“You will know how far you can go, when you pursue your passion and never stop trying.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
Waking up this Monday morning was very exciting. It will officially be my last Monday dragging out of bed at 6:00AM. Typically my Monday’s are very hectic. Once I am out of bed I would hurry to get ready before waking my son around 6:30AM. I would get him dressed, make us breakfast, and then we rush out of the house by 7:30AM. I would drop him off at school and head to work afterwards. And now repeat this scenario five (5) times.
Sounds pretty busy, doesn’t it? Well, it is…was.
Most of you probably don’t know but I’ve been working full-time time aside from What Would V Wear, being a mother and wife. I’ve had a corporate job for the last 5 years and ever since I started my blog 1 ½ years ago my life became even busier.
I would work all day (9-5) using my lunch breaks to shoot outfit posts, then pick up my son from school, come home, have dinner, and then edit pictures. It was literally the same routine, Monday through Friday. My weekends are typically more fun and more family oriented, but I will have one or two photo shoots as well. Luckily my outfit shoots don’t take too long. I would seriously dread photo shoots if they took more than 2 hours since my weekends are my sacred family time.
The balancing act of three jobs (I am including my jewelry business) and motherhood finally hit a point where I had to make a decision: Which way do I want to go?
I decided to take the entrepreneurial route. I left my full-time corporate job to pursue my career in blogging and jewelry making.
So, what does this mean for What Would V Wear?
1. It means more exciting content! I am planning to blog four times a week. You can expect a new blog post every Mo, Tue, Wed and Fr.
2. I am expanding my handmade jewelry business with a new collection coming out in February!
3. Delivering new ideas from motherhood, home interior, etc. Stay tuned!
Are you excited? I certainly am! I’m over the moon to celebrate this new chapter in my life with you all today, and I’m so grateful for all of you! You gave me the courage to take a leap of faith to pursue my dream! Words cannot express how grateful I am for all of you. Thank you for your support, and please know that I will always support you as well.
And as a celebration my family and I are heading to Paris and Germany! Be sure follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@WhatWouldVWear)!
PS: Beyond humbled and grateful to be featured in People Magazine’s current Stye Watch Magazine Issue. 2016 couldn’t have started any better. This is certainly the best surprise as I am starting my full-time blogging career.
As always, thanks so much for reading and thank you again for your support!
Much love, always.
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what an amazing decision dear, I wish you all the best … have fun and enjoy your journey as a Fashion Blogger
So many things to congratulate you on, where do I begin?!?
First off, congrats on taking the plunge and pursuing blogging and your jewelry business full-time! This big change will allow you to focus on what you love and are passionate about and I couldn’t be more excited for you! Secondly, fabulous news about People Style Watch! Yay! You are truly such an inspiration, Vanessa! Safe travels and enjoy a much deserved vacation!
LA BORSA DI MARTINA
What a great decision, congrats and wish you all the best!
Wow Vanessa this is such an inspirational post! This is the ultimate goal for most bloggers/youtubers! If I could reach this amount of success at some point I would be very proud! You deserve it. CONGRATS! xoxo
WOW dear, it’s really an amazing news!! Good luck for everything!!
La Civetta Stilosa
Congratulations on People Style Watch and on your courageous commitment to follow your passion. I love your blog and jewelry line. Can’t wait to enjoy the expanded What Would V Wear!
Congratulations on all the amazing new you have shared with us! What an amazing life change for you. I know you will excel as a full-time blogger and jewelry designer. You are so talented! Kudos to you on being featured in StyleWatch. I am a loyal subscriber so I can’t wait to see you beautiful smile in it! XO
I am SO excited for you! This is an amazing step. You are so very talented + I can’t wait to see what new content you have coming up 🙂
I am beyond excited for you beautiful! this is the most wonderful news in the world and I hope to say these words someday myself! However, for you it is especially important since your guy is so little and not only will you have time to devote to this amazing blog of yours but even more time for that sweet little man! I know how juggling all of those things can be so difficult so I know this is a step in the right direction for you!! You know what else I’m excited for, to be able to say I knew Vanessa when, you know when your big and famous! So many exciting things in store for you! You deserve every bit of happiness with your beautiful soul inside and out! And you look like a plaid angel in those pictures too by the way!
