New Beginnings

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Hi! Let me start of this post with aย  HUGE apology. Last Spring, I became much too busy to keep this blog up and kind of uninspired. I just kind of fell out of love with blogging and therefore stopped. I am so sorry for how I went about that, I should have said something but I kept thinking that I would update and then never did. I hope you can forgive me and read my blog again. I’ve been nervous about writing a new post because it’s been so long but today we had a snow day at school and I remembered how much I used to love spending those working on my blog so I just decided to take the leap and update it.

I’ve missed it so much! I’m not going to make any promises about updating more often since whenever I do that I always end up breaking it. All I know is I have a lot to say, almost a year’s worth! So I’m going to try to be a little better with posting, we’ll see.

Okay next I want to address a little change I would make in this blog. A big reason why I stopped posting is because I felt a little bit superficial posting a bunch of pictures of myself on the Internet. However I really do like sharing my style with you and outfits so this is still going to be a personal style blog, but I am going to be turning it into a little bit more of a lifestyle blog. I want to inspire you with style and other things! I’ll share more things than just outfits. I’ll write more, and share events and recipes (I don’t cook much but I’m trying to get better) and interesting photos. Also with every outfit post I’m going to try to share any perfume or makeup I wore just to spice it up a bit.

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“Maxi stop you’re interrupting my fake reading!”

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I would like to point out that during the course of taking these photos, Maxi completely destroyed this dog toy…

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{Wearing: shirtdress borrowed from my mom, LC Lauren Conrad leggings, braided belt, House of Harlow shoes, vintage necklace borrowed from my mom}

I know this outfit is not exactly trend setting, but I didn’t want to start out with a super fancy outfit. My style has changed a bit and I think it’s a lot simpler and more classic. I decided to wear this because we’re snowed in so all I am doing is lounging around, and this is a good outfit to do this in.

A lot has changed and I am really glad to be back and cannot wait to post and share a lot more with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

Love, Francesca

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40 Comments

  1. Char Balzer
    February 2, 2015 / 2:35 pm

    Beautiful Chessa, welcome backโ€ฆโ€ฆI told your Mom I so missed your vintagelilliesโ€ฆโ€ฆ..it was a great few minutes I would take and look at your blog and enjoy it so much. Glad you are back, I am sure I was not the only one that missed you!! Char

    • February 2, 2015 / 2:37 pm

      Aww Char thank you so much that’s so sweet!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. February 2, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    i think you really have to go with what you want your content to be. i also started as a mere fashion/style blog but as time went on, i realized that sharing how my life here in my city adds more interest in my blog (keeps it unique too). good luck and looking forward to your posts!

    Animated Confessions

  3. February 3, 2015 / 12:11 am

    SHE LIVES! I totally understand what you’re saying, both in the busy factor and also with the superficiality of blogging. I can tell by your posts and your thoughts that you’re far from a superficial girl and that you shouldn’t worry about posting pictures of yourself as coming off as needy, wanty, attention-y, because they definitely don’t. I’m pretty sure that’s not what you’re worried about and that you truly just want to re-define what blogging is to you. That’s happening for me as well: I’m wanting to post more writing and art with occasional outfits when I feel the need to fill up those posts which are more important to me. We can do this together!!

    PS) It’s nice to see you again! <3 love love, Ali.

    • February 3, 2015 / 7:15 am

      Thanks Ali, you get me! Haha it’s good to be back!

  4. February 3, 2015 / 6:08 am

    I’m glad to see that you have returned to blogging! hope you continue to find inspiration to do more of it. these are such lovely homely pics, and you’ve such a pretty fluffy dog ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Ileana
    February 3, 2015 / 10:35 am

    Love that shirt dress! Beautiful look… glad to see u r back !
    xoxo

    Novelstyle๏ปฟ

  6. February 3, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Hi Francesca! Thanks for visiting my blog – I’m glad you liked it. And thanks even more for taking the time to comment because otherwise I wouldn’t have found yours. I’m pretty sure I went through half of your posts and I’m glad you decided to continue blogging. That said, I like your blog a lot and I’m definitely following it through Bloglovin. Looking forward to your next posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hebe
    http://www.nnorahgrey.blogspot.com

    • February 3, 2015 / 12:04 pm

      I went through so many of your posts too haha I love your blog! Your photos are so pretty! And thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. February 3, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    oh hey, you! I was quite surprised when I saw your comment under my last post. positively surprised of course! because you were still in my reading list and I definitely hadn’t forgotten about you! ๐Ÿ™‚ anyway, I’m glad you’re posting again and those photos are really really sweet and cosy. just like your outfit. and Maxi. by the way, our Elvis loves destroying his toys, only latex toys are staying alive, haha.

