Ruffles On Ruffles & Why Start A Fashion Blog?









When I think about what led me to start a fashion blog, my journey is a bit unique. I wasn't always the "it" girl who had all the best trendy clothes and accessories. Actually, what led me to blog is the desire to feel beautiful again, (and to inspire others to feel beautiful again), both times. Let me explain, and give a bit of a back story. I had a different blog altogether in my 20's. Before we had children, but while I was working as a personal trainer, I found myself with a bit of extra time on my hands and the need to feel creative and feminine. Most of my days were spent in sweaty gym clothes, running from client to client, training and stretching and encouraging. I loved it, but I definitely missed getting dressed up and looking girly and feeling beautiful. So, I started fashion blogging because once I found the fashion blogging world, I just knew I wanted to be a part of that! Beautiful images of real women dressed in their real clothes, influencing the fashion industry with their real pictures!? It's honestly the best! And I LOVE that idea!

I blogged for a few years on a different url altogether. (that blog no longer exists. I deleted it before I started this one.) I really loved it. I loved blogging, I loved fashion, I loved getting to explore my passion and getting to know you lovely ladies! But, as time went on and we had our children, I became bogged down in the Mom-duties. Getting no sleep all night with my first baby, then, being pregnant and having a toddler to chase around, then getting no sleep again, once our second was born. There just wasn't any time or motivation to blog during those early months and years of motherhood. When my son was about 6-months old, I felt like I had the energy and drive to blog again. As I told my friend, recently, I just felt like, "get me back on the internet!!". haha I didn't have any big goals in mind when I first started jessicabroyles.com. My only real goals were to share my outfits to inspire others again, and to be able to get dressed up and feel feminine and beautiful, myself. I'm so happy with where I am right now, and the direction the blog's heading. It brings me so much joy and purpose to write this blog! 

That's my point in sharing this, today. You don't have the be the most beautiful person in the world, or have the most money. You don't have to be perfectly tanned or have the best of everything. There's room in the blogging world for everyone. You have something to offer the world, and if you have a true passion for something, just go for it! Starting a fashion blog or any kind of blog can be so rewarding and bring so much purpose into your life. I, personally, love visiting all kinds of blogs (and instagram accounts), and seeing what other people are passionate about, and what they share. The market is saturated, but it's not ever going to be too saturated to support one more. And, the more of us who join in, the more people who care to read and support each other! 
I hope this inspires you to start a blog, if you're considering it, or to keep at it if your drive is waning.
Thanks so much for reading, and for following along!
Jessica

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  1. I loved the story about why you blog So, So much! Also loving the skirt. Have a great week!

    Felicity | http://oliverandmoose.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Felicity! I love sharing with others! Have a wonderful Monday!

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  2. Love the ruffles on ruffles :)) I think because the top is actually quite fitted, this look works SO well! It doesn't look like your drowning, but rather like each piece compliments the other. I love it!

    Sweet words about your blogging story. I'm loving this one's content - it's very "you" and sweetly consistent. I think you've truly found your niche! :)

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    1. Awwww. Sweetest comment ever!! Thank you so much, sweet friend!
      That means so much to me!

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  3. That is really cool how you started. Blogging for sure can make you feel feminine, and it was good to have a blog with all the gym clothes too. I'm glad you're back on your blogging game, I love all of your content, and you do an amazing job at what you do.
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    1. Thank you so much, Courtney! That's really kind of you to say, and I always appreciate your thoughtful comments! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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  4. I like reading blogs because it's more real!! Looking through magazines used to be my inspiration of choice, yet it's not the same now!!
    You always show such wonderful style, Jessica. And I loved hearing your past!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I love learning about your past, too, Jodie! It's so fun and inspiring to learn about everyone. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your journey with blogging. Love this gingham skirt! That asymmetrical detail is amazing.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Katherine! Have a great day!

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  6. You look stunning with the ruffles! I also started blogging when I became a stay at home mom... i was on and off, and now, I'm glad to be back. So nice to hear about your story!!


    Lesley Kim

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    1. Oh fun!! I think it's so fun to meet people with commonalities! Your blog is great!

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  7. Your hair is gorgeous! Love your blog <3

    Blessings.,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.com

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  8. I love hearing your reasons on why you started a blog and it is a great reminder to anyone that wants to blog. If you want to blog, you gotta do it because you love it and not because of money or other opportunities. I totally agree that you don't have to be a specific type of person to be able to blog. You just do you!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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    1. Thanks, Rach!! Yes! It's so fun if you just let it be! Have a wonderful day!

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  9. Ruffles and gingham go sooo well together! Love this.

    Sheena | www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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  10. I love the complete look you look amazing as always, such an inspiration!

    http://www.alessabernal.com/
    Alessa Bernal

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  11. Hello Jessica
    I love knowing about your blog history. I also don't like to wear sports clothes I also think they are not feminine. I love the idea of having people around the world and know about their lives and what they like to wear. This skirt is very Spanish style. I love frills too !!
    Lots of love.
    Marisa

    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Me too, Marisa! Thank you so much! Hope your Tuesday is wonderful!

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  12. Your outfit is always on point.
    So fashionably chic

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane! Means so much!

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  13. Such a classy look and an inspiring post! Thank you for sharing :)
    http://lambassadrice.com/

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  14. Such a romantic look!
    Looks good on you :)

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Federica! I just love ruffles!

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  15. Absolutely stunning doll. love your look. SO PERFECT!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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    1. Aren't the ruffles so fun? Thank you so much, Len!

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  16. That top is stunning.. absolutely stunning!

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't it so great? Thank you so much, Hena!

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  17. ooh i wish i could pull of ruffles like that! My body shape just doesnt allow it flattering-wise haha. I think blogging is just an all around positive, it looks good when you go to job interviews, it makes you more aware of issues and youre doing something youre passionate about productively :)

    The Whimsical Wildling

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    1. Thank you! I agree! Lots of positivity here!

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  18. You are so inspirational babe! your blog is so amazing!
    xx Jen
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    1. Awwww, so kind of you to say! I really appreciate that.

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  19. And I saz zes love the mix :)
    Hope we can follow each other! My spring post about shoes is on the blog http: //highheelpoodl.blogspot.rs/2018/04/vhat-shoes-to-vear-in-spring-time.html

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  20. Oh wow!!I love the skirt. So amazing.Loving the ruffles.You look amazing.
    www.sophieatieno.com

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! I hope you have a lovely day!

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  21. Growing up and in my teens I wouldn't say I was always fashionable or had a great relationship with fashion as I was a huge tom boy, so I started my blog from a similar point of view too. Love this outfit on you, gorgeous skirt!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. It's so fun to find people with similar history! Thank you so much, Lorna!

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  22. Indeed, the pie is big enough for everybody in blogging. I actually love the diversity of the types of blogs we have right now in the fashion industry. Anyway, you look fab as always dear. That's such a beautiful one-shoulder blouse.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! Always a wonderful perspective!

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