Wow, it has been quite some time since I’ve been on my blog. So much has happened in the last 8-9 months and I just had to put the breaks on blogging to get all my life-ducks in a row. As many of you know, I have been going to university to complete my business degree all while trying to juggle a career and social life. Let me tell you, 4th year is no joke.
I guess in a way all came into place at the right time. Back when I initially started blogging, my blog was branded under the name “The Daily Vogue”. Overtime, I felt like there was something missing – however I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. To date, I know i’ve focused on beauty related content but with this rebranded blog, I definitely want to share my other interests with you all and document my life journey going forward. About 2 years ago, I came up with the name “The Styled Blonde” and felt like it was definitely more me. I didn’t want to change my blog name back then but I said when the time was right I would switch.
Fast forward to earlier this year. Work has been as busy as ever with lots of travelling. As of January this year, I had 2 semesters left until I was done university. I am officially proud to say that after 6 long and exhausting years, I have successfully completed my business degree!! Woohoo! I can’t even being to tell you what a relief it has been. Of course with a demanding schedule, I had to put my blog on the back burner. It really felt good to take a break because now that I’ve rebranded my blog, I’m able to contribute more time and effort into my content and collaborations.
So what’s different this time around? Well as I’ve mentioned, I want to incorporate a lot more categories and branch my blog out to reach even more of you. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s hard to relate to influencers because we may not have the ability to live a luxurious and glamorous lifestyle as them. I want to highlight the behind the scenes of “the average girl”. The girl who works every day, heck 1 job, 2 jobs, or 3 jobs, the girl who looks for whats right for her not what others say she should use, the girl who’s striving to better herself, a go-getter, the girl in school, the EVERY DAY NORMAL GIRL. One thing I always disliked about the “influencer/blogger” world is that so much of is was all staged. I mean come on! How many of us have professional photographers following us around daily to get the perfect OOTD, the perfect flatlay, etc etc. Let’s get real, we have bills to pay, jobs to work at, kids to take care of. Not everyone has the luxury to be a professional blogger, so with that being said, I want to focus more on “real life” content that most of you can actually relate to.
I gotta say I’m really excited to be back and even more excited to start the next chapter of my life. I appreciate all my fellow friends and followers who have stuck by me all this time and support my blog – Thank you!! I hope you guys are all as excited as I am to see all the new things happening at The Styled Blonde! Of course, don’t forget to follow all my new social media handles @TheStyledBlonde. If you’ve been following me before – not to worry! I still kept the same accounts just switched over the name. Now, let’s get to some unboxings!