Velvet and Vino Blogger

I often get asked questions about Velvet & Vino and how I ever got started as a full-time fashion travel blogger.

The amusing thing is everyone seems to have similar questions, like how did I ever get started as a blogger? What made me think to start blogging in the first place? How do I make money as a blogger?

The thing is throughout my life I never imagined that I would be a full-time blogger. In fact, I never woke up one day and decided to start a blog, nor did I ever imagine that I could make money by having a website of my own! It all goes back to the neat phenomena that we all have a journey in life and life can take us in directions that we had never imagined. It’s a gradual process where I had the opportunity to take small steps throughout each stage starting with reading blogs to then eventually starting a blog of my own. Until it was the day that I took the jump, I began to call myself a fashion travel blogger and Velvet & Vino was created!

New York Fashion Week Inspiration

Almost three years ago I attended my first New York Fashion Week. That was the first moment in my blogging journey where I realized this was something I wanted to do with my life. I loved the adrenaline rush I had from attending shows, making appearances at designer’s showrooms, and meeting fellow fashion bloggers from all around the world. I loved being the first to view the collections for the upcoming seasons from designers that I had so much respect for. I also loved just being in New York City, a city with a vibe that’s addictive and I can never get enough of.

Stay Focused for Success

A key area I’ve learned and valued the most as a blogger is to just do me – focus on doing things are true to me and true to the Velvet & Vino brand, and then nothing else matters. With anything in life, it’s easy to get distracted by what others are doing and their successes, yet my one goal has always been to stay in my own lane. The moment you get distracted by the noise around you, we tend to lose ourselves and lose creativity. The biggest question I’m asked by others is how to start a blog of their own and my number one answer is know who you are, what you’re about and then just start documenting that in your own voice. Then everything else will follow.

For more fashion and travel inspiration, be sure to follow

 Becky at Velvet & Vino. And on her Instagram