About the gal behind the blog
Shannon Willardson is a Bay Area based fashion blogger. She’s originally from the blessed utopia of Boise, Idaho. She’s married to the boy of her dreams and has two adorable children – Jack and Charlotte. She’s guilty of not taking herself too seriously and occasionally speaking in third person. Things she’s ashamed to admit to you: hates brushing her teeth, eats in bed (and then sleeps in her crumbs even though it drives her crazy), and sounds like an elephant when she blows her nose. Some redeeming qualities: she’s Idaho-nice, fiercely loyal, and can quote the entire movie Dumb and Dumber verbatim. Cha-ching!
GBO is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog on a mission to keep it real! GBO’s trademark is the personable, genuine, and light-hearted voice that Shannon uses to speak to her audience. Hers is a candid, relatable and refreshing take on fashion, beauty, and lifestyle for the everyday woman. GBO content includes Shannon’s personal style, trends in women’s, men’s, and kid’s fashion, as well as beauty, interior design, fitness, mom-life, and lifestyle.
The story behind the blog
People are always wondering…
What does GBO stand for?
The short answer is this: GBO stands for ‘Good, Bad, or Ok’.
As in ‘Is this outfit G, B, or O?
The full answer comes with a story, and the story begins with these fine ladies…
Aren’t they gorge? To tell ya the truth, we’re all just a bunch of Vain Vanessas who probably care a little too much about our appearance. But as such, while we were growing up we’d always get each other’s opinion on how we looked before going out. Sort of by accident, we came up with a quick & easy rating system – we’d simply look at each other and say GBO? Translation: Do I look Good, Bad or Ok?
Now, these gals seem sweet enough from the pics, but don’t let em’ fool ya – when it comes to rating a fellow sister, they were BRUTALLY honest. Here’s a sampling of the kinds of answers we’d get: ‘Well your outfit is G but your face is B. You need to go re-cover that naaasty zit on your chin!’ Yep! That’s about how it went. Are you judging us right now for how ridick we were? Yeah, me too.
Eventually we all grew up & went our separate ways, but we still wanted to be able to get each other’s opinions on our outfits & how we looked. And we decided, why not get other people’s opinions too! And so was birthed the idea of GBO Fashion – a style blog where you can RATE the outfits posted as either G, B, or O. As I like to say, ‘Be inspired by the G’s and learn how to avoid the B’s!’ It’s fun! Right guys? Right? Bueller? Bueller?
Then this happened…
We had babies! Two of them! Our son Jack was born in April of 2014, and our baby girl Charlotte Rose came 23 months later in March of 2016. Translation: Life. Be. Crazy! And we love it like whoa.
What else goes on here at GBO, you ask?
Oh just a little bit of thisssssssss…
Because your house should be a home, and me likeeee the interior designs.
With tips and real-talk on mom-life and making it all work with littles in tow.
To fill you in on what products totally rock or not so much.
(K, can you try not to judge me for this puke-double-puke pic where I look half asleep? And really? Who posts pics of themselves in a sports bra on the internets? Guys trust me – I’ve judged myself enough for the whole of us. Ok maybe not. Judge away.)
And LOTS of thisssssssssssssssss….
Straight up blooper pics. Cuz nobody likes making fun of me more than I like making fun of me. Plus, what kind of person would I be to withhold these from you? A selfish person. That’s what.
And that’s about what you can expect from GBO!
Along with an unprecedented amount of ridiculousness and shenanigans.
But that’s just a Duhhhhh.
Let’s be friends! Follow along if you’d like!
I wouldn’t even be mad.
And thanks for stopping by!