Once again, fashion pushed me to new opportunities. In 2007, when I started this fashion blog, I couldn’t imagine how much it would change my life. I started this blog to create a space where we could have open and honest discussions about style and budgets. And, while I knew that fashion could be transformative, I didn’t anticipate being as inspired and encouraged by these discussions we have here everyday. These conversations have created opportunities for me and have also made me feel ready to embrace them
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In May 2016, I was invited to speak on a series of panels at an event hosted by the . As the retail landscape changes, major players in the fashion industry have become increasingly interested in influencer marketing. I got to share my experiences and insights.
In May 2016, I presented at . I can remember being blown away after attending my first blog conference, so to now be invited to present at a major conference? Goals!
In July 2016, I got to host the Camp Redbook booth at Fair Saint Louis. Winning the Redbook Real Women Style Awards competition last year is like a gift that keeps on giving. I’ve been thrilled to continue to collaborate with Redbook.
In July 2016, I got to host a pop-up closet at a local event promoting the Hanger app. It was such a fun experience to give fellow bloggers a peek inside the Visit-Internet closet.
Later in July 2016, I hosted my first event for fellow bloggers and influencers. In partnership with the St. Louis Premium Outlets, I got to select a few of my favorite local bloggers to join me in exploring the amazing finds at the mall.
In early October 2016, I got to share my view on fashion and photography in the middle of America during . I was honored to sit on a panel with such esteemed and seasoned players in the fashion game.
Later in October 2016, I got to talk about fashion and marketing with members of the . It still surprises me how fascinated people are by the inner workings of a blog business.
Throughout the year, I also had the opportunity to connect with many of you at store events throughout the city, from Kendra Scott to Christopher & Banks to my recent appearance at Hazel2Blue boutique.
Thank you so much for your support of my blog! I’m looking forward to continuing to connect with you.