TGIF!!! It’s time for another Style Me Friday linkup! I am so THANKFUL for all the encouragement I received to keep the linkup idea going. I was feeling kinda discouraged about it the first couple weeks, and then I received this email from a reader to put things all in perspective…
Hey Eboni -
I know you’re a busy lady so I’m not going to take up much of your time. I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while and decided that now was the right time to reach out to you.
Don’t give up on your Style Me Friday Link Up…at least not this early in the game. I read where you said you were going to give it a few more weeks and possibly throw in the towel. I’ve never taken on this kind of endeavor, but I’ve had my fair share of projects that relied on the participation of others. So what’s my point? It doesn’t happen over night. I know you already know this, but sometimes we need to hear it from a total stranger (aka blog lurker!) in order for it to resonate.
It’s cold as hell right now in Texas – like winter time for real! – but I’ll be going out to brave the high winds so I can participate and meet tomorrow’s deadline.
Whenever I make it to Atlanta, hopefully we can meet. In the interim, I’m here to help you in any way I can.
Wishing you continued success in 2013 and beyond.
Hugs & Handshakes,
Thanks, Donna!! You were so right! And, sure enough the links started rolling in and lately we’ve been having a nice number of participants each week!
THANK YOU guys!! It’s been really fun to see everyone’s take on the inspiration look for the week. It’s funny how different they are…we all truly have our own unique style, and that is what makes this so fun! For those of you who have been a little hesitant to join in because you feel that you’re missing similar pieces in your wardrobe, I just want to reiterate that it’s not necessarily about recreating the look exactly…it’s about capturing the spirit of the look with whatever you have in your closet! So, feel free get creative!
I bought this yellow coat on sale at Old Navy towards the end of summer after having it on my wish list for months. But, y’all know I wasn’t going to pay full price for it! It’s spring/summer cotton coat, but any kind of coat is out of the question once it gets hot in Atlanta, so I knew I’d probably not get around to wearing it until fall/winter. Naturally, fall came and went without me breaking it out, so I am glad I finally wore it before the end of winter! I love outfits like this because they are a reminder that fashion doesn’t have to be complicated (bloggers need this reminder sometimes! Lol). All black with a statement piece like a bright coat is always stylish and of course, this outfit took all of 60 seconds to throw together. It’s a fashion win-win! Lol.
Now, it’s your turn!! Link up your Style Me Friday recreations below….and don’t forget to grab the badge!
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*If you’re linking up from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you won’t be able to use the badge, but please use hashtag #StyleMeFriday or just link back! Thank you!!!
**The link up will be open until next Thursday. **