A Lacey Perspective: 3 YearsA Lacey Perspective: 3 YearsA Lacey Perspective: 3 Years

Maxi Dress {c/o Donna Morgan} | Clutch {c/o Rebecca Minkoff} next RM purchase | Sandals {Target} | Silver/Gold Bracelet {Yurman} | Spike Bracelets {c/o Stella & Dot} | Arrow Bracelet {c/o Stella & Dot} | Rings {ASOS} | Sunnies {Karen Walker} | Earrings {c/o Gemma Simone}Lipstick {NARS – Schiap} | Manicure {OPI Alpine Snow}A Lacey Perspective: 3 Years

This week I have been officially blogging for three years. Although style blogging is full of smiling for the camera and perfectly curated outfits it has not all been easy. From negative anonymous comments to the blogging community’s competitiveness it is sometimes difficult to feel motivated to strike a pose, or purchase the newest ‘it’ heels or don those oversized designer sunglasses. I did not get into blogging for free clothes or for my love of Google Anayltics. I got into blogging to find a creative outlet and inspire others when they get dressed in the morning.

I would not have made it this far still in love with my little corner of the internet if it was not for a select few in my life. My first thank you, of course, needs to go to my husband who (after some math over a bottle of wine and realizing that he was still my boyfriend when this all started) has taken over 350 outfit post shoots for me and constantly kept a smile on his face no matter how many times I would ask for ‘one more reshoot’. My second thank you goes to my readers. From encouraging tweets to stopping me in the middle of a rain storm to tell me that you love my blog I constantly am in shock at how I am one of the luckiest bloggers in the world to have you all stop by here and get to know me… and my perspective. In addition, I need to thank my blogging friends. Sometimes it is hard to find friends in this competitive profession of blogging, but when you do hold on tight and don’t let go. Those of you who I am holding on tight to, you know who you are… thank you.

These last three years of ALP have been a roller-coaster ride and one I do not plan on getting off of anytime soon.

Lastly, for all of you out there who have a blog, no matter the size, and feel discouraged by trying to ‘keep up with the blogging Jones’ or stuck in a blogging rut remember that we all are here (or at least started here) for a reason… to inspire and be inspired. Never forget that.

I hope to continue to inspire and continue to be inspired by you, my lovely readers and friends.

xoxo
Lacey :)

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That was a great post Lacey! Keep up the good work… and CONGRATS!

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Aww, love this post! I completely agree that blogging is not for the faint of heart – but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Love your blog, all your outfits & you…keep up the great work, lady! xo

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congrats on 3 years! i stumbled on your blog the other day and couldn’t believe i haven’t been a reader til now. thank you for sharing your style!

-natalie-
http://www.thesecondbestblog.com

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So true all of the above… I love your blog and happy birthday! I’m glad DC has such great bloggers proving that we’re just as stylish as other cities!

Classy Chic & Chardonnay
http://ceislin.com

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I stumbled upon your blog a few months ago (via a pin from gap) and I just love it! Its probably my favorite style blog! I love that you mix high and low pieces in a totally repeatable way (target shoes? love!) Thanks for the wise blogging words and keep up the good and–very stylish– work! :)

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You inspired me to think of what I’m putting each morning for university! I’m from Caracas Venezuela and I absolutely love your blog. xoxo

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Very well put, Lacey! Congrats on the blogiversary! :)
xo,
Susana
http://www.akeytothearmoire.com

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there are so many things I love about this post. First, I am a huge fan of your blog, your posts are ones I look forward to everyday so I’m glad this blog has been around for three years and I hope it continues for many years to come! Second, LOVE that dress and those earrings are stunning. Keep on doing what your doing because this is such a fabulous blog for inspiration :)

On that note, Happy Blogiversary!

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Congrats, Lacey!

xx,
Erin
Currently Coveting

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I love this post. It’s so true, that as much as we smile, it’s kind of a tough little thing to keep putting yourself out there every single day with so little feedback.

Congrats on 3 years, you’re a trooper! And I wish you all the best.

Obviously RM recognizes how awesome you are.

-Gabrielle

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Weeee! Congrats on your blogiversary! Thanks for the inspirational words and for being awesome, Lacey. xo

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Congrats on 3 years, love your blog! Thanks for your continuous inspiration!

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Congrats Lacey! So proud of you and ALP :)

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Love this! Happy blogging birthday.

xo Jessica
http://www.mystylevita.com

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congrats! beautiful dress

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Awwww, I liked this post! Congrats to you. I hope to be “famous” like you one day!

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In love with this dress and congratularion!

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Still my favorite fashion blogger!

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Congrats, Lacey! You are always an inspiration!

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I had no idea that fashion blogging was competitive. You are a true example of follow your passion and success will come. I continue to be inspired by your outfits and wish you continued success!

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Congrats, Lacey! Love this dress on you as well… so cute!

It was so nice to meet you (briefly) at the Birchbox dinner last week— hope to see you again soon. XO

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Ahhhh CONGRATS lovie! Such an exciting milestone with many more to come – happy blogaversary (spelling? lol you know what I’m saying)!! Words of truth “to inspire and be inspired” love this, well said.

xo
Kristin
http://www.LivingInColorPrint.com

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Thanks for your thoughts on this Lacey. As a newer blogger, it’s so rewarding but so hard to figure out the way ahead. I get frustrated when my photos aren’t as good as I want them to be or I feel like I odn’t have anything to say. But I love doing it. Crazy as it is. And I don’t intend on stopping any time soon. :)

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Keep at it!

xoxo
Lacey :)

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