So I think I just wrote like ten different introductions and deleted every single one of them. I have Beyoncé playing in the background so I can get my creative and world-conquering thoughts flowing. I think it's working because I'm actually typing in complete sentences now instead of short fragmented thoughts like that dog from Up. 

My name is Maria and this blog is the start of what I hope will be a career in fashion. Like, really hope. 

I only just had an epiphany last summer about what I wanted to do. I'm about to enter my senior year of college and I'm studying Marketing and Russian. I'm happy with what I'm learning but I don't feel like it's enough. I've loved to dress up for as long as I can remember and I love creative writing so I figured why not combine the two? And throw marketing (myself) in there for good measure. 

Expressing myself through my clothing has been a way for me to grow my self-confidence. I used to be very insecure in my appearance. I constantly put myself down (and let's be real, I still have crappy body image days once in a while). I would get so upset that I didn't look like a size two supermodel. But, I've learned to own my look and I love seeing others - whether a size two or a size twenty-two - doing the same thing. I know my thighs are chunky and I've learned to love them. I take pride in what I wear because I know it's unique to me and my body type. I hope I can inspire others to do the same. 

So, here I am. I'm so excited to get this blog up and running because it'll give me a platform to do something I absolutely love - express myself through my appearance. 

Right now I kinda just feel like I'm talking to myself so any comments or questions are welcome! I appreciate any and all of you who take time out of your day to take a look at my blog. I'm going to borrow one of my good friend's favorite lines to close this one out.

Make good choices,