If there is one thing I have learned about social media, it is that there is always a backstory to a photo. The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” still holds true in today’s digital world. Moving to Raleigh is a really big deal for Mike and I because it is a goal that we set three years ago in 2014. We were visiting my Aunt and Uncle for Christmas when we completely fell in love with the south-east. We loved the 60-degree weather, the culture and people, and the up and coming city with so much to…

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I often times find myself referencing the book “True North” by Bill George to remind of my journey to authentic leadership. Depending on what I am experiencing, I find myself re-reading chapters and stories of others in order to do the internal work that I need to do in order to show up as a values driven authentic leader. I try my best to show up every day and lead with heart, but sometimes it’s easy to be derailed, especially with the pressure of social media at the forefront of everything that I do. I thought about the pressures of…

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Staying focused can be challenging, especially if you have a million things on your plate. This can be a struggle for ALL women: entrepreneurs, side hustlers, Moms, and even college students who work or do a sport. I am the worst at multi-tasking; if you start talking to me while I am in the middle of doing something, I literally won’t hear a single word that you are saying. It’s like I’m blacked out! Does this happen to anyone else? I own my own business, work from home, and manage a team remotely, so staying focused is important for my…

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So what’s new? What’s been going on lately? Mike and I moved out on our condo in New Hampshire on August 4th and since then, things have been all over the place. We were in Raleigh for a week, Tampa for three weeks, Raleigh for a few days, and then New York for NYFW. Mike was supposed to be in Tampa while I was in NY, but he was evacuated and ended up coming to help me with the NYFW Party. We stayed with family in NJ for the week after NYFW, then I flew to Dallas for work (more on…

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I learned that it’s hard AF. The end.   JK. But seriously, both Jessie and I have been living and breathing the NYFW Party since June – the anticipation and anxiety leading up to the event was insane, especially when I found out that Jessie wouldn’t be coming to NY because of Hurricane Irma. I was so sad that she wouldn’t get to be part of something that she worked so hard on. But, we made it work and pulled off our biggest event to date! Our NYFW event 10x’ed in size over last year (!!).   The Highlights There…

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Packing for NYFW can feel overwhelming, especially if it is your first time attending! What do you wear for your outfit? Shoes? Accessories?! Well, all of this is specific to you and your style, so I can’t tell you exactly what to wear, but I can give you some guidelines and best practices.   Comfy Chic / Street Style As Caitlin mentioned in this post about how to get invited to NYFW, there will be street photographers taking your photo, so think street style when meeting with brands, attending presentations, or taking some time to hang with the girls. It’s totally on-trend to…

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