Hey there! I’m Allison, the girl behind The Savvy Camel and I’m so excited that you found your way to my blog! First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m a 20 something living in the Philadelphia suburbs with my husband, Charlie and our pup, Aspen. We’re originally from North Carolina and take pride in our southern roots. I don’t drink caffeine, I’ve been living with Crohn’s Disease for over 10 years, I sing my lungs out in the car and shower, and I have 3 tattoos that always come as a shock to people. 🙂
Now, what’s The Savvy Camel all about? For starters, I have a passion for fashion and I find so much joy in using that as a creative outlet by sharing my style with anyone who cares to see it. I started this blog in January 2017 as a newlywed living 5 states away from my family and friends, in a job that was great but not quite right for my personal growth. I knew from the beginning that, one day, I would love to somehow turn this into something that I could earn a living off of, I just didn’t know when that would be, how it would work, or what it would look like.
Almost 2 years later, I’m still shaping a lot of those things but I feel like I’m finding my voice and my tribe and that’s the most important piece to all of this. I also feel like I’m finally finding my purpose with this blog, something that I admittedly lacked in the beginning.
So what do I believe the purpose of The Savvy Camel is? One of the biggest discoveries that I’ve made on this blogging journey is that I struggle a lot with self confidence… and I didn’t want to admit that. But I don’t want self confidence to continue being a barrier… for any of us! So I feel like the purpose is simply opening up and sharing my journey with self doubt, self love, and self confidence so that you can know you’re not alone.
But don’t worry, I’m not always over here preaching self love because 1) somedays I struggle with it myself and 2) sometimes ya just need to keep things light, ya feel? But my hope is that this can be a safe place to know that, even if we’re not talking about it, we’re all together on an ongoing journey to love ourselves. My hope is that you can come here feeling like you can be exactly who you are and, better yet, feel confident in that person.
One thing that always makes me feel confident is a good outfit and it’s the perfect way for me to bring my love for fashion together with self love. I want to share style that we can all wear. We deserve to feel stylish, fashionable, and sexy without having to dress extravagantly or wear clothes that are gonna be “so last season” in a week.
Long story long, The Savvy Camel is all about having style that suits you and your personality while making you feel confident… all without having to wear bedazzled knee high hot pink boots. I actually think I would feel very self conscious in bedazzled knee high hot pink boots… Oh, did I mention I practice my fair share of sarcasm too? 😉
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the site and will want to come back for more!