Janelle In Real Life: A little behind the scenes and a DSLR GIVEAWAY!


A little behind the scenes and a DSLR GIVEAWAY!


Hey friends! Today I'm going to give you a little insight into the world of fashion blogging. A little "behind the scenes" if you will. 
I began blogging because I saw a lack of blogs that were dedicated to being affordable & modest (meaning showing less skin). I wanted to be able to inspire and be inspired and the blogging community has not disappointed. I've learned so much about my personal style and I've learned how to be a more effective shopper (and I hope you've gleaned some of that knowledge along the way)! In the (near) future, I plan to focus even more on affordability and will be showing off some great thrift finds!
Outfits are obviously the main focus of this blog, and I like to do posts showing what I wear in real life (hence the name of this blog) so that the outfits can seem doable to you readers and not so overly accessorized and unreasonable that you wouldn't actually wear it in an everyday setting. And to show off these outfits to you, photos are obviously super important!
To take the photos on my blog, I use a Canon t3i with a 55mm f/1.8 II lens. To someone who doesn't know much about DSLR's... that probably sounds like gibberish. But what you need to know, is this lens is a super affordable option for taking portrait photos. It helps to make me more in focus, and the background more blurred (and you can find it here). My sweet hubby is my photographer and he does a great job! He's not a professional and pretty much just points and shoots where I tell him to haha. But  I'm so grateful that he does it for me.
Obviously you don't NEED a DSLR to have a fashion blog, but it does help with making your photos look better. And lets be honest, the pictures are the best part of the post! DSLR's can be very expensive, and it can be disappointing when you can't quite get the picture quality you want with a point & shoot camera.
Guess what, though? You can WIN one! I, along with some other lovely bloggers, are giving one of your readers a brand new Nikon D3100 DSLR Camera! Say whaaaaaat?! This is probs the best giveaway prize this blog has ever seen so if you're going to enter just one giveaway, this is the one!


Today I'm teaming up with 28 other lovely bloggers to bring to you all the "Blogging Essentials Giveaway," which will be a three part installment giveaway that will take place over the next couple of weeks! Each week we will be giving away a STELLAR prize essential to any blogger! Our first prize will give one lucky winner a Nikon D3100, tripod, and memory card bundle, because as we all know, quality photos are a key piece in creating a great online space!
Make sure to complete as many or all of the entries as you can not only to increase your chances of winning but also because meeting new and stellar bloggers is awesome!


  1. This is such a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

  2. I would love to win ! I feel like I have entered every single dslr giveaway that pops up !

  3. We have the same camera and I have the 50 mm lens! My Hubby takes my pics too and neither of us really know what we're doing but just having a good camera makes a huge difference in quality. What do you use to edit your photos??


    1. I use lightroom which is around $70-$80. It has definitely helped with photo quality! I'm planning on taking some photography classes over the summer or something so I can learn more about my camera! And help my hubby take better pictures haha.

  4. EEK Im so anxious to see who wins the DSLR giveaway
    Simply Sutter