Congrats for everything you’ve done and what your about to do! Can’t wait to see you in Paris! Happy Monday x
So exciting! Congratulations on this big step!
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oh that are wonderful news vanessa 🙂 first of all you just made so many efforts in and with whatwouldvwear, so that you have to be so proud of yourself pulling to a new chapter in your life which sounds so exciting and so fabulous <3 I'm so happy with you that you now have the opportunity to spend so much time on blogging and I'm sure that will make your blog even more professional than already now 🙂
Congratulations honey <3
And so cool that you will visit paris (such a beautiful and amazing city) and germany *_* Where will you be? 🙂
wow is an exciting new, and really a greta challenge.., I think that also a dream come tru… so Congrats
Melange-Boutique Blog by Noe&Lolita
Congratulations Vanessa!! This is exciting news and you work hard to earn it! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!
Oh my gosh!! I love this! How exciting. I feel like jumping for joy for you!
Sara Kate Styling
Huge congrats to you on this big move in your life! So very exciting for you! I can not wait to be able to read 4 times a week now! Congratulations again V so very happy for you!
Great news ! I am so excited for you! This is an amazing step Vanessa !! I wish you all the best !!
I’m so excited and happy for you! You deserve nothing but good things so I’m confident you will be able to accomplish all of goals. Also, I hope you have the best time in Paris and Germany with your beautiful family! xoxo Pam
Congrats, V!!!! I am over the moon for you and know you will do amazing things! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you!! I hope you have an amazing trip! I will be in Paris in late March and cannot wait- post lots of pics and recommendations! xo 🙂
Congrats x 100000!! So exciting! xo
Such amazing news, Vanessa! It’s always difficult taking such a big step like that. I left my corporate job two years ago to start my own communications consulting business and am so happy with the changes it’s brought to my life. The first year will be the toughest but you will find your rhythm and discover that you have so much time for the things in your life that matter most. So excited to see where this venture leads you and to be part of it. xx
Audrey Adair | http://www.happilyaudrey.com
Congratulations, Vanessa! I am so happy and excited for you! I’ve been reading your blog ever since you started! Seeing you grow has been such a joy! I can’t wait to what the future holds for you! I know it’s going to be great because you deserve it!
This is so amazing, Vanessa. It is not easy to do all that you do so I am happy for you that you can take the blogging route full time. Hopefully I can get there one day. Excited to see all of your new ventures!
This is so exciting Vanessa! It sounds like you will still be very busy, but at least it will be doing something you love. I also think you will have more time with your family as a result which a great benefit. Congratulations and good luck!
waw congratulation ! nice post dear 🙂
Congratulations, Vanessa! What wonderful news! So happy for you!! I haven’t had a chance to read my Style Watch magazine yet, but I will have to check it out when I get home tonight!!
A Blonde’s Moment
Congrats Vanessa! Such an exciting step! Can’t wait to see what’s to come on your blog! Cheers doll!
Congrats, Vanessa! So very happy and excited for you! You are wonderful at what you do!
Wow, so exciting, Vanessa! CONGRATS! I’m soooooo happy for you! I love your blog so much! Can’t wait to follow along and see where else life will take you!
Congrats! What an exciting step for you. 🙂
Straight A Style
So so proud of you V! How amazing! You have grown so much as a blogger you deserve all the success in the world! I can’t wait to see your new posts and your new collection! I’m sure it will be so amazing! I hope one day I can be my own boss, that’s the goal, someday when I figure out what the heck I want to do with my life! I’m so excited for you!! And enjoy your traveling, will be following you on snap chat so I can see ur adventure (@andreabubbles22)
Have an amazing week dear Vanessa! Congrats again! #bosslady
Vanessa!!!!! I am so incredibly happy for you! I saw your feature on snapchat and I was so so soooo happy what a great start to 2016, looking forward to more blog posts from you! Maybe you’ll have time to start a YouTube channel? 😉 Would love to do a collab one day!
