How to Style OTK Boots for Spring
Admittedly, this post is directed towards bloggers and bloggers alone.  But hey, for all of you who don't have a blog, you never know when you may get the urge to write one and be asking yourself this very question!  So, a couple of months ago, I came across a thread discussing whether or not to share your blog name with friends and family.  My immediate thought was 'well, why not?' and moved on with my day.  Except, until that point, I'd only shared my blog name with direct family and a couple of friends!  I'd be quick to share it with those who move in and out of life in the blink of an eye, and yet not with the constants who have loved and supported me for years. Strange?  Strange.  You can imagine where I'm going with this.  Since then, I've told friends and family my blog name and have been soaking up their reactions ever since...
OTK Over The Knee Silver Glitter Boots
Glitter OTK Boots and Chunky Jumper
Any negative reactions?  Nope, not a single one (uh, yet).  In hindsight, I think a friend or family member's reaction to your online space will tell a lot about your relationship with them.  If they're rooting for you they'll share their honest opinion - but most importantly, their reaction must always be free from judgement.  Always.  Personally, I'm so pleased to have shared my blog name with those in my personal life, because not only do they provide a totally different perspective on content, but it's also pretty freeing to be able to talk about work to them without needing to clip sentences or watch my words!    
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Topshop OTK Silver Stiletto Glitter BootsUltimately, it comes down to whether your online presence and personal lives are able to crossover.  Will it cause you unnecessary upset?  Will you have to answer uncomfortable questions?  Do you trust the people you're telling?  I know the whole debate of 'timing' comes up far too often, but it really is the case when it comes to sharing your blog with friends and family.  When the time is right, you'll know.  When you're comfortable doing so, you'll know.      

Jumper - Miss Selfridge

Boots - Topshop (similar block heel version)

Bracelet - Chlobo

Stilettos Boots Over The Knee OTK
Should you share your blog with friends and family?
In conclusion?  It all comes down to trust and instincts.  I've found this topic ridiculously fascinating over the past couple of of months and so I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below!  Have you shared your blog name with anyone in your personal circles?  And if so, at what point did you tell them?

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With love,

Gabrielle x