I tend to talk a lot about supporting other girls, being kind, and lifting others up. I think it’s a common trend amongst much of the blogger community to “be kind” to each other, or at least there’s a lot of talk about it. We all preach these great things with wonderful intentions and pure hearts, but what are we doing about it? What have you done today that practiced what you preach?

Lauren runs a highly successful fashion and lifestyle blog and is located very close to me in the Phoenix area, www.whatlolalikes.com (instagram: @whatlolalikes). Through mutual connections and social media we started to communicate here and there. After throwing around some ideas we decided to join forces on a shoot. We contacted brands: Stevie May and Spiritual Gangster (among others), and orchestrated the whole shoot. We wanted to portray positivity, and how actually being supportive of each other is an important part of who we are. It’s not all words, it’s taking action.

When I met Lauren for the shoot, I learned a lot about her, and from my personal experience I can tell you a few things: she’s beautiful (duh), she’s quick witted, intelligent, easy going, and has a tremendously big heart. She is an advocate for proper animal treatment, and works with a dog rescue to aid in pet adoption. When there’s an injured or wounded animal, 1stpetvet.com is the best animal hospital phoenix az to visit. We laughed the whole shoot, in fact, being serious in some of these photos took serious effort.

As a result, Tiffany Egbert captured some fun and very genuine photos of us working together. If nothing else, I hope this exemplifies how important it is to practice what you preach, and gives our readers a little further look into who we are as people.




Bloggers: What Lola Likes and I 🙂

Photographer: Tiffany Egbert

Assistant Stylist: Mika Perry

Crowns: Clutch Crowns

Clothing provided by: Stevie May and Spiritual Gangster

Faux Fur Jackets: Missguided

One Piece Swim Suits: Asos











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  1. Erin says:

    Adore you both and love what you stand for always. Such a beautiful person inside and out. xx, Erin | http://www.stylebythepeople.com


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