The Best Spots For Photos in Scottsdale And Phoenix Arizona Part 1

Hi everyone! This is a very requested blog post. I get tons of comments and questions about the best spots in my state. I will share the places I shoot at for my Instagram photos.

First up is Old Town Scottsdale Area! This is a great place for photos. Lots of different places to snap a picture no matter what kind of aesthetic you are going for.

I take photos around the mall as well as over in Old Town. I always get amazing results because there are so many spots!

I wanted to mention the two Airbnb’s I love that are close by to that. Being a blogger they have let me go and take photos there, but they are the cutest places to rent out! They are the Granada Grotto and the Pink Cactus.

Also in Scottsdale I am a big fan of Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. I frequent both of these places.

We have tons of great restaurant options for photos but that is a whole other blog post! One that is great for photos is the Henry. Also Teaspressa for cute pics and a tea or coffee!

We literally have desert all around us. Taking a photo in the desert is super easy and at golden hour or in the morning is always pretty!

And that’s all for part one…stay tuned for part 2!

Xoxo, Chloe

New Life Update

Hi everyone! Life has been so crazy lately. I recently started a new job and I am adjusting to blogging and also working. I am in the office Monday Wednesday and Friday now, and it is completely different! I got used to only working from home and for myself. I am now doing social media and online retail for a small business!

I also just had a birthday February 13th! I turned 24 and celebrated by going to brunch with my boyfriend and then we went to happy hour with my best friends!

I have definitely stepped out of my comfort zone which is hard for me to do. I love that I have made some changes and keep on growing! I still plan on expanding my own business and growing that while working part time.

I am also taking coaching clients if you are interested in one on one coaching! For anyone looking for grow their social media and work with brands I help other bloggers step up their Instagram game and land the paid collaborations they are wanting.

What are your big life changes recently?

Xoxo, Chloe

New Clothing Rack

For my birthday this year I asked for a clothing rack! I have been wanting one for a couple years now. I ordered mine off of Amazon and it was perfect for my room! It fits great in the spot and I love being able to display items I love.

This is what the rack looked like completely empty! It matches perfectly with my room. I wanted to display purses and some other items on the side and try to stick to neutrals for the clothing items.

This is not the final look for my clothing rack! I am still messing around with it and plan on getting some other items for the shelves. So far I am happy with the progress and can’t wait to do more decorating!

Here is the link for my clothing rack if you are interested in purchasing it!

Xoxo, Chloe

Chic Wish Lookbook

Hi everyone! If you know me, you know I love fashion and styling clothes. This weeks post will feature clothes from Chic Wish. They have a great selection of clothing, there is something for everyone on their website.

This first look is an all black outfit. I paired this pleated leather skirt with a black body suit and my favorite over the knee boots.

This next one was more out of my comfort zone. I would typically wear this at home to lounge in but wearing it out I paired it with boots and a jean jacket to style it up!

This sweater is super thick and comfy! I love it with these boots and faux leather leggings. This bag also matched perfectly!

This sweater is also another great one! Very tick material. I love it with these riding boots.

I will link all of these items for you to shop! Shop all of the looks here !

Xoxo, Chloe

Sedona Day Trip

Living in Arizona is amazing! This state has so much to offer and one of my favorite little road trips is Sedona. I live only an hour and a half away which makes it the perfect escape for the day.

My best friend and I headed up to enjoy lunch, take some pictures, and enjoy the change of scenery. We mostly hung out around Tlaquepaque. Our first stop was The Secret Garden! It is one of my favorite places for lunch. The food is amazing, and they have a covered patio for seating. I highly recommend trying the Taos Club, it is delicious.

Because of the wind and the weather they had the plastic down.

We spent most of the rest of the time walking around. It is so beautiful there. It is busier in the winter, most of the time I go to Sedona during the summer months so there are less people walking around.

Being there you almost feel like you are in another country. It is stunningly picturesque. Day tripping or vacationing in Sedona in general is a great break from reality.

