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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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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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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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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4 Ways to Fearlessly Deal with Trials

4 Ways to Fearlessly Deal with Trials

Confession time: I’ve been dealing with some serious writer’s block lately. I’ve tried the normal techniques for overcoming writer’s block, but the depth of this issue goes back six months to a truly heartbreaking event that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I’ve been too scared to share it with the world, embarrassed at times at the thought that it happened to me, and have chosen to only share it with a select few. Today that changes. I…

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To Fulfill a Dream, Sometimes You Have to Quit Chasing Another

To Fulfill a Dream, Sometimes You Have to Quit Chasing Another

As I updated my Facebook status from kindergarten teacher to owner at Style Miss Molly my heart grew unbelievably sad reminiscing the past that brought me so much joy, yet I was filled with remarkable excitement and hope for a future I can create on my own. Yes, I’m announcing today that I left my dream job to fulfill another and I couldn’t be more thrilled and nervous about it at the same time. Not only am…

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What If Social Media Numbers Didn’t Exist?

What If Social Media Numbers Didn’t Exist?

I recently went to a networking event full of social media influencers — YouTubers, bloggers, Instagrammers, etc. As I walked around talking with these new faces I noticed one thing missing from the conversation — a number. Kidding of course, but in a way I felt like I was walking around with an invisible “how many people follow me” number over my head. Of course, I’m taking it to the extreme, but with so many…

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The Beautiful Challenge I Call Success

The Beautiful Challenge I Call Success

Think about the meaning of the word success. What does it mean to you? For some, being successful is having enough money to not work and to travel the world. For others being successful is doing what they love no matter how much they make. I was recently asked, “When do you think you can say you’ve made it as a fashion blogger.” It’s a fair question, especially when there are so many fashion bloggers…

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25 Quotes to Inspire You to be Outrageously Positive

25 Quotes to Inspire You to be Outrageously Positive

I’ve always been one to live an inspired and optimistic life. I’ve found motivational quotes to be one of the best things to keep me in that direction of positive thinking. Today I’m sharing with you 25 quotes that have been recently pushing me to pursue a life towards success and driven by passion. I encourage you to find a quote that inspires you and put it somewhere for a daily reminder to be all that…

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Why It Shouldn’t Matter What Others Think of You

Why It Shouldn’t Matter What Others Think of You

You all know I love to write about fashion, but sometimes there are greater things on my heart. I love to combine fashion with my passion for personal growth so today I’m changing things up a bit and sharing my thoughts to a question that’s been looming over my mind: Why do we spend so much time worrying about what others think about us? It shouldn’t matter. That’s not to say we shouldn’t consider the feelings…

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4 #GIRLBOSS Ways to Be Yourself

4 #GIRLBOSS Ways to Be Yourself

The other day when sharing this photo on my Instagram, I shared some important #MOLLYSWORDS that have been on my heart: “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Always stay true to who you are and never compromise for anyone or anything. You deserve to never settle.” This topic has been on my mind a lot recently. If you read my 26 things I’ve Learned In 26 Years, you are already aware this is something…

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6 Things to Try When You Feel Like Giving Up

6 Things to Try When You Feel Like Giving Up

  We’ve all been there. You encounter a situation in life that seems so overwhelming you see no way out of it. You feel like giving up, because in the moment of stress and anxiety the easy way out seems to be the only way out. Pressing on seems out of the realm of possibility and fighting for what you want seems hopeless. You’ve tried so hard and yet you still aren’t getting the outcome…

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How I Grew My Instagram Following to 20K in One Year

How I Grew My Instagram Following to 20K in One Year

Today is a special day for me – it’s the one year anniversary of when I officially launched my Instagram page Style Miss Molly. I remember the day vividly, opening a package with a pair of white pointed toe pumps, inspired by how essential they are to my wardrobe. In that moment, I decided to start my fashion blog and post my first Instagram photo (no judgment). “I’m finally going to pursue my dream and just…

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Be Incredibly Kind.

Be Incredibly Kind.

Last week I posted to my Twitter account, “What if we treated everyone with the same kindness we wish to be shown?” What if we treated everyone with the same kindness we wish to be shown? #ThursdayThoughts — Molly Clifton (@stylemissmolly) April 7, 2016 Now this may be similar to the Golden Rule we all learn in Kindergarten, but I wouldn’t still be thinking about it if it was a concept that came easily. If…

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What I Learned After Taking a Blogging Break

What I Learned After Taking a Blogging Break

You have noticed my absence on social media and the blog for the past couple of weeks. Oh, how I’ve missed you my friends! I felt so loved with your encouraging comments. You have no idea how much I needed to hear them! As much as I want to plan my life, sometimes it has a way of surprising me with unexpected turns and I just have to go with it. I’m reaching out to you…

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Rainy Days in Red and Bows

Rainy Days in Red and Bows

Hey lovelies! I know what you’re thinking. Another red and black post?! This girl is out of control! But to be honest, red is that one holiday color that I never get sick of. I love it so much I even focused my Christmas decor around pops of red and silver — more on that later!  The cashier at Home Goods informed me that red is such a popular color this year for Christmas, but…

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A Day in the Life of Miss Molly

A Day in the Life of Miss Molly

An amazing thing happened on Sunday and I am still in awe about it! My Instagram reached 10,000 followers and this is such a huge milestone for me! I had always planned to take some fun photos for when I reached 10k and share a little bit more about me, but what I wasn’t expecting was that I would reach 10k the MOMENT we started doing test shots. It was actually caught on camera and…

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