Thank you so much for joining me on this journey to explore fabulous style at any budget. Thanks to your support, I’ve been able to achieve some major milestones this year. I appreciate you stopping by and showing love. In this final post of the year, I’m sharing some of my personal 2018 highlights, none of which would be possible without you.
Major Moments in 2018
1. J.Crew Factory Partnership
No doubt, working with J.Crew Factory all year has been exciting. J.Crew has been a brand that I’ve supported and loved for many years. So, getting the opportunity to work with the company on style collaborations (see here, here, and here) as well as curating two collections of favorites for the website (see here and here) has been beyond amazing.
2. New In Beauty
I was a tad nervous when I decided to cut all my hair off in 2017 (read about that here) because hair product/hair styling was a growing content area for me. It turns out that my interest in makeup grew after the cut, and that opened up a new world of opportunities. I’m grateful to brands like Urban Decay and Charlotte Tilbury for providing the tools for me to sharpen my makeup skills this year. By the way, many of you have asked me to do tutorials, so I’m gearing up to do that in 2019. Stay tuned.
3. Partnering with hubby
My husband is my biggest blog supporter, but he likes to stay behind the scenes. In 2018, I convinced him to join me in a few campaigns (see example here), and they worked out so well. One partnership turned into two and then three. Maybe he’ll make another appearance in 2019? That’s left to be seen.
4. Small Business Love
One of my style goals in 2018 was to explore unique style finds and that led me to do more boutique shopping. I was thrilled to partner with a new collective boutique in St. Louis. And, I can’t wait to share more fantastic finds there in the new year.
5. New Photography Ventures
I say it often, but photography is one of my favorite skills I developed while growing Economy of Style. This year, I was thrilled to be hired by several people (and groups) throughout the year to teach them how to take their own photographs. I look forward to doing that more in 2018. If you’re interested in a one-on-one photography session, email me.
6. Opportunities Outside Of The Blog
This blog has rewarded me with entry into an industry I’ve always loved. From writing for magazines to styling for magazines (see more here), I’ve embraced new opportunities. This year, I was especially thrilled to partner with brands and institutions in the area of entrepreneurship (like Regions Banks and FGI STL). And, I have some exciting new partnerships that I can’t wait to share in 2019.
Thank you so much again for all your support this year. I look forward to exploring new style possibilities with you in 2019.