Fashion Blogging

Effortless Anthropologie Wants RewardStyle To Fix This

Roxy Turtle, runs an Anthro fansite, seems to be having an issue with RewardStyle. Apparently she’s been having having tracking issues with her affiliate links – and she claims that while RewardStyle was initially helpful they have not only closed her complaint, they became intimidating when she responded she would not let this drop.

Unfortunately, the relationship with RewardStyle seems to be taking a nosedive…I’ve been getting emails from a RewardStyle Vice President that feel threatening. Retaliatory.

Saying “all I want is to understand what happened and get a promise that it won’t happen again”, Roxy went into Mistreated Little Person Versus The Big Bad Corporation mode.

I feel scared and unsure what to do…They have the team and resources at their disposal. They are a huge company and they seem to be putting their efforts into threatening me. I just don’t get it…I have been crying for most of the afternoon…I’m one tiny person and RewardStyle a huge company. It feels so scary to me that they might come after me, retaliate. I feel scared.

She goes on to say she feels RStyle is gearing up to drop her because she “asked too many questions”, but that isn’t what she wants at all. After going on and on about how scared and upset she is, and how she feels ‘threatened’ by RStyle, Roxy says she still wants to work with the company.

Ideally, at this point what I want is what I mentioned above: an in-depth explanation of what happened, an agreement on how to prevent this in the future, and a promise that the relationship will go back to normal with no retaliation.

I really don’t get all the blogger kowtowing to RewardStyle. Are they just the only affiliate company out there or something? I just don’t understand why Roxy would want to continue working with a company that treats her in the manner she’s claiming. Surely RStyle isn’t the only name in the game. Get out and find another affiliate company!

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Hey Natalie Jean Knows How To Do Minimalism

Natalie Holbrook, she’s from Brooklyn, has been trying to make a minimalist ‘capsule’ wardrobe thing happen. She apparently thinks a pared down wardrobe collection will…honestly I’m not sure why she’s doing it, other than maybe an excuse to shove some rstyle links up our noses.

But don’t you dare think for one second that it should be easy for a stay at home wife married to a six figure salary of a man to figure out which items should be included in her amazing minimalist hanging-on-display collection.

My problem isn’t in simplifying a look, it’s in simplifying my options. I like this red plaid shirt, but I also like this red plaid shirt! And which one will I want to wear the most? And what would that preference that even say about a person?

Her final list of choices adds up to almost $5,000 and includes a $175 striped tee and a $250 red plaid shirt, which should pair nicely with the free extra pair of boots she received the other day. Because heaven knows you need at least 10 pairs of black boots.

Don’t even get me started on the boots. I love these black boots, but I also love these black boots, and I don’t need both but they’re just sooo different though!

Bored rich white ladies – they’re just like us!

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Already Pretty Says You Can Fix Your Problems With Clothes

Sally McGraw, Minnesota’s resident ‘style expert’, is trying yet again to tie the state of your life and emotional well-being to your clothing choices. Asking if we’ve noticed “most people are unhappy” Sally then launches into a TL;DR, the crux of which seems to be that real life change is hard – so you should just try a new outfit instead!

If you’re feeling constantly restless, dissatisfied, and envious of others, change your look. Changes to career, relationships, geography, and finance may have huge, terrifying repercussions, mainly because those changes involve other people. But changing your look is singular, self-contained, all about you.

Let me save you about 20 eyerolls: Sally’s advice is basically the wardrobe equivalent of your mom telling you to put some lipstick on when you call to tell her you’re depressed and might want to switch meds. In other words, she’s telling you to waste your time primping instead of actually fixing your life.

I’m sorry, but no. Unless you are Jennifer Lopez starring in “Maid in Manhattan” a simple outfit change is not going to drastically change your life. I know she’s a style ‘expert’ and thinks everything in life can be solved by clothes, but come on already.

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Effortless Anthropologie Will Charge You To Join Her Facebook Group

Roxy, of Effortless Anthropologie, continues to plug away in the niche blogging market of Anthro addicts. She even has a Facebook group where Anthro fans can buy and sell to each other. But yesterday a few prospective members learned some weird news.

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Longtime members, on hearing this news, were shocked. Many wanted to know what this $20 fee to join the Facebook group was all about. Roxy replied that the fee was used to pay her other admins who “help me run the group and keep it organized” and pointed people to her guidelines page.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A $20 FEE TO JOIN THIS GROUP. PM ME DIRECTLY (ROXY EFFORTLESS ANTHROPOLOGIE) FOR DETAILS IF YOU’D LIKE DETAILS TO SKIP THE LINE.

One member pointed out that charging membership fees for Facebook groups might be against Facebook’s TOS, to which Roxy responded “That sounds like a veiled threat to me” and reminded everyone that “No one is forced to pay”. Roxy then began justifying the fee by saying members would pay much more to sell or buy on Ebay or other services, and repeatedly saying “it takes a lot of work” to run the Facebook group.

She then began responding to those who claimed “Facebook is free” by saying “Facebook isn’t free…it supports itself through advertising”. Members then began volunteering to help admin for free – at which point Roxy did a 180.

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Saying it could take up to a week to get sorted out, and told members “I obviously come from a different point of view, I’ve always felt like I should get paid for my time” before thanking those who offered to volunteer their time.

Seriously, is this a thing now? People try to charge for access to Facebook groups? When did this start happening? Does Facebook even allow this? Don’t you hate when posts end with questions?

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J’s Everyday Fashion Will Now Moderate Comments

J, not too old for that outfit, is done dealing with commentary she doesn’t like. Less than a month after declaring  ”I view “negative” things as a chance to grow”, she has decided to on a new comment policy to prevent anything not “happy and upbeat” from appearing on her site.

Though “another possible option…is closing down comments altogether”, she says she decided that would be “letting the bad apples win”. Instead, she will do what so many other bloggers have done in the past – approve comments by hand.

I’ve had no restrictions on comments for the past two years but…as of yesterday afternoon, comments now go through moderation before they are published.

Instituting a manual approval system for comments has the been the beginning of the end for many blogs, so good luck to her. Maybe she can ask $herdawg for tips on time management now that 90% of her day will be spent staring at her Disqus queue.

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