Nicole and I took tons of photos for Instagram! Make sure to follow along on https://www.instagram.com/thebusybrunetteblog and if you are interested in shopping my looks Click Here !

Xoxo, Chloe

How To Stay Motivated Blogging/On Instagram

This weeks post is a highly requested one. I’ve gotten asked on Instagram many times how I stay motivated to post and to keep creating content. The answer is actually pretty simple…I love it! I genuinely enjoy what I do. I have a great time meeting up with my blogger friends to shoot photos and I have gotten to work with some incredible brands.

Doing what I love motivates me! I know the harder I work and the more consistent I am the more opportunities I get. This job is all about what you make from it. This year has been an extremely hard one. With so many ups and downs this has been consistent for me. I have also been able to grow and get better at what it is that I do.

I have been lucky enough to work with some big brands and gotten chosen for some exciting collabs. Some of my favorite collaborations have been from companies who have reached out to me! They love my page and they pick me to advertise their product and that feels like such an honor.

I got to work with Stella Artois, and they picked me as their micro-influencer for their campaign. That felt absolutely amazing! I had such a great time learning how to work with a bigger company like theirs.

I decided I needed to help other women be able to work with brands and I started my one on one coaching page. I knew that, that wasn’t enough and maybe some people didn’t want one on one so I created an affordable EBook also to help them land paying collabs.

I stay motivated knowing I am making progress and growing. I love to write everything down and to look back and see how far I have come. I consistently add new goals to accomplish and that keeps me motivated.

If you are wanting one on one coaching go to my Instagram page- https://instagram.com/thebusybco

If you just want the EBook- https://gumroad.com/l/YMskz

I hope this helps someone and puts them on a path to success.

Xoxo, Chloe

How To Work With Brands 101

Are you a blogger or influencer wanting to start getting paid for your social media? Then this post is for you! I wrote an EBook to cover any questions you may have and to help you land your first paid collaboration.

Because of Covid I went full force on social media and really made the most of it. I turned it into my full time job in 2020 and I want to teach other women how to do the same thing! I coach one on one privately and I wanted my class to be even more accessible and affordable!

I also created another EBook at a cheaper price for those starting out and needing advice on growing their following on Instagram.

Working With Brands

How To Grow On Social Media

I love teaching other women how to utilize their social platforms to make money and these books will help you figure out exactly how to do it!

Xoxo, Chloe

Great Gift Ideas (With Discounts)

This is my long awaited blog post! I work with a ton of great companies all year long and these are the best of the best items with amazing discounts!l wanted this guide to have something for all the ladies in your life (and maybe guys too).

First up is the item I get the most comments and questions on. The RoseSkinCo IPL. With everything going on this year, this at home laser has been extremely popular with everyone.

When you go to the spa you end up spending thousands of dollars to be able to do your full body. This device is under $100 and so easy to use! My discount makes it even more affordable! Use code TheBusyBrunette. Click This Link To Shop

Next up is a line of makeup I am incredibly passionate about! Frankie Rose Cosmetics has been a total game changer for me. I have used the same foundation for years and years. I have tried to many foundations and never liked them and ended up going back to the same foundation…until Frankie Rose. I am obsessed with their foundation. It is super easy to color match online also which is so helpful! They also have so many great pallets and lip colors. I also love their concealers! Use my code BUSYBRUNETTE for a discount at checkout. Click Here To Shop

This next beauty tool is an absolute game changer! We all wash our faces, and we all have a different skincare routine. This device is amazing! Face cleaners like the Clarisonic don’t really clean your pores. Most ways that we clean our faces don’t actually get dirt and makeup out of our pores. The LumiSkin does! I am going to add an informational photo that do an even better job explaining.

Photo of me in Frankie Rose Cosmetics after using the LumiSkin.

You can shop This Link if you are interested in the LumiSkin. This would make an amazing gift and I know any woman in my life would love to get this!

