Saturday Chat

Saturday Chats

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Hey. What’s Up. Hello.

Let’s see, what to chat about.

How about I just give you all a run down of what’s going on behind the scenes.

I’ve been working about forty hours this week, including a couple of graveyard shifts. Hence the delay in posts. I’m tired of making excuses though. This is what I love to do, and even if I’m working a lot or out exploring, I will always make time for this blog.

With that said, even though I’ve been working a lot, my mind is still busy creating. I’ve recently decided to challenge myself musically by covering and posting as many of my favorite Disney songs as I can. So far, I’m having a lot of fun doing this. Today was my first and only full day off in a while and I spent it writing and singing.

I’m also currently working on an essay about something that I feel very strongly about. Sadly, I can’t say what it exactly is quite yet, but I’m very excited to be sharing it with you all. Here’s a hint I can give you about the topic: acceptance.

I always have a notebook with me to brainstorm ideas because let’s face it, I have a new idea every day. I’m researching things to best support these future projects that I hope will be something of value to you. Many of these projects are all revolving around self-improvement.

Everything I write, everything I share with you all are things that I am very passionate about, and I feel like these things that I experience are things that I have learned so much from.

Until next time,

Chloe

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Meet Dani

Interviews

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What is your name age and occupation?

Danielle Kelley (most of my close friends & family call me Dani), 30, I work in Digital Marketing for a technology company as a Product Owner & I’m also a Freelance Writer & Editor.

What do you think young women need to hear more often?

Being a woman is HARD; hell being a human is hard these days but what a beautiful journey it can be. It’s so much more than being strong, but having to fall all the way down (more than once) and understanding that picking ourselves back up can’t always be done ALONE. I believe that life is a little harder for women because we are constantly having to prove our status. We have to prove that we can balance motherhood, a career, the choice to not have kids, our sexuality, marriage, friendships… it’s exhausting.

Why do you think women judge each other so harshly?

We can be very judgmental by nature but I think one of the main reasons women judge so harshly is simply because they don’t love themselves FIRST. We are a reflection of ourselves and I’m a firm believer that what we get back, what we put into the Universe. It’s not hard to be kind, show respect, lift one another up as women and support each other, but it is hard for women to just be themselves and not care what other women think of them. The amount of solace and the kindness I’ve received from other women, just by showing a small amount of support and gratitude is incredible. Let’s not make each other small by making yourself look bigger. Just accept that we are all different and on our own journey to  success, happiness… and LIFE.

What do you think is your best quality?

We are our toughest critics and often driven by fear, if we allow ourselves to fall down to the ground and believe that we are strong enough to pick ourselves back up, we can achieve so much more. Life isn’t all rainbows and sunshine— it’s rainbows, sunshine, unicorns, thorns, needles, fire and beauty all rolled up into one. Don’t let fear limit you, but help you drive down this chaotic path we are all on. When you see what you’re capable of, understand your strengths, accept your challenges and keep moving forward, it’s one of the many reasons why I can still keep going in life.

What advice would you give your younger self?

BE NICE TO YOURSELF FIRST!!! This is what I would love to tell each and every woman I meet. We don’t exist to please men. We don’t exist to please women. We don’t exist to be rich one day. We don’t exist to drive a nice car and live in a fancy house and be better than everyone else. We exist to be a little bit better versions of ourselves than the day before. To grow and learn and understand the challenges that are life and that the simple things, really can make you happier.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

As a woman who grew up with major challenges, lost a parent suddenly at a young age and didn’t value herself at all until the past couple of years, I’m proud of my strength, hard work, motivation, and independence. I’m happy that I can now see the good in most things and I’m becoming comfortable with who I am. I embrace my “nerdiness” and enjoy being a voracious learner. I’m not afraid to take major risks and love the crazy life journey I’m on.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Advice I would give to my younger self- without the depth of a kind soul, life will be NOTHING of value to you.

How do you find ways to be happy?

I find a tremendous amount of joy traveling, reading books, drinking strong coffee, deep, wonderful conversations and laughing until it hurts. The life I’m building is simple and it makes me feel incredibly empowered to know that I am entirely up to me and that I have opportunities and choices.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Chloe, your blog is beautiful and I love the message you are portraying. We need to stand together as women and not against each other. This small act of kindness you are putting out into the Universe, reflects what a beautiful soul you are. KEEP IT UP.

“To experience love for each other, we have to love and let love.”

Kindly,

Danielle Kelley

Ranting and Raving: What’s to Come

Ranting & Raving

Hello Everyone!

For this Ranting and Raving, I wanted to take this time to write about how I have plenty of ideas coming for the Ranting and Raving section! I’m planning on posting a series of “Top Tens” that will consist of information/advice I think is essential for young women to know.

Categories will include: love/relationships, living on your own, budget planning, car maintenance, etc.

I will be starting theses posts next Wednesday, as I am still planning out and perfecting these posts. I can’t wait to share those all with you as I’m thinking that they’ll be extremely helpful. It’s something that I wish I could have come across when I needed them, but I will be writing these from experience and  just to help others!

