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MCO Turns 5! | Day 5 Giveaway | Where We’re Going…

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Catch up on day 1, day 2, day 3, & day 4 if you’re new here and wondering what this is all about. If you’re returning, welcome back to my 5 days of giveaways to celebrate my 5 years of running this website!

Even though this is our last giveaway day together, don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. Though I may stop giving away free things for a while haha!

Where we are now

My Chic Obsession is currently a team of 3. Me, and two awesome part-time employees. Well, there are 4 if you count Titus, but I don’t pay him really haha! And yes, this fuels our charming back-and-forth. All done in love, of course. 🙂

I have a list of literally thousands of things to write about and I’ve brought on a fabulous writer, Temwa, to help me get this information out to you because I can only do so much! She has lots of experience in writing for various fashion magazines. Temwa is especially great at researching product recommendations and doing fashion research to see what topics are the most relevant. Whereas I mainly focus on classic posts, she can cover more seasonal and trending topics, such as the best hair colors at that moment or what the most popular colors to paint your nails for fall are!

And then there’s Tirzah, who has been the greatest assistant of all time! Not only is she great at being creative and organized, but she’s able to both lighten my load and take on projects that I haven’t had time for. She handles everything from vetting my FB group, creating graphics, doing Pinterest and Google stories, the occasional blog post, and more!

Not only do we post 3-4 times a week on the blog and send out a newsletter 2x a month, but we are active on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook, and have recently created a private Facebook group so women can connect and help each other out with fashion questions! Connection is very important to me and just so you know, any time you send an email or write a comment, it’s always me, Carolyn, replying. And any time you read a newsletter, just know that I’m talking to you directly. 🙂

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Where we plan to go

In these past 5 years, I’ve aimed to bring simple, tailored fashion advice to women worldwide and create informative content with the reader in mind to help them elevate their look. And for the next 5 years and beyond, I plan to continue to do just that.

Without straying from our mission to be the go-to guide for making the most out of your daily fashion, I’d like to increase the posting frequency and be able to apply the same approach of attainable classic inspiration to the other facets of your life: beauty, home, travels, life, & more.

My Chic Obsession is unique in the fact that it’s a hybrid between a personal blog and an online resource. I’ll always be the face of this brand, but not every post is about me. And you’re welcome, because that would get real boring real fast ha!

Once upon a time I might have said I wanted to have a clothing line or something, but I feel good with where I am. Already being a mom of two boys, increasing post frequency and expanding into other topics consistently is enough of a goal for me!

Oh, but I do think it’d be fun to be a host for a fashion tv show. I’ve already named it- “Midwest Makeover.” You know how in these makeover shows they have someone makeover your health, your wardrobe, and your hair? I’d be the charming fashion gal with my charming co-stars. 🙂 This is just a silly idea and I’m doing nothing to make it happen. I’ve done video/tv work in the past and I did not like it haha. So why I think I’d want to do this I have no idea!

I’ve also wondered what it would be like to write a book. And that’s it- just wondered. No idea what it would be about or what I’d even say. When I was younger I would write and illustrate short stories and I remember trying to sell them for 50 cents too. Sadly, I did not grow a publishing empire at 11. Womp womp.

But I guess you’ll just have to follow along to see what the next 5 years bring! 😉

But in the meantime, let’s finally get to the Grand Prize!

Friday’s Prize: How To Build a Wardrobe From Scratch eBook + $300 Gift Card to Your Favorite Store

If you haven’t gotten your hands on a copy of my eBook yet, now is the time! Plus, I’m giving you $300 to your favorite store to get you started on building your classic wardrobe!!

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How To Enter*

To enter to win today’s prize, comment on this blog post with your answer to the question below + follow me on Instagram + follow me on Pinterest + follow (and/or like) me on Facebook + join the newsletter.**

Question: What do you want to see from My Chic Obsession in the future?

Thank you for following along this journey these past 5 days and especially the past 5 years. I’m excited to see what the future holds and I hope you are too!

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*Winner will be selected at random, picked from the best quality answers, and chosen by the end of the week. The winner will be notified by 9/13 via the email commented with. If the winner is unable to provide a shipping address by 9/17 then another winner will be chosen.

**Selected winner will be asked to send screenshots to verify

Carolyn Arentson
Carolyn is the founder and creator behind My Chic Obsession. When she's not dreaming up new content, you can find her watching a funny tv show with her husband, raising her two boys, or planning her next trip to Paris.