My New Favorite Outfit: Style Spotlight-Coast With Me

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Style Spotlight-Coast With Me

This summer I'm excited to be starting a new series called "Style Spotlight" where I'll be featuring some of my favorite bloggers, to kick off the series I'm going to introduce you all to the lovely Rita!

Hi Friends, Followers, And Fans of My New Favorite Outfit! I'm Rita from Coast With Me. Ginny asked me to guest post for the day & answer the questions below, so let's get this show on the road:)!

1) Why did you decide to start blogging?

I had just graduated from college and was in this awkward transition phase. I call it my quarter life crisis. I had no idea what direction I was headed in and kinda felt down about it. Then my cousin introduced me to Pinterest and blogging (thank you cousin). And believe it or not....(yes I was living under a rock) the idea of blogging was completely new to me. I felt so overwhelmed (in a good way) and inspired by these beautiful photos/bloggers. Fashion/baking/music had always been a big part of my life...but somewhere along the way I lost that passion. Truth is...sometimes you have to hit bottom to realize you're strong enough to get back up. You have to do things that bring you true happiness and reignite that fire within you. So I did just that. And started blogging in January of 2012. It happened on a whim and I'm so glad I stuck to it (it's like a relationship...we've had our ups and downs....we broke up for a little while....but now we're back together and stronger than ever lol). Anyways, I'm grateful for all the amazing fellow bloggers that I've met along the way and all the lessons that I've learned over this past year. Thank you so much for making this a wonderful experience for me!

2) A Few Of My Daily Reads?

Too many to list. And I don't want to leave any blogs out:).

3) What trends are you loving and what trends are you steering clear of?

Trends that I love....neon and prints. Big statement necklaces. Flowy dresses. Colorful blazers. Utility jackets. Pleated skirts. Trends that I'm staying away from....well probably the tennis shoe wedges. Although I love them on other people and I especially love the idea behind them (comfort + height), I can't seem to find a way to incorporate it into my wardrobe. I guess I have to stay true to my style.

4) What's the best thing that has come out of blogging for you?

All the wonderful people that I've met. The sweet, supportive, and encouraging comments on my blog. The loyal followers:).

5) What piece of advice do you have for your fellow bloggers or those thinking about starting a blog?

Network. Be consistent. Be loyal to other bloggers. Post quality pics on your blog (note to self). Learn about photography (if necessary). Leave comments on other blogs. Try to guest post on other blogs (if possible). Use social media as much as possible to promote your blog. Just some of the things I've learned along the way. Other advice, be patient with your blog (double note to self). I know it gets frustrating. Trust me. No one was reading my blog for a good 8 months. It was crickets. But with diligence and hard work, things will pick up.

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to guest post Ginny:)!

Thanks, Rita, for sharing!  Everyone, make sure to go say hi to Rita over at Coast With Me, and next week Amy of  Fashion and Beauty Finds will be sharing a little about her blog with us!


  1. she is so cute! love all her outfits! and i agree about the tennis shoe wedges!

  2. I Love Rita & Her Style. The last 2 outfits are My Faves of hers. This is a Great Feature. Similar to mine. If you ever want to welcome me, I am game. ;-)

  3. Oh I love Rita! It was great getting to know a little bit more about her :)

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  4. I LOVE her style, she is so chic ALL the time! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love Rita and I read her blog every day. Great post Ginny. It's nice to feature each other.

    Don't forget to link up to my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up. Hope to see you there.


  6. Rita's outfits are awesome!

  7. I loved reading more about Rita. She has SERIOUSLY amazing style!

  8. So glad I found your blog!!
    I have been following Rita forever and found you via her!
    You definitely have a new reader!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  9. nice post!
    love her style, great outfits!

    Meital from Très Jolie fashion blog

  10. I love Rita! She looks so good in everything she wears!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  11. Just wanted to say thanks again for including me in your new style spotlight series! I'm so honored Ginny:)!

  12. Great feature! I love her range of style, and I am IN LOVE with her olive shorts/navy stripes combo look.

  13. Love her! She has amazing style!

  14. I feel like you (Rita) got into blogging just how I did! I was kind of directionless/ in a bit of a crisis.
    Love Rita's style, she is so gorgeous! Love the gold skirt look so much - glam glam glam!

  15. Rita is one of my favorite bloggers! Loved seeing this recap of all her gorgeous outfits!

  16. wow in love with her style

  17. So many gorgeous looks. Especially love the cobalt and neon!

  18. So many cute outfits! Great looks Rita!!!

  19. Rita is one of my favorite bloggers! She has an amazing sense of style and such a sweet spirit, which is the best combination! Great feature :)