Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been kind of MIA from social media this past week. Mike and I went to Las Vegas the day after Christmas and met up with his parents. I’ll talk a little more about that trip in another post. For those who don’t know me, I’m not a huge gambler. What do I like to do you ask? SHOP of course!
So during my trip I decided to go peruse the forum shops at Caesar’s Palace and wandered into the H&M there (which is HUGE might I add…) I got lucky because they were having a ridiculous sale! There were jackets there for only $25! I found sweater dresses on sale for as cheap as $10. Now that’s what I call a freaking SALE! After about thirty minutes of trying on sweaters and jackets, I settled on two super cute knit sweaters.
The first one is this soft baby blue off-the-shoulder sweater, which I got in a size small. I don’t like it when off-the-shoulder tops feel too tight around your arms and you end up walking around like a robot. The small has the perfect stretch and the fabric is super soft. Nothing worst than an itchy sweater! I paired the sweater with a pair of my favorite boyfriend jeans from NA-KD Fashion. I only paid $29 for this sweater! That’s a deal to me… What makes it even better??? While in line, I signed up for H&M’s email notices and got a 10% off coupon for one item.
Hey guys! So my FIRST EVER blog post! This is so exciting and scary at the same time. I’ve been working and working on this blog trying my best to make it “perfect” for you guys. But as I was sitting there on the couch watching tv… I just realized “you know what? This is never going to be perfect, so just DO IT Kim!” That’s my advice to new bloggers. There will never be a perfect time, so if you’re thinking about blogging, you should really just start TODAY! So a little about me…
I stand tall at 5’1. I’m Vietnamese-American and I’m a food connoisseur. I was born in Orange County, California and since then I’ve lived South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia. I went to elementary, middle, high school, and graduate school in Virginia, so you can call that home. I moved out here to San Diego last year because of my fiancé’s job (proud NAVY wife! Just kidding… He hates when I say that haha) and it was time for a new adventure. I was so exciting about the idea of moving here but when it was time to actually move, I was a nervous wreck. My friends, mom, sisters, and majority of my close family are all in Virginia so it was really difficult for me to leave. I’m not going to lie… I struggled for a few months when I first got to San Diego. I didn’t know where anything was, didn’t have friends, and nothing was familiar. After a few months, I started figuring things out and I met my first friend through Intsagram! That’s when the idea of “blogging” really kicked in. I was inspired by all these Istagram influencers and decided that I was going to give it a go. Every time I looked up “How To Start a Blog” online, it would tell me “pick a niche…” Well… Sorry to tell you but I am all over the place so picking one or two things to stick to was going to be IMPOSSIBLE. I just have so much to share with you all and I can’t wait to finally start doing so!
It wasn’t easy but I eventually figured out what worked and what didn’t work for me. It’s been almost a year since I started blogging via Instagram and it’s still a learning process. I’ve been blessed with the opportunities to work with various companies that I’ve grown to love and adore. I started this blog because I wanted a creative outlook that allowed me to share everything that I loved with you guys! Whether that is recipes, fashion-finds, or beauty products, I thought that creating a blog would be the perfect place to do it! Thus, The Blushing Life was born. So if you’re reading this, I just want to thank you for going on this journey with me. If there is ever any questions or suggestions you have for me, PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! comment below. I promise to try my best to answer your questions. Plus, I’m so new at this so I’m always open to friendly advice ☺