Happy Birthday Being Mrs. Fowler! It’s my 2 year Blogaversary!
My sweet little blog just turned two years old and that is a cause for celebration!
I say “Just” but the truth is that it turned 2 on January 1st. Let’s get real though, sometimes life just happens! While I may plan things out a certain way, things rarely go as planned. You know what though, that is totally ok! When I started this blog it was about having fun and doing something that I was passionate about. Fashion has always been a big part of my life and I love having a way that I can share that passion with others. On my little piece of the web, I can be myself, talk about whatever I choose and just generally have a good time.
At first I was super stressed that I did not get this blog post completed to post right on January 1st. After sitting back and thinking I realized that I should never let something that I do to have fun stress me out. When I allow stress to enter my life during these times, it takes the fun away so what I love is no longer a hobby but a job. Don’t get me wrong, I wish that blogging could be my job, but at the end of the day, life is happening all around me and that makes it totally ok that things don’t always go as planned. I would much rather miss out on a supposed “deadline” that I created for myself than miss out on my daughter’s excitement watching fireworks or enjoying Happy Meal for the first time. (And I know, total Mom of the Year over here, but I ate plenty of Happy Meals growing up and I turned out just fine!)
What I do want to focus on instead is the joy that I have experienced from writing this little blog of mine. I never imagined that I would form some truly amazing friendships just by writing about what I am wearing. I also never imagined some of the partnerships that I would have made with some truly amazing businesses. From bonus room boutiques to thriving small businesses, I am honored by the amount of people who I have been able to work with and that want to work with me! It is surreal in so many ways because I am out their making this little dream of mine into a reality. It is not always perfect and sometimes it is not even pretty, but it is all mine.
Before I go I want to remind you that just as you are reading this and supporting me, please try to do the same and support some other small businesses. Shopping small is so important and, just as you have heard me say numerous times, I try to shop small whenever possible. Knowing that you are putting food on tables and sending little girls to dance is so much more important that putting another dollar into the pocket of a big box business. We are all on this road of life just trying to do the best we can so why not help each other out and make the journey a little easier?!
But enough of the heavy, some of you may just be here for the clothes! My romper is from Target and is absolutely amazing. It is shiny, soft and just makes me feel fabulous. My sequin blazer is a few years old and it is from Urban Outfitters. I actually got it in the clearance section for less than $20! Never be ashamed to shop clearance! You can get some truly amazing deals and have more money to spend on even more fun pieces! My shoes are last season and they are from Ross Dress for Less. Places like Ross and TJ Maxx are great because you can get things significantly below retail. My shoes are Steve Madden and I only paid $14.99 for them. The big-ticket item in this outfit is my Eiffel Tower handbag by designer Timmy Woods. If you think it looks familiar then you are right! Carrie has the same bag (although hers is covered in crystals) in the Sex and the City Movie. I saw it and immediately fell in love. I wasted no time finding one of my own to add to my collection! I will link similar items below so you can re-create my look or just incorporate them into your own wardrobe!
Before I close out this post I just want to give out a HUGE thank you to you, my loyal readers. Whether you are new to my blog or have been with me since day 1, I am so appreciative of your support. Without all of you this dream would not be a possibility and I thank God daily for allowing me to partake on this journey with all of you! Here is to bigger, brighter and better things in the New Year!
Photography Courtesy of Magnolia Blossom Photography
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