Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thank You


Jacket: JCP | Dress: Target (not online)| Boots: Mia | Scarf: Express (old) | Bag: Forever 21 |

All I can say is thank you, blogging world.
Thank you for inspiring me to mix stripes and leopard.
Thank you for reminding me that a denim jacket is cool. 
Thank you for not being prejudiced about individual style.
Thank you for accepting me.
Thank you for your reassuring words.
Thank you for encouraging me to help others discover their style on a BUDGET.
Thank you for sticking with even though I can't afford to shop at Neiman's, Anthropologie, Madewell, J.Crew and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Thank you for embracing my style and stores: Forever 21, Target and Old Navy.
Thank you for accepting my quirkiness. I strive to be a "fashion blogger", but also feel the need to share my life. 
Thank you for not making me feel weird that I post pictures of myself to inspire others.
Thank you for the tweets, comments, emails, FB messages and Instagram notes. I am sorry if I suck at responding, but I see and read them all!
Thank you for being one of the BIGGEST support systems in my life. I still can't grasp it!
Thank you for making one of my dreams come true; even though it doesn't quite pay the electricity bill; I am motivating others - in style and in life.
Thank you for believing in me!
I believe in us all.
I believe that we should do what makes us happy.
Do what you are good and what you love.
Money and people DO NOT have to be the focus.
Thank yourself today for believing in your goals and dreams!!

What has the blogging world done for you? Why are you thankful you joined this crazy universe?


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84 comments:

Cathy said...

You are such my Texas girl working the Texas look today! :) Your commentary is making me teary eyed...sniff sniff. Xoxo, doll!

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Stesha said...

Thank you for being you! and thank you for coming into my life and being a great friend! Happy Friday Shan. you are too adorbs!

xxS

Lindsay said...

Thank YOU for being you! Thank you for inspiring me in fashion and in life! You have definitely inspired me to take bigger fashion risks! Thank you for being such a great friend! Love you girl! Xoxo

"Break yo'self fool"

prettyanddelectable said...

Love those stripes and leopard! It really is amazing to me how positive, energetic, and supportive the blogging world is. Such a great group of people! Thanks for inspiring and sharing with us! :)

A J said...

THANK YOU for having great style on a budget and having such a positive attitude on everything! You're awesome Shanna!!

And just as I thought, I am SO in love with this outfit. I think I shall wear a striped top and leopard scarf today in your honor ;-)

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Danavee said...

Thank YOU for everything you've done to help grow my blog.

Love this outfit.

Rachel said...

I'm also really, really grateful for blogging, and how it gives me opportunities to just have fun writing and interact with people I otherwise never would have met!

Heather said...

This is one of my fave looks from you! So cute and stylish!

XO
www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

Rebecca @ Mommy in Heels said...

I love your style!! And shopping at Target makes me happy! It's pretty much impossible to go in for just shampoo, or just a birthday card!! Haha.

Love your blog!

Rebecca

Always Maylee said...

Thank YOU for being so awesome. I love this outfit, you look beautiful. And I've really loved the blogging world too. I've made some great friends. Even though we've never met in real life, I feel so close to you and some other ladies! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Karen said...

I love that dress and it looks great with your scarf and jacket!

Courtney said...

This has to be my favorite outfit! And thank you too, I love reading your blog because it's real, which is refreshing;) You have amazing style, lady--hope it's a great weekend!

Debra said...

Hey Shanna! As always, it's a pleasure to visit with you and discover some new way to wear clothes on a budget. I love your clothes! Your lovely personality. And having a safe place to hang out. Um...I feel really blesses to be part of the blogging community too. I don't have a ton of followers but you ladies are so kind & inspire me to keep pushing myself. :) And to keep believing. You're the best!

Debra@Stylewise

Shannon @ Bungalow960 said...

Thank you for being so darn cute, funny, and inspiring. We can rock our Old Navy and Target clothes together!

Head to Toe Chic said...

You are one amazing lady and friend. I love how supportive the blogging community is and the people that I've 'met.'

Love the stripes and leopard :) have a great weekend!

Xo,
Angela

Swede Dreams said...

So darn cute, Shanna!! Thank you for inspiring us all.

Katie said...

what a good post!! and I'm glad I "met" you in the blogging world! blogging has become a huge blessing to me this year!

Sarah said...

I mean, could you be cuter?! Seriously! Love this outfit and love you!! Thank you for being so awesome!!

Heidi said...

I think the greatest thing I've taken from the blogging community is the acceptance to be myself and the amazing finds. Seriously, you highlighted a store this week that's 20 minutes from my house and I had NO IDEA it existed! And you live in HOUSTON. It's a small, small, small world and I love it.

