In Arkansas on
November 26, 2018

Does Investment Always Lead To Gentrification?

Today’s blog is going to be a little bit different from the blogs I usually have on The Happy Arkansan. Today, we are going to get real about the town I live in.

I live in a small city in Arkansas called Forrest City, AR.

Due to Forrest City’s proximity to the interstate, it used to be a huge manufacturing hub with a bustling downtown, and so much more.

In the 1990s, this started to decline over time as more companies moved away from our city in search of lower prices, or due to other issues.

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In Freelancing, Lifestyle on
November 23, 2018

Leaving Academia For The Hustle: Finding My Version Of Financial Freedom Online

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Freelancing has been one of the great joys of my 20s. When I first started this period of my life, though, I was enthralled with academia, grades, and higher education in general. I got so much out of my time as a student, but now that I am a freelancer, I couldn’t imagine any other career path. Today on The Happy Arkansan, I wanted to talk more about the transition from academia to freelancing and finding financial freedom online.

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In fashion, Style File on
November 12, 2018

Style File: Learning To Love Leopard Print

I have never been a super fan of most animal prints on clothing before. I would much rather wear florals, stripes, or solids if I am honest. When I went to Lane Bryant this September to try on a few items, I saw this adorable blazer. I decided that I wanted to see if I could style it and learn to love leopard print.

If you have any suggestions on styling leopard print, I would love to learn all your best secrets in the comments below!

Note: Lane Bryant provided the blazer in this post for me to style, all opinions in this article are my own!

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Style File: Learning To Love Leopard Print | It's time to get out of your fashion comfort zone! I was always scared to rock leopard print, but recently I received a beautiful leopard print blazer courtesy of Lane Bryant that I knew I needed to style on the blog. Check out this post for the best tips on styling leopard if you are afraid of styling it like I was. #FashionBlogger #LeopardPrint #Blazer #BusinessCasual #PSBlogger #PSFashionBlogger #LaneBryant

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In fashion, music on
November 8, 2018

Now Listening: 100 More Fantastic Rock Songs And A Floral Outfit Of The Day

It’s been a while since I shared a playlist, and you all know how much I love sharing those with you. I have shared quite a few over the last few years. Around this time last year, I shared another rock songs playlist. I decided to bring this idea back for a second go-round in 2018. When I tell people that I genuinely love rock, they are probably taken aback by this statement. Before I get into the playlist, I’m going to explain more about how rock found me. (P.S.: I genuinely think rock found me.)

Related Reading: Now Listening: 100 Amazing Rock Songs (& A Fall OOTD)

Now Listening: 100 More Fantastic Rock Songs And A Floral Outfit Of The Day | Do you like rock music and fashion? Check out my article where I list some more of my favorite rock songs while showcasing the cutest floral maxi dress I've ever seen. #FashionBlogger #StyleBlogger #CurvyBlogger #PlusSizeFashion #PlusSizeBlogger #MusicRecommendations

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