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27 Jan

Earning Stripes

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

BB Dakota Colin Striped Shirt Dress
Linda Farrow Gold Mirrored Butterfly Sunglasses
Zimmermann Baton Clutch (on sale now!)

I’ve been blogging now for 2 1/2 years, and let me tell you…it’s been a grind! No one should get into blogging for anything but the love of it. Bottom line, if you don’t love what you do on a daily basis and feel willing to put the work in over the years for little to no initial reward, you will never reach the kind of success you had envisioned for yourself.

Blog life is one of incredible self discipline. It may seem glamorous and full of leisure, but it takes a lot of hard work, scheduling, meticulous editing, a sharp eye, and honesty with yourself and your audience to make it look that way. Don’t get me wrong… there’s nothing I’d rather be doing in the world, but non-bloggers beware..if you’re trying to find a fast past to quick success, this is not the road for you.

Here are a few quick tips I have if trying to break into blogging and wondering where to begin:

1. Regular Posting Schedule: Start accounts on all of the main social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) and begin posting regularly. I would start by posting at least 2-3 times a day and if you can establish regular posting times, even better! I like to post first between 9am-10am, then again around lunchtime, then around 5pm, and sometimes also between 8pm – midnight. These are my high traffic times, but they vary for everyone, so experiment a little and figure out when you tend to see the most engagement.

2. Get Social: Relationships are important in this world. I come from the music business, a very male dominated space where I felt that there were always gate keepers that I had to constantly please and impress to get anywhere in that industry. What I love so much about the world of fashion blogging is, it’s a completely female driven space, a business of girlfriends, women helping one another, and supporting each other to rise together. Now don’t get me wrong, there are definitely some Mean Girls moments, and it is incredibly competitive, but if you are confident that you bring something unique to the table, you’ll get along just fine. Good news is, there’s room for everyone, and it will do you a lot more good to be nice and make friends, than try to play this game on your own. I’ve made some of my best friends through blogging and it’s so incredible to watch them grow and accomplish amazing things by my side.

3. Brand Relationships: Now, unless you’re one of the Kardashians or Jenners, you’re probably not going to start off by collaborating with Chanel, but there are so many amazing new brands that launch every day, and if you get in at the ground level, you can grow together and be partially responsible for their success. Do your research. Scour IG and the internet for new brands that catch your eye and that you can identify with, and reach out directly. Many of them will not have budgets to collaborate, but they can provide you with pieces to shoot and create higher quality content.

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

Jessi Malay wearing BB Dakota

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  • Dakota


    January 27, 2016 at 10:39 am Reply
  • Jay Anderson

    Love the striped pattern! #socute

    January 27, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Lisa

    This outfit looks amazing on you!


    January 27, 2016 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Nikki D.

    Killing it in those knee high boots mama!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Marysse

    Those gold accessories are fab!


    January 27, 2016 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Kat

    These photos are everything!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Blair

    That clutch tho!!!!!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:06 am Reply
  • Jamie T.

    That shirt dress is perfect for your tiny frame! Great style girlie.


    January 27, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Molly

    You’ve featured Zimmermann so much! I really like his style.

    January 27, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Roxy

    I love BB Dakota!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Suzie

    The texture of that clutch is gorgeous! Always so stylish

    January 27, 2016 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Valeria Florez

    Love the cinched waste!

    XO, V.

    January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Tiffany London

    The gold accents you added is perfection

    January 27, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Kayla

    I want… no I NEED THOSE BOOTS!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Margrette L.

    Such great advice! #inspired

    January 27, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply
  • Natalie Hayden

    Your advice is so on point!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:15 am Reply
  • Nicole

    You are such a talented blogger luv. So glad you do what you do

    January 27, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Roger Sanchez

    Love the ombre hair!

    January 27, 2016 at 11:17 am Reply
  • Destiny

    Living!!!!! This ensemble is on point.

    January 27, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Coco

    That gold necklace is so elegant! Love the accessories darling.

    January 27, 2016 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Sandra

    So classic and chic… as always

    January 27, 2016 at 11:19 am Reply
  • millie

    Wow, love this shirt dress Jessi, love the boots too x

    Millie x

    January 27, 2016 at 11:51 am Reply
  • MVAP Blog

    Amazing shirt dress dear!

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    January 27, 2016 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • Adela Acanski

    Love this look, and gorgeous bag!

    kisses Adela Acanski

    January 27, 2016 at 2:25 pm Reply
  • Konstantina Antoniadou

    That dress was made for you. You couldn’t look more pretty!

    January 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Such wonderful advice for those who wants to look beyond the fast cash lane and only focus on their true passion to bring out their best for the long run.
    Beautiful outfit as always Mademoiselle Jessi! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    January 27, 2016 at 2:51 pm Reply
  • Vi Vian

    Love this post! Thank you for sharing your tips! And of course your outfit is the best! love the stripe! Perfect! <3

    January 27, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Maggie

    I love this dress! What a great look :)


    January 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Viviene Kok

    Tips 3 is what I’m taking with me for today :) I guess it all starts with the passion, continues with persistence and ends with humbality. Great photography! Will be sticking around x

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.com

    January 27, 2016 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • vera

    Gorgeous look, I love your sunnies.
    Blonde in Cashmere

    January 27, 2016 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • jimmy

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    January 27, 2016 at 10:19 pm Reply
  • Sonvas

    Great tips! Love the outfit :) Your pictures are always such amazing quality xx


    January 28, 2016 at 12:05 am Reply
  • Maria | Looking Glass

    Gorgeous dress and great tips! One of the best things I’ve discovered about blogging is how nice and supportive everyone is, it truly is amazing xx

    January 28, 2016 at 8:38 am Reply
  • Winfred

    stripes, sunglasses and boots
    look great on you hunny

    January 28, 2016 at 9:34 am Reply

    This outfit is so nice! Amazing shirtdress!


    January 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • Rae

    This outfit is absolutely amazing! And these are really great tips. I have to agree with you – there is no reason to get into blogging other than because you love sharing things with other people. It’s a lot of hard work, which means you have to really love it to stick with it. Those whoa re only in it for trying to get fame or free stuff will quickly realize that these two things being the only motivations for blogging will not get anyone very far.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    January 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Mercedes Marie

    Love that clutch and the gold accents are perfect!

    Mercedes Marie

    January 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm Reply
  • Jessica

    Great tips as always girl <3 I love this look so much, that dress is so easy to throw on it looks like ! Perfect piece for everyday <3


    January 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Raysa Garcia

    I loved reading this. Amazing tip very helpful ,beautiful! I also love your outfit. You are so gorgeous. And I absolutely i adore your style.
    Thanks for sharing .
    Happy Friday!
    Love, Raysa

    January 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • alessandra

    You look beautiful! I love stripes! Lovely dress!

    January 30, 2016 at 9:50 am Reply
  • Heba

    Love your hair and purse. That purse…. <3

    Heba xx || The Heba

    January 30, 2016 at 5:30 pm Reply
  • Belle Hunter

    Thanks for the invaluable tips, Jessi. It’s great to see bloggers helping each other! And, of course, the dress is fantastic on you!


    February 2, 2016 at 8:58 pm Reply
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    February 3, 2016 at 9:55 pm Reply
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    February 3, 2016 at 10:25 pm Reply
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    February 3, 2016 at 10:26 pm Reply
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    February 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm Reply
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  • Annie

    You should check out http://www.dearannieboutique.com. Its got really cute clothing. I ordered a dress from their website very similar to your style and got so many complements on it. I always look up your blog for style inspiration. 

    February 12, 2016 at 11:12 pm Reply
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