It’s My Anniversary ๐Ÿ’‹

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The Start of My Dream Come True..

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰Happy One Year Anniversary to Bootsie by Candace๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to work in the fashion industry. When I was a little girl I could never put into words exactly what I wanted to do but I had in my mind an idea of not fully being a designer BUT still making people pretty. Years later that vague idea has turned into this blog that I can pour my love for fashion into, my dabbling in design and freelance styling to make women feel beautiful! How amazing is it that my dreams are actually unfolding in front of my eyes and to have the opportunity to share it with all of you certainly puts the icing on the cake!

I spent so many years sitting on my dream and working jobs that didn’t completely satisfy me. Occasionally falling back onto what I’m passionate about when the reality set in that I just turned 25 and I haven’t given my all into what I love. “What the hell am I waiting for?” So I pulled out all my notebooks filled with my scattered thoughts, sketch books and my notes to myself and got to work on making my dreams come true. To say that pulling together all these years of my scatterbrained thoughts was overwhelming is definitely an understatement. But no one said it would be easy, right? I set a date and held myself accountable. June 1st, 2014 would be the start of my Dream Come True, the beginning of Bootsie by Candace!

The Support:
Where would I be if it wasn’t for the support of my Incredible Family and Friends! I always say that I’m pretty sure that God picked out some of the world’s best people and placed them in my life. Building my little baby all funded by my own money has proven to be a task within itself. Thankfully, I’ve been known to be a “slight” clothing hoarder lol there was always a method to my madness! Cheers to my model friends, my gorgeous cousins, my impromptu MUAs, my photographer friends and everyone who takes the time to read my thoughts via my blog! Words couldn’t express my gratitude for your support given to me and my dream!

Freelance Stylist, Beauty Enthusiast & Design Dabbler:
As I’m going through all the final drafts of my blog and how exactly I would phrase who I am to the world I came up with a three part phrase; Beauty Enthusiast, Design Dabbler & Freelance Stylist! A Freelance Stylist because I am no longer attached to a company and it damn sure feels great to do what I love by my own terms and conditions. I truly LOVE helping women feel confident through helping them find their own personal style and teaching the tricks I’ve learned for what works for their body types. The Beauty Enthusiast part of phrase came from my love and curiosity about the world of beauty. Makeup for a long part of my life was either done improperly or an experience in which I was able to learn from (Thank God). And lastly, the Design Dabbler; design is my quiet escape from the world. With that being said, I like to say I “dabble” in design, as I either go on binges of drawing or have nothing in my mind to put onto paper.

I’ve been asked several times where the name “Bootsie”comes from and why I decided to name my brand that. Bootsie is my maternal grandmother’s nickname! She was such an inspiration to me and every person that she came in contact with was left with a lasting impression. Bootsie is name that represents faith, fearlessness, optimism and passion. In an effort to pay homage to one of the most influential women in my life, Bootsie by Candace was the name I chose to give to my baby, my life’s work and my true love.

Lord knows that I love any reason to celebrate! The month of June will be a month of celebrating the success of the first year for Bootsie by Candace! All month I will be introducing new things on the blog, looking back on my favorite moments from year 1 and an overhaul of the blog will also be revealed this month!

From the bottom of my heart and the pit of soul, I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read my posts, the amazing feedback, the willingness to participate and for allowing me to share my passion with you. As my aunt Val would say, “I love each and every one of you and there is nothing you can do about it!” I look forward to sharing so much more with you guys, Please Stay Tuned!

xoxo,
Candace ๐Ÿ’‹
…..Year 1โœ”๏ธ

#StewartWeitzman Wedges
#Forever21 Dress
#NewYork&Co Jewelry
#Hair #MakeUp by Yours Truly

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