In honor of the 1-year benchmark I thought it only appropriate to talk about the sweater that was the opener one year ago. Here's a glimpse of how I've worn it since that original post (that I've snapped pictures of anyway):
Funny, as I was looking back at the original post this sweater was 40% off at the time. Well, Target has done it again & all sweaters are 40% off this week too. I still stand by what I said in that post & it's one of the main reasons for this blog - style doesn't have to be expensive! This blog isn't meant to be about me - it's about showing you that you can do it too! It's letting you know where I get my wardrobe from & how I get maximum use out of each piece. It's about encouraging you to put time into yourself, to put something on every day that makes you feel something positive (pretty, sassy, confident, happy, etc). I hope that this blog pushes you to try something new that you didn't think you could "pull off". This blog is for you - & I hope that's how it comes across.
I thank each of you who comes by to read each post. I LOVE it when I hear from you about new shoes you got that were different for you, or how you added a great statement necklace to an otherwise basic outfit because "I said you could", or how you bought your first leopard print piece, or you mixed stripes & floral for the first time! Hearing those type of comments from you seriously makes me so giddy!! See - you can do this too!
I also thank my family for dealing with the daily photos & "blogging tasks" - I couldn't do it without their support! I look back at some of my early posts & cringe...ugh, they are just bad in my mind, but that's ok because this is how I continue to grow & get better. This little blog isn't where I want it to be yet, but as long as I'm making forward progress I'm happy with the ride.
I'm excited for ie-style's next chapter - big announcement coming soon, so stay tuned & again, thank you for reading!
*linking up with: Manic Monday with Gina & Carylee, Marvelous Monday, How I Fall Link-up, Let It Shine, Monday Bloom, Trend Spin Link-up, Confident Twosday, Style Sessions