Wearing //
Chelsea28 bag sold out but love this on sale
Beauty //

It's hard to believe I've been sharing my style, beauty, and personal stories on the interwebs for eight years. From a college student to a thirty-something, it's been quite an eye-opening experience. Time goes by so quickly! I never planned this. So many girls I started out with have come and gone, and at times I have contemplated doing the same. As I've said before, there are a million blogs to read and the simple fact that anyone still stops here is still a question mark to me. But hey, I thank you for doing so!

Here's what I've learned in my eight years of blogging: 

I'm not a fashion blogger. If you need a few fashion blog recommendations, here are mine: Sincerely Jules, Brooklyn Blonde, and Late Afternoon. Beautiful girls and even more beautiful photography. When I need a fashion fix, I look to them.

Speaking of photography, although the pictures have improved here, they still aren't what I'd like them to be. But because Nate is so busy with his own work, I'm not going to pressure him into turning my hobby into yet another thing for him to take on. Maybe one day I'll get around to signing up for a photography class...

If I compare myself to other bloggers, I'll never be satisfied. It's in everyone's best interest not to go down that rabbit hole. It's an important practice for all of us! You be you and I'll be me.

I write about what I know. The rest I leave up to others.

I'm not very good at building myself up on social media. I feel sheepish doing so. I try to, but ultimately I feel like if people want to read here then they will.

My goal is to promote beauty in everyone. You reading this, yes you are beautiful! You don't need fixing. Have I been tempted to edit myself skinny? Uh, yeah. But that would be ridiculous and disingenuous. So if I gain weight, lose weight, have a face full of pimples, frizzy hair etc. that's what you'll see.

I love this community, and although I have some gripes here and there, I am happy to be a part of it.

Now on to the giveaway! The winner as selected by Rafflecopter is Rachelle. Congrats, friend! Thank you to everyone that entered and I hope to do more in the future. You guys are the best 💗

Linking up with More Pieces of Me & Pink Sole.


  1. Jules and Brooklyn blonde are my favorite bloggers as well, if I could only follow two it would probably be them. They have such strong sense of style, you do too. I always know when something is so Noelle. Loving you in this shade of blue and I'm so happy I won the giveaway. Now I need to narrow down what I want to get lol.


  2. First, I love your pretty outfit and all the fun details on that top! I loved reading your lessons learned in 8 years of blogging! It really does take a lot of mental work in the "not comparing" department to keep doing this and stay sane!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. Congratulations on 8 years! That is so impressive! Love that pretty cold shoulder top on you!

  4. I love that you promote beauty on everyone. That is what we should all be doing. Speaking of beauty, you look beautiful! I LOVE this top on you. Fits you so well and looks so great. Congrats on 8 wonderful years!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. 8 years! Such a great accomplishment! You are such an insightful writer, it's always an inspiration. So happy our paths have crossed! Congrats!
    Caryl | http://morepiecesofme.com


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