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

I like to think of myself as low-maintenance. Minimal makeup, sensible shoes, and air dried hair are sort of my jam. Sure, it’s easy to look at my favorite fashion bloggers with perfectly blown out hair, beautiful makeup, and edgy street style and want to replicate their look on the daily; but let’s be honest: I work from home and my idea of an adventurous night consists staying out later than 9:30. As much as I’d love to fit the picture perfect, #iwokeuplikethis mold everyday, I don’t have the time or dedication. But with that said, if I’m going out I still want to look nice without sacrificing my time or comfort and I’ve gotten pretty darn good at the five-minute makeup routine and outfits so comfy I can sleep in them and I thought I would share my process with you. The makeup The best tip I’ve ever been given in my entire life (exaggeration? Maybe.) is that if you have a bold lip the rest of your makeup doesn’t matter. A bold lip makes such a statement that a quick swipe of mascara can finish off the entire look and you’ll still look put together. No joke, when I go for a bold lip… View Post

I am going to be talking a lot about my move to New York in coming posts because, really, how could I not? My life has definitely taken an unexpected (and exciting!) turn, and every post idea I’ve brainstormed up as of late has something to do with the move. Today I’ve teamed up with Dove to talk about 6 things nobody warned me about before moving to the city. I was told all about spotting Craigslist scams and finding the best food (there are vegetarian restaurants as far as the eye can see, y’all!), but there were a lot of important things that were left out. Your MetroCard is your lifeline. See that little gold card peeking out of my card pocket? That is my ticket around the city. That little slip of cardboard allows me to get from point A to point B (no matter how far apart those points may be) for just under $3. Bonus Tip: Ride the subway more than twice a day? You’re going to want to invest in a monthly pass. Instead of loading 30 dollars on your card every week, pay just over 100 for the month! Personally, I walk when I can and avoid… View Post