Hello friends! Welcome to my FIRST post in my brand new and still improving blog.
Honestly, I don’t really have a clue as to what I’m doing, but HIM that’s an A for the effort in my book. For those who don’t know me my name is Stephanie. Technically, I started my blogging journey in January 2020, but I only use IG as my platform (@SUGARDSTILETTOS). So as of the date of this article, I have just over six months left and I’m hooked.
Blogging is something I’ve wanted to do for YEARS. I love writing, I’m OBSERVING with fashion/travel and photography, oh and I love sharing my life with people (ask any of my poor friends who have had to see my snapchat stories for years….it’s always a piece of work). BUT I avoided starting a blog like the plague because I was so worried about what people would think. That’s right, me, the girl who doesn’t care what people think of her, now worries what people will think. I’m afraid people think I’m stupid or that it’s the worst thing they’ve ever seen. TBH it could be in a few months, maybe even sometimes nowbut that’s called growth…it’s part of the process.
You see that I have a serious problem striving for perfection and think things won’t be good enough until I think they’re about 999,999,999 hours and then repeat that 10 more times. If I keep waiting until I have a “perfect” foundation, I still won’t because NEWS FLASH perfection is the norm that can’t be reached 99.9% of the time. So I ended up saying F that and doing the damn thing and I can’t even tell you how happy that made me.
About myself, I’m a full-time tax attorney so my overall thinking and analysis fit that mold perfectly. I think I love the problem-solving aspect of my work because it really gives my mind exactly what it needs… something to keep it busy for hours on end. I knew I wanted to go to law school since I was in high school. I took a class called “Practical Law” and while most of my class hated it, I found myself very intrigued by the pages and pages of case law I was reading. Going to law school and pursuing a career in law became my number one goal to set and accomplish. It’s a hand (or duel, if you also count on passing the bar exam) one of the hardest and hardest things I’ve ever been through, but I did it and it was well worth it.
However, that career path is only part about who I am and while staying up to date with the latest fashion trends and ziplining through the Mexican jungle is great, it’s not exactly a resume builder for my job. (though I think it should be). I created my blog as a platform to show all the other parts of who I am, aside from my role as a lawyer. I want to make this a place to inspire you, whether that requires what you should wear to your next event, where you should book your next trip, or simply how to make a margarita like a pro. Karma. You can thank my fiancé, Shaun, for the last one because I couldn’t make a glass of wine to save my life.
I also hope that this story inspires some of you to step out of your comfort zone and be true to yourself. Do what makes you happy. We often worry about what other people think maybe think of us, that we sometimes let our passions burn. All I have to say is DON’T fall into that trap because if you’re passionate about something nothing else matters.
So CHEERS and welcome to my journey!
Postscript. PROFIT DETAILS are often linked on my LTK page (SUGAREDSTILETTOS)
SURPRISE, it’s from a store that this one is, SO here are the details:
- Dress: “Saving Paige Boutique” …. Ariel Dress ($54)
- Crossbody bag: “American Leather Co.” …. Crossbody bag