This blogging journey that I embarked on over two years ago often forces me to a very deep place of introspection. That is a really great thing for me because I find that introspective analysis just brings me closer and closer to the best version of myself. Oftentimes, however, this kind of analysis can stir up old wounds. And stirring up old wounds, processing them, and giving myself a moment to heal once again can be absolutely exhausting. If you have followed my recent posts over the past few weeks, you know that I have been diving pretty deep. And I have been posting very frequently…nearly daily. The result: I. Am. Exhausted.
*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The exhaustion is well worth it because I will come out on the other side of it stronger and better than before. I just need to remember to cut myself some slack. I need to remind myself that it really is okay to skip a post here and there. It is okay to go offline for a day or two. And it is okay to allow myself quiet time to breathe, rest, and rejuvenate. I have been in a whirlwind for the past two weeks and I simply have became mentally drained.
*Jeans: Torrid Premium Ultimate Stretch Jeggings – Medium Wash with Fading ($74.90).
*Everything else I am wearing is old.
When I sat down to write this post, I actually intended to go deeper into some of things that I have been processing. But as I write, I am feeling frazzled and rushed for time. I usually post my link up on Thursday nights and here I sit on Friday morning rushing my way through it because I am not packed yet and I need to leave in a few hours to make my way towards New York City. Because tomorrow is the big day!
I will be joining an amazing group of women at The Forever Fierce Meet Up at Chico’s where I will be modeling my Chico’s style. I need to send a huge heartfelt thank you filled with so much gratitude out to Eugenia of The Age of Grace for all of her hard work in coordinating this event and inviting me to be a part of it.
So while I am talking about this Chico’s event, I am sharing with you a dress that was provided to me by Rosegal. Um…because it’s my blog and I can do that! Rosegal is an online retailer that I have been working with for quite some time. I do love the unique pieces they offer at a reasonable price point. And while I have been trying to steer myself away from so much black in my wardrobe, I keep getting drawn back to it. Because it’s fabulous. And it’s what I love. And I will wear what I like.
But I am also getting very excited to share my Chico’s style with you as well. I have sort of been hiding it until the event tomorrow. After this weekend, I will start posting some of the gorgeous outfits I have been styling with pieces from Chico’s! So please stay tuned! I appreciate you following my journey. I am so grateful for all of you who visit and read my blog. I wouldn’t be here without you.
With no more time to waste today, let’s get on to the business of linking up.
Your favorite posts from last week…
Pamela of Style Yourself Confident shared her post FREE Color Personality Quiz. So I took the quiz and Pamela sent me a personalized email with my results. What fun! It was a super interesting read to see what my taste in color says about my personality. Now I want to know what my personal preference for certain patterns says about my personality! If you haven’t taken Pamela’s quiz yet, you should!
And Debbie of Fashion Fairy Dust shared her post Chambray Tunic & White Jeans: A Work In Progress. If you are familiar with Debbie, you know that she always shares a story in her posts. And I am so glad that she shared her story of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is one of those silent illnesses that effects more people than we know. And it is sharing these stories, our personal stories, that help so many others who may not have a voice or a forum. So thank you, Debbie, for being open about with your life. The work we do is often more important that we even realize.
Stay tuned tomorrow, I will be sharing some of my favorite picks from Chico’s in a wish list post.
Keeping it on the edge,
Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.