Lessons Learned | Resources & Tips for Bloggers and Women in Business

It's no secret that I'm a huge supporter of female entrepreneurs #GirlBoss
I believe that women should assert themselves in the business world! So I've rounded up links that share worthwhile lessons from some of the world's most powerful people in business. Consider this your one-stop shop for all things business -- from SEO to photography to being truly confident and successful. Be sure to bookmark this post or pin it to Pinterest for easy reference. And please do let me know if you have any other resources to share! 

Awesome Free Business Resources!

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Enthusiasm vs Action : Why You Need One More Than The Other

The Basics of SEO for Blogging!

Great Ways to Get More Social Media Followers

The Most Influential Things I Read This Year [an oldie circa 2014, but a goodie!]

Daily Exercises To Make You a Better Photographer


Giveaway | New XO Planners for Your 2016 Organization!

You all know I'm always trying to find beautiful, chic office supplies. And although I'm not usually a fan of color, I'm absolutely love these goodies from XO Planners. Nina, the founder, created a functional and beautiful Day On One Page (DO1P) calendar that helps you organize your schedule, to-dos, finances and health. It even includes a water tracker and monthly dashboard. I love that it has tabs for each month and a pocket too! #itsthelittlethings

Check out my YouTube video for an in-depth look at the pages and layout....and those swoon-worthy planner stickers! I LOVE them!

Nina was gracious to offer 2 planners to giveaway to you all! Enter below for your chance to win! Two lucky winners will get to choose which cover they want. Contest closes on December 21, 2015

And don't forget to use the discount code MAE15 for 15% off all orders. 
The coupon is valid until December 23, 2015.
Good luck! 


My New Favorite Booties + Giveaway!

I live in the South and right now the Fall weather is too cold for flats but too warm for full-on boots. So I've been on the hunt for the perfect bootie, but it's no secret by now that I rarely find clothing or shoes that I like. 

All I wanted was a pair made from a luxurious material with pointy toes, soft cushiony insides and a low heel. Is that too much to ask?! Actually no --- Corso Como to the rescue! You guys, their shoes are beautiful! The sweet PR team at Corso Como sent me some stunning shoes. I chose 2 pairs of the Dynamite booties, in taupe waxed leather and in champagne tumbled metallic leather
Oh my goodness, these booties are gorgeous. And soft. And comfortable.

Oh AND! There is a sweet little crystal on the sole. How lovely is that?! 
Talk about attention to detail.

I just love them and seriously so happy to have these boots in my Fall / Winter wardrobe. 
I've been alternating the two pairs every single day. Seriously.

They also sent me these beautiful flats. I just wish I could properly describe to you all how luxurious my shoes are. Taupe suede, perforated leather, and the most squishy comfortable insoles ever. 
I just cannot get enough.

And the best part! My sweet friends at Corso Como are giving away a pair of gorgeous shoes to one lucky winner!
Head over to my Instagram to be entered and if you win you can choose from a pair of the Dynamite or Carroll booties.

Good luck! 
And be sure to let me know which pair of Corso Como shoes is your favorite!


Obsessed. Kylie Jenner's Iridescent Chanel Boy Bag!

Kylie Jenner. Love her or hate her. Doesn't really matter --- LOOK AT HER NEW BAG!

I actually became obsessed with this new 2016 Chanel Cruise Collection before Kylie debuted hers, back when I saw Alex from HRH Collection share her new violet iridescent Chanel classic flap bag in a recent vlog. At first, I thought I loved the classic flap....and then I saw this. The boy bag.  I, like Kylie, didn't really think I was a fan of the boy bag. And then I saw this. 

Ever since, I find myself aimlessly searching for it during late night online shopping fests or even when I have some downtime during work. I love this bag. Absolutely love. And y'all know how picky I am, it's rare for me to love an article of clothing / accessory. I've shared my spending philosophy in the past, but basically if I love something I'm most likely going to buy it. While I know this method of "budgeting" is not for everyone, it works for me because as I mentioned, I rarely love anything. And because I'm focusing on simplifying my life. So I feel fine purchasing items that I MUST have. (Also, I'm a #girlboss and I work super hard so.....) And let me tell you, I must have iridescent leather that's topped with shimmery colorful iridescent hardware. 
Oh yes, I must. 

What do you guys think? Do you love this bag or what?!


The Happiness Planner | Review, Flip Through & Giveaway!

I am so blown away by The Happiness Planner! It is so beautiful, well-crafted and just plain cool. What a fabulous way to work on personal development and self-care. Check out my video review of all three colors and then enter below to win one for yourself! 
We're giving away 2 planners -- 1 in mint and 1 in pink.

The first winner chosen will receive his/her choice of color and then the second winner will receive the other color. They're both beautiful, you will surely love either one!! Big thanks to Mo from The Brand Mentalist for sending these planners to me for review and giveaway! I absolutely love them. Please note, some affiliate links are included. I only share products that I truly love and I whole-heartedly believe in supporting female entrepreneurs! Good luck!!


What's On My iPhone 6 Plus & Review / Comparison to 5S

I am absolutely OBSESSED with my new iPhone 6 plus! I love, love it! I got the gold obviously ;)
Here's a look at all the apps I have on it as well as a size comparison in a woman's hands and with my old iPhone 5S. Let me know what apps and cases you are loving!