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

You look fabulous as always! I am loving the mixed patterns, riding boots and denim jacket!

You are a wonderful blogger and I love reading your posts daily. I also LOVE that you shop at F21, Target and ON! I also love shopping at these stores and can't afford the high-end retailers for my shopping obsession :)

I am so thankful for this crazy blog world and the friends it has brought me, like you!! Can't wait to meet :)

Sheridan @ Wimmer Wimmer Chicken Dinner said...

No, Shanna. Thank YOU. :) Adorable outfit. Now I want that dress. And the outfit. I just might.

TheTinyHeart said...

I'm thankful for all the wonderful friends I've made from blogging! The blogging community is the best! :) Have a great weekend, Shanna!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
Chicnova Giveaway!

Melody said...

Thank you for being awesome! And sharing this. I def. needed to be reminded of the last 3 sentences.
I don't shop and any of those stores either, so I'm def. sticking around for your great inspiration! : )

Have a great weekend!

Melanie Montgomery said...

Thank you!
Your blog is one of the few I rush to check for updates in the morning.

Jes said...

Shanna, Thank you for keeping it real. Obviously I follow because I like your style, but I anticipate your posts because you shop at the same budget friendly stores that I do!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Thanks for being sassy. I love you!

Taylor @ Goings on in Texas said...

I am crushing on your outfit!! Who knew...stripes/denim and leopard print!! {Love}
I am thankful for blogging because it has allowed me a creative outlet to just be me. And I've met some fabulous ladies...and I never would have in any other venue. :) Cheers to you my friend!! xoxo

Janna Renee said...

Your blog is so amazing, you are so beautiful, you have great style, and yet you are so humble! This is why we love you! Thank you for being awesome and loving us back ;)

Blue Dog Belle said...

Thank you! for always being so wonderful!!!

xo, Emily
bluedogbelle.blogspot.com

Asher said...

I love the stripes & leopard print! Such a great transitional look.

Understated Classics Clare said...

Thank you for this post. It's so good to see someone else out there that is so grateful for everything the blogging world has given them! I am so grateful for your honesty. Keep it up!

Clare
Understated Classics

Cassandra said...

Its truly become and amazing, supportive, inspiring, and encouraging part of my life as well. Don't know how I got by before it! Thank YOU for writing such great posts each day.

Sandra said...

Shop with me? And then tell me how to create outfits! lol. Thank YOU for spreading such great fashion. I am seriously void of any fashion sense.

Cristin said...

How cute is that outfit? Can you take me shopping and show me how to be that precious?

{visiting from www.blendedwithlove.net}

ashlyn williams said...

you are such a real person shanna & thats why i love you! you are such a great friend & am so happy that we met. keep being you :]

love you! & this outfit!

xxA

Sabrina said...

Oh so lovely!I absolutely love how many people you 'meet' through blogging,from all over the world!And to discover new things,shops (even if I am so H&M addicted),styles,trends etc.It´s a circus sometimes but I love it,without a doubt ;) Happy Friday!xx

Kristin said...

This outfit is perfect! You are just the sweetest and I love everything about this post. I also am sooo thankful for blogging! The blogging community is so amazing & you deserve all the love!! I love reading your posts every single day! Have a great weekend!

xo

Niki Caron said...

You are hands down my favorite fashion blogger for all of these reasons Shanna! Keep doing what you're doing girl! We love you!

Emily said...

You are adorable Shanna. I LOVE this outfit and can't believe I missed that amazing dress!

creamyclothes.blogspot.com

Allie said...

You're too cute! Thank you for writing and sharing your life! You're wonderful and can't wait to keep reading Shanna! xx, Allie

Penniless Socialite said...

I am totally planning on wearing my striped dress with a leopard scarf this weekend. It's like you were reading my mind...weird.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Kacie said...

I am totally and completely loving this look!

www.daisyraeboutique.com
www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

What a great combination! I'm always a little hesitant when mixing prints, but I really love this look.

CC said...

You look amazing! I am wearing my striped dress today, but it is still too warm for a jacket and scarf. :) Can't wait for the weather to cool enough that I can. :)

Makaila said...

girl, you styled this to PERFECTION. The blogging world provides me with posts and women like This one and You that inspire me to take what I have and expand on it, to try new things, and on top of all that- have women that encourage and cheer me on when I do so!

It's a crazy amazing thing!

Distinctly M

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

So fabs. Thank you for being a great fashion blogger that respects our need to budget! You keep it real, Shanna! Have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

Dayna Leigh said...

