January 7, 2013

Starting Fresh

Leggings: F21, Shirt: J. Crew (husbands), Sweater: Nordstrom Rack, Boots: Target, Bracelet: J.Crew

When I started A Fancy Day I was full of hope and excitement as to where this blog would lead me, why else does one start a fashion blog if not for the hope of it one day "getting big"? Even if this is not the sole reason I started this blog it was definitely part of it. There have been huge successes since the start of this blog and the fact that there is a small handful of you who think I'm the slightest bit interesting is still mind blowing. But there have also been hardships and self brought sorrow since the start of this blog.

I use to love coming here everyday to blog but then after while it all became too much. I started to doubt myself, and the all the effort I as putting into blogging didn't seem worth it. I was here for the wrong reasons. So I took a break to take time to decide if I was going to even keep blogging. I hated all the self doubt that came with the knit picking I was doing over my body on a daily basis. The body that was created just for me and does the most amazing things, I was constantly finding flaw. That was not what I expected when I started this blog and was ready for a break.

But come to find out I missed blogging, I missed coming here everyday and sharing apart of myself, and writing all the silly stories. What I realized and guess I had known for awhile was that I was doing the blog for the wrong reasons. I was trying to please everyone but myself.

So this year I want to start fresh. I want to do this blog for me, maybe be a little more honest, and not worry about if my outfits are "blog worthy" as so many of us put it.  The break was good but I've missed it, but I'm back on my own terms and hopefully the blog will be better because of it.
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20 comments:

  1. I love this post. Sometimes I wonder if the effort that I put into my blog is really worth it, especially since I'm also juggling a full time education, but whenever I take a break I really miss it! Glad that you're back up and running and it really seems that you're here for the right reasons, which is refreshing :)

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    -Emily.

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  2. A very heartfelt blog. You are amazing and your belly bump is so cute. Glad you are back.

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  3. I love this so much, I can't wait to see more about you. Your baby bump is the cutest thing in the entire world. xo, Maria

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  4. Good for you. Blog for you! PS. I love your blog and your bump!
    XO
    E

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  5. i love this blog! i have a lot of excitement for it because your style is genuine, classy and seems to be straight from the heart. i have no judgement, just encouragement for you in pursuing this! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much Brookette! I'm glad it feels genuine I really want it to!

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  6. love your blog! you are so cute and those leggings are to die for.

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  7. Good for you, Courtney!

    You are the prettiest mama of them all.

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  8. Love the pants, and awesome belly!!!
    Hope you can check out my latest post on my blog http://www.nellecreations.com

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  9. i love what you've said here, looking forward your future blogging!
    (and growing baby!)

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  10. Glad your back! You look amazing!

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    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  11. Yay welcome back! A break is just what you needed by the sounds of it! Love that baby bump :)

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  12. Nice comfy outfit!and my best wishes for the baby on the way.What I love about blogging is the way it evolves .You start one way and down the road you constaltly change.Breaks often come just before the big turns.Hugs,Angie!

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  13. such a lovely lovely post. rings so true in my ears. thank you!

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  14. glad to hear that you're going to bring a much needed dose of honestly and reality to our wonderful, but flawed, world of digital media. I think, subconsciously, online we all paint such a different picture of ourselves and our lives. I've always loved seeing what's new with you on your blog....now I'll love it even more!! Especially with an adorable little chunk of a baby on it. : ) YOu look fabulous, btw. I can't believe you've managed to stay so skinny and cute. when I'm pregnant I'm disgusting and fat and retain so much water. I passed out like you did, too, one time when I was prego with Jack. it was horrible!! I'm impressed you snapped back so quick and can laugh about it now. : ) I was traumatized and paranoid from that point on. haha.

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    1. It's true I do feel like we paint a different picture of ourselves online and I really don't want to get pulled into doing that. I want this blog to feel real and not that I'm pretending to be something else. You're too kind these pictures were taken on a good day, most days I feel huge!

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  15. Omg you’re so cute!!
    Much love,
    Wengie
    http://www.wengie.com

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