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Welcome to She’s Not So Basic. A little spot on the Internet where I hope you can grab your Starbucks, kick off your Uggs, and hang for a while.

As much as I embrace the basicness about my style and personality, I am also so much more, and I know you are too. On the blog you will find encouragement, inspiration, and fashion for the woman looking to own who she is.

How did all of this start?

 

First off, I’m Michelle. The blogger behind She’s Not So Basic, loving girlfriend, pup mom, nap professional, and Internet marketer.

Recently, I moved across the country from Florida to Colorado with my boyfriend, Mike. After a few months in Colorado, the toll of the move really started to settle in. You see, the move was bittersweet for me. I was so excited to take the next step with Mike but I was also in the middle of grieving some big losses.

Florida was home for the last 17 years. It’s where my family built itself up, and then fell apart... It’s where I lost both of my parents, not physically but emotionally... I was leaving a lot behind and walking into this bright empty unknown.

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Shortly after the move, I began to slowly spiral out of control and turn into a shell of the woman I once knew myself as. I work from home which made the move easy, but made meeting new people really difficult. Most days, I didn't even get around to putting on pants and would wonder, “who is this girl in the mirror?”

I needed something more and it needed to be big. The force of whatever I needed had to be so strong that it would ground me. Give me purpose. Remind me of who I am.

That’s when I saw the light.

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Fashion has always been the constant in my life. More than a constant, it’s been my armor. Stepping into a fierce, bold, and different outfit makes me feel empowered. Strong. Safe. Unstoppable. It’s how I’ve always picked myself up and dusted myself off so I could keep going.

Flashback to 4 years ago... I tried to start a blog but never went through with it. I was so scared of what people would think...

“Will they like my writing? My outfits?…

Will they even like me?”

That tape played on a loop for hours each day. But not today. Not anymore. Over the last four years I’ve grown a lot and learned a lot about who I am and the woman I want to be. I hope that through this blog, I can inspire you to let go of that negative tape that may be playing inside your head.

I want you to experience the same confidence and freedom that I’ve finally grown into after years of practice.

PSA: It’s totally okay to not know what you’re doing. We are all a little lost so embrace it, have fun, stand out, dress well, and be unapologetically you!

She’s Not So Basic is about pulling away from the 'So Basic' mindset and creating a community of strong, passionate, and #NotSoBasic women. I'll be posting about fashion, styling, tips, and lifestyle while doing my best to keep it real.

I want to be a part of your #NotSoBasic movement, so let’s connect on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or send me an e-mail telling me how living #NotSoBasic has changed your life.


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