The Climb: How a Breakup Led to Fashion Blogger Arielle Nachmani's Success

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It's true what they say: the sweetest revenge one can have post-breakup is success---and blogger Arielle Nachmani, the sartorial mastermind behind the successful blog SomethingNavy, is living proof of it.

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In the second installment of The Climb, a new video series that highlights industry professionals and their rise to the top, Nachmani reveals how dating a career-driven man inspired her to start her blog. "I pretty much started it for him, so I could tell him that I was doing something. And then when he broke up with him, it became a revenge," she shares in the video above. "I wanted to look really good on the internet, and for him to see me."

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But it soon turned into something valuable for Nachmani. "It sort of just evolved, and I became obsessed with doing it. It wasn't really about him anymore," she says. "It became about me loving what I was doing." For the full interview with Nachmani, watch the video above. Plus, see what she has to say about her climb to success and her how-to on building a successful brand.

Want more from The Climb? Visit our hub for the full archive of interviews with jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher, model Crystal Renn, style expert Jeannie Mai, and model Myla Dalbesio.

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] My name's Arielle Nachmani and I'm the fashion blogger behind somethingnavy.com. I started the blog because of a break-up. I was dating someone who was just very driven, had a job, and I was still in college and had no idea what I wanted to do. So I pretty much started it for him, so I could tell him that I was doing something that I was passionate about. And then when he broke up with me, it became a revenge. Like I wanted to look really good. On the Internet, and bring them to see me. And then it just sort of evolved and I became obsessed with doing it. It wasn't really about him any more. It just became about me loving what I was doing. I think fashion is just a way to express yourself. For me, when I get up in the morning, the way that I dress is based on how I feel that day. Sometimes I'll feel preppy and uptown, sometimes grungy. It just really, for me, it's a way to express who I am and how I'm feeling. [MUSIC]

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