Friday, March 1, 2013


L'Amour by Nanette Lepore Tee, Madewell Skirt, Anthropologie Belt, Chan Luu Bracelet (Similar),  Below The Belt Clutch

I started this blog as a creative outlet when I graduated from college and was in this awkward phase questioning what I was going to do next in my life. The freshman year of life was scary for me. As I waited for my graduate school classes to start, I decided to start writing "Bright and Sassy." I've always read fashion blogs, always. It became one of my favorite morning routines and thought, "Why not me?" I love fashion, style, inspiring others, inspiring myself, etc. So then it began.

When I started writing "Bright and Sassy," I thought the feedback would always be positive. I'm not naive. I just figured people read fashion blogs for the same reasons I did — to be inspired.

I will never forget my first mean comment. My heart sunk. I didn't know whether to delete it, respond to it, or stop my blog all together (yeah, I questioned it). I felt I was being bullied by a complete stranger who has no idea who I am. I began questioning whether I was giving off vibes that were illustrating someone I was not. I remember venting to a friend saying, "Do I come off vain? Should I stop doing outfit photos? What she/he is saying about me is so far from the truth!" I must admit, the positive comments I receive out way any negative comment that will ever be sent, but I'm still human and they still sting.

In life we will always deal with bullies — in person or virtual. We have to become aware of how powerful our words are. This is why I've teamed up with Seventeen Magazine to take a stand against cyberbullying by Deleting Digital Drama in my life. Will you take a stand with me? Let's change the world and refuse to be silenced.  


  1. It's amazing how much that stray mean comment hurts. It also baffles me that people really troll the Internet to hurt someone else's feelings. (Sidenote: your pink lipstick is so pretty on you!)

  2. What an awesome cause! Mean comments are the worst...and it sucks that they make us question ourselves as bloggers.

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. This is AMAZING! Your words could not be more true! Thank you for taking a stand against cyberbullying!

  4. Lovely outfit! I love that shirt.


  5. Good for you girl! I haven't had a negative comment yet, but I do know that people who search blogs and just try to put others down, will eventually be given what they deserve. Thank you for standing against this. I applaud you!

  6. Doesn't Anthropologie have the best beaded belts?! Loving your tee too, you look great! So glad I found you through my comments:)

    xx Cara

  7. Yes cyber bulling sucks, the only thing worse is real life can't ignore or delete bullying. Funny there has been a lot of controversy over the "Peacocking" of fashion bloggers. I guess so b/c so many are doing it now. I personally do not, mainly b/c I HATE posing, I do not like being in front of the camera all that much I just get agitated. But is does not bother me when others do it. Here is the article

    Ali of

  8. Great post -- thanks for speaking true to yourself. Also, that belt is amazing; I love it with the black skirt. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. love this post!!! great to hear other people second guess themselves and how them come off. but in the end all that matters is that you are being you!


  10. I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours! I just spent the last hour clicking through all your posts and I love your style! I also live in Florida so I love to rock the effortless boho look. You pull it off so well, you gave me tons of outfit inspirations for my future blog posts. Thank you!!

  11. gorgeous style, adoring your blog miss!
    would love to see you in casper&pearl one day!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog

  12. I don't understand people who spend their time just to write something negative, sooo wrong!!! You are gorgeous, your outfit looks are amazing so probably it was a jealous person! Love this maxi look! I'm hosting a link up party for spring looks next Monday, and would be thrilled if you decided to participate!!!

  13. I refuse to listen to bullying type comments! I simply delete them and take away their voice! Then, I don't allow myself to ponder the words for even a millisecond!!! Kudos to you in taking your stand!

    You look gorgeous in the maxi skirt!

    -Lauren at adorn la femme

  14. You look fab here - I love this look beautiful !!!


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  16. Great pictures!!! xolili