This is very exciting! I wish you nothing but the best dear! Can’t wait to see your new jewelry 🙂
Congrats V! I’m so proud of you! You deserve all the success! Love you Beautiful!
Congrats! This is so exciting! I wish you all the best and can’t wait to follow along!
Wow this is so amazing Vanessa!!! I am beyond thrilled for you and you deserve it!!!! You are such an amazing blogger! Love all of your posts and you really are such a wonderful person! So happy you are able to live the life of your dreams! Love the vacation you are going on! I am sure it will be amazing and I am excited to see pics/snaps! Excited for more of your jewelry too! Congrats again!!!! XO
How exciting, congrats!
Congratulations Vanessa! I am so proud of you. You are such an inspiration. I honestly don’t know how you’ve managed for this long to juggle all that you have. I have a corporate job too and can barely managed posting two days a week. Lol! I wish you lived close so I could pick your brain and get some tips. You’re fortunate to have a husband who takes great photos! I admire that so much. Paying for photography is expensive. I am so excited for what’s to come and read all your new content.
Congrats on your feature in People Style Watch. That’s amazing!
Have so much fun on your trip, I’ll be sure to follow along on insta. Enjoy this time with your husband and son. What fun!
Congrats again lovely! Beautiful photos.
VANESSA!!!! I am soooo proud of you, this is so exciting!!! I am happy 2016 is starting out in your favor. You really deserve it! You are the sweetest most genuine person. You are such an example to me. I couldnt be happier for you. This is so cheezy but I literally teared up when I read this. 1 because I am so happy for you!!! 2 it just hits home it is my goal to be able to quite my time consuming corporate job to be able to just blog. I am happy to see it is working out for you! Thanks for the extra motivation! I am proud and so happy for you!
So so beyond happy for you! The People mag feature and the trip sound like the absolute best way to kick off the new year! Wishing you all the best and I look forward to seeing your new jewelry line too!
WOW!! Congrats on so many different things!! All amazing things!!
Looking gorge per usual!
So incredibly happy for you, Vanessa! You are such an inspiration! I look up to you and I hope one day I will be where you are! Can’t wait to ride along and see you reach the stars!
Congrats!! Your success is well deserved! I can’t wait to read more content from you. Good luck!
Congratulations on making this full time! It’s a very rewarding experience. 🙂 It’s the best job I could’ve ever hoped for as well.
Style Tomes || Style Tomes on Instagram
Congrats!! This is such an amazing step for you! I’m truly so excited (and a little jealous,haha)! I can’t wait to see what is in store for you.
Hello vanessa , Thanks so much for the kind words on my blog, Unfortunately I’m not close to paris , I’m living in belgium close to ( Anvers ),
Much love !!
So incredibly happy for you! What an adventure it must have been to get to this point in your jewelry and blogging career! Your blog is so wonderful, it is truly deserved Vanessa! I cannot wait to see pictures from your trip, have a wonderful time celebrating!!
Oh sweetie, I’m so happy for you!!! This is a really great new!!!
Your blog is amazing, great job!
For me it’s a dream becoming blogger-fulltime…. I hope in the future, because now I have the same life that you described in the post!!!!
Kisses and good luck!!!
Keep in touch!
Hi Vanessa, this is such great news, I was smiling in joy for you as I logged on to your blog and this was the first thing I read. So amazing, you deserve it babe. Let me wish you continued success, growth, health and happiness. All the very best love.
This is so exciting!! Congratulations!
Oh my goodness! What a fantastic start to 2016!!!! Major congratulations gorgeous and I can’t wait to follow along on your journey!!! Btw double checking to make sure I’m following on IG for your vaca pictures! Hugs, Kait
wow congrats! i will continue reading your awesome blog!
Congratulations, my dear friend! I am so excited to be apart of this amazing journey with you, as a reader of your blog! I know that you will continue to grow and do amazing things this year and in the years to follow. You are such an inspiration! Cheers to a wonderful 2016 filled with amazing milestones and accomplishments!
