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Longline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress

Longline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna Denaye

As I sit here and make lists and cross things off and re-make the list again, and add something to the list, then have to re- write the list. (I'm OCD) I sat and reflected on my blogging journey so far and how much it has affected my life. There are the ‘obviously’ blogger perks that people often bring up such as getting free clothes, being invited to events, getting followers and likes on Instagram; but it goes much deeper. I often use the term ‘relationships’ when referring to why I love blogging so much. I talk about my relationships when I am partnering up with brands, and in general conversation relating to my blog. 


Longline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna DenayeLongline Denim Jacket & a Little Pink Dress by popular Denver fashion blogger, Delayna Denaye




This blog has brought me friendships and people into my life that I never would have met or connected with otherwise.
Friendship is definitely one of my core values – I’ve been like that since I was a little girl. I’m constantly wanting to grow in my friendships, never to just get to a certain point with someone and feel like our relationship is maxed out; cause it’s not! People are constantly growing and evolving and I love to be a part of that journey for other people. There are SO many amazing women that I have met through blogging. Whether it’s the Colorado influencer community, connecting with girls via Instagram, on Facebook groups, meeting bloggers in other cities like at fashion weeks, or even building relationships with my readers – I’m continuously growing my ‘blogging’ community & friend group every single day.

Recently, I went to the Style Collective Conference and let me tell you... that was life changing. I still don't want it to be over and its been a couple weeks. I met so many great women from all over the country and even other countries as well as in my very own state that I come to find out we were all on the same flight going to the conference and didn't even know each other. 

I am a Regional leader for SC here in Denver and I plan to get the babes together to connect with each other and build each other up. I want to schedule a meeting monthly for brunches, drinks, or photoshoots, and I feel like this will make our relationships so special. I wish one day to plan a total boss babe day with all of the Colorado Influencers to get to gather and reflect and share ideas. There are so many influencers in my own state that I still have yet to meet and would love to collaborate with and start relationships with.  There’s a common perception of bloggers that thinks we are all in competition with each other, and I will say that in a lot of cities it is like that!! AS for the SC girls it is not like that at all.  We are building something based off of genuine friendships, venting about our struggles, relating to other people in our industry who will actually understand us and not think we are crazy. (Seriously if you were to sit in on our conversations about blogging you would probably laugh at the amount of times we mention Instagram or Pinterest or whatever else it may be.) But we are so connected! We go through the same things and help each other out. It is funny to go to a meet up and all of us are on our phones taking pictures and tagging each other ...It’s amazing.
I have also recently realized how connected I am with a ton of my readers and followers. Whether they are sharing excitement with me about milestones with my dogs, or relating on how I too have  imperfections and have a normal life out side of an Instagram feed. 

 I feel such an amazing support system from SO many women who I have never even met before. They give me advice, ask me for mine, build up my confidence, share stories – the connection is there and it’s real! When I actually meet followers and other influencers in person it is so amazing its like we have known each other forever! 
Building these friendships with people from all over the world is amazing. It is such a blessing that this blog has brought me so many opportunities and so many relationships!!
I have found an industry that I love; that allows me to express myself, and to grow, to connect, to reach people around the world, and to make unique and genuine friendships that I value so much. I am so thankful that my boyfriend encouraged me to get back in to blogging. I Once was a blogger back in 2010 and was just taking off when it was all the rage and now, I am starting over when it is still all the rage but very much a saturated influencer market. I stopped blogging because I no longer had someone to take my pictures and worked so much at the hospital to stay afloat, that I didn't have time to shop or really do much of anything. I took the time to really focus on me and my self. (I plan to share my story of my divorce at some point)  I am very thankful.

I get a lot of messages about starting blogs and hopefully those of you interested will read this and be inspired to start one yourself. All it takes is a little leap of faith in doing something I know you’ll love! I have shared a few posts about starting a blog, tips for blogging as well as over coming the comparison game. 
As always, you can shop my longline denim look below. Hope you are all having a great week so, thanks for stopping by 


My longline denim jacket- I am wearing a size medium, my dress- I am wearing a size medium, my wedges- I am wearing a size 7.5, my purse, my necklace, my watch, my ring, my bracelet