Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekending

Happy Spring and Happy Friday! I'm very excited the weekend is just about here, and even more excited that the winter season is coming to a close. Spring is one of my very favorite times of year. Blogging and the internet is a funny thing. This week, I received a facebook message on my blog facebook page that someone was using my photos as their own. Someone using the name of Kristina Melnik had created a facebook profile using my pictures. The profile photo was a photo from my blog, but the cover photo bothered me a little bit more because it was a candid selfie of my best friends and I when in Charleston last spring. I was very thankful that someone sent me a message -- someone I don't know might I add -- and I have reported the profile, so I'm hoping that will be the last of that. 

I've always known that having a blog meant sharing a piece of myself as well as my privacy, but it was still a bit unsettling to see someone else pretending to be me. A friend of mine, who had a breach of her privacy as well, and she's a proud mom of twins, told me not to let this take the joy out of blogging, and I certainly don't plan to do that. I'm so glad I have this place and the blogging community, and the positives most definitely outweigh the negatives, but I've also learned that this can happen to anyone, and it is good to be careful. Now on to the good stuff!

southern
This week, I shared a look into the High Cotton ties shoot that I had a chance to be a part of. Check out their spring collection -- such perfect options for weddings (both groomsmen and guests). 

getaway
I've started watching Southern Charm, and now I'm itching to go back to Charleston. Stephen and I have talked about planning a little weekend trip to go, so if we do decide to go, I would love suggestions of new things to do in this beautiful city.

sweet treat
How delicious to these yogurt popsicles look? Especially with the weather warming up, these would be a great sweet treat.

blog so hard
I loved Kristina's post sharing 6 tips she wished she knew when she started blogging. Whether you're a blogger new or old, it's a great post to check out.

look to love
Hello Fashion is one of my favorite blog reads, especially this time of year, because I love her style for early spring. This look is absolute perfection, and I definitely want these jeans.

Cheers to a wonderful weekend!
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  1. Nice!! perfect pics!
    Kisses from Spain.
    Xoxo, P.

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  2. Absolutely dying over those jeans. I love the distressed white jeans look! And yes to Southern Charm and Charleston! That show has me SO excited for my trip in Aug. Happy Friday doll!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. That is terrifying...thank god someone told you this person was doing it...people are seriously so weird!! I have the same feelings of southern charm and can't wait for a trip in August!!! Hope you have a great weekend girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. I can't believe that happened to you! I find it comical that some people think they can steal pictures and pose as someone else and nobody will notice. I hope that comes to an end for you! I'm off to read a couple of these articles - thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

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  5. Thanks for the shoutout girl!! And that is some crazy stuff about the Facebook page.. can you say stalker?!? Hope you have a fab weekend :)

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  6. That is so crazy, glad you found out about it! I'd love to visit Charleston someday :)

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  7. I am so sorry about that!! I have experienced the same thing when I was in my first years of college. A friend of mine, her little sister did the same thing with my photos, acting as if I was her. It is really scary and upsetting. I hope it is the end of it, and you can enjoy your weekend!

    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  8. Ok I need those jeans asap!! So cute! Yum those Popsicles are amazing and ugh I want to go back to Charleston so bad!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  9. Oh and ps that same thing happened to me but on Craigslist in the Naughty section! I was soo skeezed out!! Someone I didn't know emailed me too to tell me someone was using my picture and I kept flagging it so hopefully it was taken down! People are so gross!!

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  10. OMG how creepy!! So glad you have it reported! Yikes!

    Girl- I am obsessed with Southern Charm and even got the hubs into it so we have to make a getaway trip too! Enjoy your weekend! xo

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  11. That is so crazy!!

    I’ve been dying for the weekend to get here so I can have some time to catch up on Southern Charm! Yogurt popsicles would be perfect!!

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  12. Ugh, Zelle. I feel your pain! I actually experienced something similar when someone used my social security number to open a bank account! It was such a headache fixing that issue! But, I think your friend is right. Keep blogging if it brings you joy and don't let this bad experience get in the way of that. I LOVE Southern Charm! Charleston is one of my favorite cities! I'd recommend a place to eat but we eat at all the child friendly spots lol! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  13. I am SO sorry that happened to you, you're such a sweet person-it's not fair to you at all, but I hope that you've solved it!
    I love the links that you've shared, the yogurt Popsicles sound so yummy!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  14. Oh I am loving southern charm this season! I am sorry to hear that someone did that to you. Breaks my heart that the internet is full of creeps.

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  15. These pictures are so inspiring! I hope you have a great weekend!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  16. Hi Zelle,

    that's awful what happened to you! I don't understand hoe can people take advantage of someone else like this. Anyway, the popsicles look super delicious and all of your photos are beautiful :)

    Cannot wait to read new post from you!

    Have a nice day,

    Zuzana

    http://iwish-zuzi.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Goodness gracious, I am so sorry that someone did that!! I am loving the Spring collection too. I hope you have a great weekend! Xo, Stephanie

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  18. I hate that happened to you. I've heard of that happening recently and it is just so bizarre. Kristina's tips were seriously awesome. xoxo

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  19. Goodness why are some people so sketchy? That would totally creep me out, but glad its all fixed now.

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

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  20. I love her blog as well! She has some gorgeous pieces!! That happened to me with my instagram, someone stole the entire thing.... how creepy! I really don't understand people! Hope you had a lovely weekend!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  21. What a great round-up of links! I admit I love watching Southern Charm, too ;)

    xo, Laura
    http://www.brightandbeautifulblog.com/

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