Two Year Blogiversary and 100K!

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Cheers to two years of blogging and reaching 100k followers! I seriously can’t thank you all enough for your support during the past two years. I feel incredibly blessed to do what I love for a living and it’s all because of YOU, my amazing followers! Reaching 100k on my 2nd Blogiversary is something I never imagined would happen when I started my little blog back in 2016.

To give you a little perspective, I started this journey with 400 followers and a lot of doubt. Doubt that I couldn’t be successful in this industry and a fear of failing. In the beginning it felt like I was constantly losing followers, engagement, etc and it was incredibly discouraging. At times I contemplated quitting and just moving on with my life. I had to remind myself that success with anything in life takes time, persistence and hard work. As I celebrate reaching a personal goal of 100K, I’m humbled thinking back to the beginning and how something like this seemed like a far fetched dream. We all have to start somewhere and it’s so true that nothing worthwhile ever comes easy.

If there’s one piece of advice I could offer to anyone struggling to believe in themselves and start something they are passionate about it would be to take risks, step outside your comfort zone and pursue your passion. I personally contemplated starting my blog for a year before I ever did. I was terrified to put myself out there and have my life be so public. One day I just decided to go for it, rejection would obviously be a part of it but I had to start to ever know if I could succeed.

I’m so thankful for all the amazing people in my life who have supported me during my blogging journey (shout out to my family and friends for always taking 500 outfit pictures for me until we get the money shot.) To all my followers that have followed me since the beginning, you’re the real MVPs! Words truly can’t express my gratitude for your support the past two years. Without you I wouldn’t have been able to quit my corporate job this year to fully invest in Whit’s Whims. To be honest I’m still in awe that people find me interesting and care about what I’m wearing/doing on a daily basis. With that being said, please don’t stop haha.

I’m also so lucky to have met some of my best friends through blogging and for that I’m forever thankful. We’ve had the opportunity to travel and make incredible memories together. I’m not going to lie, getting into an industry that is consumed by comparison was intimidating at first. All I know is it’s so important to be supportive of other women and surround yourself with like minded people who want to see you succeed. Everyone is unique in their own way and in this industry it’s crucial to not lose sight of who you are. On a side note, don’t be scared to slide into the DMs of someone you think you’d be great friends with! True story I did exactly that with one of my blogger besties and now we’re basically inseparable.

Okay I’m officially done rambling haha. I just want to say I’m so excited for the future of Whit’s Whims and what’s to come! I promise to keep bringing you quality content that you want to see! Again, thank you SO much to all my supportive followers. Building my blog and social presence the past two years has been a lot of work, and certainly not easy. With that being said, knowing that I can help you all in some way is what drives me to keep pursuing my passion. I hope you’ll stick around and continue to follow me on this journey!

xoxo

Whit

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Step Up Your Hair Care Routine With Pantene Charcoal Collection

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I consider hair care to be part of my overall beauty regimen and love trying new

products. I’m so happy to share Pantene’s new Charcoal Collection Shampoo and

Conditioner with you all!

You may be wondering what the big deal is about charcoal and why I added this to my

hair care routine. I honestly had no idea my hair needed the kind of attention that

charcoal provides, but the results have been amazing so far! The activated charcoal

works to detox hair by removing impurities, while releasing antioxidants. After using this

shampoo and conditioner my hair feels very fresh and renewed. The charcoal also

keeps your hair cleaner longer, which means I don’t have to wash as often - obviously a

huge plus!

The shampoo and conditioner also contain a blend of pro vitamin B, antioxidants and

activated charcoal. All of these ingredients work together to give your hair renewed

body and shine. My hair doesn’t have a lot of natural body to itit, so this charcoal duo

has definitely been a game changer for me. The charcoal formula is also free of

silicone, parabens and dyes which is so important for maintaining healthy hair.

I’m thrilled with my personal results from Pantene’s Charcoal Collection. My hair feels

so clean and has much more shine and body than ever before! I know you’ll feel the

same way once you try it here.

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This post is sponsored by Pantene. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

xoxo

Whit

Fall Outfit Essentials with Yoox

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Shop the look

Bomber Jacket | Gold Sneakers | Red Circle Bag | Bodysuit

Fall is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited to dress for cooler weather. Recently I discovered Yoox, which has a wide variety of brands and styles to choose from. Honestly when I saw that Yoox carries some really amazing designer brands like Gucci and Valentino I was immediately intrigued. Although I love to admire designer luxury items, let’s be real - I’m still a girl on a budget 99% of the time and making my dollar go far is always key. I live for a good deal, and all the Yoox items I’m wearing in today’s post are $60 or less.

