My Writing Process – the Blog Tour

I was tagged by the adorable Lelo to participate in a Writing Process blog tour – so here goes!

1. What am I working on?
Along with my regular posts sharing outfit ideas, beauty tips and shopping hauls, I’m also working on a couple of exciting projects at the moment! The first one is a LOFT collaboration with Elaine (#LovePrettyXLoft) and the second one will be announced on Saturday. It’s fun to work on projects that organically relate to the topics I’m most passionate about!

Sneak Peek of our LovePrettyXLoft project featuring the Striped Keyhole Halter Maxi

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don’t necessarily try to differentiate myself from other fashion and beauty bloggers (love them and am proud to be one!) – but there are certain guidelines that I stick to when I’m blogging. First, I only post what I actually wear – my outfits have to be comfortable, practical and fit in with my lifestyle. Second, I only write about topics that I’d be interested in reading about (no cutting and pasting press releases *yawn*). Some of my posts answer questions that I’ve searched for myself (i.e. What makeup should I wear to cover acne? Will the bag I love be able to fit all my stuff? What should I wear to a holiday party?)

Top: JACOB (similar), Leggings: H&M, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Chanel WOC, Necklace: F21 (similar)

3. Why do I write what I do?
I’ve always been interested in beauty and fashion – I’d spend hours poring over magazines as a teen – it’s always been my “me-time” hobby. I love finding ways of looking and feeling my best – whether it’s a makeup trick or where to find super-stylish yet affordable clothing or how to remix what I already own. And I love sharing what I find with like-minded people – especially if it helps them too!

Necklace: J.Crew Factory, Shirt: J.Crew Factory (similar), Shoes: F21 (similar), Bag: Michael Kors Selma in Luggage

4. How does my writing process work?
Blogging is my hobby – and I want to enjoy it, so I try to keep it fun and pressure-free. I take my blog photos when my kids are at school and I write my posts after everyone has gone to bed at night (peaceful and no interruptions!) I also take lots of notes on my iPhone (especially when writing product reviews).

Who is next on the blog tour?
I’ve always had a stylecrush on Jessy, and I’m so excited that she’s agreed to take part in this tour.

And don’t forget to check out Lelo’s blog for beauty reviews – she’s such a talented makeup artist!

If you’re a blogger, what is behind your writing process? Feel free to join this tour and answer these questions on your own blog!

Linking up with More Pieces of Me and On the Daily Express.


  1. Jessy T
    May 21, 2014 / 6:11 pm

    Thanks for tagging me in this! We have pretty similar opinions in terms of goals and paths for our blogs. : ) I know we're both in the Toronto area, so I hope to run into you one day!

  2. Ella Pretty Blog
    May 22, 2014 / 3:08 am

    Can't wait to read your post – and hope we get to hang out one day soon 😉

  3. Beautygirl24
    May 22, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    What a fun idea! I loved your answers and your blogging process. I would say mine is similar. I do think I'm suffering from writer's block though. I love the outfit posts, but find myself struggling to write anything! So that's been an issue for me lately. But I love writing about fashion and beauty, that will never change!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 23, 2014 / 2:40 am

      I totally know what you mean Noelle – when I have a lot of other things going on in my life – I find it hard to sit down and write a blog post…I think I write best when I *want* to, not when I *think* that I should. Hope the writer's block passes soon – you're doing a great job with your posts despite it!

  4. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    May 22, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    I look forward to reading more on your LOFT collaboration! How exciting! And that JACOB top is divine – I still love some classic black and white pieces. 🙂 Sequins&Stilettos

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 23, 2014 / 2:40 am

      Thanks Skylette – will be talking about my collaboration next week – can't wait to share the pics 🙂

  5. Megan Joy
    May 24, 2014 / 1:30 am

    I can't wait to hear more about your collaboration with LOFT! I have been following you on Instagram for a while now and just discovered your blog. I love it! You have great style that is totally wearable but still chic 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      May 24, 2014 / 3:13 am

      I recognize you from Instagram 😉 Thanks for checking out my blog – and so happy you like it! Love your wedding photograph on Twitter – it's SO gorgeous!

  6. Carylee
    May 26, 2014 / 1:53 pm

    This was interesting- I love the behind the scenes look into a blogger's thought process! And I love that you only write about outfits you wear! Seems like a pretty basic concept, but it's definitely not like that across the board. Glad our blogging paths have crossed!

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