Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Calvelli.
Sarah, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Back in high school, I was just looking for a small summer part-time job, so my best friend and I applied to some clothing stores in our local mall. I got a job working at Delia’s, which was a teen store that sold graphic tees and jeans galore! Unfortunately, they’re no longer in business but that store little did I know, shaped my upbringing for my career in retail! I stayed there for almost four years, left and took some time off and suddenly, I found myself applying to a clothing store that I was not really familiar with. I applied to the Loft back in 2013 because of my mother (thanks Mom!) I had an interview and then got the phone call I was hired a few days later while having lunch in NYC (my favorite place in the world). I immediately fell in love with everything the company had to offer, including the clothes, so fast, I started posting my work attire on my personal Instagram page almost daily. Each time I would post something I wore to work, I was gaining more and more followers on Instagram. I thought to myself “Maybe, I can make something of this?” So, I created a separate account for my personal pictures and turned my first account into a fashion “blog”. A few months down the road, I started an actual blog! My actual blog was a form of release for my creative wise because I love to write. Almost 5 years down the road, I have gained followers who I communicate with on a daily basis and chat about fashion with them, and still continue to post what I wear to work.
Has it been a smooth road?
My “influencer” road has been a little inconsistent. There are times where I post almost every day and keep up with it like it’s my actual job, and then there are some weeks where I barely have time to post. My biggest struggle I run into is comparing myself to other big bloggers. I would eventually love to be a full-time blogger, so comparing myself to other bloggers I find myself doing quite often. I forever read their posts about “how they got big” and wondering what the heck am I doing wrong? After my frustrating month or so, I took a social media cleanse and came back feeling inspired as ever. I came back with the mindset that everyone’s road to success is different. If I really wanted to be a “blogger” I needed to do it on my own time. I need to not feel stressed because this was originally something I wanted to be a stress reliever! As of now, I post when I can and if I go a week without posting, I don’t feel so guilty! I’m building a following that suits me and my page and when you have that type of mindset it’ll attract the people you want following your content.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Sarahstyled – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I specialize in posting clothing I wear to work! I show others how to pair things with something they wouldn’t normally think of doing. I like to challenge myself and help other people step out of their comfort zone. (Myself included!)
What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
Be patient! Go at your own speed, and don’t stress! Finding a path that suits you is the most important thing to a successful blog.
- Website: www.sarahcalvelli.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: sarahstyled