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The Blog-tember Challenge: Day 3 | Introducing British Belle

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Prompt: Create a collage or inspiration/mood board that describes your blog.

While working on my new brand, I did a lot of self evaluation. At first, I really wanted to choose a blog title that wasn't my name. The name I mentioned leaning the most towards, was British Belle. I realized I wanted to use it for something, if not for the name of my whole blog.

I've mentioned times before on my blog that I feel like I have two strong forces powering my personal style. In the recent years, I've realized those two forces are the places that blend together the heritage of our little family. England, and the Southern United States. It's the reason one day I'm head to toe in navy and white, and the next I'm in a colorful Lilly Pulitzer shift dress. A deep love for these two places that have shaped me, and us, come together and create my own unique personal style viewpoint. So that's what this mood board represents.

I'm equal parts front porches and gravel paths through flowering gardens. I'm Kate Middleton and Reese Witherspoon. I love my Hunter boots, but covered in Texas ranch mud, not splashes from frequent London rains. I'm Scones and grits. Ironically, I'll pass on both hot tea & sweet tea. At different levels of excitement, my voice can either be peppered with Southern twang or a posh dialect.


Since my lifestyle change, I've enjoyed personal style more and more. Note: That's just my personal experience, praying that each of you reading are comfortable in who God has made you to be, and expressing your sweet personality in your rocking outfits! You may have noticed that I've mentioned clothes a lot more on the blog, specifically in my Friday posts.

British Belle is going to be a series where I feel like I can play style blogger when I feel like it. That may include outfit posts, or fun finds, or whatever I feel like will be fun. I don't really plan on being a resource for you to get info on all the sales going on, or all the new things being released.. like professional style blogs. I just want a space of my blog to share some personal style things that I'm excited about. Hope that's okay with y'all. :)

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18 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading your blog!

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  2. LOVE this post--I moved around a lot growing up and think often about how each of those places shaped me. While I sometimes struggle with feeling a little identity-less and wish I could just relate to one place completely and be done with it, I know I wouldn't be even close to the same person now if that was the case. I love the way you embrace and totally own these mixed and matched pieces of your background, and I can't wait to see the way you express that through your style!

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  3. I LOVE that you have a FNL picture on there!

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  4. Aw I love this post! I really appreciate your eclectic style too! My style is kind of the same too! I am a complete anglophile, so I love British things & British culture but at the same time I am also drawn towards classic American preppy style! I am super excited to see some outfit posts from you too! Whenever I see pictures of you, you're always wearing the cutest things!!

    -Amanda
    www.wanderlustandwardrobes.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh Victoria! I love that idea so much. And I am just swooning over your description of how you're equal parts British and American. So adorable! You have such a fun, captivating way with words. I can't wait to see what outfits you'll be wearing!

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  6. UH love that picture of Lyla and Riggins :) and also just love your blog.

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  7. I loved this post and the idea for your British Belle series. so fun! Are you a Downton Abbey fan? I saw a pic of Michelle & Dan up top! Love them!

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  8. I love this so much! I can't wait to read your British Belle posts! I definitely understand what you mean about having the forces of two places powering you: my parents grew up in Ireland (which means I have the privilege of a European passport!!) and growing up I spent a ton of time in Europe but I also grew up in Boston. So I have some European touches but also very New England ones as well. It's fun, right!?

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  9. I commented earlier, but I don't know if it posted! But i'm so excited to have found your blog via #blogtemberchallenge! I seriously hope you do the vlog so we can hear your voice!

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  10. So excited for this series! I'm so jealous of your outfits and love them! I'm hoping to make a lifestyle change to wear more and more of the brands and styles I love (Lilly being one of them!) and feel more confident in my own skin! Praying that I have the strength to do it and SOON! :)

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  11. I absolutely love your inspiration board! I can't wait to follow along as you develop your new ideas :)

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  12. oh YESSSS cannot wait to see you branch out into more style posts-- I love when bloggers do a little of this and a little of that and showcase all of their passions! You go girl.

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  13. You are just the cutest! This is totally your blog. I'm so excited for your future posts in your updated site, yay :)

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  14. I spy Friday Night Lights and a pineapple...YES!

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  15. I can't wait for the British Belle series. Kate Middleton is my style icon!

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  16. I love your series idea!!!!! And you know that I'll be looking to these posts for good fashion finds since I trust your style! I can't wait to read the first one :)
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  17. I lovelovelove this. Seriously. What a great mixture of two cultures! You did a great job evoking that visually.

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