Cargo Vest Collage

I recently posted a survey on my blog and was thrilled with the participation! So THANK YOU again for taking the time out of your day to help me improve my little corner of the internet! I thought it would be fun to share some of the results with you guys too as some of the answers surprised me!

1. How did you find The Stylish Housewife? 75% of you were referred by other blogs although most couldn’t remember which blog. BUT there were several that mentioned finding me through my CAbi collaborations. Woot woot…shout out to my CAbi ladies!

2. How long have you been reading The Stylish Housewife? 45% have been reading for 2-3 years! YAY! Thank you for sticking with me!

3. How many times a week would you like to see new posts/content on The Stylish Housewife? 50% like the current schedule of 3 days a week and 39% would like to see me go back to 5 days a week. I’m definitely sticking to a minimum of 3 days a week but will probably start throwing in a few extra posts every once in a while.

4. How do you find out about new posts on The Stylish Housewife? 42% are email subscribers!

5. How do you follow The Stylish Housewife? 39% follow via email subscribe.

6. What would you like to see more of on The Stylish Housewife? 40% would like to see more “Two Ways to Wear” features. I love this idea and definitely plan on adding this as a regular feature. To kick things off, I thought I would share all of the ways I’ve worn this cargo vest on the blog. Some of my friends think I never wear the same thing twice…well, here’s proof! =)

7. What time are you most likely to be checking your social media outlets? Top answer was 9am-12pm PST. This one surprised me a bit because no matter the platform, I always feel like I get the most interaction when I post in the evening (6pm-9pm PST).

8. Are you a blogger? THIS answer was the most shocking to me. 80% of my readers are not bloggers! For some reason I thought there would be a lot more bloggers than non-bloggers. Now I wish I would have asked a follow-up question of “How many blogs do you typically read each day”?

9. Which category includes your age group? 44% of my readers are in the 30-39 category with the next group being in the 40-49 category.

10. Likes/Dislikes/Suggestions: The most common request was for more cold weather outfit inspiration. I FEEL ya on this one my friends. We have had the strangest never-ending warm weather streak EVER. But I promise I’ve got my sweaters, jeans, boots and jackets out and ready to wear as soon as it dips below 70 again!

THANK YOU again from the bottom of my heart for responding/participating. Many of you mentioned that you stop by because it feels like you are just checking in with a girlfriend. I can’t even tell you how much it means to me to hear/read that. As much as I love to share inspirational looks, my favorite beauty products, etc….it feels pretty great to know that you guys “get” me. This blog has been a complete labor of love for the past *almost* four years and I am truly thankful that you guys make time to visit my little ol’ blog. Have a great weekend!

10 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Tara
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 3:16 am

    I love that you showed so many ways to wear this adorable vest!

  2. Dawn Lucy
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 4:39 am

    What a great idea to do a survey! I might do that one of these days. Love this military vest and all the ways you styled it, Dear! Great fashion sense!
    Dawn Lucy

  3. AM
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 5:57 am

    I’m not a blogger and to answer your follow up question, I typically read 5 blogs a day… yours is one of them. =)

  4. Godly Indian Mom
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    Loved the Vest 🙂

  5. Jen
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 12:42 pm

    Jenn! I’m so sorry I missed filling out your survey. I had fully intended to and kept getting distracted with work. Darn, work! It gets in the way of all my fun! But I did want to participate, just for fun. So here goes. I’m in the 35-40 category, found you via another blog (, read about 4-5 blogs per day and have been following you for about 2-3 years. I check blogs between 9am & noon, love your travel posts and am also a blogger! I’d love to see you 5 days a week, but completely understand staying at 3. I too try to post in the evenings, with the thought that I’ll catch both the night-owls as well as have a new post in the am for the early-birds. 🙂 Just my two cents!

    I also wanted to comment on a post you did a while ago where you mentioned your hair bugging you and it being not long but not short either. Goodness knows, we women are quick to focus on our negative traits (or what we view as negative)when viewing and critiquing our own photos regularly. But I wanted to encourage you that your readers definitely don’t see you how you do. Matter of fact, I remember my first thought on that picture was, “wow she has such great legs!” There’s a wonderful Dove commercial out there featuring a forensic artist that shows how we see ourselves versus how others see us. I know you didn’t mean to come off negative that day & we all certainly have days where my hair drives me nuts! But I just wanted to give you some positive feedback. It’s a delicate dance we bloggers have to pull off, with being our own “models” but also staying humble. 🙂

    Charlotte Shop Girl

  6. Susie
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the quick survey results! Always nice to see how it turned out. I usually check your blog several days a week, and just love it. I have been to Swirl Boutique a couple of times now, thanks to you (I live in SD)! I thought it might be fun if you did a “girls night’ there. A type of thing where they close the shop and you host a ‘styling/shopping’ event for a few hours. Love that store, but it would be even more fun if you were there too to help style those of us who are afraid to try things outside our norm. Anyway, thanks so much for your blog!

  7. Carl Otto
    Nov 14, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    Hey owerthere….:O)))
    I see your blog when I need something beautiful to look at ,
    keep on girl <3
    Carl Otto

  8. Guide for Ladies
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    I love your concept of “6 ways to wear”, its brilliant!

    Also, congrats on your great survey results! How long have you been blogging? I would love to find out how you did your survey, if you did it in a post could you link it for me?

    All the best,

    Guide for Ladies

  9. Kacie's Kloset
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    I have a similar vest and I feel like I’m failing it because I have only styled it a couple ways. Thanks for this inspiration to wear it more! 🙂

  10. Jyoti from Style Delights Blog
    Nov 18, 2014 @ 10:16 am

    Love all the ways you have styled this vest! Truly a versatile piece..Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog