Fashionpreneur –
A woman who gracefully mixes fashion and entrepreneurship to build her empire.

 I’m excited to collaborate with one of my favorite girls again, Ariana Pierce. She is the founder and owner behind Superstar Nail Lacquer, and the gal behind this awesome tee from her online accessories store, called Style Shoppe. I truly admire her – hence I’m super thrilled to collaborate with her again!

But let’s ponder on the term “Fashionpreneur” for a minute, shall we?! I spent 3 years digesting most of what the Westfaelische-Wilhelms University of Muenster, Germany had to offer but it didn’t fill me up. Still hungry, I packed my bags and decided to pursue my dream, and become a fashion designer in the United States (I graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design in 2010). Yes, I moved all the way from Europe to the United States.

 As a new-ish blogger I can proudly say that I am a true European at heart. I’d much prefer wearing heels then wear flats. However, being a product of both the hardworking ethics of the United States, and the rather free spirited soul of Europe, I feel I blend both attributes into my fashion choices, as well as my daily style regimen.

Over the last 8 months into my blogging I’ve learned to develop my own style and NOT to believe in fads. I work really hard to build my blogging empire. We all know that building a fashion brand doesn’t happen overnight; yet it has been such a joy ride! I’m truly grateful for all of the exciting opportunities I’ve gotten, but let me tell you: Yes, it is a lot of work. As much fun as it is, it is a real part-time job (taking pictures, editing pictures, creating content, social media updates, etc.) next to my full-time corporate job. But it’s all worth it because of YOU. If it wasn’t for you, dear readers I truly wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing! So thank you for your continued support! I appreciate all of you so much!

As always, thanks so much for reading & a BIG THANK YOU to Ariana Pierce who gifted me with the “Fashionpreneur” tee.

shopthepost12TEE: Ariana Pierce via Style Shoppe c/o | SKIRT: Forever21 (old, similar here) | BOOTIES: SearsSUNGLASSES: Forever21WATCH: Daniel Wellington c/o|  BRACELET: Tiffany & Co | COAT: OASAP c/o



  1. December 19, 2014 / 6:15 AM

    So amazing! You’re so brave to do all of this and follow your dreams! Thank you for sharing, I loved reading it and keep up the blogging because you’re so good at it!

    • December 19, 2014 / 8:40 AM

      Thank you, Amy! I am grateful to have found a friend like you on here! xoxo

    • December 19, 2014 / 8:39 AM

      Thank you, Katherine! So thankful for your support! Happy Friday! xoxo

  2. Jessica
    December 19, 2014 / 8:46 AM

    I always knew that there was something about you…YOU are so inspiring! You are always SO happy in your pictures that I cannot help but SMILE myself! Also, I can’t believe that you moved on your own all the way from Europe to the US! So amazing! Love you and your blog!! xoxo

    • December 19, 2014 / 10:33 AM

      You are so sweet, thank you, Jess! Means the world to me! xoxo

  3. December 19, 2014 / 10:32 AM

    I love the background info! I had no idea :)~!! So cool! And, of course, makes sense that your European at heart since your style is so very chic and trendy!! I ADORE that skirt~!! Great look! XO

    • December 19, 2014 / 10:37 AM

      Aww, you are just the CUTEST!! Thanks, boo!!!!!!

  4. December 19, 2014 / 10:34 AM

    Hi V! Congrats on all of your achievements! You are a rockstar! Hope you’re having a great Friday so far.


    • December 19, 2014 / 10:37 AM

      Pam, congrats to you as well!!! You are so inspiring also!!! xx

  5. December 19, 2014 / 10:46 AM

    You look awesome Vanessa, the skirt is so fun with the design and colors! Really brightens up any wintry day here in Chicago! ๐Ÿ™‚ xo~ Lena

    • December 19, 2014 / 11:16 AM

      Thanks, Lena!! You are too sweet!! Happy Friday!! xoxo

  6. Tamryn
    December 19, 2014 / 11:09 AM

    I’ve been following you since day 1 and I must say: You are incredible! Love learning more things about you! You are such an inspiration! xoxo

    • December 19, 2014 / 11:12 AM

      Tamryn, wow, thank you! Love hearing from my readers esp since you’ve been following me since Day 1! Thank you!!! Means so much!!!

  7. Cora
    December 19, 2014 / 2:04 PM

    As always stunning, love your smile and of course the skirt..Happy weekend my dear..

  8. December 20, 2014 / 12:29 PM

    It’s so good to finally make it over to your actually blog and hear your story! So happy for you that you are living out your dream ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fishbowl Fashion

  9. Mino Bella
    December 21, 2014 / 5:25 PM

    You look like a doll Love the colors

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