I’ve been dropping hints for the last couple of months on social media about an exciting project that I’ve been working on. It’s been so hard for me not to spill the beans. I’m the worst at keeping secrets!
Before I tell you all my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, I want to give you a bit of background. Eleven years ago, my son, Austin and I started Chic Galleria magazine. Our dream was to have an online blog where multiple people could share their stories, dreams, expertise and experiences. An online magazine was such a new concept! It seems like such a strange thing now with the explosion of all things digital and the fact that it’s hard to remember what life was like before you could readily find information on your smartphone, tablet or computer. All those years ago, we embarked on what soon became Chic Galleria Publications, LLC. Our company now encompasses multiple websites and online services. We’ve met and worked with thousands of amazing people and have been given so many opportunities over the years. Austin and I have worked hard and we’re grateful that we had the hindsight to jump in feet first and go for it! Would you believe that Austin was 15 years old when we started this journey? He’s now a successful advertising strategist in Chicago. Yes, I’m a proud mom!
About six months ago, Austin and I decided that Chic Galleria magazine had run its course. A very successful course, indeed! Like anything that you love, it’s hard to say good-bye. We know that it will always be near and dear to our hearts, but we’ve decided to let our beloved website go silent. I promise I’ll pop in every once in awhile with a fabulous post or two during Fashion Week. I just can’t help myself.
With this decision, I ran through the gamut of emotions. I felt sad, nervous, relief and then…excitement. It’s time for a new chapter.
Last year, I started my own new chapter. I moved across the country to Oklahoma to be closer to my parents. This involved so many changes, one of which was having to build a new wardrobe from scratch. So my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT is also a very personal one.
I’m super excited to introduce you to my new website and business, Style by Beth. What is Style by Beth all about? My specialty is helping you create a mixable wardrobe. I help you revamp your wardrobe so that it’s a functional minimalist capsule collection. By following my journey, you will discover a style all your own that looks polished, chic, and confident. Yep, I’m a capsule wardrobe stylist and I couldn’t be more EXCITED! I can’t wait to help YOU with your wardrobe needs. I’ll be offering tons of style advice, freebies, guides, outfit ideas, e-books, virtual style consultations and more at StylebyBeth.com.
I want to personally thank all of you who have been long-time readers of Chic Galleria and it’s my hope that you will follow me as I share my style expertise with you through my own personal journey. It’s with great passion that I present Style by Beth. As a teacher and capsule wardrobe stylist, my greatest joy is helping others. I hope that person is you!