“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin
It is so hard for me to believe that it’s been a month now that NBOTS has been up and an OFFICIAL blog! If you’ve read my bio, under the ‘About Me’ section, you already know that I have wanted to do this for years, but lacked the courage. Well earlier this year, I went to war with fear and guess who won? I did!
I also got the best news today! I got confirmation that I have landed my first affiliate deal as a blogger! Unbelievable! I am so beyond words, happy and excited. This was a fantastic ending to an amazing first month. You all will see the company I am working with, later this month on the blog and my IG. I cannot wait to share with you all!
To celebrate this one-month milestone, I did this photo shoot with pink balloons, nothing too fancy. I used balloons because it’s a celebration duh! I choose pink…well because it’s one of my favorite colors. But you just wait till I’m celebrating NBOTS 1 year Blogiversary! It’s gonna be Moet Rose Imperial, confetti, cupcakes and I’ll likely be wearing a tiara, fit for Meghan Markel herself! I’m ridiculous I know, but it’s one of the many reasons you’ll come to love me!
Let’s dig into the outfit details, shall we?
Like most women, the feeling of absolute euphoria when I purchase a swanky designer piece, which I’ve been eyeing is so gratifying. However, the feeling of pride when I can pair an inexpensive top and/or jeans with that piece and no one thinks to question it is even better! Am I right?! You don’t have to break the bank to look trendy, expensive or gorgeous. Some occasions call for breaking the bank (like my wedding, haha), but every day outfits? Not so much. Since it’s officially sweater weather season (everywhere aside of the South) I decided to “splurge” on this $17 sweater! Just kidding, no splurging necessary! …I could not pass up this Shein cropped sweater or these fun, funky Bauble Bar earrings. I find that gray photographs beautifully, especially with pastel pink colors.
Now I want to make note of these jeans, though! OH EM GEE! I am very petite, but I’ve found in the last few months I’ve gained some weight. Especially in my stomach. I’m embracing the weight, just not the hit of belly fat. As such I can appreciate a good pair of jeans that will hug a little bit of hips I have and accentuate them but hides anything around my stomach. These Paige Hoxton High waist jeans DO NOT disappoint! They are very comfortable, soft and breathable. I want a pair in every color wash.
I’ve linked the jeans below, unfortunately, I could not find them at the price I paid which was $70.00, so the ones linked below will be a splurge for some of you. But, fear not! You can find these babies at your local Nordstrom Rack, just not online!
Jeans: Paige Denim | Heels: Steve Madden | Sweater: Shein| Watch: Movado | Earrings: BaubleBar|
I hope this outfit & post gives you all, just yet another look into who I am and what I am about! Doing this has not been without blood, sweat or tears. But it’s all been worth it! My dream is to be successful with this blog, as successful as I’ve been in my work career. But with that success, I’d like to still uphold the values my mother has instilled in me, and also practice common sense. That means being a savvy shopper and spender!Until next time!