Y'all I'm kinda emotional writing this post. I can't believe there was an event for my business. I actually have a small business?! I hope my story can inspire others. That anyone can live out their dreams if they work hard, be passionate and love people! Being able to share my love of fashion and have a lifestyle blog is truly a dream come true. I get to style women from different backgrounds, budgets, and body types as my job! Grateful that each client becomes a friend. I want each styling session to feel personal, transforming their outlook on getting ready, and honestly clothing in general. We all have the right to look and feel beautiful in our skin regardless of our lifestyles and body frames.
As a service based business I rely on my clients to make a living. At first, I didn't really understand the concept of what it really means to be a small business owner. I know how to style and make others look beautiful, the creative part comes natural, but the actual business part not so much. I realized in order to have a business, I need to treat my passion as an actual business. I'm still learning how to write contracts to brands and invoice clients, but my Erin Condren planner has been a life saver keeping my life somewhat organized and on schedule.
I'm so excited to share these pictures with you. Thank you to everyone who came out to support me, so grateful to spend a few hours together getting to know you better. To my blogger friends that drove in Houston traffic, I'm so grateful for the love. Life is about relationships and blessing people with our talents. I will be writing a separate blog post on some of the lessons I learned my first year of blogging, coming up soon but today I wanted to thank those who have supported my small business.
My family for supporting my dream and allowing me to flourish. Y'all my kids have been amazing throughout this entire process. I can't believe the patience they had with me. I have made them travel around and go to photo shoots. They were bored but knew mommy has to work. They have allowed me to spend countless hours creating content, responding to emails. Meet clients. All around I am so proud of my children. I know one day it won't be so hard, and I will be able to get help but for right now I'm incredibly grateful how understanding they have been. My handsome hubby. Y'ALL the stuff I put him through to get blog and Instagram pictures is crazy. If someone would see how funny I look explaining how I want my pictures to look and Roman has been so understanding and PATIENT! Let's get real some days when I really need to post a picture for a brand I am stressed and under contract so I need that perfect picture. Roman you are my rock, I could never do what I do without your love and support! Thank you for allowing me to dream and not allowing me to give up when days are really hard. I'm so thankful that God gave me you! Love you babe!
My best friend Janelle. We met 4 years at a church book study and I had no idea how special you really are. I know I don't tell you enough how much your friendship means to me but you are a gem! Thank you for always being my support system. I value your opinion so much, the wealth of knowledge you offer is something I cherish. I know you always have my best intentions and I want the best for me. You are like my older sister I never had. The way you live out the Gospel is real and honestly it inspires me to be a better Christ-follower. Regardless of our busy schedules I love how we can find time to slow down and spend a few hours together. I love you gorgeous friend and so blessed to do life together! Thank you for being so beautiful inside and out!
My AMAZING wardrobe styling clients! Y'all are so beautiful. You inspire me to be the best stylist I can possibly be! Being able to help you achieve confidence through personal styling gives me so much joy. I feel like I have the best job in the world. Thank you so much for supporting my small business. When you talk about my services to your friends and bring them to my event, it made my night! Love when I get random emails and calls calling one of my previous clients referred me. That is seriously the best compliment!!! I'm so humbled and honored you trust me with your space, time, and value my service.
Finally I wanted to thank Christine and Jackie Battle for hosting my event. Y'all are literally goals! Your family is the cutest! The way you are able to love and minister with your boutique is truly inspiring. Philanthropy is probably the most beautiful boutique in The Woodlands, I kinda want everything! I pray that y'all flourish and God could use you even more! Thank you for sharing your evening with me and hosting my event. My husband and I are so honored to call you friends! Love how life brought us together...
violabrownphotography.com Y'all how beautiful are these pictures Violeta took? Thank's so much sweet friend for capturing my personality perfectly and taking all these gorgeous pictures.
Wanted to give a major shout out for the bakeries that sponsored Styled by Nelli anniversary Event. Thank you so much for blessing us with your sweetness. Everyone loved your goodies. If you live in The Woodlands, Spring and Houston area I highly recommend these bakeries.
Cake and Cookie Lady, provided the delicious cookies and gorgeous cake. CakeAndCookieLady
Toffee Cellar- toffeecellar.com made the most delicious cupcakes and toffee. Everyone couldn't stop talking about how yummy the cupcakes were. I'm obsessed with your toffee! Thank you so much for your generosity!
Grateful for y'all spending some time with me and seeing a glimpse into my event. My hope is you will support the local bakeries, shop owners, photographers, small business owners like me, because I believe in helping everyone achieve their dreams!