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hello again | floral print dress for fall

Monday, October 03, 2016

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||Mock-Neck Floral Shift Dress (Less than $50!)| Naomi Double Ring | similar burgundy floppy hat | similar wedge booties (currently 25% off)||

*If you are only reading this post because you are interested in the dress, you can find it here. It is on sale for less than $50 right now, so it is a great time to buy! I am wearing a small for size reference. I love the darker floral print for fall and you can't beat the price. Wear it now with booties, or add a suede jacket to make it work for even cooler weather!*

Hello again, blogging world! It's been awhile (over 6 weeks to be semi-exact) since my last blog post. I have never been gone that long at one time before. Thank you all for sticking with me through the past few weeks of silence. A special thank you to those of you who reached out through email during my absence to make sure nothing horrible had happened or just to say hi. The people I have met through blogging are truly incredible!

I could go through a huge list of reasons of why I have been gone, but I don't want to bore you with them all so I will do my best to keep this brief. I will say it all started with a lack of interest in Instagram. If you follow me there, you most likely noticed I pretty much abandoned my Instagram account way back in June. I have always been more interested in my actual blog than my Instagram. I like writing and I like that I own my blog. With the algorithm change, bloggers, influencers, and regular users now only see what Instagram wants to show you. I don't know about you, but I see the same 15 people over and over again. Even if I don't interact with their photos, they keep coming up. I can go through the number 1 account I want to see on Instagram and like every single one of their photos and they still don't appear in my feed. It's so annoying! So not only have I not been posting, I basically just stopped logging in all together. Instagram has even emailed me saying things like, "Don't forget about your account!" I am trying to get back into it now, but we shall see what happens there haha.

Despite my lack of interest in Instagram, I still loved blogging. However, life got very busy at the end of August/beginning of September. We had a lake vacation, a trip to Omaha to visit family, I was out of town for work for a full week, and Tyler was also out of town for work a separate week. All in all, the blog was placed on the back burner. Once it was there, I found it hard to take it off the back burner. At first it was really weird to not blog, but then it just became the new normal. Over the past few weeks, there were many times that I wanted to bring the blog back. For example, I'd want to log in and share a sale guide with all my picks from an awesome sale. However, I didn't think it was really fair to not post for 2 weeks, write 1 post about my top picks from the Loft sale, and then not post again for another 2 weeks. Or, Tyler and I would be driving around town and I'd find a great spot to take blog pictures, but we wouldn't have the camera so we'd keep driving. These kinds of things happened often enough that I decided to bring the blog back.

I am not really sure where the blog will go from here, but I am happy that it is back today! I love having this little piece of the internet as a creative hobby. Also, I love having some place where I can talk about fashion, makeup, or traveling with other people who have the same interests. Tyler is a great sport and will listen to me be excited about new shoes but he doesn't have the same appreciation as some of you haha. I am looking forward to connecting with you all again and thanks for your support while I was gone!

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27 thoughts

  1. Welcome back! That dress is so pretty. I totally can relate to you regarding IG, I too do not like the new set and feel like I see the same people over and over again. In fact, I don't post as much as I use either. Sometimes a break is good, it is good to recharge!

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  2. Glad to see you back! I love this outfit. The floral dress is adorable! And I completely share your frustrations with Instagram!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  3. Welcome back. I am glad you are well. I don't post that often on Instagram myself and I don't even have it connected to my blog. This outfit is so you and just adorable for Fall. I love the pretty dress.

    Have a great week! 💋 Ada.

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  4. Missed you beautiful but totally understand!! For me, I do not do Insta or FB because I too want to concentrate in blogging and the wonderful relationships with bloggers. You shine in this dress but you are oh so beautiful on the inside too!!

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  5. I totally agree with so much you said! It's definitely great to take a step back to re-group! Glad that you're back though and I LOVE your outfit!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  6. Welcome back girl - you were missed!! I'm not really liking the new algorithm and totally see the same posts all the time!! GAH! Glad you had time to refocus! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Hey there! I'm getting back into the swing of blogging too. I'm currently trying to decide if I want to just end my Facebook blog page since it hasn't been doing too well. Guess we will see?! Have a great day!

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  8. I was just thinking about you, sweet Darcy! So glad to see you back! I'm so annoyed with Instagram's algorithm as well...no matter how much work I put into my content, it just doesn't make it. There is just SO many social media platforms that I can't keep up.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  9. Glad you're back . . . sometimes blog breaks are needed! And I'm with you on Instagram . . . not a fan any more!

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  10. Glad you're back I was worried about you, but I went on IG and saw your post that you would get back today. Welcome back!

    xo
    PinkSole

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  11. Oh my god girl I feel you so damn hard! Let's email about this!!! <3

    The Adored Life

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  12. Welcome back gurlie, so happy to see you back in blogland and could not agree with you more on Instagram's algorithm. Beyond frustrating to say the least, yet they seem to think it's so much better. This dress is gorgeous on you, and perfect for fall. Bring on all the fun fall florals <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. Welcome back! I totally agree about Instagram -- it has become SO frustrating with the new algorithm. Love this pretty fall floral on you! Such gorgeous colors and so perfect with this hat!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  14. First, I missed seeing your posts! Second, you look gorgeous! Third, I completely understand the whole Instagram thing. The new algorithm sucks in that there's some people's content I never see. I'm a firm believer that blogging should always be fun, and if it ever becomes tedious then it's time to take a step back. Good for you for enjoying your summer and taking some time off!

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  15. What a gorgeous and girly fall outfits! I love the colors especially how the hat ties into everything and that gorgeous ring!

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  16. Welcome back girl!!! Love this outfit! The floral is so pretty and love it with those booties! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. Well hey from just a couple hours west!! I'm over in Manhattan (Kansas). So fun that you're in Kansas City. We love going over there for the weekend and running around. Such a neat city! Love this beautiful dress. You're so cute. So glad you found and commented on my blog. I love discovering new bloggers!

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  18. Welcome back! It's so great to see you blogging again! I get it - life happens but just blog when you have time.
    Love this dress! So gorgeous and very on-trend for Autumn!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  19. I was just thinking of you the other day, but hadn't taken the time to look and see when you had blogged last. I am glad to hear everything is ok and you just needed a break. Sometimes life just gets in the way and that's ok!! I have been more into SnapChat and IG Stories lately, because IG is just so weird and I feel like every passing day I get less likes! This dress is so pretty on you and I love all of the deep purples you tied in with the hat, nail color, etc.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  20. Hi gorgeous! Love that floral dress on you!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  21. I know what you mean about finding it hard to get back in the blogging groove! We went on vacation in September and it's been hard to get back into the writing groove and getting caught up with comments and everything. I'm excited that your back, and I love the outfit your wearing! That color is so pretty!

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  22. Happy to see you back looking ever lovely!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  23. What a gorgeous floral print dress! I love the autumn-inspired nail polish and the burgundy hat to go with it!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  24. Obsessed with this dress! Beautiful look!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  25. You look beautiful in these pictures! I love this dress on you and that hat looks perfect with it! Welcome back to the blogging world too! I can totally relate too because I feel like I barely blog anymore because I'm so busy during the week. :-( Anyway, I am happy to see you back and I look forward to reading more great posts! :-)

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