What’s New With Amanda Miller + Link-Up

Amanda Miller

So in case you didn’t know, I am Amanda Miller, the proud owner of The Miller Affect. Sometimes I just want to do a post for you guys to get to know me better and vice-versa! I would love to know more about you. When I studied ideal audience types I read, “your ideal readers are someone who you would want to grab a cup of coffee with”. Hey, it’s Wednesday, so let’s toast to champagne instead!

chicwish floral skirt, Amanda MillerChicwish floral skirtNude Stacy Sandal from Steve MaddenRebecca Minkoff pink Love quilted crossbody bag

Photos by Adria Lea Photography

You may not want to hear about my life right now, but I definitely want to hear about yours, so please leave a comment below introducing yourself! If you have a blog please link to it or if you want a follow on Instagram you can link to that too!

So what is life like as Amanda Miller?

MY JOB (and I do not mean Blogging). I have a full-time job as a Treasury Analyst at a huge oil & gas company called Energy Transfer. I just started my blog, so it will be a long time before I can do this full-time (but that is the dream). I am charge of releasing all of our payments out to ALL of our customers. We recently went through a huge merger and we have had to take on a lot of new responsibilities until we get some more people hired. For me, this means stress and anxiety from 8:30-5 every day. I basically cannot look up from my computer unless it is lunch time.

MY SECOND JOB: I am basically on my computer 12 hours a day. Yes, it is sad, but I am new blogger and I want to create something great!! It is hard but super rewarding when I get messages from you guys letting me you know like my stuff. Pure Bliss! I also get to work with some great companies and go to some amazing events. I have three events tonight, but may only get to go to one! Tomorrow I get to go meet tons of other Dallas Bloggers at a little happy hour. Work hard, play hard!

Here is a great blogging schedule I go by for any of you that also has a full-time job:

Morning-  Post on Instagram, share my blog post on Google+, use Stumbleupon to share my latest post, head to all of the link-ups to link my blog (full-list coming soon), and post in my FB group- Instastyle Society.

Noon: Post on Instagram, share my post on FB, comment on other blog’s and engage on social media.

Evening: Instagram, answer emails, set up my blog post for the next day, work on different things for my website, set up my pins to be released the following day

WHEW, it is A LOT. But having this schedule keeps me from getting overwhelmed!

LIFE: As stated in my Multi-Tasking and Spring Cleaning posts, it is important to get organized. I definitely make time for friends and family, but it isn’t as much as I would like. I usually only see my boyfriend on the weekends (for a pic of us, follow @themilleraffect on Instagram). He is amazing, sooo handsome, and so so supportive. As for friends, most of my friends have birthdays around this time, one of my best friends just announced she is pregnant, and my other best friends are all getting married this year. I usually have something every weekend to go to for these kind of events. My family and I are SUPER CLOSE. My sisters are my two best friends. My older sister and her husband are both in seminary school and are about to start fostering (they have their last home visit soon)! She is my photographer so I get to see her and my brother-in-law pretty often. My younger sister and her husband live in DC so I never see them :(. She is studying for her MCAT and he is about to start school for website development (yay for me, right?) My parents travel all of the time and play tennis when they aren’t traveling (hard life, right). Currently they are cruising around the Mediterranean.

I hope you can share some every day struggles or some great things happening in your life below! If you have any questions for me, review my FAQ, or ask me in a comment :). xoxo A

The Outfit:

Skirt: Chicwish (order one size up!)

Shirt: Forever21 – I tucked it in 😉 but it is also the amazing shirt, but in blue, that I posted on my Forever21 post recently (order one size down)

Sandals: Steve Madden, Nordstrom (I wear them with EVERYTHING)

Purse: Rebecca Minkoff, Nordstrom

Bracelet: Kendra Scott

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40 Comments

  1. Lisa
    May 19, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Hi Amanda!
    I’m new to your blog, but I must say I’m a big fan already! I love your creativity, your style, your writing, and your relate-ability. I’m so inspired after visiting your blog! I love this post, and getting to know more about you!

