We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Braddock and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amy, what do you love most about your work?
I love sharing my style through my social media accounts and on my blog, because I love fashion. I love getting to share outfit ideas and styling tips with other women. Whether it be simple day-to-day, mom-on-the-go outfits, or getting fancy in a dress and heels for date night, I love inspiring others to feel their best and confident in what they wear. What I love most about doing this is hearing from those who find something that makes them happy.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Becoming an influencer a few years ago, during a time when the field was rapidly growing, wasn’t easy. Trying to navigate my way, as things were constantly changing, proved to be challenging. To overcome some of the challenges, I realized I needed to not compare myself to others or overthink what I was doing. I needed to keep my focus on why I was doing this, why I love it, and to stay true to myself. I learned that consistency is key, but that I also cannot do everything, and that’s okay. I’m a stay-at-home-mom of four little ones, who will always be my top priority and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Just staying local, there are so many great places to check out in downtown McKinney, Texas. Some of our favorite places to eat are right here. For a nice steak dinner, I love Rick’s Chophouse and tend to choose this place for all special occasions. Right next door, enjoy a glass of wine from local wineries at Landon Winery, perfect for a date night or girl’s night out. Both of these places have indoor and outdoor seating. A few of my other favorite eating spots include: Patina Green, Local Yocal BBQ & Grill, Cadillac Pizza, The Yard, and dessert at Emporium Pies. Downtown McKinney is also home to some of the cutest and most unique shops such as, Willow House and Pumps Boutique. You can also find live music or simply enjoy a stroll down the streets. It’s such a friendly area!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout to my husband, Caleb, for always supporting me and my dreams. He has encouraged me from day one and helps me accomplish my goals. He is always willing to be my photographer, gives me ideas on content, and boosts my confidence when I get discouraged. I could not do this without him beside me.

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