3.25.2016

Reflecting on 2 Years of Blogging










Scoop neck shirt (old, similar) Free People shorts (similar for under $40)

Wow. It has been two years since I created this little space on the internet, and I am happy to say that it is one of the best things I ever did. Even if no one actually reads this, this blog has brought me so much joy, so many new and amazing friends, and so many opportunities that I never thought were possible (#NYFW!!!!).

I didn't celebrate a one year blog anniversary because it wasn't really something I was completely proud of. I would go months without posting and thought about throwing in the towel a lot, but now it is something so special to me that I plan on continuing for the foreseeable future.

You are going to see some changes around here, so pardon the dust! This little blog is getting a major face-lift, including a completely custom blog design thanks to the sweet and talented Aubrey Kinch, and a new name! I am most excited about the name change, because I have never really liked 'Little Styled Life' and the new name is my life motto and something that I say quite frequently. It is a motto that really got me through 2015 and is something I will be elaborating on more once I make the big switch (which is slated for May!)

Along with the design and name changes, there is going to be a shift of content. My friend Emily has written about keeping up with the "Blog Joneses'" before, and over the past year I have become completely guilty of that. Once I took a step back and evaluated my priorities, it became very clear the direction I wanted to take my blog in, and I am so excited for the [slight] shift!

I will absolutely continue with fashion blogging, but I am definitely going to be cutting my spending. I have given myself a strict rule that if an item of clothing is over $100 and is not something I can wear to work and on the weekend, I simply won't buy it. You will start seeing a lot more budget-friendly items, work wear, and outfits that I actually wear on a day-to-day basis. You also might notice the scenery changing in my photos...because I'm moving next month! (more on that later)

To say I am excited for 2016 is a bit of an understatement. There are so many great things in the works and I cannot wait to see what else happens along the way. I want to say a big thank you from the bottom of my heart for anyone who takes time out of their day to read my blog and who have encouraged me along the way...you are truly the BEST and I could not do this without you!

Cheers to year THREE!

Lauren








11 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what your blog has in store for us! Aubrey is helping my blog get a facelift too! And I am also changing my name (next month) Woohoo! Let's definitely get some wine together soon! :)

    XoLindsay
    Sugar & Something

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  2. YAY LAUREN!!! So many exciting things :) I must say... I adore your blog now so I'm really excited to see what you do with it this coming May! I can't wait for you to show off the new name - it's perfect! Eek! Love you tons and so grateful for our friendship that just gets better every day (and with more hilarious snapchats hehe) YAY for moving! A new chapter and fresh start :)
    xoxo, Jenn

    www.southernanchors.com

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  3. You are GORG! Congrats on 2 years! That's something to truly be proud of. I cannot wait to see your new name and te launch of your new blog in May!!! Xoxo Mindy

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  4. Can't wait to see what the next year has in store for you!! So many exciting things, I love your big now so I can't wait to see what you have coming up :)

    xoxo Bree
    http://bree-west.com

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  5. Congrats on two years and I'm looking forward to he exciting changes. Sounds like you are taking the blog in a great direction.

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  6. Congrats on two years of blogging, that's definitely quite a commitment! It takes a lot of patience and commitment to stick with it for so long and so consistently. Lots of work without a doubt & you have a beautiful blog (so glad to have found it!) Can't wait to see what you get into in year three ;) xx adaatude.com

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  7. Sounds like a lot of fun changes coming soon, can't wait to see the new look!

    -Karen
    LadyinViolet.com

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  8. Congrats on completing two years! You have a lovely blog :)

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! Can't wait to see the new changes coming to the blog.

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  10. I totally understand the "jones" situation - it's so hard and figuring out what you really like/need vs what works for life & budget.
    congrats on the anniversary

    -Andréa

    A.Viza Style

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  11. Congrats on your blogiversary! So, so excited for the facelift and new name. Can't wait to see! xo

    Trista | www.shopaholicandababy.com

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