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Monday, March 7, 2016

International Women's Day

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cabi siena blouse {flowy style & runs large, I'm wearing a small}, cabi destructed boyfriend jeans {looser, boyfriend style, size down for more fitted look} & cabi helios cuff c/o | Tory Burch bag | Tory Burch flats | Karen Walker sunglasses | earrings | Lancome lipstick {#200}, NARS lipgloss {turkish delight}



Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! After a whirlwind few days in Ohio, I am back with a special post for you today.

Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Women's Day, where we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And with as much progress that has been made, there is still room for improvement in many places throughout the world. I am so excited to be teaming up with cabi to not only discuss IWD and cabi's efforts to help women, but also my journey as a female entrepreneur.

To celebrate this special day, I am wearing a soft and springy look with the Siena blouse, the destructed boyfriend jeans and the helios cuff to finish the look. Not only is this boho style blouse a gorgeous print, but also has a wonderful back story. A portion of the proceeds of the Siena blouse go to the Heart of cabi Foundation, who's mission is to encourage and empower women in need. One of the efforts of this foundation is the W.E. are cabi program, a one-for-one micro lending and mentorship program. For every new cabi Stylist, cabi will fund a small business loan in her name for a woman entrepreneur in a developing country who is building her own business.

As a female entrepreneur myself, I understand the benefits and challenges of running my own business. Since beginning A Blonde's Moment in November of 2013, I have faced many challenges. Like any business, there have been trials and tribulations along the way -- from launching a website to figuring out the best way to promote my blog for the most exposure, it has been a lot of experimenting, researching and learning. Apart from the "behind the scenes" of the blog, time always seems to be a challenge, as I'm sure everyone can relate to. Working a full time job, being a wife and puppy mother and cooking dinner every night {I usually take Saturdays off ;)} all while running a blog can be exhausting. In the past two years, there hasn't been much time for taking a day off or free time. But, I honestly wouldn't change it for the world. 

As an entrepreneur, I love seeing what I have created become a success, and I think that is something any entrepreneur can relate to. The countless hours and, for lack of a better phrase, "blood, sweat and tears" that have gone into this project has brought so much joy, excitement and accomplishment. And, although those feelings have been and will continue to be wonderful, the connections I have made with other women has been something that is so special. It truly has been a blessing getting to know so many amazing women, sharing our stories and having the support of such a wonderful community. And I believe that this truly represents the success of a female entrepreneur: it is through the help of other women that we have success, a perfect description for cabi's foundation. 

Have a wonderful start to the week and thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

  1. Such a soft and feminine outfit!! You look so pretty. Guess who else is mentioning International women's day today, we're on it girl!! Happy Monday!!

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  2. Such a great post. I love that you celebrate IWD. As far as we've come, we still have a ways to go.

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  3. I love when products benefit others - makes the purchase that much sweeter!

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  4. I love that look on you and your accessories are great! yaya for Women's Day.. we rock!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  5. Great post, dear! I had no idea that you were an entrepreneur yourself! I've recently started my own business so, I can totally relate to this post!! Beautifully written and you look so chic! Love the top paired with the denim!!
    Happy Monday, my gorgeous friend!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  6. Such a great post, Rachel! I wish women were more supportive of each other, we need more of that in this world. You look stunning and that cuff...gorgeous!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  7. I can totally relate to being a busy woman, as I'm sure we all can! I love women supporting women and when purchasing a product benefits other people, it always feels good! Love the blouse, it's so pretty on you!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  8. Such a pretty outfit on you, and loving all the TB! Yay for international women's day, I had no idea you were an entrepreneur. Awesome post <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. Nice & Casual, everyday outfit!
    I love your ToryBurch bag & flats:)
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

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  10. I love this look, that top is gorgeous! Totally agree with the blood, sweat and tears! I love being a woman first and foremost, look how much fun we have! Always busy and juggling everything! I love companies that support others when you buy a product. Cabi helping women is so amazing!

    Our blogging community is such a great place for all entrepreneurs, I am so lucky and glad to be apart if it!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  11. I love your outfit! That tan color is one of my favorites from Tory Burch, and I think that I could wear it all the time!

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  12. This is a great post. Beautiful outfit to send a beautiful message. :)

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  13. Love your outfit !
    Have a great week :)

    https://dajanaerd.wordpress.com

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  14. Such a beautiful message! I love your outfit and accessories!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  15. I love the purse/flats combo! I wear my tan Tory flats all the time!

    Mary Kate
    www.mynewchicagolife.com

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  16. So gorgeous and springy! Love this floral top and those flats are too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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