My Leap of Faith: belle. a signature collection

Thursday, June 16, 2016

So I promised to fill y'all in a bit more about my newest venture- belle. a signature collectionAfter thoughtful consideration, prayer, and tons of encouragement from family and friends, I decided to take a HUGE leap of faith and pursue my dream of becoming a full-time small business owner! Yup, you read that right..I quit my corporate job to become a #girlboss! 💁🏼  

It's exhilarating and terrifying at the same time! I remember seeing a quote online, "if you don't go after your dreams, you'll find yourself working for someone else to build theirs" and that just struck me pretty strongly. I've always had a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit and finally came to the realization that it's now or I went for it!

belle. is a signature collection of handmade jewelry and personalized gifts designed and created in North Carolina. Some of you might remember that in 2012, I first opened belle. part time on etsy, as an extension of this blog Belle in the City. I've always had an interest in fashion + design and am extremely humbled to be able to add a personal touch to each item.

Over the past few months, I've worked non-stop on making this dream a reality. From the hand drawn logo, to custom created business cards, and a website..all while designing and creating each item for sale. I've researched and registered for policies, laws, and taxes way more than I care to share and now have a pretty little piece of paper certifying me as an official business owner.

So please take a second and take a peek at the website (I'm adding new pieces weekly!) and pretty please follow along on Instagram and click like on the Facebook Page. I also have a few pop up shops happening soon that I'll be sure to share about, so if you're local to NC I'd love for you to come say hi! 

Huge thanks goes out to ALL of my friends and family, (especially my Mom, Dad, and Tommy) who have been along side me for this journey, I couldn't have done it without you! Also, I want to thank all of y'all so much on the kind words I've received already, it really means so much to me! Also, I plan on sharing a bit of a "behind the scenes" here on the blog in the coming stay tuned!



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  1. Beautiful pieces and photos! We understand the leap of faith and hope you soar higher!

  2. Congratulations!! That's so awesome that you're going after your dream. Your pieces are amazing!

  3. Oh my gosh your pieces are absolutely gorgeous! Following your social media ASAP so I can stay in the loop! Congrats on the big life change- I know you'll be so successful!

    Emma | Seeking the South

  4. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! Everything is gorgeous! I just added all of your social media handles and maybe I will see you at a pop-up shop. Jess at Just Jess

  5. Your pieces are GORGEOUS! I love the necklace I have that you made, and I need to add a couple of more to my collection! Great job, friend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs