Sunday, May 26, 2013

neon aztec print, tastebud satisfaction, and a long over-due letter.

 dress: c/o Winnter Lennon / wedges: Belk / earrings: Francesca's / lipstick (park) : c/o Radiant Cosmetics 

day 27 of the challenge (last week! where did this month go?!). a letter to your readers.

first things first, grab yourself a cup of coffee, your bowl of cereal, smoothie or chocolate milk because i think conversations are so much more fun when one's taste buds are being satisfied.

second, the words that come to mind when i think about you are thank you. whether you have been faithfully reading since February of 2010 or just stumbled across this little area of blog world yesterday, thank you for reading. thank you for every single comment you have left that has made me feel loved or made me laugh or made me feel like i was not alone in my thoughts. thank you for letting me geek over my latest movie or book obsessions - and for the times we fan-girled together (ahem, Hunger Games, Twilight or whatever else i have might have blogged about more than an adequate amount of times). thank you for your kind words and for your honesty even if your opinion differed from mine. thank you for the emails you have sent my way with your own stories and your own vulnerability, reminding me that blogging is something more - it's one special way where lives criss-cross across cyber space, friendships blossom, and we remind each other that we can relate to one another in this crazy world. 

and most of all, thanks for just being there and listening. there is really nothing more you can ask for from a friend, so again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.



much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

30 comments:

  1. Love! And thank you friend for sharing your beautiful stories and adventures in life. Not to mention your all time GORGEOUS outfits! I look forward every day to seeing what your blog has to share!

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  2. You are welcome! Keep up the good work!

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  3. That dress is adorable and THANK you, your blog is awesome!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  4. adorbs


    www.kenchanayoh.com

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  5. Pretty pretty, girl! Such a fun Summer dress!!

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  6. Hello my dear!
    I love your dress!
    and you re so cute!
    Have a lovely day!

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  7. Such a gorgeous outfit! You look very pretty! And your hair is shorter, right? very cute! Hugs xxx

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  8. people come back because we like this blog -- and you! :)

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  9. OMG! I am loving that dress! Miss you! Hopefully now that I am out of school we can get together more for our coffee dates.

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  10. Swoon, swoon, swoon! This dress is so adorable on you, lady! The colors are absolutely incredible against your skintone. Gorgeous! :)

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  11. Hi dear,this look is great!!
    I follow your funny blog and I'd like to invite you taking part at my giveaway!
    Have a great day
    ilaria

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  12. love love love your pretty dress! the print is so fun
    kw ladies in navy

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  13. I love your outift and blog!

    www.themindofanexchange.blogspot.com

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  14. *hugs* love you Illy, what a perfect letter!

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  15. This was cute and made me feel like we were hanging out together just chatting:) And can we PLEASE chat about Twilight? Ohhhh myyyyy, I still love it:)

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  16. Gorgeous colors here.
    http://halielandry.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love this post, love your hair, love that dress. You remain one of my favorite bloggers, Ilene, & I am so glad you continue to occupy this space on the web. It keeps me happy & gets me thinking & even though I think we maybe have, like, three things in common, total, I love the insight into a life so different from mine & a mind so happy & creative.

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  18. Thank you for this. I've been meaning to email you back for this reason. You get me. So thank you.

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  19. You are the sweetest ever!!! And that dress.....wow. Love it.

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  20. this may be my favorite outfit of your of ALL Time...you are not allowed to wear this when we have coffee....or else I'm going to have to bust out a ball gown to compete with all that pretty!

    um, and thank YOU for writing silly!

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  21. That dress look so awesome on you, sweetie! It's one of my favourites and you are a sweetheart. Muah

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  22. This is such a fun dress - the colors look great on you!
    www.shieldswithakiss.blogspot.com

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  23. my favorite dress yet! so fun and summery! :)

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  24. I HEART this, and I HEART YOU!!! This seriously almost made me tear up! :) You are thee sweetest, and I am so happy I have gotten to know you better and have been able to call you a dear friend! :) Thanks for being you and being awesome!! Much love to you dear friend!

    ps: you look so pretty!! love that dress!!

    xoxo,
    Shio

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