It's not everyday that I open up my email and get an invite from the talented, creative and beautiful Erin Condren. I knew I had to make the trip to Austin and attend the Galentine's Day Brunch to launch her Austin flag store opening. It was everything I have imagined and so much more! The store is so beautiful, the attention she puts into the details is admirable. Every corner of the store is Instagram worthy! From the adorable flower wall to the amazing rainbow staircase. Seriously I couldn't believe how stunning her store really is! I loved walking around and seeing the love that went into making such a gorgeous store. So let's talk about what made Erin Condren a successful business woman. Her amazing life planners, they are a work of art! I was able to see the love and customization that goes into making a planner and it is incredible!
What makes her more amazing is how humble, giving and grounded she is. Erin Condren is incredibly successful yet she doesn't talk about all she has accomplished but rather talked about her beautiful yet messy journey getting there. As I was sitting around the table with so many successful women I looked around and thought what a gift and opportunity I have to learn from so many amazing ladies! Erin spoke about the importance of self care and asking for help, this is something I struggle with a lot. I feel like I can do it all until my body and mind can't take it anymore. Leaving me with anxiety. She spoke about community over competition. How there is room at the top for everyone. To stay true to yourself and not compare your journey to others. She praised, encouraged and inspired us in a way I will always remember.
I wanted to write this blog post not that it is sponsored or an ad, simply because I am so proud and honored to have met Erin Condren. As she shared her story how she started, I felt like I am at the beginning of my business where all I am doing is trying to create a brand and live out my dream. For years I was afraid of what others might think of me if I started pursing my passion and be a small business owner. Fear crippled me, my thoughts and life. It wasn't until last year that I begin to stop giving a damn and just go for it. Has the journey been easy....NO! Around Christmas time I wanted to give up because I wasn't seeing the results that I wanted. But thanks to my husband, mother and sweet sisters I didn't. I am so blessed to be married to my best friend. Roman was the one that didn't allow my emotions get in the way and believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. Erin Condren spoke about the support she has from her husband and I could totally relate to that! I don't think I can be the woman I am today without the support of my husband! It's truly a gift having someone cheer you on and when your having a terrible day, he tells me to breathe and tomorrow will be better...
The truth is 2018 has been amazing for me! I have landed my first big sponsorship with a brand I have loved for years, and get to work with so many other brands. My wardrobe styling business has been incredible, I am now able to help our family financially and it feels amazing! I wonder if I did give up a few months ago, what would've happened. I wouldn't have the opportunity to connect and inspire so many of you! I wouldn't be able to share my heart...So today if you are feeling defeated, please don't give up! I promise if you work hard, you will see the rewards and fruits of your labor. What if Erin Condren gave up when life wasn't going as planned, I don't think I would have met her. She truly gave me so much inspiration and drive to keep fighting for what you want and never give up! Ladies we are stronger then we think. We are capable and worthy of living out our dreams. So say YES to yourself. Your passion, Your idea of happiness and success. The world needs your unique gift. I need you...I love cheering on other women that are talented, creative, smart but most of all have an amazing giving heart! I hope this post encouraged, challenged and gave you hope to always be your most beautiful self! Let's be women who cheer for each other!
I wanted to leave you with this beautiful quote that I love so much! "Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back". Let's be this type of woman, empower the women around you!
Lots of love your stylist and friend!
You can shop my top below, I got so many compliments wearing it! It runs big, so size down. You can style it with jeans, leggings, or even layer over a skirt! It's one of my favorites...