Archives for March 2017

Spring Trend: Blue and White Stripes

Top: Sabi Boutique | White Jeans: Articles of Society | Purse: Gigi New York | Heels: Steve Madden

Happy Tuesday, babes! Today I wanted to give y’all a life update on what I have been doing after graduation! In January, I accepted a full time position as Website Manager at Sabi Boutique! I have been working for Sabi for almost 4 years (I started modeling for them at the end of my freshman year of college), so I couldn’t imagine a more perfect job for me!

My job includes styling photoshoots, buying product for the website (SO much fun), and managing all aspects of the web! If you are ever in the College Station area, you should definitely stop by the store and say hi (I’m there Monday-Friday)!!

Today I am doing a giveaway on Instagram with Sabi and a couple other College Station bloggers! Head to my Instagram @champagneandchanel to enter! I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

Tips to Grow Your Instagram

Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Paige Jeans | Sandals: Sole Society (also love these)| Purse: Sole Society | Choker: Sole Society | Bracelet: Sole Society

One of my favorite parts about blogging is getting to meet other sweet bloggers! A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting another College Station blogger, Abi of Bloomability, and she has become such a great friend! The blogging world can be tough, but us girls have to stick together!

One of the number one questions I get from bloggers who are starting out is how to grow your audience on Instagram. While I wish there was a magic formula, it just takes a lot of hard work and time! Here are a few tips from what I have learned over the past year:

Be consistent. This one of the most important factors in growing your Instagram. You don’t want to post 7 times one week, then only twice the next week. Your followers want to see consistency. Find a schedule that works for you and try to stick to it! With that being said, I also believe in quality over quantity. Don’t post a bad image just because you feel like you need to post!

Find your Niche. What is going to make you different from everyone else? The blogging industry can be very saturated, so you have to find what will make you stand out. With that being said, you also have to always stay true to yourself. It can be so easy to look at other blogs and get inspiration, but you want your content to be original and personal.

Post high quality imagery. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the photos. If your profile is not visually appealing, odds are people won’t want to follow it. Either invest in a good camera, or hire a photographer. If you’ll be taking photos on a regular basis, photographers will often work out a good deal with you!

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Thank you Sole Society for sponsoring this post!

My Go-to Casual Look

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Top: Nordstrom (only $25) | Shorts: Nordstrom | Sneakers: Greats (also obsessed with these) | Purse: Tory Burch | Necklace: Julia Marie

While I love getting dressed up, I have to say casual outfits are my favorite! A cute tee, denim cut-offs, and a cute pair of sneakers is my casual go-to! I can run around and get all my errands done comfortably, but still look cute while doing it!

Y’all know I love a good pair of sneakers, and these new Greats are my absolute fav! They are made from Italian leather, which makes it super easy to clean. I think we all know that white sneakers get dirty way too easily, but you don’t have to worry about that with these! I just take a damp paper towel, wipe them down, and they’re good as new! I own a couple pairs of Greats shoes and they are SO comfortable, and perfect for being on your feet all day!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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Nine to Five Wear

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Dress: Banana Republic | Purse: Banana Republic | Shoes: Banana Republic

All my nine to five boss babes, I have found the perfect business casual look for Spring! I don’t know about y’all, but I always feel so much more confident taking on my day when I’m wearing a fabulous outfit. This dress not only has the cutest print, but the fit is very flattering for any body type (I also love this one & this one). I paired it with these nude pumps, which are perfect for any business woman! They match everything and are SO comfortable. When it comes to business casual looks, Banana Republic has always been my go-to! From dresses, to tops, to skirts, I can always find exactly what I need!

For those of y’all who don’t know, I also work a full time job in addition to my running blog. While my schedule can be extremely busy and difficult at times, I am SO thankful for all the opportunities Champagne & Chanel has brought me. Not only do I get to work with incredible brands, such as Banana Republic, but I have also met many amazing people who lift me up everyday. It’s all my readers’ sweet words of encouragement that keep me going. No matter how crazy things get, I never forget how blessed I am to get to do what I love!

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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The Perfect Little White Dress

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Dress: Revolve | Sandals: Dolce Vita | Purse: Gigi New York | Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: The Styled Collection | Necklace: Julia Marie

Calling all BRIDES!! I have found the cutest little white dress for any occasion you have coming up! Whether you have a bridal shower, bachelorette weekend, or rehearsal dinner, this dress is perfect! I love the cute little cut-out and the ruffle hem.

I paired it with a pair of sandal block heels that have been my go-to shoe lately! They match everything and are SO comfy!

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!

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Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top + Valentino Dupes

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Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Nordstrom | Pumps: Amazon | Purse: Gigi New York | Watch: Kate Spade | Bracelet: The Styled Collection | Bracelet: David Yurman

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I am so excited to share this look with y’all today because there are so many parts about this outfit that I LOVE! First, the color of this top is gorgeous. The adorable ruffle sleeves are also so flattering!

Next, THESE SHOES!!! I have been eyeing the Valentino Rockstuds forever, but just couldn’t bring myself to spend $1000 on shoes (after all, I am a recent college grad)! So obviously I was SO excited when I found these dupes that are identical and affordable. You might wanna snag a pair while they’re still in stock, cause I have a feeling they will sell out!

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

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