Meet Jana, a 32-year-old, thriving fashion and style blogger from the Midwest. She began her blog after finding her passion of helping find an outfit that makes an individual feel exceptionally beautiful in. Thank you for sharing your story with us, Jana!
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
Hi! I’m Jana!, I am a style blogger and fashion stylist living in the Midwest with my husband Nick and our pup named Lola! I have been working in the retail & fashion industry for about 10 years. I’m the former Regional Director of Fashion Group International – Kansas City , I’ve been actively involved with Kansas City Fashion Week, a member of Style Collective, and have had opportunities to style and write for several websites and magazine publications such as Herlife Magazine, Spaces Magazine, Lifestyle Publications, and KCWeddings.com as a fashion contributor. I started my blog (www.janastyleblog.com) in 2012 after I graduated college and was having a hard time finding a job outside of the retail world. My blog became a place for me to share my knowledge of the fashion industry, my personal style, and my growing involvement in the Kansas City fashion scene. It has been one of the biggest blessings in my life providing me with an outlet to share my love for fashion and also a launching point to work with several brands such as Macys, Nike, Lee Jeans, Charming Charlie, JCPenney, Maggy London, Maurices, and Who What Wear, just to name a few.
WHAT ARE YOUR FOUR TRAITS AND WHY?
LOVING: Caring, considerate, friendly, faithful, generous, and appreciative are all things I try to be every day. I think the world is really, really, hard and I’d rather be living my life with Love for others and myself than anything else. You just never know what other people are dealing with or going through, so why not be just a little bit more loving ☺
DRIVEN/HARD WORKING: Working hard is something that was instilled in me at a very young age. I come from a family of small business owners and entrepreneurs. My mom and grandfather both owned their own businesses while I was growing up so I was always taught by my parents to work hard for what you wanted and never give up.
FRIENDLY: I love making new friends and supporting my fellow blogging gal pals! I’ve made some of my best friends through my blog. It means more to me than anything to see the friends around me succeed and follow their dreams. I also just really love making new friends! Send me a DM, let me know what you are working on, or share your latest blog post with me!
PASSIONATE: I’m such a passionate person when it comes to working hard, my goals & dreams, and building my brand and blog. I also have a huge passion for my family and friends – they are so important to me and I don’t know what I would do without them!
SO YOU ARE PASSIONATE, HOW DO YOU SHOW THAT IN YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?
Anyone who really knows me, would say that I always do things to the best of my ability. I never want to let anyone down, and I do things whole-heartedly or not at all.
DRIVEN IS ONE OF FOUR TRAITS, WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE IN A COUPLE YEARS? WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS?
In a couple of years I hope to continue growing my brand/blog and also hope to start a family with my husband. I hope to be a great Mother, but also that I am able to continue my business and be an amazing Boss Mama! I want to have balance in both areas of my life personally and professionally.
WHAT’S A PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WISH SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU?
“If you keep comparing your life to someone else’s you will never be happy.” – The blogging world can be really tough. It’s easy to get caught in the comparison game, but if you want to be successful don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. You have to stay true to yourself and your own creativity.