    Quick facts on me:
    – Work full time in fundraising/event and meeting planning
    – Aiming to get my life coach endeavor off the floor
    – Based in Northern Cali

    Have a great week!
    Lisa
    http://www.theeverydayelevated.com

    • May 20, 2016 / 10:01 am

      Awh yayyy!! This makes me so happy! Thank you for making my day! Good luck on the life coaching endeavor! I am sure by this time next year we will talk and you will be killing it!! Also, I wish I lived in Northern Cali sometimes haha!

      xoxo A

      • Lisa
        July 18, 2016 / 5:47 pm

        Hi Amanda!! (I swear I’m not creepy! 😉
        Thanks for the encouragement! I’m planning on relocating by end of 2017! May I ask why you wish you lived in Northern Cali!?

  2. October 28, 2015 / 9:02 pm

    Hello!

    I just found your blog by looking into the Instastyle Society on Facebook. I emailed Katey and Betsy at Two Peas in a Blog asking about how they network with other bloggers and they suggested FB groups. Anyway, I went down the FB rabbit hole and found your blog and it is so helpful! I only started my blog about a month ago, so it is so helpful to see your How To posts.

    Thanks!
    Bridget

  3. September 30, 2015 / 8:56 am

    Love this post and absolutely love that you see all this as a community and not a competition. I am a stay at home mum and my full time job has become my littles (10 months, 29 months, and preggo with #3 (17 weeks), so I figured getting dolled up with some what a purpose like blogging it would be just a wonderful way of having something on the side to do outside of being a mum and wife.
    Hope to connect! @boosracic is my IG. Just signed up for rewardstyle after reading your helpful post. Thank you again for the helpful tips!

    Xoxo, Boo

    • September 30, 2015 / 10:00 am

      Thank you so much for leaving a comment! You don’t know how much that means to me! Good Luck with Reward Style!!! xoxo A

  4. May 14, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Thanks for sharing more about your life Amanda! 🙂 love getting to know the person behind the blog more. My hubby is currently about to start PA school, so I know I won’t be seeing him much!

    This skirt is totally gorgeous btw! I seriously love it, and blue and white is always a good idea!

    XO,
    Emily
    http://Www.idodeclareblog.com

  5. May 14, 2015 / 8:09 am

    i appreciate you sharing your schedule with us. i need all the tips i can get!

  6. May 13, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Wonderful post, Amanda!! And your outfit is on pointe! <3 I work full time in Global Digital Advertising and Promotions at a world renowned Healthcare company. It's A LOT of work, but makes my days go by fast! And I enjoy it! =) Gotta agree with you though, blogging & working full time is a huge undertaking! You're doing amazing though! Keep up the great work!! <3

    xoxo,
    Amanda | TheChambrayBunny.com

  7. May 13, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    GORGEOUS! Hello! So this is the shirt that you wore in white as well?! Love it tucked into the skirt, just perfect!

    xoxo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

  8. May 13, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    Love this post…a little insight into your life!! Great getting to know you, away from blogging.
    Love the midi skirt. Blue and white is such a great color combo!
    XOXO Betsy
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

  9. Chris
    May 13, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    You’re a total rock star, aren’t you? I’m a new follower, I think via one of the instagram loop giveaways over the holidays. Did you know (I’m sure you did) that there is a Houston band called TheMillerEffect? Funny stuff you find when you type in a website incorrectly…

    • May 13, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      Haha yeah Chris when you google the miller affect is says “did you mean the miller effect?” Grrr!! So glad to have you and thank you soooo much for commenting!!

  10. Brittany Buie
    May 13, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    I love this and you! I love this idea and you’ve inspired to do a little about me blog one day! This outfit is perfect as well!

