The Business of Pineapple Blogging

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Last week I found myself walking downtown carrying a pineapple and looking for a brightly colored wall.

And it was completely normal. Just another workday.

Well kind of. I don't have my shit together enough to be the type of blogger who brings props to pics. And going outside of a one mile radius of my house for a photo op is a BIG DEAL. Because I am lazy.

However, my friend Ali who is the creative mind behind Alice & Wonder, does have her shit together. Not only does she have a great eye when it comes to fashion, she also knows how to look away from the camera AND giggle for a pic. That took me seven years to master!



Props AND a bright wall downtown? On Tuesday morning no less.  Ali's only been in the insta game for about a year, but if you scroll her feed @aliceandwonder you'd never know. She's got this down. It almost pisses me off.

Because if you've been a blog reader for awhile you know it takes me some time to come around to bloggy things. For example I blogged for three years without posting a single photo. And when I did start posting photos they were terrible. I know a lot of mine still are. But I am learning! And running a t-shirt line is forcing me to learn even faster.

If I'm going to be putting nice respectable t-shirts out there that say things like Let's Day Drink, I need to step up my game and stop it with the half ass crappy photos. I want people to take me seriously!

So yes, in an attempt to grow my t-shirt line I've been trying to put better content on my Instagram feed. Some of you have noticed and have left snarky comments like, "whoa look at the fashion blogger," which I read and appreciate! Asshole.

Don't call me a fashion blogger, I prefer t-shirt blogger. Jk, call me whatever the hell you want. I know your comments aren't meant rude (right?!) And I get jollies off of posting fashion pics with stupid captions, so it's fine. If you can get past the "too muchness" of it, Instagram can just be a big fun game. Especially when it's your job to dissect it and use it for marketing purposes.

Which brings me to part two. A new hashtag! #MYSUMMERSPARK

A landing spot for all of your good, bad, and completely unnecessary insta pics that get you in that good summer mood!


Why was I sitting on this stoop smiling? Why does it matter?

It doesn't! It felt like summer so I wanted to! #MYSUMMERSPARK. Yay. See what I'm getting at here? And perhaps I just wanted to show off my new shoes I'm very proud of because I don't often buy new peep toe booties.


Yes, that was probably it. Also jeans found here.

Like I've done in the past, I'll post my favorite pics from the hashtag on my blog to fill everyone with warm summer jollies. To kick off the start of #MYSUMMERSPARK Alice & Wonder is giving away this adorable pineapple shirt! Trust me on this, you do NOT want to be without a pineapple shirt this season.


Same goes for this pineapple thing. Did I just buy it yesterday? Yes, yes I did. No regrets.

To enter to win the shirt: 
1. Follow Alice & Wonder on Instagram @aliceandwonder.
2. And head to her site, if not just to see my huge face flashing across the top which I just now saw... eeek, but also to comment below and tell me which item you like the best. That's it!

Now go pineapple your heart out and share your pics using #MYSUMMERSPARK.

Have a great Wednesday!

*Stoop pics by Ali B Photography.
*Pineapple pics by Iron And Honey.

32 comments:

  1. I love the pineapple tank!! And that colored wall is on point girl :)

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  2. Love the "Yay" stemless wine glass because if drinking wine isn't itself a reason to be celebrating I don't know what is.

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  3. Love! I follow and want that pineapple tee!

    Her Heartland Soul
    herheartlandsoul.com

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  4. YAY! can't wait to start using #MySummerSpark. And use it on all my pineapple pics.

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  5. #MySummerSpark is my new jam. Also, I love that Urban Outfitters calls it a "belted bag". Homie, it's a fanny pack get it right.

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  6. Ooo I love the checks please peplum tank in white! Super cute! Fun giveaway!

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  7. The Abigail Midi dress is my favorite. I'm loving everything midi these days!

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  8. I love new hashtags!!! On ittttt. I don't get the whole pineapple fashion thing but hell. I love those shirts! Thank tank especially!

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  9. So many cute options!!! But i'm loving the Pineapple Party Tank.

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  10. Great giveaway! I love the pineapple time tee and the "there's a chance this is wine" mug. Too bad the last one is sold out! I also like that pineapple "belt bag" aka fanny pack. I think I need it to carry all my dog walking necessities like poop bags, treats, and my EpiPen!

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  11. I love the Pineapple Party Tank! And I'm not alone...such a winner!

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  12. I love the pineapple tank and all pineapples!

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  13. So cute! I haven't jumped on the pineapple train yet but maybe I need to so I don't feel left out!

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  14. Umm obsessed with the checks please peplum top and the floral back v top. And the take me to Nantucket top. Basically allll the tops and I'm scared to even look at the other categories because I think you've created a monster.

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  15. I just have to say I like pineapple although I wonder why it is called a pineapple

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  17. Pineapples are cool for spring?! Sign me up! My favourites (couldn't pick just one!) are the Laguna Loungers, because being comfy and stylish is my jam, and the Sweet Carolina off the shoulder dress. I'm currently obsessed with that style!

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  19. You look great in those photos! Like a real damn fashion blogger! :) Ali seriously has some very cute things in her shop! I'm really loving the Rose Gold Open Angular Wire Earrings! Super cute! And that Pineapple tank.....perfect!

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  20. Ahhh I need that Sweet Carolina dress and the take me to Nantucket top!!!! Great photos! Thanks for the giveaway..my fingers are crossed!

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  21. Love the graphic tee!
    xo - katestylepetite.com

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  22. Those photos are great!
    I love the "celebrate every tiny thing" print because this past year, in the midst of tons of trials, I've forgotten often to celebrate

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  23. I do not understand the pineapple thing. I really don't get it.

    But your photos look great!

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  24. Not sure about the pineapple shirt, but I am definitely down for Hawaii-style button-downs.

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