Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let's Celebrate!

I can't believe the day has come that my blog is 6 months old.
It's so surreal!

I started my blog this past summer after contemplating taking this leap of faith for months. After meeting Sarah Vickers and Kiel James Patrick at the Kentucky Derby this year, it inspired me to finally launch my blog. It's easy to think of fashion bloggers as the "untouchables" or just the face wearing a beautiful piece from Vineyard Vines. Having met these two inspired me to start a blog of my own. Sarah was one of the kindest and down to Earth gals I've met. It gave me that final push that yes, even I could make an impact in the world of fashion and styling. Thank you for that, you two! You probably didn't even know that our 2 minute meet and greet meant that much, but it did!

Fashion and styling have always been such a huge part of my life. Even when I was a little girl, I would get into my Mom's closet, my Grandma's closet or really anyone's shoe collection I could get my little hands on and run around the house in what I called "stepping shoes". My grandma would even let me go to the grocery store in her high heels at the age of 3. One heck of a woman that lady. I love her for letting me prance around in shoes that were far too big for my tiny feet. My little heart knew what it wanted even at such a young age! That memory inspires me and puts a little smile on my face whenever I wear heels even now.

I'm so glad that I took a huge leap of faith 6 months ago today. Like I said, I've always had a passion for styling. My biggest hope was that displaying my favorite looks and passion for style would shine through and inspire my followers in their daily wardrobe. Slowly but surely I've seen that I do have a knack for it and this blog is something that truly sparked my passion into a roaring fire for fashion. 

One of my favorite parts of it all is having my friends, family, and other bloggers to encourage me along the way. I can't thank those who have encouraged me (you know who you are!) enough. It's truly meant the world to me to have you there for me every step of the way.

Without further ado, let me share a little bit of the city I've called home for the past 4 and a half years + of course a glamorous outfit to celebrate this milestone for Chic + Shimmer! 

I hope that any of you reading this contemplating starting their own style blog decide to take that leap  of faith. It's terrifying, liberating, and intoxicating all at the same time. The pay off in the end is so worth it, though. 

Thank you to all of you for playing a part in this journey.
I can't wait to see what's in store for Chic + Shimmer in the future!

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