BOSS BABE STACIE
Posted on 28 January 2018
Need fashion inspiration? Meet Stacie the super talented South Florida based fashion blogger behind @WillWorkForFashion_ Stacie has always had a natural eye for fashion and will be sharing with us in an upcoming blog feature how to style some of your favorite Hallow + Plank pieces aside from your everyday activewear looks.
How did you come up with the name?
I came up with the name “Will Work For Fashion” in college and actually bought the domain then too with no idea what I’d use it for. I have always been a shopaholic and being a broke college student didn’t slow that down at all; in fact, I think it got worse. I’d rather spend my meal and textbook money on clothes and any job I had during that time was in retail so my entire paycheck went right back into the store I was working at. I couldn’t let those discounts go to waste! If all else failed, at least I’d be the best dressed bum.
What makes you unique?
I think my upbringing makes me unique. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a Military family where I moved every 1-3 years of my life which allowed me to live in some incredible places (including Hawaii and Japan) and it gave me the ability to make lifelong friendships with people all over the world.
What is your inspiration day in and day out?
My inspiration is definitely my family. I am honestly living my best life right now and it’s all thanks to my husband; the life he has afforded us has given me the freedom to pursue this creative venture which in turn has made me a happier more fulfilled wife and mother. I want to be the best version of myself for them and that's what drives me.
What is your favorite quote and why?
Ok, obvious one is “I’m not like a regular mom, I’m a cool mom” - I don’t think that needs an explanation, lol.
On a serious note, my favorite quote is “Treat others how you want to be treated”, I really don’t understand people who are mean to others - sure, everyone has a bad day here and there but overall being a positive, friendly person should be second nature but seems to be lacking with a lot of people today.
As an entrepreneur there are many ups and downs throughout your journey. Explain your most exciting moment/accomplishment and how you got there as well as one of your struggles you had to conquer and overcome?
I think the most exciting and the hardest to overcome when it comes to being an entrepreneur are one in the same and its actually STARTING! There would be more entrepreneurs in the world if taking the first step wasn’t so scary and IT IS ok to be scared! Working for yourself is taking a risk, its unknown territory, its overwhelming - I could go on BUT its your fear that holds you back. If you’re passionate about starting your own business, you just have to go for it!
What is your most valuable learning experience thus far?
My most valuable learning experience thus far is that the age-old saying is true - when you love what you’re doing, you will never have to work a day in your life! Sure, its still work, its hard and stressful but its rewarding on another level, not just monetarily. Life is too short to not enjoy what you spend most of your time doing.
Where do you see yourself in the next 3-5 years? What are your goals?
Gosh, this is a hard one. In 3-5 years I hope that I will be just as happy and passionate about blogging as I am today and I hope that my hard work and dedication will pay off in growth and opportunity. I’d love to collaborate with a brand or brands to create spin-off lines where I get to design my own pieces.
We believe as women it is so important to empower one another and to lift each other up what does that mean to you?
I absolutely believe we need to empower each other instead of focusing on the negative (which is a lot easier said than done) but lifting up others up doesn’t only help them, it helps you too. Especially as an entrepreneur and a blogger, I truly believe its about community, not competition.
What Advice can you give any of the readers wanting to start their own venture/blog or take their career to the next level?
Find something that makes you unique, be passionate about it, make a plan and then stick to it! And don’t be afraid to reach out to other people who are doing what you want to do and ask to pick their brain - some may not be receptive but don’t let that discourage you - there are plenty of people who understand that knowledge is power and like the question before, empowering one another only makes you BOTH more successful.
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