Welcome to a, potential, new series!!!
Over the last several months, since moving back to Denver, I have been so lucky to meet some amazing and supportive woman. Upon moving back I was nervous that I would not fit in anywhere in this blogging world, or that the ladies I met would be far more established than me or that I would just not mesh with anyone. Well, none of that is true and in fact I have found the exact opposite.
This new series will feature and introduce you to many of the new ladies i have met, some of the amazing stores/brands I get to work with and additional supports I have found. Most of them are focused in Denver but not all. I hope through this new, monthly, post you may find a new blooger to follow or be inspired to check out a new store, find a new eyebrow consultant or just enjoy a new type of post.
I think it is important to address and chat about the idea of collaboration over competition. In this field (of blogging or fashion) I truly believe that we can only learn from each other. As there is no paved way to become a blogger it has been through the collaboration, support and advice of others that I have been able to find my niche. Are these other bloggers my competition??? I guess technically yes…but my goal is to inspire you to feel confident, get a break from reality and give a little piece of my world. ALL of the ladies, brands, boutiques and providers in this series do that (and much much more) for me!!! I truly believe that by working together, chatting about successes and failures, providing resources to one another and enjoying some wine is by far the better way to go about this mission.
Do I hope you continue to read my blog, peep me on Instagram and follow my adventure… ABSOLUTELY. But why stop there…. there are so many amazing blogs, feeds and adventures out there… don’t stop with just me.
To start this I want to introduce to not only some fabulous bloggers (who you should go follow) but an entire network and one of the cutest little boutiques around!
Let me introduce you to Style Collective and my Denver Style Collective friends!! I have linked all their blogs and Instagram pages so all you have to do is click!! Make sure to follow them and see what they are up to- they deliver amazing content.
Style Collective is a network of bloggers who support, encourage, guide and inspire each other. I joined Style Collective back in October and it has been one of the best decisions I have made since launching my blog. I know there are a ton of networks out there for bloggers but the SC “sisterhood” really provides the most amazing support. Recently, the founder Annie, started a new podcast series focusing on being a GIRL BOSS and breaking free from the fear. I have linked it <here>
meet some style collective bloggers
Nicole (@lifeinstyles_ns): Her blog Life in Styles focuses mainly on fashion. She styles and wears everyday clothes that are suitable for active working mom’s (as she is one) and she is one of the sweetest ladies I have met since moving back to Denver.
Alyssa (@teddybearsandlipsticks): She writes and styles the blog Teddy Bears and Lipstick. She is a fellow mom and does an incredible job incorporate everyday stylish looks into her life and she does it seamlessly.
Raeann (@raeannlangas): This fabulous lady has the best personality and her blog Rae Everyday showcases her passion for life and positivity. She fills the room with such a large personality that you are immediate drawn to her.
Char (@livelybone): She write Lively Bone and focuses a lot of travel, amazing destinations and captures the beauty of life as only a genuine lady can. Her feed is filled with amazing photos of some fabulous places.
As you can tell from the photos we had the best time and were pampered and treated so well by the amazing ladies at Fabrik Boutique. This little shop is located in Aspen Grove (for those in Denver) and has some of the cutest clothes in town. They keep everything under $100 (with the exception of their Hudson Jeans) and they get shipments in daily. They have everything from casual tanks and tops to more formal maxi dresses to shoes, shorts, skirts, denim, bags, hats and some local jewelry lines. The team at Fabrik are amazing at helping you curate and create a look… in fact they helped me create the perfect 35th birthday look which is coming to the blog on Monday.
collaboration is key
In this field I could consider everyone I meet, everyone I follow on Instagram or any other blogger my competition as we are all fighting for a little recognition, love and followers in this space. BUT I would be missing out on opportunities to discuss strategies, to learn from others triumphs and challenges, to share success and failures of my own, to learn a thing or two and to develop some amazingly supportive relationships. In life, competition has its place and at times it is important to foster that competitive feeling but I would say collaboration, support and partnership win out more often than not.
I hope you find inspiration from these ladies, stop by Fabrik and consider the idea that working together helps everyone involved!!!