5 Tips To Save You Money During Holiday Sales

5 Tips To Save You Money During Holiday Sales

It’s Cyber Monday – one of the most sought after online shopping days for deals and steals. I am a huge online shopper and generally, my Cyber Mondays are filled with browsing websites and finding the best sales. However, like any sale seeker, there is the tendency to not only get swarmed by the vast amount of deals but also forget the priorities of shopping. To ensure you get the best bang for your buck, I’m…

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5 Ways to Practice Gratitude All Year Long

5 Ways to Practice Gratitude All Year Long

As I reflect on this past year, my heart is overwhelmed with gratitude. To be honest, this has been the hardest year of my life with so many changes happening at once. Anxiety, depression, health issues, divorce, new job, new income, and a new housing situation have all come together in one whirlwind and brought my year with many struggles that I don’t think anyone should endure at once. That alone is overwhelming, but instead of…

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Giftable Beauty Options for Every Budget

Giftable Beauty Options for Every Budget

With Thanksgiving this week, I can officially say I am in the holiday shopping mood! I’m gearing up towards my Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and making that wish list that includes many of my favorite beauty picks. Whether shopping for you mom, sister, best friend, or perhaps yourself (it’s OK, I take advantage of the good deals for myself too) DermStore has incredible beauty finds for skincare, hair, and makeup. What’s more is that…

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7 Ways to Keep Smiling No Matter What

7 Ways to Keep Smiling No Matter What

I say it, you read it each time, but is it really possible to “keep smiling” through all the trials that life throws at you? If you’ve been following me for a while, you know my signature phrase is “keep smiling,” but you may not know why I chose it or what it really means to me. Ever since I was five years old and in ballet class, my bubbly personality gave me the nickname…

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Why Cold Shoulder Tops Are Perfect For Fall

Why Cold Shoulder Tops Are Perfect For Fall

I know what you’re thinking. Cold shoulders definitely do not sound seasonally appropriate. I used to think the same until a cool fall day came and I wore this gorgeous burgundy sweater from HER. Boutique (use code ‘missmolly20’ to get 20% off). I was pleasantly surprised with how perfect it was for the weather. We are well into embracing the essence of fall and yet, here in Seattle the weather is still completely unpredictable. One day, it’s pouring down rain; the…

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Walking on Clouds Despite Life’s Circumstances

Walking on Clouds Despite Life’s Circumstances

The verdict is in and I plead guilty: I’m addicted to wearing heels. I know it’s not the best thing for my feet, but you can likely find me walking around in heels any day of the week. Unless I’m wearing some boots and hiking in the lush green mountains of the Pacific Northwest (more on that story later) I am a high-heels kind of girl! Although it’s true I love wearing heels, they aren’t always…

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What to Do When You Are Overwhelmed With Regret

What to Do When You Are Overwhelmed With Regret

I woke up this morning heart sick. I made a mistake and couldn’t get over how badly I regretted it. We’ve all been there. Maybe you’re there now. You go through an experience, make a mistake, and deeply regret your actions. I am a deep thinker, a self-reflector, and diehard analyzer. This means after I’ve made a mistake I analyze every single detail about what just occurred. I focus on the details, the facts, the…

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21 Things Fashion Bloggers Really Do

21 Things Fashion Bloggers Really Do

Often I get asked, “What is it you really do as a fashion blogger?” What’s more, it’s hard for many to believe it’s a full-time job. I get called a model quite often, and yes, while I am that, I am so much more. I am a photographer, stylist, personal shopper, researcher, social media manager, bookkeeper, negotiator, coordinator, “tech geek”, an artist, planner, an author, a CEO and a business-woman. An artist and a planner…

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How to Keep Your Authenticity as a Blogger

How to Keep Your Authenticity as a Blogger

It has become more prevalent than ever for bloggers to show true authenticity. Not only are bloggers working on behalf of the brands they represent, they are speaking to an audience that trusts them. As an online influencer, I am trusted to share only what I love. I am trusted to always be honest. Above all, I am trusted to be authentic in everything I do and say. Easier said than done at times, but…