I wore my striped target dress with boots Tuesday but never thought to pair it with a denim jacket and scarf! LOVING this idea!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

The blog world really is great! So glad you've been blessed by it, sweet lady! :)

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i feel a lot of this about blogging - i've become more confident about mixing prints and doing different things! i love your striped dress - and those boots are perfect for fall

<3 katherine
of corgis and cocktails

Lindsay said...

You are so amazing! Thank you for blogging! You are such an inspiration. And this outfit...love! I am so, so in into that scarf. You are so cute!

still being [molly] said...

aw i love this post, shanna! <3 you look amazing and YOU are amazing! i love having such a supportive community!!

Mouna T said...

you look so amazing in that dress! I love the look :-)

Raquel said...

You are so sweet and so wonderful! Thank YOU for inspiring me others too :)

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Love your striped dress! I can't afford to shop at J.Crew, Antro, Madewell etc either... Love F21, Target and H&M though!
~Jessica
http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/

Lins said...

I love your style! Particularly love the dress and leopard together. Can't afford the expensive stuff either. Keep it up girl.

www.domesticatedworkingwoman.blogspot.com

didlina28 said...

Hi! I love your scarf print. Is awesome!
kisses http://thekityshoesworld.blogspot.ro/

tara said...

thank YOU for inspiring me and others with your outfits and your overall awesomeness! ;)

Tashia said...

This is a great post Shanna! I am right there with you on the budget thing! Thank you for showing me different ways to style the Old Navy pieces we both own!

Ashley said...

You are incredible, Shanna! (And this happens to be one of my favorite outfits in you). You are a great friend to me and have always been so supportive!

Sugarr2518 said...

Loving the stripes with cheetah print scarf! Thank you for always inspiring me to try different things and switch things up when it comes to fashion:)

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Thank you for always being real! And who the hell ever said jean jackets aren't cool?!? I have alwaysssss loved them ha ha! Love the scarf with the dress. It's so fun together! Xoxoxo

Alyssa @ Sugar, Spice, and a Dash of Advice said...

You have the best style sense and I love seeing what you come up with!

I agree about blogging being so supportive. I never expected that but it's pretty amazing! Hope you have a GREAT weekend :)

JKT said...

LOVE everything about this. The blogging community is such a great support system- makes such a difference in my life. AND I absolutely look to you for fashion inspiration! I like your stores (ON, Target, Forever 21) and that you wear styles I can actually make work in MY budget too. You're the best, Shanna!

Jessi Fuller said...

LOVE the outfit! So cute and fashion forward! :)

I just looked up the jacket online. I think I need that in my life :)

alovelylittleblog said...

this is a great outfit and i totally AGREE blogging has encouraged me to take so many style and beauty risks i never would have before. the community and friends you make doing it is just the cherry on top!! as always love following you, and you look adorable and i adore the outfit and mixing of patterns!!

xoxo, lyndsey

parfums said...

looking so beautiful . . awosome pics .
Parfum pas cher

Berty Morales said...

I am in love in this look and thanks for the inspiration! You are amazing and I love your style...xoxoxo

Berty Morales said...

I am in love in this look and thanks for the inspiration! You are amazing and I love your style...xoxoxo

Melanie said...

Love this outfit! I have also been unsure about pairing stripes and leopard but you made it look so chic & cute! I'll be trying this soon! :)

xoxo
Melanie

d'RC said...

THANK YOU! Thank you for blogging. Thank you for showing me that just because I'm 30-something doesn't mean I'm stuck in jeans and sweatshirts. And thank you for showing me that a super awesome outfit doesn't have to cost $1000. You rock!

Jamie said...

Great post, Shanna! Thank you for posting something like this - I totally get caught up sometimes and feel pressure when other bloggers wear only the finest designer merchandise - especially when they're "big" enough that it's all gifted! But thanks for reminding us why we started fashion blogs in the first place! Btw, LOVE this outfit! The leopard scarf with the stripes is adorable - one of my favorite looks so far!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

Thank you for being a fashion inspiration!! And you could shop at JCrew...they have really great sales :) and if you still have a student id card of some kind, that gets you discounts :) I love the outfit!!

Chioma said...

i just love this look! leopard and stripes always do it for me! I can relate to all of your thank yous as a blogger and you are welcome! :)

Chioma
C’s Evolution of Style

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your ideas!
I have just started reading your blog. Your outfits never look like they come from Old Navy/Forever 21. No matter where I shop, I can't seem to get the cool vibe that you've got going on. So how do you make those outfits ZING? Do you have to keep trying things on to get it just perfect?

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Thank you lady for being fabulous! I am catching up on my blog reading, and loving every single one of your post (no surprise there!)

Stripes + leopard is amazing, and you completely rock it!
xx
Here&Now

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