{The Importance of Strong Friendships}

Austin Blogger DTKAustin is talking about the importance of having an amazing best friend in the industry you work in.

As we get older it’s not the quantity of friends but the quality that actually matters. A good friend will be your biggest cheerleader when you succeed but more importantly a shoulder to lean on when times are tough. It’s usually during those tough times that we find out who our true friends are. Growing up I was always so selective of who my friends were. I wasn’t someone who trusted many people in my life so if I found strong friendships, they were there to stay. In high school I quickly realized that most girls my age were more drama focused. Sadly, I’ve come to see that not much has changed in this world and that finding a friend who would do anything for you is hard to come by.

Now that I am in my early 30s I realize how valuable yet rare extremely close strong friendships are. These are the years so many major changes happen; marriage, kids, career changes, etc. I don’t think I ever knew how important these friendships were until I became self employed and years later started a blog.

A little back story for y’all. My entire life is based around the fashion industry. I’m a commercial wardrobe stylist with a fashion blog on the side. Of course, my husband tries and is extremely supportive while listening to all of my work talk but there’s only so much he can take! Most people have close friends and relationships within their office type jobs but since mine is completely different it’s always difficult to build strong friendships with likeminded people inside or out of the fashion industry.

I consider myself extremely lucky to have met so many amazing people throughout the years in this industry. Sure, there have been some bad apples but there are so many girls that I have been connected with that I feel like I have lifelong bonds with.

One of those being Sarah! Y’all may know her as @thehouseofsequins on social media. The two of us “met’ years ago through Instagram when both of us were first starting out and immediately connected. We both realized how similar we were to one another that it was such a quick and easy friendship that I don’t think will ever go away. Doesn’t help that everyone thinks we look alike. 😂

Sarah recently came to visit Austin (first time we met in person!) and our first plan was to have a photoshoot and trade outfits so we could trick everyone into thinking we were each other. Not sure how many people it actually worked on but we seriously got a kick out of it. I feel like these photos say it all. We are dying laughing in almost every shot!

For me, that is a good friend. Someone who you can tell anything and everything to and they wont judge you. I take that back. They WILL judge you but be honest enough to tell you what they think. Or if you’re in a blogging/Instagram rut and have no idea what to post next you know you have each other to send 20+ photos to choose from. Seriously. This is an everyday thing for us.

I can’t stress how important great strong friendships are at an older age. I know Grayson would kill me if I bugged him about half of the crap that I talk to my friends about. I am so grateful to know that I have a handful of absolutely amazing friends who would do anything for me.

And before I forget; HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SARAH!!! Come visit again so we can take more ridiculous photos!!

Sarah’s Outfit Details:

Top – CamiNYC (Comes in WHITE too) // Jeans – Express // Cardigan – Free People

Handbag – Furla // Shoes – Dolce Vita // Sunglasses – Ray Ban

Belt – Gucci // Necklace – The Giving Keys

Austin Blogger DTKAustin is talking about the importance of having an amazing best friend in the industry you work in. - The Importance of Strong Friendships by popular Austin blogger Dressed to KillAshley’s Outfit Details:

Top – Free People // Shorts – American Eagle // Cardigan – Express

Handbag – Chanel (Similar HERE) // Shoes – Splendid

Belt – Gucci // Sunglasses – Nordstrom

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Melissa | Bubby and Bean
    November 28, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Awww, I love this post. And I so agree! My best friend is everything to me.

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    November 28, 2017 at 6:43 am

    This is the cutest post! I agree it is SO important to find friends who you can truly count on and get past all of the drama

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    EG III
    November 28, 2017 at 7:42 am

    That’s such a feel good story. It’s awesome that you were able to meet after years of digital friendship…and from the looks of the pictures, I would think you guys have been hanging out together your entire lives!

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    Shelby Back
    November 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    y’all are so fab! love that you’ve made such an amazing friendship through blogging!

    xo!
    Shelby

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    Annie
    November 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Aw this is too cute!! Love your outfits!

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    Lauryn Hock
    November 28, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I LOVE THIS POST! Thank you for sharing about women supporting women

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    Patty
    November 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Love this post. I have been following Sarah for a while. Love her style glad you guys are great friends. Nowadays you have to cherish a good friendship.

    xo, Patty
    http://www.pattyskloset.com

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    Ruthie Ridley
    November 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I read this post last night while scrolling through your stories! Enjoyed every bit! I adore you both! This is the best!! XOXOX

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    Laura Leigh
    November 28, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    I couldn’t agree more! Strong friendships are incredibly important.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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    Ashley
    November 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    This is such a great post!! It’s so important to create friendships with people you can truly rely on!! Love both of your outfits too!!

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    LuxMommy
    November 29, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Love this post so much. It is so hard to meet people the older you get, but so important!

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    Julia Comil
    November 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Such a cute post!! Love the looks of both of you

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    Cathy
    November 29, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    This is so true! When I was younger I always wanted to be friends with everyone and I would get hurt. Now that I’m old (er) I realize it is quality over quantity. I am so glad you have found a fabulous true friend!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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    Morgan
    November 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Good friends are hard to find in this industry .. and when you do, hold on to them tight!!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    Nicky
    November 29, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Such a good story hun!! Great friendships are a blessing!
    Nicky x
    http://www.nickyinsideout.com

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    Oh to Be a Muse
    November 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I gotta say, I will always remember the photos of the two of you in these tops. You don’t even know how many times I’ve considered getting this top! I’m just nervous about the amount of boobage that might show, lol.

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    MCKENNA TRAHAN
    November 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Yes! friends are so hard to come by at this age. Ya’ll are both gorgeous girls inside and out!!

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    Azanique
    November 30, 2017 at 4:41 am

    You ladies look fun! It is so great to meet other blogging pals that understand and support you.

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    Madeline
    November 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    You girls are so cute! Loving the looks!

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    Kylie
    November 30, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    This is too precious! LOVE this real life post! XO

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    Dominique
    November 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    This is such a nice post! And you both look great! Love the lace-up camisole and you little animal bag is adorable!

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    Nita
    November 30, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    This post just speaks to me– couldn’t agree more with you right now!! <3

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    Debbie Savage
    November 30, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    You both look so beautiful! And I totally agree with you on this! Having support means so much to me.

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    Regina
    November 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Friendship is amazing and a very important part of life! Great post!

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    maggie
    November 30, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    I love this post! You two are so cute! I have made some close friendships through blogging and it truly is one of my favorite things about this career!

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    KatWalkSF
    November 30, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    This is adorable and so true!

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    Kachet of The Kachet Life
    December 1, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    I am so grateful for all of the great friendships that I’ve developed as a result of blogging. Loved this post. So happy you ladies had a chance to meet IRL. xo

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    Hannah
    December 4, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Aww what a fun post! Both your outfits are gorgeous:)

    xoxo, Hannah

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    Emily Wilkinson
    December 4, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Y’all are so cute & I couldn’t agree more- friendships are SO important, especially the older you get!

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    Jessica
    December 4, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I love this story! Friendship really does become about who the people are to you than how many you have. Good hearts in friends last long in life.

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    Sabrina Tan
    December 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I freaking ADORE this post! love you both cuties!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan
    https://gypsytan.com

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    Nataly
    December 5, 2017 at 1:50 am

    YOU two are so cute! Friendship goals!

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