My Social Media Sabbatical

casual, fall style, jeans, aztec, booties

So you may have noticed, I’ve taken a little social media sabbatical for the last few weeks. I often listen to a podcast called “The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey” where she and her guests gab about life, love, Jesus, dinner parties, and basically all things I love. They were talking about how at different points both of them had taken breaks from social media for some stent of time, and how rejuvenating it had been for their souls. And if it’s good enough for Jen, it’s good enough for me 😉

So I took the plunge.  Not because I’m done blogging.  If anything, I’m more convinced than ever that I would love to do this full-time if the bills supported it.  Truthfully, I’ve just had some personal things going on in my life that have required my full attention.  You could say I’ve been somewhat MIA (both online and in-life) this September.

I’ve always describe myself as the most extroverted-introvert.  So ultimately the way I recharge is through “me” time. I have spent the last few weeks doing a lot of necessary praying, reflecting, soul-searching, and recharging. And it was just what I needed – a social media sabbatical.

I love social media- just ask my husband haha.  I love how it provides an opportunity to connect with people all over the world.  It allows new perspectives, new ideas, and new adventures.  Through outlets like Facebook and Instagram, I am able to stay connected with friends who I may otherwise lose touch with.

But sometimes, I think there is value in disconnecting.  Value in privacy.  And not because I only want to let you into the “pretty” parts of my life – the cute clothes, fake laughing pictures, romantic getaways with Parker, etc.  But right now, I’ve needed some time to process.  Take a step back and reevaluate life- what I’ve been through and where I’m headed.

But today, I am grateful for the opportunity to be blogging again.  AND PTL for the cooler temps!  I’ve been a total outfit repeater and worn this cute aztec inspired top TWICE now.

The online boutique Pineapple Lace recently came across my Instagram feed, and I immediately “followed” them. They carry trendy pieces that are EXTREMELY budget friendly.  In the past, I’ve always had a pretty basic and conservative wardrobe, simply because I couldn’t swallow spending my hard-earned money on pieces that I would wear for one season. Pineapple Lace allows me to step out of my comfort zone without the guilt factor.

And did I mention, they are a located right here in the DFW area?! I always love to support local businesses when I can.  I’ve linked a few of their newer pieces that I have my eye on:

  1. green sleevless vest
  2. orange long-sleeve tunic
  3. wine key-hole dress

P.S. You probably recognize these tassel booties -I’ve featured them before here and here.  I love how versatile they are- you can dress them up or dress them down depending on the occassion.  Since you saved so much on the aztec print top, go ahead and #treatyoself 😉

Cheers, Erin

casual, fall style, jeans, aztec, booties

casual, fall style, jeans, aztec, booties

casual, fall style, jeans, aztec, booties

Top: c/o Pineapple Lace || Jeans: old, similar here || Booties: ‘Glorria’ || Earrings: ‘Palenque’ || Watch: c/o Christian Paul {less expensive options here and here}

2 Comments

  1. Kelly October 3, 2016 / 20:17

    Love the recommendation to “unplug”…..works for me every time

  2. Teddy January 23, 2017 / 02:37

    Quality blog bud

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