    Maiken,
    Part of me

    • February 3, 2015 / 3:59 pm

      Aww thank you! Dogs are crazy about their toys!

  8. February 4, 2015 / 8:21 am

    A blog is something so personal, if you don’t feel like writing you shouldn’t. On the other hand I’m happy you are back! I love these cozy pictures hun. See you soon!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose – Valeria Arizzi

  9. February 4, 2015 / 9:24 am

    I had wondered why you’ve stopped blogging… Hope you will be posting more often again. I’ve noticed that blogging is a bit like exercising; once I haven’t posted for a few days, it becomes more and more difficult to publish that next post. Anyway, hope that you see that people have missed you and that it will motivate you to update us with your news in 2015!

    http://www.LUXESSED.com

    • February 4, 2015 / 11:53 am

      That’s so true it’s like once you stop it’s very hard to start back up. Thank you!

  10. February 5, 2015 / 2:50 pm

    How good that you finally decided to start blogging again because you have really a lovely blog and the pictures in this post with you natural beauty and your dog are so cute!

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    PS: Thanks for your kind words on my blog, I follow your blog now and maybe you would like to follow me back.
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  11. February 6, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    So great to see you’e back! Looking as beautiful as ever.

  12. February 8, 2015 / 6:23 am

    Hi Francesca,

    I didn’t even know you stopped blogging since we are connected on IG and it still feels like we are connected somehow. It’s my bad too coz I seldom check out blogs as regularly as before and would only return blog visits for those who leave me comments.

    I’m glad to know that you would be back here and hey gal, this is your blog. I think you have every reason to style it the way you want. Putting photos of yourself doesn’t necessarily mean you are superficial. You’re beyond sweet to be superficial.

    Another thing. I LOVE your outfit. I think it looks comfortable and laidback w/o compromising on style. And then when I read that it is your mom’s shirt dress and that you mentioned that it isn’t exactly trend setting, I thought “No way! This is understated style.” It is stylish and wearable. I don’t get how some fashion bloggers put on outfits that probably look good in photos but don’t look as wearable. I wonder if they only wore them to take pictures and change out of it or just wear them once for a blog post and chuck them aside. Yours, is so natural. I really love this style. Also, your photos are so well-taken! Is is a tripod or you have a talented photographer?

    Hope to see you around more often!

    Jo
    Jo’s Jumbled Jardiniรจre

    • February 8, 2015 / 7:23 pm

      Aww thank you Jo! I’m really glad you like it! My dad actually takes most of my pictures, he’s very good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. February 8, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Hi Francesca, great to have you back! It’s wonderful to read your thoughts and understand now why there has been silence on the blog. Thank you for returning to my blog as well, it means a lot to me! I love the new layout on the blog, and I can see that you have grown ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

  14. February 8, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Welcome back and I can”t wait to see more posts from you!

  15. February 10, 2015 / 7:32 am

    Wow, I can’t believe that so much time has passed already!
    Welcome back ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. February 15, 2015 / 1:33 pm

    Welcome back sweetie ! Kisses ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. February 26, 2015 / 3:48 am

    aye you have no idea how much i missed your blog posts! my news feed really isnt the same with out your posts ๐Ÿ™‚
    looking forward to your lifestyle posts too! im a fan of your style entries but i’ve always thought that youre such an interesting person. i think people would be really interested in the other things that you do / think of as well.

    • March 3, 2015 / 8:17 am

      Aww I’m glad to hear you missed it, I missed posting! And thanks I hope so!

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