Since I started my blog in 2016 it has always been a goal of mine to go to New York Fashion Week. I had no idea what it entailed to go or what would need to happen I just knew I wanted to be like Carrie Bradshaw, front and center.
In 2017 I decided to start getting Botox. I would look in the mirror and cringe at the site of my 11s. The three years prior to that I was working behind a desk, on the computer full time and being that I am type-A I would concentrate so hard that my eyes practically became one. Except they didn't, but instead left me with a big fat #11 in the center of my eyes. So I went on Groupon to find a reliable med spa with a deal for new customers. That is when I discovered Tre MedSpa in Westchase. My initial impression of the spa was "OH MY GOSH this is gorgeous!"
Romans 12:9-3 says Don't just pretend to love one another, really love them. Hate is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve confident hope. Be patient in trouble and keep on praying. When Gods people are in need, really help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
The more I immerse myself in this industry, the more mistakes I make but I also learn more lessons. I first started my blog in 2016 because I was yearning for a creative outlet. I loved to write and wanted to write more than just the daily life insurance emails. I started with a free site and two years later my blog tripled and I invested more into it. I hired a company to create a website from scratch, hired a professional photographer and tapped into Liketoknow.it.Â A year and a half later here we are. Super close to 10k followers, which has taken me a little longer than I had hoped but if you are about to begin a blog I have some advice based on my trials and errors over the last three years.
I ordered this Linen Midi Skirt from JustFab Online and I love it for so many reasons. It is very flattering in the waist, it has a cute built-in belt and the vertical stripes are most flattering on everyone. When I was thinking about how to style it, I liked the idea of a plain white shirt to keep it simple and more professional. I feel like it is a look you can get away with wearing to a summer business meeting. I
I moved to Florida 6 years ago, first to Jacksonville & then 5 years ago to Tampa. Jacksonville was not my cup of tea, at all. It was difficult to make friends and the beaches were just very "Jersey-ish". I don't want to throw shade at Jax but I am just a west coast girl. My grandmother lived in Port Charlotte and I always loved the gulf coast.
When I moved here, I met friends very quickly. My aunt and uncle lived in Clearwater so I adopted the guys who worked for my uncle first as my buddies. Then I met Dan (haha crazy right?!) and Roberta within the first week of living here. I fell in love right away.
There is so much to do in Tampa. The beaches are gorgeous and everything is like 20 minutes away, seriously. I currently live overlooking the bay in Rocky Point which is the mid-point to all the highways in Tampa. It is so easy for me to get everywhere. I want to share some of my favorite places in the Tampa Bay area with you.
I think in some ways I have always considered myself an influencer. I have always been strong willed, strong minded, and adapted very well to change. I am very decisive and pretty much know what I was and go after it right away; I have always tried to empower other women to follow their dreams, take chances and follow their hearts.
Last year I fell into a love affair with cucumber vodka. However, I really only drink it in the summertime. It is so refreshing!! So I played around a little bit with it and crafted my favorite summer cocktail.
This is my second year shopping the N sale. Last year I was a little more naieve at what I was buying and honestly didn't get as many staples as I should have. So this year I was smarter. Since I am a few hundred dollars from Nordstrom "Influencer" status I could not shop until the 12th, but some of the girlies I follow shopped the 11th. So... I watched everyone's stories and screenshot what I wanted.
In the summer, it's too hot in Florida to cake on the makeup so I like to switch up my routine once June hits. I changed my foundation, bronzer, eyeshadow and blush color this year.