    Xo,
    Brittany || Pretty & Sassy

  11. May 13, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    This is SUCH a great post!!! I have been following you on instagram for a while now, but I have to admit (sheepishly) that this is my first time on your blog. I LOVE IT and will definitely be adding to my list of “constant blogs I check”! It was great to get to learn a bit about you in this post!! I love learning about fellow fashion bloggers – especially ones that are working full time like myself!

    Xo
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • Anonymous
      May 13, 2015 / 2:19 pm

      I love your blog! I am retired after working in education for 34 years! My husband is retired with Chevron! We are currently helping to take care of our aging parents and managing a farm. We are ever so busy with day to day happenings! I enjoy working out! I do Pilates, water aerobics, mat and some yoga! I have a great trainer and I workout with her weekly too! I love fashion and I enjoy you the fashions that you find and put together! The photos are great as well! Thank you for making shopping easy for me! My husband thanks you too! Ha! I look forward to seeing the “Miller Affect” each day! Keep up the good work!

      • May 14, 2015 / 8:12 am

        Yay I’m so glad you love it and that you come here all the time! Is there a certain style you would like for me to post?! A school nurse.. I bet you could tell some stories!! I love that you guys stay so busy!! Xoxo A

  12. May 13, 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Love that skirt, and what a fun location for a shoot!! I can def relate with the being on a computer all day issue.

    Elle
    Southern Elle Style

  13. Kyla Currier
    May 13, 2015 / 12:12 pm

    I love actually getting to know other bloggers! It definitely helps connect with them more! Thank you for sharing about yourself!
    xo, Kyla – KyMarieC

  14. Kimberly
    May 13, 2015 / 11:28 am

    Hello insanely talented best friend!! Just wanted to let you know that you’re killing it! So proud of you and all the work your putting into your blog… It shows!! Xoxo

  15. May 13, 2015 / 10:46 am

    Love this post! The outfit is perfectly paired and you look fantastic as usual!
    It’s so nice getting to know other bloggers and biz peeps! Good luck to you, you are seriously doing a fabulous job!
    xo
    Carrie
    CS Gems

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  17. Darcy
    May 13, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Cute skirt! Sometimes I hate how much I am on my computer..all day at work and then at least one-two (sometimes more) for blogging! It’s craziness but I love it!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  18. May 13, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Super cute outfit! I am actually an Eye Doctor by day, but I love all these beautiful so I started my blog as a creative outlet. I am never around a computer so blogging get a bit challenging, but thank god I can instagram from anywhere 🙂

    Nav
    Nav K Brar Blog

  19. May 13, 2015 / 10:30 am

    Amen to multi-tasking! I love hearing about peoples double lives 🙂 I die for this skirt! Sportsanista

  20. May 13, 2015 / 10:10 am

    You offer SUCH helpful tips! Thank you for that. I LOVE that skirt! Havent tried ChicWish yet, but I keep seeing cool things from there. Wondering how their sizes compare to mainstream sizes…. And, you have a VERY busy day! xx Glam Karen

    • May 13, 2015 / 10:11 am

      Their sizes run small Karen so order at least one size up! Xoxo A

  21. May 13, 2015 / 9:22 am

    I love finding other Texas bloggers! I’m based in Austin, but I love visiting Dallas! 🙂 Loving your skirt by the way, so cute and feminine!

    http://www.rachellately.com | Austin Style Blog

    • May 13, 2015 / 10:11 am

      Yayy for some reason I feel like there aren’t that many Texas bloggers! I love Austin!!

  22. May 13, 2015 / 7:15 am

    What an awesome post! I just found your blog, like last week. And I love your style! My full time job as a school Nurse is hectic at times but I love it. Thanks for sharing a little more about you 🙂

    • May 13, 2015 / 7:28 am

      Hi Kishina, thank you so much for commenting! How is life as a school nurse? I am sure that is pretty hectic!! What do you like to do in your spare time?
      xoxo A

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