Thirty Minus One just turned one you guys!! I’m celebrating in this velvet wrap dress – details below – with balloons, cupcakes and rosé. Plus, sharing four things I’ve learned in my first year of blogging.
This baby of mine has been one of the few projects that I’ve poured all my love into. While, it has not alway been easy, I have pushed through and made it this far. I can say that I really love what I’m doing! I hope you all do too and I want to thank you for your continuous support – it means so much to me. 🙂
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This is #MYSQUAD – my husband who is my biggest supporter – and our mini!
4 things I’ve learned in my first year of blogging:
It is important to stay consistent. While some people argue that aesthetics is not important nor is identifying a niche, I feel differently. I share lots of style posts – here and on social media – yet I define myself as a Life + Style Blogger. And consistently share content that supports this vision of what type of blogger I am. Visit my Insta and you’ll see what I mean. It’s a mix of my girls, fur baby, husband, fave products, recipes, travel, and the list goes on… It’s all a part of who I am as a blogger, it’s part style and part life.
It is important to find a tribe. I’ve said this before, there is nothing like having the support of fellow bloggers and creatives. They understand your journey, because theirs is similar. I have a group of blogger insta friends who have grown not only to share about blogging, but about personal struggles. I can’t tell you how refreshing to find such support in the blogging community – which can be lonely at times.
It is important to be yourself! Yes, there will always be a feed that you wish yours looked like – it’s happened to me too. But it is important to stay grounded and follow your own vision. Feel free to be inspired by others but do your own thing. I remind myself of this daily. 🙂
It is important to know that success does not come immediately. Then again, what is success? This is probably different for everyone. To me success in regards to being a blogger has been reaching follower milestones, 1k, 2k and most recently 5k. It has also been collaborating with other bloggers and my favorite boutiques. Finally, making money. But not everything happened at once. It took a lot of patience and hard work.
Green Monday! Yes it’s a thing and it brings some great deals. Last Friday I shared all my SheIn favorites and today I’m sharing a bit more from other stores I love. Make sure to use the discount codes below to maximize your savings. 😉
Happy FRIDAY! Guys, the weather here in Houston is SO nasty. Shocking, because most winters I don’t really need sweaters, jackets, etc. If the weather continues as it has the last few days, I will need a whole new winter wardrobe. Since Shein has some cute and affordable sweaters, I don’t mind doing a little shopping. 😉 Plus, these Green Monday discounts can score a serious deal. Sharing is caring – haha 0 – so I’m sharing some of my favorites with you below, along with discount codes. You’re welcome. 🙂
Hello! Today I’m talking about family photos and this gorgeous lace accent top from Pink Blush. I absolutely love the lace detail on this top and thought it would be perfect for the family photo session I had been planning for weeks. This top is available in other colors including the most gorgeous red, which I think would be perfect for a holiday party.
What I also like about this top that is the way it fits – like tunic. It’s really a maternity top but you can see how I styled it, just imagine how flattering it would also be on a mama-to-be.
About our family photos… This is one of those things that I have a love/hate relationship with. I love the idea of getting new family photos, but getting ready for them and getting the family on the same page can be equally stressful. Having planned this shoot weeks in advanced did take out some of the stress out of it; along with the fact that it was DIY session. I would have been more stressed if I had to worry about my girls’ behavior in front of a professional photographer. 🙂
We picked out outfits, a location, brought my camera and tripod and ta-da – we have family photos. I love denim, so my husband and girls are wearing theirs, I thought my top was a good contrast, especially with the hints of pink on my littlest’s dress. Not that you can see it very well on these photos but it’s there, I promise.
Now, If you had not heard of Pink Blush, you’re missing out. They have the most gorgeous garments for women – pregnant or not. They also have a good selection of shoes and other accessories; take a peek at their website.
Happy Friday and Happy December! I can’t believe it’s the last month of the year. Yikes! 2017 just flew by. Today’s Friday Favorite is Vellabox, a candle subscription box. Because I feel that candles are the easiest way to show a home some TLC; I mean they make any room fragrant. I wanted to share this with you.
I personally love to light a candle when I have guests coming and even when I’m alone. And what’s really neat about Vellabox is that they send you artisan candles – way better than most store bought candles – for as little as $10 per month. The candles are handpicked non-toxic, lead free, hand poured, from the best companies in the country. So each month you discover a new candle company to fall in love with.
MyVellabox included the perfect fall candle by Untamed Supply; Hay Rides. I’ve been lighting it when I’m working on my desk – talk about instant mood booster. Plus, it helps me relax and concentrate. I also got a smaller candle; Chai & Spice. Which is perfect for traveling – who doesn’t like to take a little bit of home while away on a trip right?! 😉
TheVellabox had one last surprise. Half Pops! Crunchy popcorn available in seven flavors. I got the caramel and sea salt flavor – a personal favorite. The girls ate most of it of course, so next time I will not open my Vellabox in their presence. 😉
With the holidays rolling around, I know you’re still trying to figure out what to give. I suggest a Vellabox! They have three box size options starting at $10 per month. The subscription terms are also flexible, with 3/6/12 month subscriptions.
Think of the smile on their faces when you give them the first box, and then when you tell them they have two more coming – if you sign up for the 3 month term. It’s a gift that keeps giving, as cliché as it may sound. 🙂
If you’d rather get a subscription for yourself, I won’t judge. Just make sure to add Vellabox to your gifts list.
This week’s outfit is a cozy-chic cold shoulder dress paired with wedge booties – which are quite comfortable, and a nice black clutch that I got my hands on recently. It is still a bit hot in Texas, but it’s slowly cooling down and feeling more like sweater weather. This only means that I will be able to wear this dress a lot more. 😉
This is the perfect piece for a night out on the town or a date night. The fabric is light enough to wear through the fall and into winter. I also love the color, crawl neck and cold shoulder details. I thought it also fit nicely, it wasn’t too snug on my body – which I prefer.
With Christmas approaching, I think this would be a cute outfit option. I got this one from Love Kuza and they have a lot more options, so make sure to check out the boutique.
¡Hola! El look de esta semana es este vestido estilo sweater que usé con mis botines y una bolsa pequeña que compre. Me pareció perfecto para esta temporada ya que aun esta caliente en Texas. Aunque se siente un poco mas fresco, lo que quiere decir que puedo usar este vestido varias veces. 😉
Este vestido es perfecto para una salida con amigas o una noche de cita, el material es ligero y los detalles del cuello y los hombros me parecieron muy lindos. También me gusto como le queda a mi figura, no es muy justo. 😉 Este es de Love Kuza y si estas en busca de un vestido para la temporada navideña, te recomiendo que visites su página de web.