About Me

My name is Ely (pronounced Ellie), you can call me Elle (all my friends do!) I’m an architect-in-training by day, and a blogger by night.

My love affair with blogging began right after college, when I realized my wardrobe was a disaster. I got my start documenting my adventures in fashion on my previous blog, Ripped Nylon. After writing and growing for five years, it was (painfully) time for a change. Inspired by the daily conversations I have with friends and family, the idea of a fuller lifestyle blog began to blossom.

Navigating adulthood is intense, so I’m focused on helping busy women look and feel their best so they can conquer their hustle – whether that’s their career or a blossoming side grind. You can expect me to write about: Career Dynamics, Productivity Tools, Budget-Friendly Style, and Self Care. I’ll also share a more intimate view of my own life, and interviews with the women who have inspired me.

I’m always looking for fun people to collaborate with! Shoot me an e-mail (elle@thebossbabelife.com) or catch me on twitter (@elle_duran) if you want to get a project going, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s bloom together, ladies!