Tuesday, July 19, 2016









Wearing //
J.Crew Pumps, similar
Elizabeth Stone Jewelry Ring
Loft Stretch Bracelets, similar
BP Nordstrom Cuff, similar
Beauty //




This post is very special to me each year because it's my blogging anniversary! Well, actually I'm a few days late. My first published post went live on July 15th, 2009. Seven years later, I'm still here and I honestly can't believe anyone continues to read my little space of the internet. It boggles my mind just how many friends I have made over the years from all different parts of the country and beyond. I have readers from Canada, Russia, Germany, and Mexico. Think about that. That's amazing! I'm a bit of an introvert in "real" life, and I don't go out of my way to meet new people because I can be pretty shy and awkward. It has been such a fascinating experience for me to get to "know" people I normally wouldn't have the chance to in person. This is one aspect of blogging that I absolutely adore, and it keeps me plugging away. You ladies inspire me and not just in fashion or beauty. So many of you have made a bad day better, and a good day even better simply by your kind words and support. Bloggers have come and gone, but there are a few that have remained and I would be remiss if I didn't mention them by name. My "OG" girls that started blogging around the same time that I did: Zeba, Alison-Elle, Lilly,Skylette, Andee Layne, Crystal, Lynn, Tara, Veronika. And newer friends: Gina, Caryl, Rachelle, Daphnee, Amy Ann. You ladies have all played a role in why I continue to blog. Let's be honest. It isn't always as easy as people may think! I get writer's block, I doubt myself, I play the whole comparison game. But, the good outweighs all of these things and I can't at this point imagine not blogging.

Of course, my non-blogger friends who continue to read also keep me going. I wouldn't do it without you, because what would be the point? I already keep a journal that nobody sees, so it's nice to have an online journal that people do see. I know blogging has changed dramatically over the years. If you'd like to see something new on here, please feel free to share that with me. I'm open to pretty much everything, as long as it's entertaining or helpful. I'm also not afraid of critiques either. If I bore you to death, or if I wear something that you find unflattering let me know. Don't worry, I've worked with kiddos who have spit on me and called me every bad name under the sun. I can handle it :)

Thank you for reading! Happy seventh birthday, BG24 :)

19 comments:

  1. You are the sweetest. Thanks for the shout out and Happy 7th Anniversary! That's just amazing that you've kept it up that long, and I don't think you need to change a thing. Everything you do feels authentic and natural and that's probably what draws most of your readers to you...that very "keep it real" feeling. As for this dress, it really is darling and SO pretty. You really know how to pick the most flattering, pretty dresses!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thank you SO much for your friendship Gina. I'm grateful for it, and am happy we live close enough to really get to know each other. You've always been so real too, and that's what connects us I think :)

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    1. Thank you Jaymie! I've noticed you have stopped by before, and I appreciate it!

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  3. I meant what I said on your IG post yesterday that you just have the best heart! It comes out in your writing, in your social media posts, in what you do for a living, in how you care for your adorable fur baby, how you adore your husband as if you only started dating last week! It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you, and I totally agree that no matter how dramatic blogland can get or how petty and superficial some people can make you feel about fashion blogging as a hobby, the one thing that remains constant and keeps me motivated is being surrounded by such a wonderful community of friends who I would have never been lucky enough to meet in real life! Thankful to have you in my phone contacts! Congrats on a very fashionable 7th year!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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    1. Awwwwww Caryl, when I read this last night you practically had me in tears! What a sweet thing to say. I'm excited to see you again hopefully for our annual holiday gathering. Let's keep that going!

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  4. Aw, it's crazy to think we've been blogging this long but I can't imagine life without a blog! Happy blogging anniversary, Noelle! Love that dress on you - so pretty!

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    1. I know, 7 years is like an eternity in this world! I love your blog as well (as you know) so don't ever stop doing it! Unless you just text me instead ;)

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  5. Happy Blog Anniversary, 7 years wow! I never celebrate my blog and I really need to do that. You look stunning in that dress, that cut is fabulous on you.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thank you Rachelle! Your blog definitely inspires me every week. It's so well done :)

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  6. This is such a darling dress! I love the fit and print. Happy blogging anniversary! 7 years is something to celebrate. I am an introvert in real life, and you are so right about blogging letting me meet people I probably would have otherwise been to shy to approach. I'm happy it has connected us!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thank you, I'm happy this community is still supportive of one another. At least, the ones that matter most to me :) I've loved getting to read about your style and life on your blog.

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  7. awww happy blog anniversary girl. Love that you celebrated the occasion by wearing the most gorgeous outfit too :)

    You're making me miss blogging. It lasted for me about 5 years before I quit. It was just too much commitment once I had Sofia (plus my career and workout schedule lol). But some days I do miss it...

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    1. I wish you still blogged! I can imagine how hard it would be though with such a full plate and if it's not fun, then people shouldn't do it. I'm grateful you still take the time out of your busy day to read though. Thank you!

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  8. Happy blog anniversary! Time flies by, doesn't it.
    Love this pretty dress on you!

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    1. OMG, I forgot to mention you Lilly! How the heck did I manage that? We started together too!
      l have to edit this post to include you because your blog is one of my favorites.

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  9. Happy Blog Birthday sweet Noelle <3 The friendship "side effects" of blogging are the BEST...and I think it's amazing that we also sometimes get to actually meet and hangout with blogger friends :-)

    In terms of what I'd like to see - I always love your outfit posts - as your style is just so distinctive - so please keep them coming. Also - I have to say - your wishlist/trend posts are really amazing - because you are very good at observing trends - and often I end up realizing that I need exactly EVERYTHING that is on your list - ha ha!

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  11. Beautiful dress!!! Also, Happy Blog Anniversary!!

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