a new chapter

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every time i have made this announcement in the last few weeks, i’ve had to start with the following disclaimer.

i’m not pregnant yet.

but today’s news is exciting nonetheless.

guys, i quit my job.

for those unfamiliar with my life outside of the blog -for the past 11 years i have worked as the director of membership and communications for a private country club. it has been a position that has helped mold and shape me into the person i am today, equipping me with a skill set to serve me in both professional and personal capacities. while it is a bittersweet chapter to close, i know that i (we as S is 100% supportive of this decision) am making the best choice for our family and accordingly our future family. 

so what’s next, you ask? well, that’s kind of the beauty of this whole chapter -to quote hilary duff (and the hills theme song) -the rest is still unwritten. and while not having a concrete plan would normally scare my type A personality, at this juncture of my life, it does quite the opposite. i could not be more excited to venture out into the unknown.

first and foremost, the focus of having a less stressful schedule will be to start our family (Lord willing). secondly, i am excited to continue teaching studio barre classes, hopefully picking up a few more time slots during the day to fill my time (and earn a little extra money!). and finally, as it pertains to this space and my passion for fashion (that rhymes!) and personal style, i’m pretty thrilled for the opportunity to dedicate more time to growing my brand.

though i don’t leave the corporate world until august 31st, i have already begun brainstorming ways to engage more with this community (and my instagram community, too!). off the top of my head, i’m excited to:

  • contribute more fitting room fables posts/try-on sessions (especially as brands start launching their fall and holiday collections)
  • delve deeper into denim styling (after over a decade of limiting my denim purchases/wear due to the club’s dress code, i can’t wait to develop my casual aesthetic. i can finally justify buying a denim skirt!)
  • continue my morning “closet confessions” on instagram stories showcasing how i put together my #ootd (the outfits will just look a little differently moving forward)
  • start an IGTV channel
  • shoot more content during the week (this means employing another photographer –my mom!)
  • possibly collaborate with fellow bloggers
  • and continue to share more home updates (#casaderivera) in REAL TIME!


thank you for your continued support and for sharing in our excitement for this new chapter. we are thrilled for all that is to come! please let me know if there’s anything specific you’d like to see on the blog or on instagram, i’d love to have your feedback!


  • Mom
    August 2, 2018

    Congratulations! We are so excited to see what this next chapter holds. You have done an amazing job at your present position and we know whatever you pursue you will flourish at. You have so many talents that you are passionate about. I look forward to being #2 photographer and am available at a moments notice. ❤️

  • Natalie Borton
    August 2, 2018

    So excited for you in this new chapter of life! Can’t wait for all of the mid-week coffee dates we can have now 🙂

    • srivera
      August 3, 2018

      Thank you so much, dear friend. I, too, cannot wait to caffeinate with you (and maybe your littles) mid-week! xoxo

  • Aunt Teresa
    August 2, 2018

    Well, congratulations. That’s a big decision and I know you and your Mister looked at all the pros and cons. That might be the reason you’re not in a panic right now! Good luck in any and all adventures you begin.

    • srivera
      August 2, 2018

      Thank you so much! We feel great about this new season and couldn’t be more excited for all that is to come.


  • Deb
    August 6, 2018

    While I am so very happy for you…it is bittersweet I will miss your sweet face every morning. God’s plan.

    • srivera
      August 7, 2018

      Thank you, Deb! I will miss seeing you everyday, too. But we will definitely keep in touch long after August 31st! xoxo

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