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: