Grow Your Blog or Business in the Beauty + Fashion Blog Squad Facebook Group!

I take part in various Facebook groups and collaborative Pinterest boards, and they really help me get my blog out there!  It’s so nice to have the support of other bloggers who are in the same situation.  The blogging world is a virtual community!  I have met so many other ladies who have been more than willing to help.

I love the blogger Facebook groups I am a part of so much that I decided to create my own group!  I’ll still actively participate in the groups I currently take part in.  They have been a huge part of my blogging experience!  But they have been so helpful that I thought, “Why not create my own Facebook group?!”  The more, the merrier! read more


30 Instagram Post Ideas (Especially for Bloggers!)

Today, I’m venturing into the world of social media.  I began making this list of Instagram post ideas so that I could help my own Instagram page.  But then I thought I would share my list with all of you!  I feel like everyone gets in a rut at one time or another, not knowing what to post.  Also, if you’re a blogger, you may feel that all you do is post Instagram content to promote your blog, which can totally take the fun out of Instagram!  The Gram is one of my favorite forms of social media because I love peeking into moments of people’s lives!  If you want to keep your page fun and intriguing (as do I), check out my list of post ideas, which I divided into fashion, beauty, and lifestyle categories.  Let me know if you have additional Instagram post ideas!  I would love to add them to my list! read more


Simple Valentine’s Day Décor

Let me be honest.  My decorating for Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for me to sprinkle a little pink everywhere.  And when else can I decorate with heart-shaped adornments?  I began decorating for Valentine’s Day shortly after New Year’s.  I just kind of tired of all of the Christmas stuff shortly after the holidays this year for some reason.  So I thought I would spread the joy to you by inviting you into my home to view all of the pink and happy decorations!  Come on in and see my simple Valentine’s Day décor. read more


7 Reasons You Should Watch The Crown on Netflix

If you are looking for a new TV series to get into, you have got to start watching The Crown on Netflix.  My husband heard about it from a coworker, so we decided to give it a try.  The show chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II, who I have now discovered is more intriguing than I initially thought.  If we had the time (and there weren’t other urgent shows to watch, such as The Bachelor and college basketball), we would binge-watch all 10 episodes.  Haven’t heard about it yet?  Here are 7 reasons you should watch The Crown on Netflix. read more


A Guide for Cleaning Out Your Closet

Whether it’s big or small, your closet needs some serious attention from time to time.  I was recently hanging up freshly washed clothes in my closet when I realized I was all out of hangers.  Rather than purchase more hangers, I decided it was time to demote some clothing items and strip them of their privilege to hang around.  (Ha- get it?)  As I began sorting through my clothes (mainly tops this time), I noticed I had not worn some items in many years!  But does that necessarily mean they should hit the box?  I’m giving you a guide for cleaning out your closet.  See the end of this post for information on how to determine which method to use for getting rid of items: donate, consign/sell, upcycle, or trash. read more


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable. #stayCHIComfy

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