About

Hi, my name is Sarah! Welcome to The Bella Insider, my vibrant and cheerful corner of the internet. Here you'll find travel ideas, career advice, and an inside peek into my personal hobbies like skincare and snagging home decor deals.

When I’m not on this blog, you can find me photographing over at Sarah Wong Photo or proudly working my full-time social media job at The Hollis Co., a media production powerhouse based in Austin, Texas. In my free time, you can also find me wearing matching jammies cooking in the kitchen, strolling through Trader Joe’s snack aisles, or finding plane tickets for my next adventure!

The Story Behind The Bella Insider:
I founded this blog in 2011 as a sophomore in high school. Yes, a freshman in high school. Who knows what I was thinking back then?! All I knew was 1) I loved fashion and beauty, 2) I was good at math and science, and 3) I needed a creative outlet. Building, creating, and writing on this site was an amazing way to flex those muscles.

Back then, "blogging" was not a thing. In fact, this same blog was featured in a two-page spread of my high school yearbook because no one else was doing it! The Bella Insider became my sole creative outlet as I studied to earn my B.S. in Petroleum Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. As a top college lifestyle blog, this site has collaborated with brands like PBTeen, Supergoop, Teen Vogue, Kraft Heinz, and The Container Store to inspire students across the U.S. to explore, create, and pursue their dreams.

Fast forward to now: I graduated as an engineer, but I decided to take a leap of faith and pursue creative living full-time: here, at work, and in all my hobbies. It's been a wild ride, and I'm so glad to have a space to share about it all!