North America is known for its individualistic culture, driven by the “I” instead of the “we”. Value is placed on the personal goals of the individual instead of the group. Individual accomplishments and success stories are the drive of each person. Drifting away into collectivism, we find a culture that values a collective mentality, and significance is placed upon the group. In a utopian world, there is a balance of both collectivism and individualism, and so is our little blogging family. The perfect utopia that happens to be 100% genuine. We have all had our own personal stories, but we also understand the importance of coming together and creating a peer support group that adds value to the blogging culture that at times tends to be individualistic.
Back in May I had the pleasure of meeting these beautiful ladies, Amy, Gabriella, Joelle and Kaylee at a Kate Spade event. Beautiful inside and out, these ladies have become my go-to girls for any blogging dilemma, a little snapchat pick me up, my foodie partners in crime, my positive reinforcement, a ray of sunlight in the world which I call my second home, the blogging world. No one prepares you for the loneliness that at times comes hand in hand with blogging, but a supportive and genuine group of fellow blogger friends does. And so this Christmas, I am grateful for this beautiful addition in my life, so much that we decided to celebrate in a true whimsical style, all together. Whether you are a blogger or not, pause for a minute and celebrate the success of another person in your life, just like we did during this whimsical and oh so fun photoshoot. Stop and be genuinely a person that flourishes, but also do not feel threatened by other people’s success. Our world is endless, there is room for everyone to grow and be successful. Be supportive, be caring, be a friend, and most importantly have fun along the way.
Special thanks to our talented and generous sponsors for making this photo shoot magical as follows:
Floral Crowns: Flower Maiden
Cotton Candy: Fancy Pufs
Photography: Raelene Giffin
I feel so blessed to have you amazing girlies to go along on the blogging journey with! This day was so fun, and you are just so gorgeous! Can't wait to do it again!xx Gabriellapastelsandpastries.com
I am so glad we all met, and made this possible. It was a lovely day for sure 🙂
This is the cutest thing ever! Good bloggy friends are so hard to come by, so I'm so glad you gals found each other 🙂 Love the pastel Christmas thing you've got going on. Have a great holiday lady.www.theclydescope.com
Thank you Carly! I am so grateful to have met these ladies. So genuinely nice inside and out.
What a beautiful photo shoot and a gorgeous bunch of gals! You all look so stunning and I love the tulle skirts! You hit the nail on the head about blogging. There is room for everyone to grow and be successful. We should all support one another. Fabulous post doll!amandabrezovsky.com
Thank you Amanda! I am so glad to have also met you. Blogging has definitely brought more friends in my life that I wouldn't have met without my blog.
This looks like it was probably one of the most fun photoshoots ever!! I love the outfits and the fact that you worked with local companies that totally fit the vibe. One of the best parts of blogging is the friends, isn't it? :)JackieSomething About That
Yes! I love meeting new people that share the same interest of blogging. It is always nice to grow the community.
So grateful to have all of your talented and supportive ladies in my life! This photoshoot was amazing, and I love this post!xo JoëlleLa Petite Noob
Same here! Looking forward to more fun photoshoots and more donut eating moments.lol
Lovely sentiments you shared about friendship and celebrating successes of others. 🙂 Gorgeous photo shoot, love those skirts! I wish you a very merry Christmas and let's try to get a coffee date back on our schedule in the new year. 🙂 xoLesley
Thank you Lesley! I find these are always important things we tend to forget as we grow older and more career focused. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
love this post! such pretty pics!!!
thank you. Loved how they turned out.
You girls are all kinds of fabulous! This looks like the most fun ever!xoSiffathttps://icingandglitter.wordpress.com
Thank you Siffat. It was so fun to shoot this with the other girls.
This is amazing! I love seeing other bloggers come together and do these sort of posts! All of u ladies look super cute and those skirts are just too fricken cute. One of my fav quotes is definitely "Girls compete, women empower." Great post! Very uplifting. http://www.wunderbliss.com