the 3 c's that contributed to my sucess as a blogger

Happy Wednesday!

I have some super exciting news to share! Charming Charlie has asked me to team up with them to collaborate as a new brand ambassador. This opportunity is so major to me because one of my personal goals for this year is to work with more major brands. In the past, I've been blessed with the opportunity to collaborate with major brands like Belk, Carol's Daughter, Banana Republic, Maybelline, and now Charming Charlie is added to the list. Working with brands is hard work, but it pays off because it increases your reach & influence while allowing your readers to benefit from extra perks and discounts.

 Blogging may look glamorous, but it is such hard work. I work full time, I run my own boutique business, and I try to be a good wife while managing my blog and brand commitments. I only have 24 hours in a day just like you, so I often have to be creative and consistent to make it all happen. Let's take this blog post for example. I shot this look on a workday after work around 7pm. I asked my husband George to rush and shoot my outfit before the sun started to set. We literally shot this look in 5-minutes because after work, we had a social gathering to attend. I was tired after a long day of work, I had no glam squad, so I just had to make it happen and give you all of me with flaws and all! 

Growing your blog, brand or business takes time and patience mixed with a ton of hard work. I started my business in 2012 but I did not start blogging until 2014. Now, after three years of blogging, I'm just beginning to see the fruits of my labor after so many years of commitment. I say all this to say, stay encouraged, and know that if you are an aspiring blogger or influencer, in time, your hard work will pay off. Continue to be you and you will attract like minded readers, followers and brands.

Shop The Look

Never heard of Charming Charlie? No worries because I'm about to give you the scoop. Charming Charlie has more than 350 stores in the US, and for my fellow Charlotteans, we have three in our city! Their stores are packed with affordable and trendy, clothes, shoes and accessories.

The store layout makes it so easy to shop because it is merchandised by color groups. I have to admit, while Mothers Day shopping in their store last week, I picked up a few things for myself. I purchased this cute floral Kimono, this detailed cross body bag, and these stud floral earrings. I had to literally stop myself from shopping because I knew if I came home with too much stuff, George was going to get me lol.

This new collaboration comes with an in-store shopping discount for my readers! Use coupon code 720000000246 for $10 off $60 or more from now until May 31st.