I started to get excited about getting dressed again and I began to gain more confidence in myself, something I'd somehow lost along the way. A few months later I took the plunge. Now, I'd be lying if I said it's been a perfect journey. I'm actually pretty embarrassed my some of my early outfits and the quality of the pictures. I'm also embarrassed about how obsessed I became with clothes and getting a good deal. I was also reading and commenting on about a million blogs a day. It was way too much. There really was no balance and it wasn't fair to my family, my students, or my God.
Since then I feel like I'm found a balance; this is a hobby, not my life. I don't think being a blogger makes me any more special than anyone else. This is just a fun outlet in the midst of the busyness of life; it's the one thing that's just mine. I also feel like I understand my style and don't feel the urge to go out and buy all the things or jump on board with every trend. Been there. Done that. I now get a few things each month and am blessed to work with a number of brands. Every cute outfit I wear doesn't need to be blogged and I repeat outfits. Often.
I'm also continually surprised and flattered when people tell me they bought something because I recommended it, or that a reader would take my outfits and recreate them. When I started this, that wasn't something I ever considered happening.
This journey has been fun and I've "met" some really great people along the way. Thanks to all of you who stop by my little spot in the Blogosphere. Your kind works and support make this little hobby something really fun.
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