||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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