3 Bloggers Who Have Made A Name For Themselves

3 Bloggers Who Have Made A Name For Themselves

Your hard work will pay off.


The world of blogging has significantly increased since the launch of Instagram. It is hard to believe that one can make a career out of just posting their OOTD. In addition to their blog, bloggers typically have a full-time job in hopes that one day their hard work and dedication will pay off, and for some it has. From starting off in a non-blogging job to landing deals with some of the biggest names in the industry these bloggers have successfully accomplished every blogger's dream.

1. Something Navy: Arielle Charnas

Something Navy started up back in 2009 leaving her career in psychology. Arielle Charnas started her blog due to the fact that her current boyfriend at the time found women that started their own business attractive. Fast forward a couple years later and Charnas and her boyfriend break up but she was already on track into building an empire. She was able to transform her blog into a lifestyle brand. With the help of social media, Charnas quickly became one of the most well-known influencers in the industry. She recently launched her clothing brand "Something Navy" with Nordstrom bringing in over $1 million in the first 24 hours of the launch.

2. The Blonde Salad: Chiara Ferragni

The Blonde Salad by Chiara Ferragni started in 2009. Just two years after the start of her blog Ferragni was named one of the biggest influencers of the year. With her unique style and love for fashion, Chiara Ferragni became someone that everyone wished to work with. She got the opportunity to work with big brands like Guess and even collaborated with Steve Madden to design a shoe collection. By opening her first Chiara Ferragni collection store in Milan, she continues to grow her business and to be one of the most influential individuals in the fashion world.

3. Song of Style: Aimee Song

With the initial intent of starting an interior design blog, Aimee Song quickly changed her blog to a lifestyle one after receiving such a positive response to an outfit shot. As a full-time student, working and blogging, Song was able to overcome every obstacle and follow her dreams as a blogger while still having a career in interior design. Not only has Song been successful with her personal jewelry and apparel brands but just like Ferragni and Charnas she has had the opportunity to work with well-known brands like Levi, Giorgio Armani, Dior and Laura Mercier which earned her half a million dollars.

These bloggers are just some examples that hard work really does pay off. Everyone starts off at the bottom but if you put in hard work you'll be able to achieve your dreams.

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10 Things I Threw Out AFTER Freshman Year Of College

Guess half the stuff on your packing list doesn't really matter

I spent the entire summer before my freshman year of college so WORRIED.

I also spent most of my money that summer on miscellaneous dorm stuff. I packed the car when the time finally came to move in, and spent the drive up excited and confused about what the heck was actually going on.

Freshman year came and went, and as I get ready to go back to school in just a few short weeks (!!), I'm starting to realize there's just a whole bunch of crap I just don't need.

After freshman year, I threw out:

1. Half my wardrobe.

I don't really know what I was thinking of owning 13 sweaters and 25 T-shirts in the first place. I wear the same five T-shirts until I magically find a new one that I probably got for free, and I put on jeans maybe four times. One pair is enough.

2. Half my makeup.

Following in the theme of #1, if I put on makeup, it's the same eyeliner-mascara combination as always. Sometimes I spice it up and add lipstick or eyeshadow.

3. My vacuum.


One, I basically never did it. Two, if I REALLY needed to vacuum, dorms rent out cleaning supplies.

4. Most of my photos from high school.

I didn't throw them ALL away, but most of them won't be making a return to college. Things change, people change, your friends change. And that's okay.

5. Excess school supplies.

Binders are heavy and I am lazy. I surprisingly didn't lose that many pens, so I don't need the fifty pack anymore. I could probably do without the crayons.

6. Cups/Plates/Bowls/Silverware.

Again, I am lazy. I cannot be bothered to wash dishes that often. I'll stick to water bottles and maybe one coffee cup. Paper plates/bowls can always be bought, and plastic silverware can always be stolen from different places on campus.

7. Books.

I love to read, but I really don't understand why I thought I'd have the time to actually do it. I think I read one book all year, and that's just a maybe.

8. A sewing kit.

I don't even know how to sew.

9. Excessive decorations.

It's nice to make your space feel a little more cozy, but not every inch of the wall needs to be covered.

10. Throw pillows.

At night, these cute little pillows just got tossed to the floor, and they'd sit there for days if I didn't make my bed.

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I'm Not The Person I Was In High School And I'm Not Sorry I Changed

I'm sorry, the old me can't come to the phone right now.


If those who knew me in high school hung out with me now, they probably wouldn't recognize me. If my friends from college hung out with me around two years ago, they probably wouldn't recognize me. It's safe to say I've changed... a lot. I definitely find the change to be for the better and I couldn't be happier with the person I've become.

In high school, I would sit at home every night anxiously waiting to leave and go out. Now, honestly, going out is the last thing I want to do any night of the week. While everyone in college is at a fraternity party or at the bars, I prefer to sit at home on the couch, watching Netflix with my boyfriend. That's an ideal night for me and it is exactly the opposite of what I wanted to do a couple of years ago. There's nothing wrong with going out and partying, it's just not what I want to do anymore.

I craved attention in high school. I went to the parties and outings so I could be in Snapchats and photos, just so people would know I was there. I hung out with certain groups of people just so I could say I was "friends" with so-and-so who was so very popular. I wanted to be known and I wanted to be cool.

Now, I couldn't care less. I go to the bars or the parties if I really feel like it or if my friends make me feel bad enough for never going anywhere that I finally decide to show up. It's just not my scene anymore and I no longer worry about missing out.

If you could look back at me during my junior year of high school, you probably would've found me searching for the best-ranked party schools and colleges with the best nearby clubs or bars. Now, you can find me eating snacks on the couch on a Friday night watching the parties through other peoples' Snapchats.

Some may say that I'm boring now, and while I agree that my life is a little less adventurous now than it was in high school, I don't regret the lifestyle changes I've made. I feel happier, I feel like a better person, I feel much more complete. I'm not sorry that I've changed since high school and I'm not sorry that I'm not living the typical "college lifestyle." I don't see anything wrong with that life, it's just not what makes me happy and it's not what I want to do anymore.

I've become a different person since high school and I couldn't be happier about it. I have a lot that's contributed to the change, but my boyfriend definitely was the main factor as he showed me that staying in can be a million times better than a night out. My interests and my social cravings have completely transitioned into that of an 80-year-old grandma, but I don't regret it.

Change doesn't have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can bring a lot more happiness and comfort. The transition from high school to college is drastic, but you can also use it as an opportunity to transition from one lifestyle to another. I don't regret the lifestyle flip I made and I couldn't be less apologetic about it.

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