Today is a huge day for me! Two years ago today the name Style Miss Molly was created on Instagram, combining my love for style and inspiring others. I can’t quite officially call it my “blogiversary” yet because that wasn’t started until a month later (we’ll be celebrating that soon with some very special things planned for you). April 18th, 2015 is truly where it all began. On the couch in my living room, as I opened a pair of white pointed-toe pumps in the mail and felt inspired to share my passion. I made a lofty goal of reaching 50,000 followers on Instagram in two years. I reached that goal with merely six days to spare. Talk about cutting in close! As I reflect back on my journey I realize how far I’ve come. I’m excited to share 50 little-known ways to improve your blog, and if you don’t blog read on just to see how much I’ve learned!CONTINUE READING
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 you say? As you can see, being a blogger often means you have to be both left and right brained. Not only do you have to be business-minded but you have to be creative as well. Here are some of the many things I do daily to work hard to keep that business running.CONTINUE READING
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 my reputation as a blogger is on the line. If I can not remain authentic as a blogger then I have lost my voice and my influence falls short. Today I’m sharing with you how to keep your authenticity as a blogger and why we need you to stand up for yourself more than ever.
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, and actions. It became an exhausting journey; one I knew I could never live up to. My quest for perfection led to a fear of failure, a fear of disapproval by others, and ultimately doomed me to living with an anxiety disorder. Everything I did became an analyzation of what I could have done better and a continual over-critical mindset about myself.