Happy Friday! Here at Fancy Little Momma, I have decided to start a new series: Friday Favourites. In this new series, I will be sharing my favourites in everything from people & bloggers, to fashion, kids products, clothes, beauty products and favourite quotes.
For my very first Friday Favourites, my feature is on a fellow Fashion Blogger, someone I call my friend, Shell, from A Courageous Beauty. Shell was one of my first Insta friends that I met through social media & blogging. She has always been one of my biggest supporters and is a believer of women supporting each other. We have never actually met in person, Shell lives in D.C. and I live in Canada, but we have spoken on the phone and she is as lovely as she looks in her photos.
She is a working momma to her 3 year old daughter, Bravely, a wife and a Boss Babe who runs her very successful Fashion Blog. When I asked Shell if she would like to be apart of my new series, she did not hesitate. She is not only fashionable & stylish, but she's as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. See below for my interview with Shell, if you are not following her on social media, or her Blog- you need to ASAP, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
1. A Courageous Beauty is the name of your Blog. Can you tell us how you got started on this journey?
A Courageous Beauty is named after my daughter whose name means just that. When deciding a name for my daughter, I wanted it to reflect the character and life I had hoped for her. I wanted her to be courageous in her faith, love, dreams, and hope. I wanted her inner beauty to shine out to others and pray that God’s grace and love flow out of her daily, to touch the lives surrounding hers. That is what A Courageous Beauty is all about.
2. You’re a wife, mother to beautiful Bravely and you work- how are you able to manage all of this and a successful blog?
I had to sacrifice a lot (even sleep) and learn how to prioritize. I quickly learned that successful individuals know when to say no to the things that aren't fruitful and beneficial.
3. How would you describe your own personal style?
Feminine, classic, modest, and refined - I believe that style is all about truly knowing and loving yourself. Style is an expression of who you are and your sense of self.
4. What is the biggest challenge about fashion blogging?
That it is a VERY competitive world. Although, I am blessed to live in a community (D.C.) that is incredibly supportive and encouraging to one another.
5. Your socials & Blog have had great success. What have you done to build your brand and what advice would you give to others looking to start their own blog?
Engagement is key. Look at your followers and audience as personal friends that you want to build a relationship and trust with. Once people see that you are relatable, kind and that you care about them, they will appreciate and trust your content.
6. What are your hopes for the future of A Courageous Beauty?
Of course, I have my own personal hopes and dreams of where I want this to lead, but at the end of the day, I hope that my blog can change a life for the better. I want to encourage and pour into the lives of women and men with words of love and inspiration. I want women to stand and declare that they are A courageous beauty. They are world changers. They are confident. They are fearlessly kind. They are brave. THAT is what I want for this blog.
A HUGE thanks to Shell from A Courageous Beauty, she is an inspiration and so sweet. Head to Shell's Blog to see more of her fabulous looks, you can also find her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest!
Thanks for reading & Happy weekend!