Such an amazing news! Congrats:) I really hope I can write a post like this one day 😉
I’m a huge fan of yours from Sweden, Vanessa! Congrats on this amazing achievement! I knew you were going places because you are simply amazing! So proud of you!
YAY!!!!! Congratulations, Vanessa! I am so happy for you! I know you will fill up those days with all kind of exciting and creative endeavors. I could not be happier for you! Plus, this means we can meet for lunch more often;)
Wishes & Reality
This is actually my first time on your blog, but by the looks of it, it seems as if you have it going on! So it seems as a great decision. A very brave and bold one, and I applaud you that – keep being fearless and chase your dreams and the blessings will never stop come your way.
I am SO happy for you! Congratulations on the transition, I couldn’t imagine anyone more deserving than you! It’s been wonderful getting to know you this past year and watch all the amazing things you do 🙂 Excited to follow on this new journey. And CONGRATS on the People mag feature!!!!!
Te felicito, Vanessa!!!
Un abrazo enorme
Seeing you grow has been so wonderful! 2016 is YOUR year and I couldn’t be happier for you! You are beautiful, inside and out! So excited to follow you as you climb to the top!!! xoxo, Kellie
Congrats!!! That’s so exciting 🙂
Congrats V!!! I’m sure this will be your year!!! It has started great so it will end even better!!
Great news! wish you the best of luck!!
Buenas noches Vanessa, me ha encantado el post. Sales muy guapa en la revista. Un abrazo guapa. Feliz semana
This is amazing! So happy for you:) And thank you so much for your kind comment, I love your blog too ♥
The Lady Fairer
wow!! that’s so exciting! 😀
Have a great week!
That sounds real exciting! I am so happy for you! Deciding to work from home and taking my blog more seriously is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m sure you won’t regret it, especially since you are pursuing a passion! Best of luck!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
So excited for you! This is amazing! Congrats on taking that big step. Your blog is fantastic and inspiring, I know you work hard on it. Your trip sounds like a dream! So jealous of going to Paris!!!!!! The People mag just came too, another amazing step. You rock! Hope the rest of you’re week is fantastic
Hi Vanessa, I am so incredibly happy and proud of you for all of these amazing accomplishments and life changes you shared with us today!! What an incredible way to start off 2016 by pursuing your passions and dreams. You are such an inspiration to me and it is a blessing to have met you through blogging and to now call you my friend! I will always support you and am looking forward to following you along on this journey. Not only are you beautiful inside & out, your talent, creativity and intelligence also shine through, love you girl! xoxo
I am so over the moon ecstatic for you! Congrats on making your dreams come true and being such an awesome #girlboss! You are such an inspiration to me! Keep it up! can’t wait to see all the blog and your business has in store for you!
Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com
I’m so excited for you Vanessa! It’s always great to hear about the fellow bloggers following their passion and dream! Wishing you many success and blog grow! Can’t wait to see all the updates on the blog!
I hope your vacation will bring you new emotions and a lot of positive moments!
Kudos for being featured in People Style Watch, this is amazing!
This is so exciting! I can’t wait to see all the exciting new posts and to check out your jewelry line!
Mallory // Perhaps Bananas
Its absolutely Stunning
Your experience looks amazing, loved your outfits and images!
Dear you’re really beautiful here,love the outfit!
very nice, casual and comfort but super style
Congrats for these brav decision!
I wish you the best of luck and success dear.
Many Kisses ♥ Nissi
Instagram // Bloglovin
I really love your style honey!
Dear you’re really beautiful here,love the outfit!
Your experience looks amazing, loved your outfits and images!
I am definitely happy and excited for you! Congratulations on making this step for yourself and I hope it will work out!
Congratulations – so exciting!
Congrats V! It must have been a big step for you to do this! But I’m very proud of you, you can finally do the things you love on a full time basis! If you ever need a PA, please let me know, I’m happy to help haha! Enjoy your trip! Much love, Vivian
Good luck on your full time blogging career. Please share tips along the way.