I hope you all enjoy these new series of posts!

Until Next time,

Chloe

Tuesday Books: What We’re Reading

Tuesday Books


This week’s book is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George.

If you guys haven’t caught on yet, I really enjoy anything French related. I was always one of those little girls who spent their free time dreaming about Paris, and to be completely honest, I still do.

The Synopsis: “Monsieur Perdu is a literary apothecary. From his floating bookstore in a barge on the Seine, he prescribes novels for the hardships of life. Using his intuitive feel for the exact book a reader needs. Perdu mends broken hearts and souls. The only person he can’t seem to heal is himself; he’s still haunted by heartbreak after his great love disappeared. She left him with only a letter that he has never opened. After Perdu is finally tempted to read the letter, he hauls anchor and departs on a mission to the South of France, hoping to make peace with his loss and discover the end of the story. He dispenses his books and his wisdom along the way, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself. An international bestseller filled with warmth and adventure, The Little Paris Bookshop is a love letter to books, meant for anyone who believes in the power of stories to shape people’s lives.”

I’m considering starting a book club, would this be something you guys would be interesting in? I feel like it would be fun for all of us to read together and discuss the book. I’ve never been in a book club, but I think it would be a great way to start reading more because let’s face it-a majority of us don’t read half as much as we would like to. We find too many excuses like we don’t have time to read cause we’re too busy, but let’s forget that. Remember the magical feeling that reading gives you. Remember how much better you sleep if you read before you go to bed. Let’s make reading mainstream.

That’s all for now.

Until next time,

Chloe 

Music Monday

Music Monday, Uncategorized

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City of Stars by Ryan Gosling

So this movie La La Land isn’t coming out until December, but I’m already excited for this movie. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are a dynamic duo, and I will gladly go see any movie they star in together.

However, to hold me over until this movie is finally released, is the song that was featured in the trailer. If you didn’t know, Ryan Gosling is the lead singer of his band, Dead Man’s Bones. Just like his looks, his voice is heavenly.

I was wandering around parks aimlessly today with this tune in my ears. What a wonderful song to hear while getting lost in the trees.

You can listen to the song and view the trailer by clicking here.

Until next time,

Chloe

 

Etsy Sunday 

Etsy Sunday


Hello everyone! 

I’ve started working full time, so alas that’s why I’ve been absent and some delayed posts. 

This week, my newest addition is a Seattle Seahawks inspired bracelet, in celebration of my move up to Washington of course. 

Other then that, my men’s section Le Monsieur is up and running and I would love if you checked it out! 

Until next time, 

Chloe 

Tuesday Books 

Tuesday Books


This week’s Tuesday Books is going to this guy right here.

As you guys know, I saw Alan Cumming in his show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs in Seattle on Saturday night, and I would see it again in a heartbeat if I could. The show was extremely entertaining, with moments from laughing out of your seat, to getting goosebumps from Cumming’s performances and stories.

But enough about that, I’ll go into detail about his show in a vlog. For now, I iust want to focus on his book, Not My Father’s Son. Wow. To read this book, and to find out the difficult child hood he had, the verbal and physical abuse, absolutely breaks my heart. Seeing him in person, you would have never known he had such a horrible upbringing. Alan Cumming is incredibly happy, charming, witty and of course talented. 

The novel focuses on is toxic relationship with his father, and how he went to a theater school in Glasgow in order to get away from his father. This book is a whirlwind of adventures. Have a tissue ready for when you remember that it’s all entirely true. 

After seeing him live, I have the most respect and love for him. To know that he decided to to fight on and be the best version of himself, to see where he is now is truly incredible. What an inspiration this man is to people.

I really hope you read this, you won’t regret it. 

And if you’re able to see his show, take me with you.

Until next time, 

Chloe. 

Music Monday 

Music Monday


You Don’t Own Me by Grace feat. G-eazy

I’ve recently covered this on my blog, but it needs more recognition. Originally recorded by Lesley Gore, G-easy has done it again, revamping a classic to appeal to a modern generation.

I don’t normally listen to rap, but I will for G-Eazy. His work has much more depth and meaning then others. He’s an extremely talented man with the world at his fingertips, I can’t wait to see what else he has in store.

Grace’s vocals are so flawless and strong, it’s very uplifting.

I did a little cover of this on my Instagram iamfashioncoco so you should head over and check it out if you haven’t already. 

Until next time, 

Chloe 

Etsy Sunday

Etsy Sunday


Hi guys! 

So sorry about the late etsy post, it’s 4th of July weekend so I’ve been ridiculously busy at work. 

But!

As you know, I launched my men’s line Le Monsieur and I’m so darn excited. Pictured above are the first four bracelets of the men’s line. More designs styles and beads will be coming soon.

All men’s bracelets start at 23$ plus S&H.

There is also sizing now, so before you proceed to check out there’s a small area where it will ask you for your wrist measurement so the bracelet will fit you perfectly! 

You can shop all bracelets here.

Use the coupon yankeedoodle4 to get 10% off, ends tomorrow! 

Until next time, 

Chloe