Blogging 101: How I Edit My Instagram Photos + The Power Of Editing

Everyone wants to post the perfect Instagram picture right?

Before and After

OF COURSE!

Now when your a blogger like me, posting the perfect Instagram picture is even more important. It can literally be the difference between getting noticed by a brand and securing work or going the entire month without a check coming in...and no one wants that.

I've gotten numerous questions from my followers, blogger and non bloggers alike about what filters an programs I use to edit and in general how I get the "perfectly edited pictures" I post.

While I wouldn't call my pictures anywhere close to perfect lol I have dropped a few tips here and there but finally (because y'all kept asking) I decided to spill ALL THE BEANS  behind my "perfect" instagram pics here.

Pretty Girl Travels: The Ultimate Carry On Packing List

Whenever I pack for a trip, no matter if its a weekend getaway or a flight half way around the world...

I always wind up forgetting something at home -__-

Then when I get to my destination and start unpacking I'm like "what the what Deanna?! How did you forget that?!"


When I went to Paris it was my allergy medicine, when I went to San Juan it was my toothpaste.  Without fail its always something! 

So...how do you stop yourself from becoming so forgetful??
Create the ultimate travel & packing checklist!

15 (RUDE) CHANGES IN EARLY PREGNANCY THAT YOU DONT EXPECT

Clearly by the title...you can tell YOUR GIRL IS PREGNANT!


So, now that the cat is out of the bag...I guess I can finally start talking about all the things I've been through in the last 3+ months. 

Pregnancy in itself is a blessing, you're bringing new life into this world, starting a family, entering into a new chapter in your life...blah blah blah all the pretty storybook shit right? 

Right!

But what they DON'T TELL YOUR ASS is all that comes along with that beautiful bundle of joy baking in your oven. But i'll tell y'all and you know I keeps it all the way real! So for my ladies who are looking to become mom's, for those in their first few weeks, for the nosy folks that just wanna know what happens and for mama's that want a laugh with a little trip down memory lane I'm gonna walk your thought what you can expect and whats been going down over here!

Your New Favorite Jeans + The Perfect Spring Outfit

What makes your favorite jeans your favorite?

Is it how they hugs your hips? How you can move freely in them? Or maybe its that they go with everything.


Welp, my new favorite jeans are all of that and more! They are literally the perfect combination of every little thing you could ever hope and dream for. They are the ultimate spring fashion statement...

And *insert gasp* they're from EXPRESS!? 

Like really, who would have ever thought Express has been hiding the holy grail of jeans.

Style On A Budget: Top 13 Stores You Should Be Shopping At Right Now

Would you believe me if I told you the hardest thing to figure out during my 20's was where to shop?

Well, it's the truth!

There was a point somewhere around the time I turned 23 that I realized I was getting a little too old for Forever21 but I was still too broke to be shopping in Nordstrom. So where was I supposed to go to find affordable yet stylish clothes that wouldn't fall apart in the wash? 

*Shrugs* I was CLUELESS. 

Thus began my hunt for the perfect places to shop and after 6 years and countless hours of uhhhh "market research" (aka I spent hella coins trying to figure this out). 

I've compiled a list of the BEST stores to shop at as you transition from a young thottie to your glow up years. These stores will not only give you the quality of clothing you desire but also affordable prices and the best styles throughout the seasons. 

I mean what more can you ask for? So get ready to happily toss your coins to these 13 stores!
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