WooHoo! Great news hon, glad to hear your busy and well balanced journey has led you to this point. Its very inspiring what you plan to do and I am looking forward to seeing how everything unfolds and all the exciting and fab projects that are going to line up before you! ps awesome coup snapping up that fab press! ( :
This is great! Congrats 🙂
What an absolutely incredibly exciting decision! Kudos to you for taking the leap! I have recently made the same decision, and while it is still very much a work in progress, I am enjoying the ride! Wishing you all the success in the world, lady!
Rae | Love from Berlin
Congratulations, lady! This is such an exciting time!
Le Stylo Rouge
I am so proud of you girl! This is an extremely big step and I am pretty sure it will pay off. Your life sounded so busy, I can’t even imagine the stress you must have had. Doing what you love is so important, it is definitely a basic ingredient to a happy life. I have just visited your shop and I am more than impressed with your designs, I love everything that is or reminds me of the boho way of life. I will surely pick up a few beauties as soon as the weather stops being so damn cold!
Keep up the amazing work <3
wow it’s such a big step to leave ur corporate job to pursue ur passion! looking forward to more exciting contents 🙂
Amazing decision and very brave. I wish you best of luck in the future. Following your passion is super important and I am sure you will do great. Looking forward to more blog posts 🙂
Ivona from http://www.thesmokedetector.net
I am SO excited for you! I love that this can now be your full time job, I hope to one day follow in your footsteps! So proud of you. I hope you enjoy your vacation and congrats on the feature in PSW!!!! You are so humble and I am honored to call you my friend!
XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com
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So happy for you!! Wishing you the best on your new start!
This is SO exciting Vanessa! Congrats this is so huge. BTW, do you ever work out? Because I just assumed you did having an amazing body like that and if you don’t I am super jealous 🙂 🙂 🙂
This is so exciting! I’m so happy for you! I can’t imagine trying to juggle everything you have going on! I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings you!
I’m so happy for you, Vanessa! Such exciting news! You are by far my favorite blogger! Congrats again! xx
That’s so amazing V! Congratulations on this big decision you’ve made and I’m sure it’s exactly what you need to do right now! I, now, also struggle with time management between a full time corporate job and blogging and I too hope someday I’d be able to become a full time blogger like you! Bravo! xoxo
-Lily from With Love Lily Rose
This is great new babe!! I wish you only the best for 2016!!
Yaaaaaayy, I’m so excited and so happy for you!! You’re doing an amazing job with this blog and deserve every bit of success you have!! Hope you’ll have a wonderful time in Paris and Germany with your family!!
This is amazing! Congratulations!! I would absolutely love to be able to blog full time eventually. I feel your pain on the full time job/blogging/family balance. I’m super impressed you’ve been doing it for so long!
Oh my gosh congratulations!! This is so exciting! I’m looking forward to seeing what you do this next year! And thank you for the sweet birthday message 🙂
Very positive news Vanessa! Congratulations 🙂
You have a lovely blog and your hard work and dedication has really paid off.
Well done you!
Lots of love,
Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx
Congratulations! I’m so happy and excited for you and wishing you all the best! Also how amazing about the People Mag feature wohoo! Have an incredible time in Europe!
Congratulations on being a full time blogger!!! I look forward to reading your posts more often, especially about the motherhood ones!!! <3
Congrats dear! Can’t wait to see more and read more about your amazing posts!!!
Congratulations on going full time! I hope both your blog and business continues to grow! I’d like to get to that point some day, but it looks like I’m still in the exploring stage 😉
Congrats Vanessa! How amazing and wonderful is it that you’re able to transition blogging and your hand made jewelry into a full time business. I know you will continue to amaze us all 🙂 I’m so excited for you! And I can wait to see your next jewelry collection, my mom stoled all my bracelets that I ordered from you! So I need more!lol
I wish you all the best sweetheart and I will always comment on your blog and follow it so that I can support you in the best way that I can. You can do this and go for it dear, the world got nothing on you child. You are an amazing mum from what you do for your son.
BIG congrats to you! 2016 is off to an amazing start! Can’t wait to see the jewelry line!
