I know that I’m not the only one who has dealt with a work bully, but after sharing my story about becoming the woman and the leader I wanted to be in this post, I’ve had so many people reach out to me, saying that they also identify with this situation. Say what??? So, I want to continue this conversation and chat about what happened to me, how I dealt with it, and the way I used it as motivation to start a business. The work bully treated me and the rest of the women in my workplace with extreme disrespect…

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Just like that 2016 is behind us and 2017 is in front of us. I love to take this time of the year to reflect back on all that I’ve learned and accomplished. There is something so inspiring about taking that pause to be completely present. 2016 was the year of creating my own independence and re-gaining my confidence. As I was going through my photos month by month, I couldn’t believe how much I did in just one year: Launched Style Collective in February 2016 and have been able to be apart of the most incredible movement in the female…

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A few weeks ago someone was asking me what I like to do in my free time: she was asking if I had friends in the area that I hung out with? No. She asked if I host dinner parties at my house? No. She asked if I was doing anything for Halloween? Dressing up? Going out? Again, no. After the conversation, I was questioning my self-confidence and starting to feel odd and strange about myself and who I am. I started to think about how I don’t lead a “normal” life by cultural standards. The thoughts wouldn’t leave my…

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There are a few things on my list of items that I am always on the hunt for: a long vest, cape blazer and a faux fur collar cardigan. The obsession began when my neighbor came over for a dinner party at our place two years ago. I remember exactly what she was wearing and made a mental shopping list of it all. Black OTK Stuart Weitzman boots with black leggings and a black faux fur collar cardigan. It looked stunning on her with her tan skin and bright blonde hair. Shopping for a specific item is always so difficult;…

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When I found this off the shoulder dress through Octer, it was game over. I saw my girl McKenna Bleu rocking a VERY similar pink version at NYFW by Milly. I swooned over the gorgeous designer dress and then quickly came back to reality when I saw that it was $400+. What’s a girl to do when she has designer taste on a beer budget? Story of my life. Octer was nice enough to give me $100 towards whatever I wanted on their site to really test out their website and let you know what I thought. In complete honesty, I really…

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Wow.. so a lot going on this week!! It’s a huge virtual PARTY celebrating SO SO many things! First of all, SC reached 500 members almost 2 weeks ago so I planned a HUGE giveaway for my girls. I am so so grateful for their support and it was SO important to give back because they are f’ing amazing, badass #GIRLBOSSES who deserve it. 100%. CLICK TO WIN SOME PRIZES Second, I launched my first product, which I am dying over. I was a product developer for many years at my corporate job. Once you are bitten by the PD bug,…

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