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Blazer: Lauren Conrad (exact) (option) | Top: Lauren Conrad (option) (option) | Pants: Target (exact) (option) | Shoes: Sole Society (option) (option) | Bag: Forever 21 (option) (option) | Necklace: Forever 21 (option) (option)
If you asked me a year ago if I would ever own a pair of camouflage pants I would have said, "Sure, maybe if I decide to join Ross in the deer stand."
Well look at me now. Who would of thought camo could be cute, a little sassy and even feminine? Not this girl.
I really wanted the ones from the Gap and the style from Zara were adorable, but by the time they went on sale, they were gone. Low and behold, Target swoops in to save the day. No surprise, right? I first laid eyes on these scrolling through Instagram, another place that is heroic. I popped into Target last week and there they were, hanging, waiting just for me and the price was right on target (pun intended). For $34.99 I got this little camo number, but you wanna hear the best part? These pants are reversible. Yep, you can actually flip them inside out and they magically turn into army green skinnies. Who doesn't love getting two things for the price one?
And maybe, just maybe these will make their way into a deer blind. I am all about getting the biggest bang for my buck. Yes, another intended pun.
So, what do you think about the camo trend? Loving it or thinking this pattern should only be allowed at Academy and Cabela's?
Moving on...because this is the week of love, hearts and doilies I wanted to take a quick second to tell all of you how much you mean to me.
Day after day, you keep me going. There are several times during EVERY week I ask myself questions. Why am I blogging? Why am I putting added stress on myself? Why am I putting myself and my life "out there"? Do people really even care what you are wearing or doing? Where is this going? What would life be like if I quit or never started in the first place?
To answer that last question, I think my life would be missing something. Missing the daily interactions I have with so many of you. Missing the laughs, the tears, the inspiration and the comradery. Missing my little piece of creativity that is all mine. Missing daily reminders that I am not alone in this world when dodging life's curve balls. And most importantly missing out on new and lasting friendships.
I don't have the vocabulary to express into words what you guys have done for me. I mean, I am an older blogger in the circle of blog land that I am in. Many of you could be my child. Geesh, how scary is that?
I have girls in high school that read my blog. I have women in there 70's that read my blog. And that is what baffles me, but makes my heart happy at the same time. I try my best to give a little taste of life and fashion to everyone, regardless of age. I pride myself in having a personality that can relate to women of all walks of life. I never wanted to pigeonhole myself with my blogging. My ultimate goal is to be relatable to as many women (and a few men) as possible. It may not be every day, but hopefully I can write a post that strikes a chord for each of you at least once a week.
My philosophy has always been, the more the merrier. I love meeting new people and making friends with all walks of life. I enjoy gaining new perspectives from others to help me grow as a person.
Blogging and meeting all of you has provided me the opportunity to do so. So, again, thank you a million times over for stopping by when you can, commenting, sharing, tweeting and actually reading what I have to say. Sometimes my posts suck and sometimes they are worthy. Regardless of my bad blogging days, bless the hearts of the people who keep coming back. I am forever and always grateful.
From the words of some of my IRL besties, "Love you. Mean it"
And with that said, a few of my favorite blogging beauties and I wanted to show all of you how much we appreciate your support and loyalty. So, we pooled our money together to offer one lucky reader a $200 gift card to Sephora. I can speak for all of us, you ladies rock our socks off! Good luck and lots of love.
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