have defined, re-fined and honed it down to it being a true expression of who you are. Your blog just seems to be a natural step in your process. Got it bookmarked!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thank you ladies :D

    Natalie, I take all my own photos (except on very rare occasions I ask my husband to) using the self timer on my little point-and-shoot, and set it on a flat surface outside rather than hauling my tripod/DSLR out there. I don't have any photo tips up on my blog yet, but I do plan to write a little mini-series of posts about it. One thing you can do to improve your colors: If you go to the setting for "white balance", it's most likely on "auto"; select "custom", point it at a white wall where you're standing, and follow the on screen instructions for how to set the balance. You could also get your tripod set to the height you like, and stash it somewhere near where you take photos out of sight so you can easily pop it out to take hands-free photos and then hide it away again :)

    Marley, thank you so much! "Clear and concise" is exactly what I'm going for. I've been enjoying writing about the thought process, I usually just keep all that floating in my head ;)

  • Sona replied 7 years ago

    love the new blog. and the layout is very easy to read. Congratulations!

  • Heather replied 7 years ago

    *happy dance*

    Hooray, Aida.

    Sorry, I am late to this thread, but I am so excited for you. Bookmark-check.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    Oh, how exciting! *off to bookmark*

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for the support ladies :D

  • replied 7 years ago

    OMG Aida! I. AM. SO. PROUD. OF. YOU! What a great website!

    I'm so sorry you lost all of your outfit pictures from your previous site, but I'm glad that it spurred you on to create something of your very own.

    Like the others, I love being able to get in on the thought process that creates these beautiful outfits, just like I loved watching you put together outfits in L.A. I always thought people with great style just pulled one choice out of the closet, put it on, and it was perfect! Nice to know that some work goes into it and see *how* to do it!

    You go, girl!

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