How You Are Helping Me Pay Back My College Loans

Last week I was browsing my own site and I wondered what it was like to be a stranger on my blog. Specifically when it came to my disclosure on what my affiliate link money gets applied to. I’ve always been interested in reading blog posts where people talk about their blog income, what they do with it, investments, etc. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and care about money but also am nosy and like knowing how people spend their money. 

Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!

Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!
Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!

As I was browsing, trying to be a stranger on my own blog, I thought of some questions that I might have. Does it really go to her college repayments? Does she just say that so that you will click on her links? The absolute answer is this: every single cent of a click that I get paid for goes to my student loans


Now, I realize this could sound like a plea for you to click on my links. It’s not that at all. It’s that I want to be open and honest with you about where your support goes. I’m not quite living the Chloe-toting life that I possibly thought that college might have provided me. I’ve had multiple wake up calls about cutting back on excessive spending (even if that is just an extra $25 item I can’t afford), right down to extra drinks during half-price drink hour. I’ve tried to work with what I have or thrift it new pieces into my wardrobe.

Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!
Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!



Truthfully I make very little money through this blog. It’s rare that I make more than a few dollars a week and I’m perfectly content with that. 


Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!

Casual black and white gingham outfit for spring!
Jeans: Old Navy (exact) (similar distressed style)
Shirt: Ann Taylor (very similar) (similar)
Bag: Joe Fresh (similar) (similar)
Hat: Forever 21 (exact)
Earrings: Gift (similar) )(very similar)

When I first started blogging, and it remains the case, I never wanted it to be about money. I never do. I never want to compromise the things that I believe in and shill some item I know is a complete waste. I take it really seriously any time someone clicks on an affiliate link of mine. I know that you don’t have to. It’s a really big honor that anyone even does. 


What I wanted to really do with this post is disclose what it is that I do when you chose to support me. So thank you to those of you who have. I love all of you for letting me talk about something so personal and almost taboo. I know that you all love me and I’ve appreciated your support more than you will ever know.