7.15.2014







Wearing // Asos dress
J.Crew pumps, similar for less!
Kate Spade bag, similar
Nordstrom Rack earrings, similar by Kendra Scott
Midi ring, love this

Beauty // Essie nails in "Bikini so Teeny"
Lips by M.A.C in Peach Blossom




Exactly five years ago, I started Beautygirl24. I had no idea what I was doing (I still don't really), but I was so excited about having my own little space to write about things I love. I didn't take into account how it would change my life. I didn't know it would give me more confidence, and I didn't know just how many girls I would "meet" or how many friends I would make. In fact, I never imagined I would attract a single reader. I originally only planned on doing beauty reviews and shopping posts, and then my blog transformed rather slowly into what it is today. I was passionate about it then, and I'm still passionate about it today. The blogging world has changed so much in the past five years, and I'm so fortunate that I can be a part of it in my own small way. Today, I just wanted to thank you guys for all of your sweet comments, questions, advice, inspiration, and support. I've seen so many ladies come and go, many who have perhaps moved onto other interests. But I've also known quite a few of you since the beginning (you know who you are). I've never had a real vision for Beautygirl24, and I think that's why I've enjoyed it so much over the years! I've never wanted to put pressure on something that I choose to participate in out of pure joy. I hope to continue to build relationships within this community, and I'm always open to new friends who love style, fashion, and beauty as much as I do. 

Happy birthday blog :)



Oh, and I need to thank this man for his support too! He photographs me while we laugh together, and until a year ago, he had never delved into photography. He tells me I'm beautiful even when I feel anything but. And he takes a genuine interest in my interests.

P.S. - We devoured the red velvet cupcake seconds after this photo. 

21 comments:

  1. Congrats on 5 yrs!! I always enjoy your blog posts! :)

    Janine

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  2. The dress is very pretty and you definitely look good in it:) I also congratulate you with your anniversary, keep it up:) In addition, those photographs turned out so great, it's nice that you have someone who shares your interests and supports you!
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  3. Congratulations on hitting five years! You are such a Doll and I've loved getting to know you in this wee little blogosphere! ;)

    LOVE this dress - I may have to scoop one up for summer... hope you don't mind!

    Sequins&Stilettos


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  4. Five years! Wow! Happy birthday to your blog! I love reading it :) Here's to another 5 years! And how sweet of you to thank your man! What a great guy you have!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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  5. Holy. ______. 5 years is a SERIOUSLY impressive accomplishment in the blog world. I am impressed that you've kept it up so long and I really love your philosophy of just doing what you love and not worrying about a "vision" or whatever. I think that's part of your charm - it's all very authentic and very you, and probably what keeps a lot of us coming back again and again. Thanks for the ideas an inspiration over the years and here's to another 5 more!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express

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  6. Five years yay!! I always enjoy your posts sweet girl.

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  7. Congrats on five years of blogging!! :)


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  8. Thank you so much ladies! And thank you for taking time out of your busy days to read my blog :)

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  9. Your one and only😍😘7/15/14, 2:46 PM

    🎶Happy birthday to you🎶 I'm always impressed with your blog no matter how blah you might feel about it afterwards- you absolutely kill it my
    love!

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    1. Haha, my one and only :) thank you babe, you're truly the best and I couldn't do it without you.

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  10. Happy anniversary! You have a great blog.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  11. Happy 5 year anniversary!!! That's so great that your hubby supports you! :)

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  12. HOLY GIVE YEARS! How incredible awesome!!!!

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  13. FIVE* I was so excited I couldn't type!

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  14. Congrats on five years (where has the time gone)! Love the black/white photo...classy ;) xo, tasha

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  15. Congratulations. I always look forward to your outfit post.

    sapna

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  16. Happy blogaversary! Five is a big milestone, and I'm so happy to hear you have found blogging to be such a positive influence on your life. I am always happy to read your posts!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  17. Time flies! Happy five years :) Your blog was among the first five blogs I started reading/following when I discovered this world of blogging. And still love reading your blog <3
    The dress is gorgeous and I love the pops of color the bag and the shoes add, gorgeous girl!

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  18. Happy blogging birthday, Noelle! <3

    xo, alison*elle

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  19. Holy wow! 5 years is a big feat! So happy our paths have crossed! Http://morepiecesofme.com

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  20. Wow - I've known you for 5 years now <3 Doesn't time fly? Feeling sentimental now...remembering all the wedding posts - your earlier OOTD posts in your old apartment - all the things I've bought over the years because you made it look so good LOL! Happy 5 years - love how your blog has grown (and grown) but you've kept it fresh, authentic and inspirational! Congrats Noelle <3

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