Welcome! My name is Chelsea Hetzel and I am the founder of Inspiration Indulgence, a personal style & self-help blog inspiring you to live your best self. It truly means the world to me that you are here, reading my words, and visiting my space. You all have already changed my life so much in many ways that you will never even know.
About Inspiration Indulgence
Inspiration Indulgence was born in 2014 as a lifestyle blog, and has transformed into a self-help style blog throughout the years. As a graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in counseling, I found that style blogging wasn’t fulfilling for me without adding personal meaning and authenticity behind each post. My goal with each of my writings is to lift women up by using my counseling background to inspire confidence and uniqueness into personal style.
You will find many writings on this blog related to counseling topics I am passionate about; including topics regarding self image, body image, anxiety, depression, and more. All of the writings on my blog have been inspired by real life events; many of my blog posts are like opening up old wounds. My hope is that by being vulnerable and genuine with you, this blog can provide to you a safe space when you are feeling lost and in need of encouragement.
My Story + How I Define Style
Even as a little girl in grade school, I used to lay out my outfits the night before, and sometimes, I couldn’t sleep at night because I was so excited to wear my outfit to school the next day. In high school, I can still remember some of my favorite outfits that I adored and often received compliments on (never forget #BootsWithTheFur). When I headed off to college, I was disappointed in that my university was largely fitness-focused, so many of my classmates wore sweats to class. I felt like I was constantly standing out, and never owned my confidence and individuality. In addition, I used clothes as a mechanism to impress others (particularly guys) and never wore items simply to make MYSELF happy.
Now as a 24-year old living in northeast Wisconsin, my self-esteem has improved double fold, and I am in a much better place. Even though Wisconsin is not the fashion capital of the world, I take pride in my work with Inspiration Indulgence and enjoy sharing my style with my family and friends. I may not be an NYC girl or an LA blogger, but I stand out because I am making waves in the fashion industry in the Midwest. I’m a Midwestern gal, and proud of it!
Style is so much more to me than simply buying clothes, simply because there is so much more to me than materialism. To me, style is the ultimate freedom of expression. Style is courage. Style is making a statement. Style is finding yourself and being confident in doing so. Style is powerful, individualized, and has no rules. Style has no limits.
I am unique from other fashion bloggers in that I have no signature style. I truly love wearing many different “hats” (no pun intended) when it comes to my style game. I enjoy getting creative with my closet and am very unpredictable when it comes to getting dressed for the day. You will most likely see me wearing something with a bohemian flair, but don’t be surprised if you see me wearing a classy business casual classy chic dress the next day.
My Favorite Brands
Lovers + Friends
For Love & Lemons
On A Personal Note
When I’m not blogging (which is hardly never) you can find me having Grey’s Anatomy marathons with a bottle of wine and snuggling with my adorable golden retriever pup named Shadow. On October 7th, 2017. I will be marrying the most loving, selfless human on earth, who endlessly inspires me to be a better person.
Ultimately, I hope you leave this space feeling fearless; to live a confident, self-aware, and intentional lifestyle. I hope this space encourages you to be kinder to yourself, inspires you to embrace what makes you unique, and leaves you feeling loved and fulfilled.
You are SO loved and SO worthy.
Now tell me, what inspires YOU?_____________________________________________________________________
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