Before we get into my story, I’m going to tell you how to pronounce my last name.

It’s pronounced phonetically and it rhymes with rye, lye, and dye. (van-why)

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way welcome to my blog.

I’m Candice, a 20-something from South Carolina who currently lives in Oakland, CA.

I’ve been a freelance administrative and marketing coordinator since 2013 and I love my job. I help small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs with all types of admin and marketing tasks like managing social media, creating marketing materials, updating websites, etc.

Over the years I’ve gotten into debt, gotten married, gotten out of debt, and learned to love my life as it is so that I can keep along the journey of creating a life that I want.

Along with my regular work I podcast, blog here, and make Youtube videos.  I also manage a group called Brown Girl Bloggers.

Brown Girl Bloggers came about as a way to connect, encourage, and support women of color who create content online. When I started blogging I could barely find any other women of color so instead of begging for inclusion I decided to make a place for us and I’m pretty damn proud of it.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou”

I try to live by the above quote. I saw something missing from the blogging space so I created Brown Girl Bloggers and I saw something missing in the content space so I decided to add to it. I believe complaining is pointless (although we all have our days) and that we should do the best we can to live each day to the fullest.

Random Facts About Me

– I love coffee and I’m kind of a snob about it.

– I’m a huge fan of supporting local businesses.

– I plan to sell my stuff and travel the world at some point.

– I love ice cream and almost never pass up a chance to eat it.

– My favorite color is purple.

– I’m spontaneous and I like it that way.

– I don’t like to cook but I can order a mean takeout.

Check out my video on how I lost 25lbs in one month.

A video on featuring summertime casual outfits.

And a random video of me making butter coffee.

I’m a Gemini. What can I say.

Anywhoo, I hope you enjoy reading my ramblings and that you get a little style inspiration along the way. Don’t be a stranger. Follow me on Twitter & Instagram accounts. You can also follow me on snapchat at: candicevanwye but be warned, I’m ridiculous.

The photography on this page is by the AMAZING Briana Gardener.