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Check Out HER Boutique Today

7 Reasons Why You Need to Check Out HER Boutique Today

You’ve seen me wear it. You’ve seen me blog about it. And for many of you, you’re probably wondering, “Who is this HER Boutique and what are they all about?!” Many of you know already that I am a brand ambassador for HER Boutique. As a blogger, I find it critical to remain authentic in my work and that includes working only with brands I love. If I wouldn’t buy it myself, I wouldn’t recommend it…

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How to Network as an Introvert

How to Network as an Introvert

Something not many people know about me — I’m an introvert. Yes, I said it! I am much more energized from spending time alone. It does not mean I’m not social, however! I love people and attending social events, but when I get home from them I am drained. Completely. At times, the anxiety I get from knowing how exhausting it’s going to be has kept me from going to events. Surprisingly, many do not…

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How to Overcome Perfectionism and Accept Your Flaws

How to Overcome Perfectionism and Accept Your Flaws

Inside of me lies this inherent desire to excel — furthermore, a desire to be perfect. From early on I found great satisfaction in my efforts to achieve perfectionism. It fueled my early achievements and future goals for myself in such a way that I took pride in my work and found fulfillment in how others perceived me. At some point along my journey, I let this unrelenting desire to be perfect begin to control my thoughts, desires,…

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4 Reasons You Need a White Tee + 10 Styling Tips

4 Reasons You Need a White Tee + 10 Styling Tips

We all have those days when you wake up in the morning and have no idea what to wear. I know, I’ve been there more times than I’d like to admit. My secret to these days is a closet staple and lifesaver – a white tee. A white tee will always be my default on these days, because it creates a simple base for my outfit that I can easily expand on. With limitless possibilities of…

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6 Ways Reach Your Full Potential

6 Ways Reach Your Full Potential

Every single one of us has an innate ability to access the very depth of who we are and shine. A simple truth, but one that admittedly doesn’t come easy. Reaching your full potential takes practice. Lots. There are multiple ways to reach your full potential, and for everyone it may be different; however, these six ways that I’m sharing with you today have helped me continue to blossom and grow into the person I…

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3 Sweater Styles Every Woman Needs in HER Closet

3 Sweater Styles Every Woman Needs in HER Closet

As Seattle’s beautiful summer departs, I welcome autumn’s chilly embrace as the wind and rain lead me towards cozy fall fashion. When I watched the leaves swirl around last week I got so excited that I can officially say autumn is here. That means sweater weather is finally upon us! Even if fall weather hasn’t quite approached you where you are, you can still get away with wearing sweaters. By mixing sweaters with shorts or skirts…

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3 Essentials Your Wardrobe Needs All Year Long

3 Essentials Your Wardrobe Needs All Year Long

As the leaves begin to change colors and the weather begins to bring that cool evening breeze, I am already thinking about fall fashion. I love pulling in those transitional pieces that shout summer and fall in one outfit. But what about those items that are not considered seasonal? Out of any of the items in my wardrobe, I like to make the most out of what I wear by investing in pieces that are…

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The Real Reason Why I Blog

The Real Reason Why I Blog

I recently read an article that recirculated on the internet about how much fashion bloggers make. Particularly, some of the more famous bloggers and how rich and famous they are. “Wow! I can certainly do that,” or “That might be me someday,” were a couple of the thoughts that popped into my head. But let me make one thing clear: that’s not WHY I blog. I did not begin my blog with any long-term goals…

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“Color Me Fall” Trend Report

“Color Me Fall” Trend Report

Fall is just around the corner and I’m deep into fall colors already. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen me wear a gorgeous red wine color many times and I seriously can’t get enough of it! I even wear it on my lips every chance I get. I am obsessing over the Fall 2016 colors from Pantone’s color report, but this color somehow didn’t make the cut. Fortunately, as a Seattle blogger, my…

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