This post contains affiliate links. I’m a bit of an online shopping addict. My morning ritual includes checking my inbox which is always overflowing with promotional emails from my favorite stores and then exercising a great deal of self control because online shopping is rarely in the budget. When I do have a bit of extra $$$ laying around and am in a treat yo’self kind of mood I’m still careful to be savvy so I can stretch my money a little further. I like to think of myself as a bit of an online shopping pro at this point, so I thought I could share a few tips and my favorite sites with you. Tips for saving money shopping online Bear with me, some of these might be a bit basic but I want to start from the ground up – I know a lot of my readers are a bit younger and may have just finally gotten their hands on their first credit/debit card thus earning you the freedom to shop online without ma and pa knowing how much you’re spending online. Shop discount sites I do 75% of my online shopping on discount sites like HauteLook and… View Post

Halloween is around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you’re awesome at procrastinating. Case in point: I got the idea for this post in July, probably, and didn’t do any real work until almost October. But, with that said: these costumes are super quick to pull together and made up entirely of pieces that I either already owned or was able to pick up at Goodwill, so it’s super thrifty, too. I pulled together Halloween costumes inspired by the twenties, late forties, sixties, and seventies and though I could give you a quick walk-through on my process. 20’s Inspired Look This is the costume that took the most time, as I hand painted the design onto the dress. To make the costume though, was incredibly easy and all it took was two large black t-shirts and glitter paint. To make the shape of the dress I first tried on the oversized t-shirt inside out and pinned down the sides to get a straight fit. The dresses in that era didn’t have any fancy shapes going on, so just make sure the fit is slightly loose and the shape is a little boxy. From there I cut off the sleeves and made… View Post

Happy Friday, y’all! A week ago today I was gearing up to head to Chicago for College Fashion Week, and let me tell you: it was incredible. I road tripped up with my friend Tracey and our mommas because we live a few hours away from the action of Chicago and we explored the city a bit before getting ready for the show. It had been over five years since the four of us girls ventured up to Chicago together, so it felt way over due. <- Flashback to our teeny little teenaged selves in 2011. Tracey is new to the blogging world (go say heyyyyyy!) so we thought it would be a good idea to have her dive in feet first and start her blogging career off right with a blogger’s meetup and fashion show. A bunch of bloggers met up before the event at Unami Burger and we talked shop, SEO, sponsorships, and everything else that our non-blog friends get sick of hearing about. Dinner was only a few minutes away from the main event, so we formed a train and walked over together.   The event itself was unreal. The sponsors were killer and everyone looked absolutely gorgeous all dolled up… View Post

This post contains affiliate links powered by Shop Style – thanks for supporting the brands that make Mostly Morgan possible! I’ve been talking a lot about how I’m keen to start fashion blogging here on Mostly Morgan every now and then. While I love writing guides and impactful posts that provide a ton of value and insight, sometimes it’s fun to talk light heartedly about the trends I’m loving and the clothes I’m wearing. Plus, with me living in the midwest again I’m reunited with my fave girl, Desiree (check out her blog!) who just so happens to be an incredible photog and whenever we hang out we tend to have a mini (or not so mini) photo sesh for Instagram. With that said, I’m going to have a lot more OOTD shots and nowhere to put them, so I’m now declaring Fridays to be Fashion Fridays on Mostly Morgan. These posts will be sharing my latest outfits with you as well as chit chatting a bit, too. Today I’m showing off my fave romper (from Forever 21, no less!) and talking a bit about what the next few months look like for me. First things, first: this romper, though.… View Post

I’ve been through a lot of changes in the last year: battling depression, leaving school, moving to New York City, working at a tech start-up, moving back to the midwest, and now adjusting to working remotely and balancing blogging in the midst of all of it. I look at how stressful the last year has been but I also realize that this time of change is just a part of growing up and everyone my age has either experienced that stress or will be very soon. I’m by no means an expert at handling stress (I’m known to hole up in my room and listen to Hilary Duff’s Metamorphosis album on a loop to hid from any and all stressors) but I have gotten pretty good at handling change. I’ve learned a lot, and while I still have a lot to learn I’m sure, I wanted to share my top five tips for dealing with change in your early twenties: Focus on quality The quality of the people you spend time with, the things you own, and the effort you put into the things you do. When I was younger I was so focused on having as many friends as possible (including… View Post