brittanyxavier.com turns one

This weekend marks one year since I started my blog and I can’t believe how much time has flown! Blogging has opened the door for so many new opportunities and has turned into an amazing job that I really enjoy.

When I first started, I really didn’t know exactly what I was doing but I knew I wanted to feature my thrifted items and pieces I got from affordable retail chains. Each day I’m still learning better techniques in WordPress and exploring what works with different plugins…(speaking of plugins…theFeed– my favorite yet!).

What I’ve learned so far in the blogging world:

1) Don’t make excuses– People may not always agree or understand the blogging industry, but it’s a hobby I’m passionate about and also a great source of revenue! Win win.

2) Stick to your own style– Trends in the fashion industry are going to be seen on many people, that’s why they’re called “trends” but sticking to my own style is very important, I think you would be able to tell if an outfit was forced or “not me.”

3) Be organized– I have a full-time day job and my hubs (who takes my photos) travels quite a bit for work, so keeping organized with a shooting schedule has helped a ton! I’m now able to shoot two looks in just over an hour!

4) Family-time comes first: Our family time is super important, because we work hard during the week- we make sure every weekend we spend two full days together- no distractions, just fun. My hubs and I try to fit date nights in during the week or weekends if we can, but usually we’re just too obsessed with Jadyn that we don’t want to leave her! She’s our little sweetie and my little side-kick… her idea of fun is going to a coffee shop to “catch up”, getting manicures or going out to dinner to “hang out.” Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to a 14 year old, but she doesn’t have siblings and hangs out with adults on the weekend… what more can I expect? I love seeing life through her eyes.

I’m really excited to see where this journey will take me and thank you to my readers who have been following along! You guys are awesome!

Here’s a few fun photos from this past year:

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