I may dress up a lot for a living, but when it comes to my everyday casual look, the outfit I’m wearing in today’s post is my go-to style. It never gets THAT cold in Dallas, so a light bomber jacket like this olive green beauty is perfect. I’m such a fan of this color in the fall and when I saw it on Yoox I knew I had to have it in my closet. Recently I’ve been trying to step up my sneaker game and can we discuss how fun and unique these gold sneakers are? I’m so obsessed with them! They’re perfect for all the casual outfits I rock so often.

Another thing you can find me wearing regularly in the fall is bodysuits. I think they’re so great dressed up or down. The one I’m wearing here has the cutest square neckline, very flattering on and not see through. Lastly I had to scoop up this bright red circle bag to add to my collection. Can you believe it’s only $45? Such a great deal for this trendy bag!

If you’re looking for fall inspiration do yourself a favor and check out Yoox. I can’t wait to style all of my amazing finds with different outfits this fall! Scroll down to see the rest of my look.

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This post is in partnership with Yoox, a brand I love. All selections and opinions are my own. Thank you Yoox for sponsoring this post

Classic Work Wear with Express

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Skirt (Size 2) | Sweater (Small)

As some of you may know I quit my full time corporate job in April of this year. After working in that type of environment for over 6 years, I accumulated a lot of work wear pieces in my wardrobe. For me it was important to be comfortable but still show my personal style at the office. Express has always been one of my favorite places to shop for 9-5 attire. They have such a wide selection from skirts and blouses, to dress pants and more. Today I’m styling an outfit with Express that I could see myself wearing to a business meeting or any professional function.

The best advice I could give when looking for work wear is to stick with items that can be styled in many ways. For example, this window pane skirt I’m wearing could easily be paired with any other color top because it’s neutral. I think it would look great with an olive green sweater or a silky red blouse. My ribbed v neck sweater comes in a few different colors and is great for layering this fall. Sweaters like this are classic and will never go out of style. I also think a crew neck sweater is perfect for the office and would go great with skirts or dress pants. Although I’m no longer in a corporate work setting, I still dress up from time to time! Express will always be a great source to find exactly what I’m looking for when it comes to work wear.

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Get $25 Off $100 in-store and online, using code: 5030

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This post is in partnership with Express, a brand I love. All selections and opinions are my own. Thank you Express for sponsoring this post!

xoxo

Whitney

Flashback to the 90s  

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Shop my outfit 

teejeans | sunglassesshoes | jacket 

Who doesn't love a fashion flashback to the 90s? When I think of popular trends during that time a few things come to mind: denim on denim, graphic tees and classic sneakers. That's just what I went for in styling this 90s inspired outfit with eBay. Honestly I feel like I channel the 90s with my personal style on a regular basis. One thing remains certain, ebay is always a great resource to find exactly what I'm looking for. From handbags, to shoes and clothes, the fashion aspect of eBay is truly on point. 

Let's face it, fashion trends always come full circle and a classic look like the one I'm styling today will never go out of style. I can't ever say no to a great pair of distressed Levis jeans. The pair I'm wearing are sold out, but I found a similar pair that are under $50! I feel like graphic tees were kind of born in the 90s. I remember being in middle school and always wanting the latest fun tees to rock at school. I wore a lot of Tommy Hilfiger tees back in the day and it's so crazy to see them come back in style decades later!

The Levis tee I'm wearing here was too cute to pass up! Not only is it perfect for summer, but also great for layering in the fall! Speaking of layering, can we talk about how fabulous this sherpa denim jacket is? eBay has so many great styles of denim jackets to choose from, but this one is a must have! I can't wait to rock it with boots this fall!

We all know cat eye sunglasses are on trend right now, but I first saw these as a kid watching clueless. Talk about goals, didn't every girl want to be just like Cher? I know I did, so naturally channeling this 90s look was so much fun and reminded me of one of my favorite movies! I'm a huge fan of classic white sneakers and Nike has always been one of my favorite brands. I wear these Nike classic Cortez sneakers with all sorts of outfits, especially jeans. The shoes definitely complete this 90s outfit and are a staple in my wardrobe. 

Scroll through to see the full 90s inspired look with eBay!

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This post is in partnership with eBay, a brand I love. All selections and opinions are my own. Thank you eBay for sponsoring this post!

 

xoxo 

Whit