Just like school girl crushes, every blogger you ever meet will have a secret blogger crush. Chiara Ferragni is a role model to girls like me who started their blogs in their bedrooms, hoping to embody even a smattering of the grace and success of the Blonde Salad. The Blonde Salad started as a typical blog, evolving into a full company, with Chiara leading an army of fashionable, strong women. Chiara is a trailblazer in fashion blogging, a pioneer of the online world and fearless leader of the #OOTD.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as an adult, it’s that sometimes our biggest fears are the ones that feed us. In my case, I mean that very literally. Money is an essential utility that we need to get by. From planning trips to buying a house, things like income and credit scores make a huge difference in our freedoms to see the world, support our families, get an education, and build a life. Little green slips of paper have intimidated me for years—crazy, I know! I’ve decided to become financially empowered by partnering with my friends at Frost Bank and conquer my wage woes.
Ever have an “off” week…then month…and then year? I’m aware these are basically a rip off of the lyrics to Nine Days’ “Absolutely” (better known as Story of a Girl… what happened to those guys?!). We all fluctuate between the ebbs and flows of life, but too often a bad moment in the day can evolve into a full-on funk. I’ve been dealing with the quarter-life crisis since BEFORE I was 25. As an early bloomer, I’ve had years to experience the ups and downs of post-grad life and the slumps adulthood can bury us in.
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Happy Wedding Wednesday! Before you get excited and think there is a ring on my finger, I’m here to share much different (and equally exciting) news! You might recall me sharing the I Do Soiree from Weddings in Houston magazine last year, but I didn’t share that the soiree was only one piece of the nuptial puzzle. I’m honored to share with you that I was selected to be a Weddings in Houston influencer, sharing my tips and tricks for soon-to-be brides. While I may just pin about weddings without planning them, I’ve done extensive research on making a matrimony even more meaningful.