Hi, I am Hillary!
Welcome to the Hillary Michelle blog. You probably guessed it, Hillary Michelle is my first and middle name. My last name is Unruh, and even though it’s not included in my title, it’s a big part of who I am! I just recently got married to my best friend and love of my life, Tate, on August 19, 2017. I will save our story for another day, but being married has been so fun and such a gift. Tate is actually the man behind the camera on Hillary Michelle! Reason number 2,357 why he is the most amazing husband.
We moved to Belgium about three days after we got married (talk about crazy transitions). I quit my job that I had been at for four years, left my friends and family, left everything comfortable to be with my husband as we chased his dreams! Tate plays professional basketball overseas, and for the next two and half years we will be in Belgium.
I started a blog quickly after arriving in Belgium, I wanted to be able to update our friends and family back home about our new life here. I soon realized that I loved having a blog. I loved writing, I loved tapping into my creativity, and I loved spending my time on the blog. After many talks with my husband, I decided that I wanted to invest in a real blog and a real website. I have always wanted to start a blog, but so many factors (mostly fear) held me back. My sweet husband helped me lay all my fears down, and here we are!
I am so excited about this blog. I am excited to have a little cozy corner on the internet to share my love for fashion, travel, real life, and Jesus, with anyone willing to listen! My hope is that this blog will encourage, inspire, and bring joy to those reading.
I love clothes, styling, and shopping. Styling outfits is one of my favorite avenues to express my creativity. I also love finding a good deal. Let’s be honest- I have a shopping budget now (thanks babe) and it’s a big game to see how many pieces I can get within that budget. I am getting pretty good at it if I do say so myself.
I love traveling and exploring new places. Since we are in Belgium now, our options have expanded, and I’m not mad about it! I am always on the hunt for the best restaurants, coffee shops, and dessert spots, because that’s all you do when you travel, right?? 😉
My faith, it’s the most important part of who I am. I love Jesus with my whole heart and I strive daily to be more like Him. I also strive to be 100% authentic with my walk with the Lord. Through my authenticity, I hope to relate and encourage those reading!
More about me. I think “lists of loves” always say a lot about a person.
I am a lover of coffee (always black), donuts, and any sort of candy that is sour. I could eat chips and salsa for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I love bold lips- red, purple, hot pink, you name it. You will almost never see me wearing tight shirts, ew get them off me. I love fall and winter way more than summer (weird, I know). Chunky sweaters, leggings, scarves, and booties, are my jam. Hoop earrings never went out of style in my eyes. I love binge watching TV shows on Netflix. I love going to bed early and waking up early. I love reading, I just never take the time to do it. I have a huge heart for the broken. I love sewing, and I have a sewing machine and a serger (HA I love you if you know what that is). I love rap music with my whole heart and I love dancing to it even more. I love being dramatic sometimes, it’s more fun. I love jean jackets, and could wear one every day. I love neutral colored clothes, and I really love all black outfits. Yes, please! Ok, this could go on and on but I will spare you.
Again, thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stay awhile.