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Denim Baby Doll Dress: Thrifted.
Blanket Scarf: a store in Florence.
Black Lace Up Boots: H&M.
Mustard Yellow Beret: Target.

I cannot believe I'm even saying this right now...but Someone Like You hit 2 million page views today! If you would have told 16 year old Lauren back in 2009 that her little blog she started out with a broken camera, taking photos inside her house would someday be viewed by that many people...she would be flabbergasted! When I started this blog I had no idea the paths in life it would lead me to, the opportunities it would present, or the people who would touch my life because of it. I just wanted to let out my frustrations of having a crappy high school experience; I never thought (cue the cliche) that it would change my life.

But really. It did. 

I decided to study fashion because of this blog. When I think of the course my life has taken because of this tiny space of internet it is quite incredible. Would I be finishing up a degree in Spanish right now like I had originally planned instead of a bachelor of science in fashion merchandising? Maybe. I know my life would be different in a lot of ways if I had never started Someone Like You. Blogging has given me confidence in myself to wear what I want and accept my individuality instead of shying away from it like as I was accustomed to. It's also just allowed me to have a creative outlet that has been much needed through many points in my life. Blogging has been the one consistency in the past six years that I can say I've truly relied on. I'm going to pieces half the time over something my sensitive heart and over thinking mind cannot take...

But when I put together that outfit. 
And take out that camera. 
And go off to some location to take photos. 
Then write out the things I'm feeling.
...it all subsides. Channeling my frustrations into a creative outlet has been exactly what I needed. The dizzying uncertainty of my life and all that happens has never failed to be settled by coming onto my blogger account and hitting "create a new post."

It's been an absolute honor for me to be able to share my life with you all to read and view. Thank you. Seriously. Thank you for reading and commenting and following and emailing and just supporting me.You're the reason everything here is possible. x

With much love, Lauren.
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A Tablespoon of My Life said...

Yay!!! Congratulations, Lauren!! I have been reading your blog since the very beginning! It has been amazing growing together through our blogs. :-)
Heres to many more views and many more opportunities for you and your wonderful blog!

-Conny

Amanda said...

Congratulations sweet girl!! you deserve it!!!! Your blog has become one of my favorites and every time one of your posts pops up in my feed I get so excited!!! :)

Also, this outfit. Sooo on point!!! I loveeee your beret hat and scarf!! Soo cute!! <3

xoxo
Amanda
misssimplicityy.wordpress.com

ellie balangue said...

congrats and you deserve it! you're one of the reason why I continue blogging back then. I started wayback 2008 but stop. but when I saw your blog that was 2011 I decided to go back. and I never stop since then. You are my inspiration. I've read not entirely but reading most of your post makes me want to know you more, I smile, I laugh, I shead tears, I wowed, I almost feel every single emotion while reading your blog. and it means so much to me because its as if i'm your friend from afar just by reading your post. I hope that one day we can keep in touch as good pal. And good luck to all of your endeavors! much love, ellie

Eccentric Owl said...

That is so exciting! Congratulations! It's always so fulfilling to see the numbers rise and reach the goals that were just distant dreams once upon a time!

You look perfect for fall; I love that scarf!
xo
Kristina
www.eccentricowl.com

SB said...

Huge congratulations Lauren, well done 😃

Jamie Rose D. said...

Yay!! Congratulations on this epic milestone. I always enjoy coming back to your blog and being inspired by your style. This look is particularly autumnal and I'm really enjoying it. The denim dress and yellow beret look great together.

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

liizisa said...

Beautifully said! I just started writing a life blog and honestly I've done it for myself. To help me cope with my little struggles and to express how I'm feeling. I think once I've got my momentum going and have more posts I'll be excited to look back and see how much I've grown. Enough about me now haha! Love your blog and your IG! That denim dress is to DIE FOR! Keep up the beautiful work! You're a great inspiration and have proven that one CAN balance work, school, and a blog❤️ Xoxo Liz

Sarah said...

What an incredible feat! I'm so happy for you! Here's to two million more views, starting with mine right now, haha!

Cheers,

Sarah | www.sarahthesecond.blogspot.com

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