So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been very passionate about fashion. Around two years ago, my husband and I moved to Dallas for a fresh start. I found myself with a lot of time in my hands and started visioning the idea of a blog. I wanted to start a project that I could put all my creativity into. I started researching and as I searched I got more and more excited. So, I finally created Never out of Style. I started putting outfits together from what I already had in my closet, I wanted to share my style and shopping tricks with others. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to spend a lot of money on different outfits in order to have a great one. I couldn’t afford going shopping for every outfit. So, I started visiting thrift shops around my area and found so many hidden gems. I started sharing my OOTD’s and the places I got them from. The vision of my blog has always been sharing different outfit ideas that are all very affordable. Being authentic is very important for me so portraying that in my outfits is essential.
I began attending different events and gathering within my community and found so many amazing people that helped me define a little bit better what I’m creating. Started engaging more with my following and slowly began to get noticed. I’ve been able to collaborate with different brands and people. But I wanted more ways to connect with people so that’s when I finally decided to also start my own YouTube channel. I want to be able to create a great community of people that encourage and supports one another in every aspect.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has not been easy. One of my biggest struggles was the comparison and what would people think of this. I started comparing myself and Instagram with others. And I think that’s the biggest mistake! You should only focus on yourself and what you have to offer. That’s what sets you aside from others, your authenticity! And what other’s think should not determine what you do. I found myself thinking what would people think. Big mistake! If it makes you happy that’s all that matters. You do your boo!
It’s a great journey and you will learn more than you will ever imagine. So, enjoy it, create friends, collaborate and above all, always be yourself.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I work full time during the day on the Marketing field. On my time off, I work on my blog and spend time with my family. I focus my blog on affordable style, including fashion and beauty. How to achieve a great look on a very tight budget. Being recognized by others is what makes me proud of what I’m doing. Weather is by a brand or by other colleagues in this industry. Being able to grow an authentic and engaged community is very rewarding. I believe the authenticity of people is what sets them apart from others. So, for me, communicating that through my outfits is what I’m all about. Being able to style a $2 blazer from a thrift store and make it look like a million bucks is what I like the most. Being true to myself as I share this journey with others.
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?
I think sometimes we are our biggest barrier. We tend to be insecure, compare and doubt our abilities to do anything and succeed. Surround yourself with other like-minded people. People that will encourage you and help you fulfill your goal. Be part of a community that lifts each other up. Don’t try to mimic someone else. This is a big industry but there’s a space for everyone.
- Website: https://never-outofstyle.com/
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/never_outofstyle/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/neveroutofstyleblog/
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