I’m Brooke, the blonde behind the blog.

Brooke Burnett

{photo by Claire McCormack Photography}

I am a 20-something young professional, food lover, fashion fanatic, and blonde. I started this blog at first to capture life’s big events. An old boyfriend always called me “small blonde” which became the inspiration behind the name – One Small Blonde. This pushed me to really figure out what I’m passionate about in life which I now share with you.

I’ve always had a genuine passion for following fashion trends, but I also know what I love and stick to my own personal style. I think the three words that best describe my style are: simple, sophisticated, and chic. Like I said earlier, I’m a young professional and entrepreneur which means as much as I love Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and my Louboutin’s my bank account can’t keep up with that type of lifestyle. SO – I’ve learned to shop on a budget, but still look like I rock the designer trends. Any fashion item you see on this blog will always be around $100!

My passion for food and cooking didn’t evolve until after college when I started realizing I couldn’t eat anything and everything I wanted. I think my love for cooking stems from both of my grandmother’s (thanks Mimi and Mammy). If I could make Mimi’s fried chicken and Mammy’s fried okra every day I just might. Let’s face it… I’m from the south and we love our fried food. However, over the past few years I’ve taught myself how to cook healthier, but with the same amazing taste. Fun Fact: The Food Network is on the TV anytime I’m at home working, and if I’m traveling there is always one cooking magazine in my bag to read on the plane.

{Life Lessons} Life has taught me many things, but it’s what I’ve done with those things that have made me the person I am today. I’ve been blessed to have been able to start my own company at such a young age, and I thank my parents for always supporting me during this journey.

Don’t get caught up in the small things…try to find the life lesson in everything you do.