My New Favorite Outfit: Bright Stripes and a Survey Recap

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bright Stripes and a Survey Recap

Seriously, summer is the best thing, and this dress is the perfect addition.  I snatched it up on special at Target and love the ease of it.  I wore this to a friends' kids' birthday party and it was cute and comfy (which you all know is my favorite combo).  I think I'll get a lot of use out of this bad boy. : )

Also , about a week ago I asked you ladies to give me some feedback about my blog and I want to thank all of you who participated! I really enjoyed looking at the results and wanted to share some of the with you all today.

  • Of those that took the survey about 60% didn't have a blog and 40% did. This surprised me for some reason. I get the chance to "get to know" other bloggers, but not the non-bloggers. I think it's so awesome that you non-bloggers take the time to stop by! I wish I go the chance to know you too!
  • I also asked about how frequently those who took the survey visited my blog. 90% said they visited either daily or multiple time a week. Wow. I'm humbled by this. Thank you so much!
  • My content has really been specifically OOTD posts and I really wondered what you guys thought about that. About 50% said my content was fine as is and 40% said they'd like to see more "How to Wear" posts. I'm hoping my Styling Series last week was what you ladies were looking for. I also have another "How to Wear" post coming next week. I do think I'll try to show posts like this to you all on a more regular basis. It pushes me to think outside the box too, which is great.
  • I was also curious about my pictures. 95% of you said they were good as is. (Whew!) A couple of you did say you'd like more detail shots and different poses. Since I take my own pictures and I'm not a model my photo bag of tricks is limited, but I will try to work on showing more details and poses.
  • I also asked about your age demographics and found about 30% were 21-29, 40% were 30-39, and 20% were 40-49. This wasn't super surprising being I'm 34 so right in the middle of these ranges.
  • The last thing I was curious about was adding links to similar/same items. 70% said yes to this. When I first started my blog I had links, but they were so time consuming I eliminated them. I've decided to try them again, especially if the item is still available. I'll re-assess once school starts depending on time.
  • I also decided to add labels, mostly colors and clothing types. Their are links on my sidebar for these now too.  I thought it might be helpful and honestly I didn't realize how easy it was to do. It'll take me a while to get everything labeled, but it's been fun looking back at past outfits. I also now realize how often I wear blue, stripes, and florals. Hmmm.
Once again, tanks to all of you who participated! I love this hobby and you all really help make it worthwhile!

Cardigan: Target $3 (thrifted) similar
Dress: Target $15 same
Necklace: Stella and Dot Rebel Pendant same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot RenegadeFoundation and Chimera similar
Shoes: Target $30 same

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  1. love the stripe dress! $15 is a steal!

    XO Meghan

  2. I really love this outfit, the dress looks great on you! One thing I do for links is keep an excel spreadsheet of the items and their links. It makes it a lot faster now.

  3. I love your shoes with the dress! The whole outfit looks great on you! I'm looking forward to more "How to Wear" posts. Tips are always great! I'm still learning to mix colors and you do such a nice job with it. :)

  4. Your look certainly made my day a lot happier & brighter Ginny. Everything from the shoes to the dress to that smile is simply great!


  5. Adorable striped dress! It does take time adding links to posts, but I find it really helpful when I'm reading a blog and spot something I want to buy. :)

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  6. I'm so glad the survey was helpful for you, yay. Love this striped dress with the cardigan. Fabulous colors!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    You look great as usual!!

  8. Oh my gosh I LOVE this outfit! SO cute Ginny! :) Those wedges are fabulous! And I was the same way with my blog at first! It was so time consuming to find something exactly similar especially when you are thrifting a lot, that's what I find hard. I'm not always buying new things so I can't just link to the new products so easily! But it is worth it, and you should do rewardStyle or ShopSense if you aren't already to make some money along the way!

  9. i LOOOVE your necklace! i am LOVING long necklaces these days!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  10. i love the color combo of this outfit!! screams summer!
    stopping over from pleated poppy!
    xo Jessica
    stop by if ya get a chance

  11. LOVE the stripes and this adorable color combo!

  12. Ok you are person number two to wear that dress and make me want it. I will have to get it

  13. Love this dress! It looks great on you! Thanks for sharing your survey results. It's always helpful to see what people like in other people's blogs. Hope you found the feedback to be helpful for you! I noticed you seemed to incorporate some of the comments about detail shots, so I think your readers will appreciate that you took the time to make some changes per their suggestions!

  14. Those colors look so great together!!

  15. I'm so glad you shared the survay results - it's always interesting to hear feedback on other people's blogs since I've never done one before.

    I am loving that you paired mint with that orangy/coraly color - it's unexpected and looks so cute!

  16. This outfit is so cute! Looking forward to what you have in store for us!

  17. love the bright colored outfit your wearing looks really great on you!

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  18. I love this color combo! So bright and fun. I loved your series last week...keep up the good work! ;)

    Style of One's Own

  19. What fun things you learned from the survey. I'm thinking about doing my own! :-)

  20. It sounds like your survey was pretty insightful!
    I really love the color combination of this outfit. So bright and fun!

  21. Wow, Ginny I love the survey! Such a smart way to interact and get feedback from your audience! The stats are so interesting. I thought most of the visitors to my blog were fellow bloggers too. Thank you so much for sharing this info with us! Love your dress from Target:)!

  22. I loved your survey and thought it was a great idea. I am one of those people that visits your blog daily because I love it. =)

    Your Target Dress is too cute. =)

  23. I love that color combo together! And thanks for sharing the survey findings with us..very interesting! And PS- is that dress the tank top version of the long sleeve Merona Rugby dress? I love it!