Instagram friends to real life friends

The year is almost over, actually the decade and I can’t believe we’ll be starting 2020 very soon! I want to end the year on a good note and on a high to get me up and ready for the new year. I used to go along with the saying, “new year, new me” but I am a firm believer if you want to see change in your life then you have to make the conscious effort to let go of anything that no longer serves you. So with that being said, let’s cheers now for making positive changes instead of waiting for January 1st to start feeling inspired.

Social media is well known for taking over our lives and as a blogger I am constantly on Instagram chatting with babes, engaging, posting new etc. i love the platform because it has opened my eyes in many different ways, it pushes me to get creative and have fun along the way. My biggest takeaway has been meeting other blogger babes who have the same drive, they motivate and support your ideas, they are the online friends who have become friends in real life. I love these connections, it’s the energy I crave because not only is it genuine but it truly feels great to know that there are good women out there with a pure and loving heart who won’t become envious of opportunities that come your way and things that you accomplish.

I met https://www.instagram.com/styledbymay_/ around this time last year and OMG I can’t believe how quickly time flies, I hosted a blogger brunch last year which she attended and I had announced my pregnancy before announcing it to everyone else on social media and we just clicked! We hung out every single weekend to shoot content so it definitely helped us bond and create a beautiful friendship, she was there throughout my pregnancy, having Delilah and seeing her grow. I’m excited for our friendship to continue to grow and go into a new chapter as the year begins. We have some things planned out which I am very excited to share with you all so definitely stay tuned!

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getting out of your comfort zone!

Hi babes, are you a blogger/influencer who wants to get out there and mingle?! No, I don’t mean to date…LOL I mean when it comes to meeting other blogger babes or collaborating in general, going to events etc. My answer to that is JUST DO IT!

I remember in the beginning when I did my first couple of collaborations (going out to shoot with photographers and brands) I would get so nervous that sometimes I was so close to backing out and just saying I couldn’t make it!

It’s so easy to say no and turn down an opportunity but there are greater things that come with saying yes and following through. By saying yes to opportunities, you learn so much about yourself, what you like/dislike and the most important in my opinion is creating new relationships with people who have the same passion and ambition as yourself!

A couple of months ago, I put together a blogger brunch with six other girls and it all started with the idea of wanting to meet new babes and feel inspired again. I sat there looking through girls on Instagram that I was already showing love to and getting it in return so I reached out by DM and asked if they wanted to have brunch and we all clicked right away! That’s the beauty when stepping out of your comfort zone, you must be willing to put forward that confidence because if you don’t then no one will have it or show it for you.

Fast forward to now, we all keep in touch and we are in the process of hosting our second #labloggersocial event which is all about meeting new faces and empowering each other.

From our initial brunch, I began shooting with my friend Mayra who is the blogger behind https://www.instagram.com/styledbymay_/

We shoot content about every weekend since we met and it’s so cool to hit it off with someone who just gets you and is so helpful and genuine, so the purpose to all of this is to get out of your comfort zone! You want to be able to grow and meet new people out there, if it doesn’t work out that’s perfectly fine but it’s all a process in learning new things about yourself.

Mayra and I decided to wear a similar duster to show how it can be styled two ways and as a transition into spring.

My outfit details:

Duster via Romwe / Dress via Femmelux / Boots: Target

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Outfit details:

Duster: Forever 21 / Skirt: Shein / Chunky crop: Femmelux / Boots: Target

It’s all about empowering each other as women, supporting each other because we’re all boss babes!