Archive | Tech a la mode RSS feed for this section

Preppy Monogram iPhone Cases for $9.99!

14 Jul

For 48 hours you can snag one of these adorable monogram cell phone cases from GroopDealz for only $9.99! I have seen a ton of these phone cases on websites recently and they are so adorable, plus you can’t beat the price. I’m not sure whether I would choose polka dots or chevron! Which would you pick?

phones1

phones2

phones3

Which one is your favorite?

Continue reading

Weekend words of wisdom

18 Feb

If you’re anything like me, I’m sure Pinterest is your go-to site for procrastinating just about everything on your to do list. I love it so much and have gotten some great craft and recipe ideas from it! I also love all of the quotes and inspirational advice. Here are a few bits and pieces I found recently that I will try to keep in mind this weekend. As you read this, my mommy and I are gallavanting out and about all over town. Hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am :)

Are you on pinterest? Follow me if you’re so inclined, I’m always looking for new friends!

Continue reading

Blog Year in Review

5 Jan

I started my blog back in August of 2010. Since then, I’ve learned and changed so much. 2011 was a fabulous year for my blog, and I want to tell you about a few of the accomplishments I reached and some of my blog goals for the new year!

In 2011 I wrote 107 posts, compared to the 34 I wrote in 2010.

My most popular post of the year (and of all time) is DIY Holiday Gifts.

The majority of site visitors reside in the United States, Canada, and The U.K., but I also had readers from South America (Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and Chile), Africa (South Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tunisia, and Egypt), Australia and New Zealand, Asia (The Phillipines, Israel, Indonesia, India, and Japan), and even Germany, Sweden, France, and Italy!

Most people find my blog through Bloglovin’, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

The top 5 searches that lead people to my blog are Versace for H&M, monogram rainboots, calypso target preview, love a la mode, and elizabeth taylor.

My personal blog goals for 2012: Post on a regular schedule, work more with brands, cultivate an active and loyal following :)

Pretty interesting, no? Do you keep track of how people discover your blog? How did you find out about Love a la mode? As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Continue reading

Tx SCC Part 2: Monetizing Your Blog

28 Mar

Morning Update: My roommates tell me I’m apparently obligated to tell you all that it’s my birthday. So… I’m turning 20 today. YIKES! I’ve been a teenager for exactly half my life and this change is freakin’ me out… I’M SO OLD! I celebrated with a very nice dinner with close friends last night and I’m celebrating today by going to class from 9:00am-6:30pm and going to rehearsal from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Exciting, no? Hope you all have a marvelous day!

This is my second in a series of several posts about the amazing eye-opening things I learned about blogging at the Texas Style Council Conference in Austin over spring break. The first panel following Jennine Jacob’s keynote address was titled Going Pro, and discussed in detail the ins and outs of monetizing your blog and seeking sponsorships, affiliates, and advertisers. The panel featured Alessandra from Lulu*s, Elisa from BlogHer, Grechen from Grechen’s Closet, Patty from Charming Charlie, and was moderated by Jen from Jen Loves Kev.


I want to preface the lessons I learned by pointing out that clearly I’m not an expert on this subject. I don’t have any sponsors, affiliates, or advertisers, (yet), and have never tried to seek them out. However, that will probably change in the future and after hearing this panel I feel very prepared to make this transition and ready to navigate the wide world of monetization when I feel my blog is ready. So, without further adieu, here are the important lessons I learned about “going pro.” Continue reading

What I learned from Jennine Jacob: Just Keep Blogging

21 Mar


My best friend (and fashion merchandising major) Cassie and me at the Conference between sessions.

WOW. That’s about all I have to say about the fantastic panels and amazing speakers I heard this past weekend at the first annual Texas Style Council Conference. In fact, I learned so darn much during each session that I’ll be devoting each its own post and spreading them out over several weeks, so as not to overwhelm you with blog-obsessive goodness.

The keynote address was delivered by Jennine Jacob, blogger behind The Coveted and Founder of Independent Fashion Bloggers. She had great beads of wisdom to share and has helped me re-evaluate my philosophy as a blogger.

Continue reading

Back To School Cool: Stylish Tech Accessories

26 Jan

This one’s going to be brief y’all, the semester is officially in full swing! Here are some cute little tech accessories I’ve both noticed and envied around the library so far this year. It’s hard to stay focused with so much work to do, but these items make work seem more like play!

cell phone covers

 

Tory Burch- $75, Marc Jacobs- $28. Both from Nordstroms. “City” Cover- $2.99, from fredflare. Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: