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

Happy Wednesday from your resident veg! If you didn’t already know – I’m a proud vegetarian inching my way to complete veganism. (Insert joke about how do you know if someone is a vegetarian – they’ll tell you – here.) I started phasing out animal products for health reasons – endometriosis to be exact, but knowing what I do now I would 100% stay vegetarian even if I knew that my endometriosis was completely healed and I wouldn’t be negatively impacted in any way. Going vegetarian wasn’t easy for me, I was “mostly” vegetarian for nearly four months before I finally committed, and even after that I cheated maybe once a month. Now I’ve only had one unintentional slip up since the new year (that I know of) and I’ve even helped a few of my friends cut meat out of their diets, too. When I was looking for resources on how to go vegetarian I had a lot of trouble finding blogs or videos that didn’t shame me for not being vegetarian already or feel preachy. In the year since I started my research I’ve since found a few favorite vloggers and bloggers that are sweet and never preachy… View Post

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Mostly Morgan possible! Happy Friday, y’all! Today is particularly exciting, because between work and writing, I’m packing for a roadtrip to Chicago tomorrow. Tomorrow, October 15th, is College Fashion Week hosted by Her Campus, and I’m lucky enough to get to be going as a correspondent. For any of you who have been around for a long time may remember that in 2014 I was model in the show so it’s really cool to come full circle and get to cover the show now in 2016. Trust me when I say that the event is a blast and if you’re in the Chicago area you should seriously consider joining in on the fun. You can buy tickets here and the event is at the 1st Ward in Chicago from 6-9 tomorrow.   College Fashion Week Sponsors If you have never been to a Her Campus event – they kill it. Always. And besides all of the hard work they put into their conferences and shows, a lot of the magic comes from the great sponsors… View Post

They’re back! I took a (way too long) hiatus on posting income reports when I was living in New York City. While I was there I had way too much going on to prioritize actively seeking partnerships and blogging opportunities. Over the past few months, my highest month’s income was just shy of $4000 in July and my lowest was $1600 in May. Now you might be thinking, “Why the heck is this internet stranger sharing how much money she makes with all of us?” And I get you, if I weren’t in the blogging world as deep as I am, I’d find it weird too. When I started blogging I had no clue that there was money to be made, and bloggers like Lindsay at Pinch of Yum, Melyssa Griffin, and byRegina all inspired me with their income reports. Furthermore, blogging has opened my eyes to a world outside of the traditional “college>degree>9-5>retire>die” track that I so desperately wanted to escape and if I can help open other people’s eyes to the potential blogging holds – well that’s a win in my book. WHAT I DID IN SEPTEMBER September was a big month of getting back on brands’ radars. Like I said,… View Post