Hello Beautiful Souls,

I’m Alyssa, the creator & owner of Pretty, Young & Motivated, formally known as Between Vogue & Van Gogh. I have recently recreated my blog to match the ideals I would like to share with all of you on a daily basis. The name Pretty, Young & Motivated came to me one day when I was trying to determine my brand and what message I would like to portray to my readers. I want PY&M to be a place that encourages self-love, confidence in oneself and inspires women to be the best version of themselves.

Let me tell you a little more about myself: I am a college student from the Mitten (Michigan) and I am studying international business and marketing, along with a minor in French. I love exploring what the world has to offer, one of my favorite things to do is travel. I am inspired by new people and places; traveling makes me feel the most alive and it helps me reconnect with myself. Meeting new people from around the world inspires me, it’s fun to learn their perspectives and goals. Humans are amazing!

In the future, I would like to end up in the city working in the fashion industry. I have huge dreams that many people think that I am crazy for, but if your dreams don’t scare you, are the big enough?! I say no! Never stop pursuing what sets your soul on fire. Hopefully in a couple of years you will find me in New York or Paris, where ever the world takes me. I am very passionate about accomplishing my dreams and I work very hard at achieving my dreams.

On a normal day, you can find me in a coffee shop in the city or somewhere on campus doing homework. I am a true people watcher, and cafe’s are my favorite place to sit down with a latte and embrace the atmosphere. I am an advocate of self-love and being confident. I love having meaningful conversations with my close friends and gaining inspiration from them. I am an aspiring Girlboss and I want to reflect that attitude here on my blog. I want all my readers to feel like a Girlboss and I hope to encourage that.

Now, I cannot give away all the secrets right here in the introduction section but I want my readers to know this is the new brand. Pretty, Young & Motivated is a blog that will encourage women to be confident in their own skin and inspire other women to love themselves too. Loving yourself is not some secret skill, it just takes a little positivity and a few reminders. That’s why I am here; to share the best tips and tricks with you, but also share the bad days with you. So, if you are an aspiring #Girlboss who needs a little reminder from time to time, I’m your girl & this is your blog.

Love Always,


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