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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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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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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4 Ways to Always Look Classy

4 Ways to Always Look Classy

Of all the lessons to learn from Coco Chanel this one is by far my favorite: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” What does classy mean to you? To me, classy means sophisticated and chic. It means living a life full of grace and authenticity. If you could only use a couple words to describe me I certainly hope that classy would be at the top of the list. Creating an outfit full…

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6 Reasons Why You Can Still Wear White After Labor Day

6 Reasons Why You Can Still Wear White After Labor Day

I’m all about wearing white after Labor Day. Yes, you heard that right! Why, you ask? If you’re familiar with rules to fashion then you may have heard of the rule, “You can’t wear white after Labor Day.” Growing up and being the rule follower that I am, I always felt compelled to listen to these “style rules.” Every Labor Day I carefully put away my white purse and pants and would not bring them out again until…

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Perfecting Your Weekend Style With Items You Already Have

Perfecting Your Weekend Style With Items You Already Have

It’s the end of August and nothing but wanting summer to stay yet fall to come has been on my mind. I’m torn between a battle of two seasons I love so much and the only thing getting me through is the ability to layer, layer, layer. My friends, you know I am all about timeless and feminine style, but there are certain times a girl just has to be comfortable. A weekend full of running…

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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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How to Keep Your Feet Feeling Great in Heels

How to Keep Your Feet Feeling Great in Heels

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by COMPEED®. All opinions are mine alone and as promised, I always give you an honest review! I was recently asked by a good friend of mine, “How do you wear heels all the time? Don’t your feet hurt?!” To answer her question fairly, they absolutely do. I have to face the inevitable and realize my feet are bound to encounter blisters at some point from all the cute…

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The Only Two Colors Your Wardrobe Needs

The Only Two Colors Your Wardrobe Needs

With summer in full swing you think I’d be wearing bright colors but I’ve been finding myself wearing a lot more neutrals lately. Mainly, black and white. Don’t get me wrong, I love to wear bright colors to add some sass to an outfit but between Little White Dresses and Little Black Dresses, I continue my love affair with black and white. My latest finds from HER Boutique are no exception to this obsession. This is one color combination…

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Why You Don’t Want to Miss Nordstrom’s #NSale

Why You Don’t Want to Miss Nordstrom’s #NSale

I know it’s still summer and if you’re anything like me you are fully embracing all that it entails. I’ve been thriving off of summer fashion favorites such as sundresses, tank tops, shorts, swimsuits, and bikini coverups. And yet somehow the Nordstrom Sale comes in strong with fall fashion taunting you with amazing prizes. But really? Just the thought of wearing sweaters or boots has me sweating. Now that there are only three days left…

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