Today, my team and I were putting together a blog post for Style Collective talking about retail/e-commerce trends, content ideas and what to plan for the month of August. While researching trends, I learned that new home purchases are driving a huge portion of economic growth in the U.S., which reminded me that I need to stay on top of my own blog and share what I’m doing behind the scenes with our new home. I already shared my creative process here, so today I am going to share my home interior design inspiration aka my swipe files that I…

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I recently did an interview with my friend Rachel (scroll down to watch it), and she asked me “If millions of people were watching this right now, what would you say?” and my response was: don’t give up. Why do I say this? In the words of my Mom: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Her other favorite thing to say was “Life’s a bitch, and then you die,” but that’s another story for another time. But in all seriousness, life is f**king hard. People die, things don’t go your way, and people can be bullies. But…

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The Fearless Award is an award for #BOSSBABES who empower other women to do what they love! Style Collective is a platform for female influencers to connect, grow, and learn how to be successful bloggers and entrepreneurs. The Fearless Award is a way to empower and connect with other bloggers/Instagrammers that you want to get to know, affirm a girl boss you’ve always looked up to, share the love around your network, or encourage a new blogger/Instagrammer on her path! Fearless Award Questions: Who are you?! My name is Annie Spano and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, this means that…

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Last month, I attended three launch parties in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Boston. Today I’m recapping my two short days in Charlotte; for me, a good trip is all about the hotel, the food, and the hair. Mike and I are loyal Marriott hotel goers with gold status from all of his travel at PwC & now my traveling as well. If you didn’t know, the Marriot brand has SO many hotels under its umbrella, including SPG hotels such as W hotels, The Westin, Sheraton, and more. Mike and I love staying at the Rennaisance in North Hills, Raleigh and when…

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Last weekend I had the incredible honor of attending Amber Lilyestrom’s Soul Fueled Summit with my internet bestie, Courtney. Amber also happens to be this week’s guest on the Becoming Fearless Podcast (side note: thank you, everyone, who has left a review!). Basically, Amber is a female Tony Robbins, and the entire summit was about finding self-love. Self-love is something that I have been struggling with lately, and this isn’t something that I’ve talked about publically yet. I’ve talked about how the work bully enabled me to make a bold move and start a company that brings women together, which is…

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Have you guys heard? I’ve launched a podcast!! And to celebrate, there were 25+ launch parties all over the country that brought SC Sisters together so they could listen and discuss why being authentic to yourself, knowing your values, and what you stand for is so critical to being FEARLESS. I attended three launch parties in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Boston. Today I’m going to be sharing the BTS of the Becoming Fearless SC Launch Party in Boston that I attended. Lindsay of Paris, Meet Boston is a blogger, French teacher, and organized the party location at La Voile in Boston. Gretchen…

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