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Monday, February 27, 2017

Banana Republic: What Moves Us

These photos were taken a few weeks ago in the middle of downtown on a busy Saturday. Plans for that day included catching a movie, shopping for some sports gear, grabbing dinner and sketching out some birthday ideas. Being that I was downtown on a weekend, I had a fair share of passersby while taking these pics. That's not uncommon.

But you know what was uncommon? In the middle of my shoot, while I took a moment to see how the photos were turning out, a young lady approached me and asked if I was a blogger. I don't think I've ever been asked this question in the middle of a shoot before. I told her that I do blog and that I've been doing so for many years. She then told me that she was trying to start a blog but was shy about showing her face on the internet. She asked if she could follow me on Instagram, so I gave her my handle and told her that it would be totally OK if she shied her face away from the camera for her photos. I've definitely seen that done before. She asked if it would be cool if we grabbed lunch some time to talk about blogging and I told her that was fine. 

And this is an example of what moves me as a blogger. Yes, I'm definitely moved by the new spring arrivals at Banana Republic and the Cushnie Et Ochs runway show at NYFW this year (everything was just so damn pretty and wearable). But I'm also moved when I feel like I'm inspiring others with this little site on the internet. I'm happy that this complete stranger took a couple minutes out of her day to stop, say hello and give me a reminder that I still enjoy what I do. How could you not be moved by that? Before she approached me, she yelled this out while I was being photographed.

"I love the way you pose."

I should also mention how I went to Target for groceries and left with this super cute Who What Wear ring mini bag. The bag is definitely only big enough for the necessary essentials, but it's just so perfect with its cognac color tone and bold circular gold handles. You can wear it as a crossbody like I did here, or get rid of the straps and use the fun gold handles. And speaking of Target, this Baublebar choker necklace that I'm wearing is actually from their new jewelry line at Target called SUGARFIX. Designed by Baublebar and sold at Target, the average jewelry price will be $15 and new collections will arrive every month!

Go-to lip color alert: I'm wearing the e.l.f. velvet matte lipstick in dark brown and I'm so smitten with it. This shade really works with my skin tone. I've become a big fan of the velvet matte line at e.l.f., especially since they're only $3. Dark brown is sold out online, but I think blushing brown and deep burgundy are also good shades to have.

On the Muse: | Easy Care Dot Neck Tie Blouse c/o Banana Republic | Sculpt Light Wash Fray-Hem Skinny Ankle Jean c/o Banana Republic | Madison 12-Hour Ankle-Wrap Pump c/o Banana Republic | SUGARFIX by Baublebar choker necklace c/o | Target Who What Wear Ring Mini Bag | 2SeeLife Mirror Crossbar Sunglasses (similar) |

This post was sponsored by Tidal and Banana Republic. All opinions are my own.

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21 comments

  1. You look so cute and yes that is such a cool moment. People usually just stare and make weird comments lol.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. That is so sweet of her and you, love your details hun :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  3. Wow that is uncommon. I usually get stares or people ask if they can take a photo of my husband and I haha. So nice of you take the time to chat with her! Love that top and heels. BR is always killing it!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  4. How awesome to meet someone and serve as inspiration for her blogging journey too! Haha, I still don't really show my face on the blog so there is certainly a style for everyone.

    Those BR shoes are gorgeous!

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  5. What a fabulous story! How fun! I ran into a fashion blogger once and had a great conservation with her as well! Love your outfit! Especially the coat!

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  6. Loving this look and obsessed with that bag!! Looking good girl!

    http://bit.ly/2muJRTS

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  7. Great story! Yes, you have to love inspirational "blogger moments." It can be lovely when someone recognises that you could be a blogger. I like these heels so much with this outfit! :-)

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  8. Love the ruffle detailing and your hair is stunning!

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  9. that is so amazing you were able to make a connection like that - I hope the two of you do get together! I also LOVE that little bag, so cute, so on trend and so affordable.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. wow that is crazy that someone approached you like that! That lady must have confidence to approach u like that as well!

    Love the accessories of your outfit such as the shoes, necklace and glasses!

    http://talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. What a great story! Also, that ring bag is so cute :)

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  12. You look stunning! Love the whole look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  13. I feel you. Actually, when I go out for shoots, we get approached ALL. THE. TIME. "Are you a model? Are you a blogger? What are you doing? You should pose like this. I'm a photographer - can I shoot you too? Are you married?" LOL! You name it, I've heard it all. And don't even get me started on the photobombing.

    As per usual, you look AHM-mazing!

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  14. Haha love the look, and such a cute story! No shame posing in public :)

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  15. I love your shoes! They go so well with your jeans. Great outfit!!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  16. Oh my gosh your sunnies are amazing

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  17. Such a pretty outfit! Love the details on the jeans!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  18. great post :)
    have a nice weekend! :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  19. That's such a nice moment, Cheryl:) Not only do you inspire people online but also IRL....very cool. And that's a great bag to boot....I really miss Target....sigh....

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  20. I have a few staple pieces in my closet I purchased from Banana Republic. I can’t believe you got this purse from Target. I love the way you pose also. It’s fun reading your blog I live in Oakland it's nice to meet local bloggers, it's super exciting. ;)

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