Last but not least is my favorite self tanner. Self tanner is another product I am so picky about. I have used Loving Tan for years and now this tanner has replaced it!

Use code BusyB! Shop Here

I hope this is helpful for anyone looking for a great gift or just something to treat yourself!

Xoxo, Chloe

My Stay At Civana Resort In Carefree Arizona

Hi friends! I just got home from my amazing weekend stay at Civana Resort. They invited me to stay for two nights, so my boyfriend and I packed our bags and went to this beautiful resort. We got there Saturday in the afternoon and took some time to hang out and check out the hotel. I had been there a couple times before but this was my first time staying! We happened to be there at the same time as Restaurant Week in Carefree. My boyfriend made reservations for us for dinner at one of the local restaurants called Keelers. It is located five minutes down the road in Spanish Village.

Taking some time to relax in one of the robes they provide.

When we got back from dinner we went down to the pool and spent some time in the hot tub. There was only one other person there so it was nice basically having it all to ourselves!

Sunday morning we woke up and went to brunch at a spot in Cave Creek that we absolutely love called Local Johnny’s. Carefree and Cave Creek boarder each other so there is a ton of restaurant choices and fun things to do all in a small area.

In the afternoon we laid by the pool and went for a swim. They have an gorgeous pool and a limited amount of chairs so it doesn’t get overcrowded. One thing I loved about Civana is how they were handling covid. Everything was very clean and they did a great job taking precautions to make their guests feel safe.

After we had enough of the pool we went back to the room to make the charcuterie board. I loaded up the mini fridge with all of the stuff we needed to make one, and it came out perfect!

We ended the night with a pizza from another great local spot and sat out on the beautiful patio and enjoyed the cool nighttime air.

If you are looking for a place to stay I highly recommend Civana. They are a wellness resort and offer a ton of different fitness and wellness classes. They also have a spectacular spa that I got to tour previously. I’m dying for the next time I get to stay there and try all of the amenities!

Xoxo, Chloe

The Most Instagrammable Places In Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona

I absolutely love living in Arizona. It’s great living in a place that so many people love to vacation at. This means we have tons of amazing spots and fun things to do! I decided to round up a list of some of the places I love to go to for Instagram photos!

I know a lot of bloggers and influencers are constantly on the lookout for spots to really make their Instagram feed look great. These are just some of the ones I love!

1. Teaspressa– This spot is a local blogger favorite for many reasons! The cute seasonal decor and small cozy feeling make for a great photo. They also have a wall outside that looks great in photos!

2. Resorts- We have some of the most beautiful resorts here in Arizona! They are great to take photos at, especially because people there kind of expect you to!

Some of my favorites include- The Scott, Civana, and basically anything close to Old Town Scottsdale!

3. Kierland/ Scottsdale Quarter- Basically anywhere in Kierland and Scottsdale Quarter is amazing for photos! Scottsdale Quarter especially because they will put up things year around to encourage people to take photos there! I always go there in the spring and during the holidays because that’s when the displays are the best.

4. City North- This spot is super underrated! I love it because it’s usually not too busy and there are a ton of spots to take photos. Also there is a hidden speakeasy in one of the coffee shops…shhh…

5. Frontier Town Cave Creek- Cave Creek is an absolute hidden gem that most bloggers don’t take advantage of! This is where I go to shoot a lot of my content when I don’t feel like driving far. Frontier Town is just one of the many spots for photos. It is great year around!

6. Any Of Our Amazing Restaurants– AZ is known for our dining! We have so many great Instaworthy places to choose from. The Henry is a super popular one for photos. I also really love La Grande Orange. Many bloggers hang out and frequent cafes such as SweetDees and Ruze.

7. AirBnb– We have tons of cute Airbnb’s in Scottsdale! I love going to them and getting to take photos. It’s great for getting a ton of content done and not having to worry about people looking at you while you do it!

The Granada Grotto
Pink Cactus

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it helped inspire you to travel to Scottsdale or to get out and take all the fun photos!

Xoxo, Chloe