The Story of my first designer bag

By | 2017-08-27T09:24:37+00:00 February 24th, 2017|DKW Styling|0 Comments

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Yesterday my husband and I got the opportunity to speak at a Click funnel convention and share the stage with other speakers such as Tony Robbins.

This was the largest stage with about 2,000 people that I have had the opportunity to speak in front of. My cute 10 year old also spoke, I was soo proud of her. My husband Garrett is a gifted speaker he has the ability to control the room. He also has over a decade of experience speaking in front of large crowds. And even before speaking he played college football and professional arena football. So needless to say he’s comfortable in front of a crowd.

Me on the other other hand prefer to be behind the scenes if you can believe it or not. Starting a beauty and fashion blog was actually extremely hard for me in the beginning. I decided to build my brand based on who I was and my personal interest. I also wanted to share the story of my own personal hair struggles and my journey of why I got into hair extensions. People started to relate and I begin to build my brand and following.

Five years ago my husband told me someday you’re going to be speaking and training with me on stage. I responded, no I’m a behind-the-scenes kind of girl. I also never thought I would be teaching classes and inspiring other stylists and women around the world. The more I teach and train the more comfortable I get in front of people. I also get more comfortable with who I am as a person. I used to hate getting out of my safe little comfort zone and just had the excuse it’s not really my personality. Over the last seven years by pushing through my threshold and getting out of my comfort zone I have grown so much as a person. I still am not comfortable speaking in front of large groups but instead of thinking I can’t do it, I look at it as an opportunity to grow as an individual. And although I felt like throwing up right before getting on stage I managed to pull together ha ha.

It’s funny I think when we all try something new we just expect to be experts right out of the gate. But in order to get great at anything it takes repetition. As I sat in the event listening to Tony yesterday one thing he said to stuck with me is people overestimate what can be done in a year and underestimate what can be done in a decade. So true… if I look at what my husband and I have accomplished in the last seven years I am amazed with what is possible. But if I just look at it year-by-year it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

Speaking at this event was such an amazing opportunity for our family and funny enough I actually look forward to the next opportunity I’ll have to speak. Now if you don’t know what a click funnel is CLICK here to see mine.

Here was a sneak peak of the video we played before we spoke.

Fridays I like to talk about fashion and lifestyle.

Today I’m going to tell you the quick story of my first designer bag. I remember when I first decided to start Blogging one of the things I love to follow was fashion so I decided to incorporate fashion and hair into my blog. The first thing I did was started cyber stalking any of the top bloggers to find out what they were doing so I could model it. I figured if they were having success I can get some good ideas from them. Some of the first fashion blogs I came across were happily grey, and sincerely Jules.. I still love both blog to this day. I remember I clicked on one the links one of the blog and it took me to a Celine bag. My first thought was oh my God who pays that much for a bag are they crazy! My next thought was well shit, they must be doing something right.

I became obsessed with this bag how can I get this bag… I wasn’t making a ton of money at this point and just could not justify in my mind paying that much for a bag. As my brand began to build and things started to pick up momentum. I remember one month I had a really good month. I thought I think I’ll reward myself and go get that Celine bag. You couldn’t order this bag online but there was a Barney’s of New York 45 minutes away from where I lived. One day after work I drove down there in traffic and it actually ended up taking me about an hour and a half.

I walk in the Barney’s started browsing and found the perfect bag. I tried it on 17 times and look in the mirror. But I couldn’t do it. I left and drove home without my Celine bag. Another month went by things seem to be getting better, I had the biggest month ever in my career. I drove down to Barney’s again avoiding traffic. I found a Celine bag I liked even better than the original one I wanted. And I bought it, after trying it on again another 17 times.;) For me it wasn’t just about the bag it was a turning point in my career and also to turning point in my mindset about what I believe could be possible.

To this day he still one of my favorite bags it’s the one I’m currently wearing in these photos. To give in and updated feel I found this cute Fendi bag strap. My girls told me it looks like Legos and Val at my salon told me it looks like colored pencils…. ha ha I feel like when you start to get a little too in the fashion even the somewhat odd things are fun!;)

Open your mind to what is possible for yourself. Every year my goal is just to continue to push forward… it’s overwhelming to come up with a 10 year goal but if you continue to push forward each year I think you’ll be amazed what is possible and how fast time flies.

Happy Friday everyone! Shop this look below

For all you stylist that follow, my next class is May 11-12 CLICK here to register. If you have questions please email: val@hairextensionsecret.com

Xoxo
Danielle

 

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Photos by: Taylor Cole

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