The Blog & Shop
“Use your wings, and be a BOSS.”
I created Blog Called Jacq back in 2013 while working as a part-time Esthetician in a trendy day spa located in Los Angeles. I was living in Pasadena California where I often found myself exploring local boutiques, sippin’ on espresso, browsing through florists, and taking photos as a hobby. Alongside me through this daily journal, and the past decade was my four-legged Jack Russell Terrier Miss Leila Lou hence the name “jacq.”
I’ve always been the creative type that keeps me full of ideas and constantly finding ways to bring these ideas into reality. I knew that I didn’t want to be working for anyone else, so I decided to dive into the digital world of blogging to make some extra cash and possibly start my own business.
When I first launched the blog I had no idea what I was about to take on. I would come home from work and spend any chance I could get researching other fashion blogs that stood out to me and attracted my style. I would take note of every detail, and ideas that would be of use to me. I found myself spending countless late nights with YouTube tutorials, self-teaching myself basic photoshop techniques, and HTML coding. I would spend the next year and a half learning from my mistakes along the way, and allowing myself to develop a stronger structure.
After a good year and a half of making excuses for why it may or may not work, I decided it was finally time in Spring of 2015. I knew in my heart that this was something I was supposed to do at that exact time in my life. FINALLY, by the Summer of 2015 jacq went full-time out of my little office in California.
I found myself a great web designer Marianne Humburg of M. Elle Creative, who developed a site that was not only prettier to look at, but more user-friendly. I couldn’t have asked for a better designer at that point in my career. Her overall talents that she brought made me feel more comfortable with taking on this new adventure.
Fast forward six months from my official launch date to 2016 where I’ve redesigned, and branded both the Blog & Shop Called Jacq.
These decisions have been the most terrifying yet beneficial and self-gratifying experiences, and I can’t wait to share with all of you what I have in store for the future. With that said my journey continues, and I look forward to this year, and hopefully much more to follow in this wonderfully exciting industry.
Thank you so much for following along, and I hope to build connections with all of you soon!