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Old Bloglovin’ Closet Video from San Francisco


This video is from over 3 years ago when I was still living in San Francisco, and going to school full time as an Interior Architecture student, as well as working at an architecture firm. The wonderful Bloglovin’ team stopped by to film this ‘Closet Stories’ and this video made me chuckle a bit. First of all, why didn’t anyone tell me that my hair was all funky? Haha, but most importantly, at the end of the video I talk about my dream job: designing beautiful spaces for people and traveling around the world. It’s so crazy to think about what was once a dream to me became a reality. I just wanted to share this video because I get asked all the time, how to have a successful blog or a successful career. I know to most people success = money, but for me, being successful equals happiness. I never started blogging or got into my interior design career for money. Hey, I never thought you could even make money from blogging. However, I’m really happy with where I am in life and I think I have a pretty successful career because I get to do what I really love so much. It makes up for all of the lack of sleep and lack of play, since I get to do what I love. I think it’s really important to just follow your passion, and work really hard for it and put your whole heart into it. If you’re really passionate about something and really love your job, money and everything else will eventually follow. Never ever, give up and never settle for less. Love you guys <3

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  1. Monique says on October 30, 2013

    This is such a perfect post for me to see this week. I am about to make a huge career leap into work that I feel I am truly purposed to do and I get SO fearful of becoming financially unstable or failing alltogether, but I know it’s what I’m meant to do. I only found your blog like a year ago, so this is really cool to see where you were before everything really blew up. I swear that God always gets me the right message just when I need it most. Thanks for sharing :-)

  2. cui le chen says on October 26, 2013

    I love your style I love your personality and you are so pretty. We shared same dream, I should say was your dream. However, I am still working on making my dream come true.

  3. Such a beautiful post. This video is so inspirational for everyone I guess, to never stop following their dreams.
    I’m so excited where I will be in 3 years, so maybe I should do such a video for my own, too. Watch it in three years and be surprised what I reached (or not – but hopefully I will have reached my aims ;)).
    Keep fulfilling your dreams and of course keep blogging – I love reading every single one of your daily posts! xx

  4. Hi, I love your blog. I love it that you are so positive. You inspire me to be better and to chase my dreams. Thank you. I am really proud of you. I hope that someday I can say the same about myself (my dreams came true). Much Love

  5. Wow, it’s funny how we are guided to the right things just in time. I’m constantly overflowing because I’m not doing what I love at the moment. Instead I’m doing my best to joggle school, work and blogging at once. I’m not sure how I will get to my destiny but your post was a reminder that I will soon be on my way. Thanks :-)

  6. I am sure it is emotional (in such a great way) to look back and see how you began to how your life is now. I think you have really succeeded because you have been able to capture an audience that feels as though they can relate to you, even watching the video I feel like I understand the person you are- and I think that is a special gift that bloggers or other creative influencers are able to accomplish.

  7. Every single time I think of giving up on my blog, YOU inspire me to continue my quest. I love blogging, I love fashion & I am also NOT into it for the money but for the journey. Thank you for the inspiration!!! You are my FAVORITE blogger, never stop!!! xoxo, Jazmin @ The Cheap Chirp

  8. Love this, Aimee!! So cute! It’s always so much fun looking back and realizing just how far you’ve come. It’s crazy how time flies, and how so much can change in just a short period of time. I, too, went to school for architecture. I currently work as a project coordinator for an architecture & engineering firm. However, I have a deep love for fashion. You’re such an inspiration to me! And you’re right, it’s really about enjoying what you do, and letting everything else fall into place. Congratulations on all of your successes!!


  9. This was one of the first videos I saw of you when I started following your blog. I feel in love with your blog and your determination as a fashion blogger! So exciting to see you grow over the years. Congrats on so many successes, many more to come Aimee!

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  10. You are so cute and simple is this video!! Now you are beautiful and still simple ! :) Thanks for sharing that it’s really interesting to know what you wanted when you were a student and compare it to what you have now! Good job on fulfilling your dreams you totally deserve it. Don’t change – you’re a great blogger and an even greater person ! (I met you in NYC so I know how nice you are :))

  11. It’s so much fun to see this video of a younger you! Someone should have told you about the hair, but when you mentioned your dream career I thought: well look at you, living your dream and all! :)


  12. This is a great video! It shows where one can go when they truly purse their dreams vs money. You followed happiness and you are living that daily. Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. You look so young in this video. It’s amazing ti see the transformation and how much you’ve grown as an individual. I always enjoy your blog posts and I can always appreciate your words of wisdom.

  14. It’s definitely inspirational. What you say is true. Success doesn’t always have to be monetary. To do what you’re good at and love, ultimately the money will come rolling in and even if did not, the satisfaction is just as good. I’m happy for you that you’re patience and you persevere.

  15. Gergana says on October 19, 2013

    Aimee, i will start studying architecture from next September and my biggest passion of all is travelling. I really really live for fashion as well, so imagine how much this post of yours inspires me! Thank you. (:

  16. How nice is it to take a step back every once in while to see where you came from and all the incredible things you’ve achieved! I’m currently in the stage where I am putting everything into what I love, as opposed to what is going to get me by (a 9-5 job). There are so many opportunities nowadays to build a living out of what you’re passionate about, which is one thing I adore about blogging.

    The world is our oyster!