So excited for you Vanessa! I understand that type of schedule, I do it every day as well. I’m sure you are feeling much more stress free now! Congrats and I know this year will be a great one for you!
Brooke | http://www.kbstyled.com
I hope your full time blogging career become so successful and you have so much time in this journey.
Amazing news darling… so happy for you!! I didn’t realize you weren’t already a full-time blogger… and that says a lot. You are SO dedicated, and that’s amazing!! Now you can pursue this passion even more, and you deserve it. I know what you mean about the routine and getting up…to work…and yadda yadda… it’s not amazing, especially when your interests are elsewhere. I’m proud of you and I hope you have an awesome celebratory vacay!! Good for you pretty lady!
All the Cute
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Congrats Girlie! Love your blog, and I have dreams of doing the same thing! Very inspiring that you do this with also having a kiddo on top of everything else! Cant wait to see where you take this!
I know I’m seeing this late, but go you Vanessa! Follow your dreams, act upon them and make the impossible happen! I love your blog and I know it will be very successful.
I want to completely start again with my blog; I want to invest in good camera equipment and start again on WordPress instead of blogger. It will take me a while but I’m going to do what I love too.
All the best.
So much congratulations hun! It makes my heart swell with pride whenever I see a blogger write one of these posts. I would love to see a post on how you managed to handle everything during those 18ish months. I’m going to start my first 9-5 corporate job next month as well as run my blog and go to university so I need some tips haha!
Have a lovely day xx
Much Love Karen
Congratulations Vanessa!!! What amazing news! I cannot wait to see what 2016 brings for you, your blog, and jewelry line!!
You are a super mom V! Kid, job, husband, blog. I’m so excited for you. This is going to be a new exciting chapter in your life. I wish you all the best and I hope everything works out! You rock!
xx Izzy | Qthee
WOW! This is amazing and you deserve all of it! Congratulations! *Feeling beyond inspired*
V, I am soooooo very excited for you, especially seeing that you are a mom doing your thing(s). I see so much of my career path in your journey and cannot wait to see where this takes you. Congratulations Lady V!
What an adventure!!! I love this post and the intimate level and approach you have, but I would like to start off with, how do you become a FULL TIME blogger? What an amazing achievement you have done already…… Since starting last year, I have been loving the blogging life, but am worried that I would run out of ideas or inspiration or something. I love to type and feel that it will lead me somewhere!!! Would appreciate to hear what you think about entering blogging full time!!! <3 <3 <3
Congrats on finally making the full-time switch V!! You’ve always been such an inspiration on my own blog and I am so happy to see where you take the brand!
Hope to see you again soon!
Ashley || Sed Bona
Wow, Vanessa. So nice to read your story. Congratulations on everything. You are literally goals!!!
Hey! You look awesome girl. Sorry I haven’t been so active on your blog lately – I’ve been super busy. A friend and I created an app called Watcher, it’s a safety app for people who are afraid to walk home alone at night. Through some terrible experiences of my own (http://danikamaia.com/watcher-safety-app) I’ve learned you can never be too cautious and I’m super excited to share this new project! If you’ve every been scared walking home alone at night, I’d love if you could help me in spreading the word about Watcher so we can build a community of people looking out for each other.
Just came across your story on Fohr card – so inspiring for bloggers out there. Thanks for sharing! It’s uncanny how similar our situations are – juggling a job, fashion blog, and jewelry business! Congratulations on your achievement and can’t wait to follow your journey.
http://www.justgohwithit.com ; @justgohwithit
How exciting!! Best wishing in full-time blogging. So happy I discovered your blog!
This is so inspiring. Congratulations mahal!
I’m a little late to the game, but a very belated congratulations to you, Vanessa!!! You are such an inspiration to me. I also work a full time corporate job that is quite demanding, it’s great to see that it is possible to take the leap and do it well. Will definitely be following your journey from now on : )
What a huge decision! I’m currently at the point where I’m juggling a full time job and blogging so I completely understand how you feel! Wishing you all the best in this new journey!