About


Hi!  I'm so happy you're here :)


The goal of my blog is to share my real life outfits.  I hope they will help inspire new creative combinations, the thoughtful addition of pieces to your wardrobe, and the confidence to tackle trends.  I love sharing tips and tricks, personal anecdotes, my favorite investment pieces, and savvy finds.


about sincerely jenna marie

I started a fashion blog back in 2010, and it was awful.  In 2012, after ensuring I scrubbed the internet of it, some serious rebranding, and the realization that sepia wasn't a cool filter for outfit photos (so young, so naive), I got Instagram and eventually started posting my outfit photos.  When I started gaining a little traction in Instaworld, I set a landmark of 500 followers.  When 500 people wanted to see my outfits everyday, I would start a blog.  That landmark came more quickly than I expected, so I hastily picked a name, bought a URL,  re-launched my "life"style blog as Sincerely Jenna Marie in the Summer of 2013. 




my style and shopping philosophy

My style is classic with a twist of tomboy, a dash of edgy and occasionally a super girly touch or two.  Totes logical, right?  Yeah no, but I've never been any good at restricting my self to one single aesthetic, so why bother trying.  I absolutely succumb to trends, no shame.  They're fun, what can I say.  (I will never cave and wear pom-poms though.)  However, I definitely try to keep my trend chasing on a budget.  I am a definite mixer of high quality and disposable clothing and I love a good bargain.  As a result, many items I feature are easily under $100, most under $50.  Although I do appreciate high-quality shoes, designer denim, and other pricier wardrobe staples. 


about me

My name is Jenna.  I'm in my twenties, and I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  I went to school in Indiana (although I will never warm up to being called a 'Hoosier') and majored in Business Law and Technology Management and minored in Spanish.  Yes, I'm a total nerd.  Now I work in IT as a developer.    

Outside of my professional stuff, I love to cook.  Before I ever committed to a fashion blog, I tried my hand at food blogging... I think I'm a better fashion/lifestyle blogger though.  I hope.   I also love any outdoor activities: hiking, camping, fishing, backpacking, running, swimming, you name it.  I'm kind of crafty, so I draw, paint, pretend I can sew, and the sorts.  Basically, I like a lot of things.  Most things, actually.  There are a few things  I don't like though: bad drivers, pickles (If they even touch my sandwich at a deli, I can't eat that part.  It's a little debilitating), cats, accounting, 'final sale' items, mayonnaise, Walmart, how I look in the color pink, and early mornings.


blog monetization and affiliate links

Sincerely Jenna Marie is a monetized blog, but I certainly won't be quitting my day job anytime soon.  I utilize affiliate marketing and sponsored posts.  Sincerely Jenna Marie also occasionally receives vendor/ brand sponsorships for mentioning their products and services.

Affiliate marketing means that I earn money for driving traffic to certain vendors' sites.  In some instances, I make money when you click a link (about 5¢ if you're interested).  Alternatively, other links I use generate a commission if you purchase from the vendor to which I linked (those rates range typically from 3%-15%).  And some links are just links, because I share stuff I like because I like it, not just based on the potential income.  Let's face it, I will likely never earn enough to pay for my shopping habit, so why sacrifice my integrity to try ;)    

I also do sponsored posts, which means I either write a post on a particular topic requested by a PR Agency (or sometimes the company directly) or received an item for review (sometimes accompanied by payment).  Any items marked 'c/o' were gifted to me, however I only share products or companies that I like, not just because they were offered to me.  When I get paid to write a certain style of post, I'll tell you.  I never accept pre-written content for payment because I think it's annoying when other blogs do, and defeats the purpose of a blog.



Still not what you're looking for?  You can reach me at sincerelyjennamarie@gmail.com or leave a comment below!


6 comments:

  1. Adorable, love everything so far! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. JUST realized I could click on this... :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just wanted to say the design of your blog is impeccable! It's very fun to look at! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much!! The design has been a gradual process, but I think I've finally come to one that's going to stick for awhile :) Thanks for reading! xoxo

      Delete
  4. I just recently found your blog and am really enjoying it...especially now after reading this 'about me' section...I feel like I 'know' you a little better!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your sweet comments make my day, and I read each and every one of them!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...