Let's Blog About It! The Yellow Spectacle's Re-Launch

The Yellow Specs Re-Launch Party 
Hello lovelies! So, this post is a little different than the rest. Often, I focus my post[s} on what I find to be inspirational as well as who I find to be inspirational.

However, if you clean off your specs, you'll notice that The Yellow Spectacles looks a little spiffier. Really, I am so happy to welcome you all to the new/re-launch of The Yellow Spectacles.

A blog redesign is something that I really wanted to do for a longtime & with the help of the creative web design talent of M. ELLE. Creative that dream is now a reality. A reality with a adorable logo to-boot!

For those just reading or those who have been here before {big thanks!} you can gather, I adore pretty things, fun eye-wear, & creative people. Really, that's my whole blog philosophy in a nutshell.

Photos edited with: App: A Color Story
While, I am not {YET!] a super star, super successful, radically wealthy blogger; I have picked up on a few blogging skills that I'd like to pass along.

I started my blog {about 1 1/2 ago} to fill a major creative void & because I wanted/want to be the boss {#girlboss} of something. Really, I was rather disappointed with my whole college experience. I feel like my four years of school & the aftermath have been a major let down. Heavy... sorry{#sorrynotsorry}... but it's the truth. I know I am not the only graduate who feels this way.

I am a English: Writing graduate from a liberal arts university. During my time there, I felt like I was just there. Maybe many of you felt the same way or had the complete opposite experience-everyone is different & that's good!

Don't be misinformed, I wasn't a 'room-sitter' during my academic years, I kept rather busy. I graduated with honors, numerous published articles in the school paper, a few awards, a pinch of decent friends, two minors, & a lot of self-pride. During those four years, I wore a lot of 'hats'--student, worked three jobs, daughter, care-taker/granddaughter, & writer.

However,  I didn't find myself in those four years. Actually, I felt kinda lost. I didn't feel like I had the support of my school & professors to really take a chance & find that passion & find myself in the process. I did what was expected of me...what was required...not what I wanted. Really, I think I wanted a mentor, someone to pass along their experience, their success, failure, connections & aspirations--I didn't get that.

Needless to-say, little, by little, I am finding that through blogging.

Therefore, my blog is the complete opposite of my college experience. It's a place to explore, be intrigued by creative entrepreneurs, try on stylish spectacles, be creatively inquisitive, & a place to make meaningful connections.

I am hoping, to continue to grow The Yellow Spectacles & take on other writing/creative/editing roles. In the process, I am striving to keep on being creatively inquisitive--hey, if you're looking for someone to hire on--I am here!

Okay so I have learned through blogging...{thus far}...

Take Chances & Share the Love: If my meek & rather mundane college years taught me anything, it has been to make connections--reach out. I have had the pleasure of interviewing many blogs & bloggers--All of whom I have reached out to. Reaching out to other bloggers in your areas of interest{s} is so important.

I am a big advocate of supporting other creative people & their passions/careers. Recently, I had the opportunity to share some of my favorite blogs on All For Color's blog, Color Ave.

Here on TYS, I have a section called, Through Their Specs which spotlights other creative bloggers/blogs.

Click Links: Being a blogger {for the most part} is a hard gig. Really, many bloggers earn their $$$ through the links & images they share. So, I always click on their links & linked images {the pennies really add up}. Currently, my shopping links are via Shop Style Collective & I earn a small % with each click that users/readers make.

Picture Perfect: Pictures are a HUGE part of the blogging job. Really, if you are serious about providing good content then I'd recommend investing in a decent camera. All of the pictures on TYS {unless stated} are my own. Last summer, I purchased a Nikon CoolPix L8-40--& I LOVE it!
Confession, many bloggers have someone to capture their ideas & outfits--me not so much. I have a tripod, selfie stick, & of course tall objects like trees. So, if you see me in a pic...I have probably gone to the extremes to be in that picture. Yes, I need a photographer!

Be Your-Selfie: I don't want you to get bummed about my not-so-ideal college experience. My trials during that time {as well as currently with trying to land a full-time job} hasn't made me a pessimist. In fact, it has turned me into an optimist. I try to keep my attitude & blog in-tune with the with the words my grandpa always told me, which was, Stay Focused. 

Yeah, I get discouraged--all the time. My heart breaks a little when I get the rejection job email & my ego becomes bruised every time I lose a follower on Instagram, but my blog is called, The Yellow Spectacles.  I didn't pick yellow for any old reason. My blog is my happy place & I hope it is that place for readers too.

There is too much bad in the world to not focus on the good, the positive, & the cheerful. I am cheerful. I know who I am {now =)}.

I am Katelyn. I adore  pretty things, fun eye-wear, & creative people. The Yellow Spectacles is a good place to be.

Enjoy! & Come again.

*Sidebar, the blog post line up will change from M W F to M & F to so readers have more time to focus on the posts without being backed up with additional content. There will be time-to-time Wednesday post for brand collaborations.*


  1. Congratulations! I am ready to take this updated blogging adventure with you.

  2. I loved reading your "blogging story" Katelyn; how inspiring is it that you've been able to find yourself through making your blog? Your site looks amazing, and I look forward to following along for years to come!

    Tori A. from Prep For A Day

    1. Tori, Thanks for making my Saturday! Have a great Weekend, Katelyn xoxo

  3. I LOVE it babe! Thanks for the tips. I should link up my photos and such to something eh? How do you like what you are using so far?


    1. Hi Elise, I love the NIKON camera...it's not too complicated and you can transfer photos to your phone via WIFI...so you're not clogging up your phone with all kinds of pictures--it's pretty affordable too, I got mine at Target ...it's red, they didn't come in yellow, lol--Katelyn

    2. I meant, what do you use to make money off of your links that you post on here? I don't know where to start with that. haha :) Any suggestions?

    3. Oh, ha ha...no there are a couple, I use Shop Style Collective :https://www.shopstylecollective.com/
      Anyone can sign up and it will explain to you how you use it when you sign up
      but there is also, Reward Style ...although, you have to be accepted to use their link program
      but basically, with either you can build custom links and photos that will link back to your account when a user clicks or purchases whatever you are showcasing...Hopefully, that make sense!-Katelyn

  4. I'm catching up on your blog posts and for some reason missed reading this one!! I just stumbled across is and relate to this SO much. I just recently graduated and feel like I'm in the "now what?" stage. It's rough, it's hard, but I'm trying to keep positive. You shared so many great tips that you learned over the years through blogging and I'm so happy I came across your blog over the past few years!

    Also, your design looks SO GOOD!!

    Amy | Pastel N Pink