Denim Jacket and The Pleated Skirt + Four Things I Learned from Blogging

Denim Jacket & Pleated Skirt, Toronto Blogger, Kate Spade

With my first outfit post of 2016 …I started reflecting on my blogging journey over the past 5 years. I started the blog in January 2011 as a new years resolution that has now become an integral part of my life. Here are four things that I learned from blogging.

1. I am a misfit

Misfits do not fit into the common mold of society.  Things that are common or accepted in society are often based on the shared opinions of the majority.  Deviating from that accepted norm makes one a misfit.  We are all given our unique perspectives on things and embracing that unique perspective may sometimes make you a misfit.  I’ve learned to embrace who I am, what I look like, and my own personal style.

2. I am Confident

As the blog progressed, I progressed.  From a shy, self conscious girl to a confident creative.  When the blog first started I posted as a yearning for an opportunity to be creative and share my style with others.  People around me enjoyed my style but I had no idea how the internet or the masses would respond.  I must say that the journey has been an interesting one as I look back and reflect on some of my earlier posts. As a result I post content that I like and i’m less concerned about numbers and followers.

Denim Jacket & Pleated Skirt, Toronto Blogger, Kate Spade, Self Reflection

Denim Jacket & Pleated Skirt, Toronto Blogger, Kate Spade, Self Reflection

3. Networking is key

I’ve learned to network and put my self out there.  Through blogging I’ve met many incredible people with various styles and backgrounds.  Being able to network with them has allowed me to evolve my style, create better content and collaborate with some talented individuals. As a blogger,  it is essential to interact with others either in person or online. This helps grow your network and eventually your blog.

4. I can step out of my comfort zone

I’ve grown to become more comfortable with rejection.  Initially I was not comfortable with the thought that people might see my content and not like it. I’ve grown to know that not everyone will enjoy everything that you put out there. I’ve also become more comfortable in reaching out to collaborate with other bloggers and creatives.  I now do so without the fear of not knowing how they will respond. 

Denim Jacket & Pleated Skirt, Toronto Blogger, Kate Spade, Self Reflection

Denim Jacket & Pleated Skirt, Toronto Blogger, Kate Spade, Self Reflection
Photos by Clover D

When styling this outfit I decided to stick with what I know best. I incorporated different fabrics to create a fun causal outfit with elements of denim and faux leather.


Hope you enjoyed the post 
Until Next Time,

Sincerely Miss J 

What are some things that you have learned about yourself from blogging?

Outfit Information: Sweater & Denim Jacket: Thrifted // Skirt: Winner’s // Bag: Kate Spade // Boots: Zara // Hat: Blue Notes


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    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 3, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Aww, Thank you, happy New year to you too hunn!!

  1. Missy May
    January 3, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    All these are surely positive and awesome. One of the reason why I blog is this same reason – we learn a lot and there's more to it than meet the eye. I can relate to all these points and more. I've met some cool girls and made some friends too. Love it!!You look wonderful in your outfit. Great light layering going on here. :)Happy new year and all the best for this

    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 7, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks for reading Missy May, this list def. does not do what I have learned justice. Could have added so much more.

  2. Natassia
    January 3, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Those are some great lessons! The most important ones being that you are confident in being a misfit.. I love that! :)Love the cute outfit! And the shoes! :)YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

  3. Madeline Asala
    January 3, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    Happy New Year! I really like your blog! I am now a follower! I have that leather pleated skirt, and I love it to bits! Thank you for sharing what you have learnt through your journey as a blogger. I totally agree with you, the more you post, the more confident you become in posting more! Please do write a post on how to collaborate with other bloggers and how collaboration benefits both parties. Thank you!

    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 7, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      That is def. a great suggestion, will def. be doing tips for reaching out to other bloggers and the benefits. Look out for that.

  4. Jackie
    January 4, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Great post! Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2016💫xo,

    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 7, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Aww thank you name twin, Happy New year to you too!

  5. Simera
    January 4, 2016 / 6:44 am

    Such a cute outfit!Wishing you all the best for 2016.Beautetude

    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 7, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you

  6. Violet Roots
    January 5, 2016 / 12:00 am

    This was a timely post for me since my blog will turn 1 in February. I've learned a lot about myself and what I want for myself along the way. I networked a bit in my first year but I really want to kick that up a notch and connect with more people on and offline.

    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 7, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Glad that this post came at the right time for you. Def. the sooner you begin the more benefits you shall receive

  7. Straight A Style
    January 7, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    I love midi skirts. This is a great one and well styled. Blogging is definitely a learning experience in all ways. Amy AnnStraight A Style

    • SincerelyMissJ
      January 8, 2016 / 2:58 am


  8. Tunrayo
    January 20, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    You've got such amazing thrifted finds.. 🙂

  9. Magdalena Ścierska
    March 19, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Beutifull skirt, gorgeous color! Fit to bag ideally!

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