Birthday + NEW WEBSITE

Loveriche Dress (s/o from Riffraff**, similar here, here, here) | Kendra Scott Earrings | Bracelet | Steve Madden Wedges | NYX Lipstick | OPI Nail Polish | Rayban Wayfarer | Tassels | Cake Stand | Suitcase

**Get 15% off + Free Shipping w/code "RiffraffRepLauren" at checkout on ShopRiffraff.com

Oh my gosh, you guys. I'm so excited about today. I have come so far and learned so much since I launched my first fashion blog last November. I just wanted to give a quick shout-out to everyone who has helped me before I delve into today's post!

Shelby Nickel Designs- She created my new logo! I loved my old one by EchoGraphixbut it resonated more with my bow tie business that has now moved to Etsy! (You can check them out via the Bow Tie tab at the top) Shelby perfectly captured the mood and feel of my new blog. I love how colorful it is and hope you do too!

Written Shutter- Ashley, of Written Shutter, will take my pictures from time to time and she always does a GREAT job. Thanks, Ashley for making my vision come to life in this photo shoot!

Emma Spann- My sister always shares my posts. She is like  president of the sharing committee. I wouldn't have gained as much ground as I have today if it wasn't for her.

Nick Mulenos- My boyfriend is my IT Director. He created and codes things for me when I need it, including my old website and new one! I don't know what I do without him!

If you've been with me for a while, you know about this from my previous posts (Big Announcement Post, Blogging Mistakes Post, and Blogging Do's and Don'ts Post), but if you are new, welcome to my new website! A special thanks to my readers and followers. You have encouraged me and inspired me to keep doing this, because I love it! 

When I chose to re-brand, I needed to pick a deadline; I decided to pick today because it is my birthday. What better way to celebrate than with a pretty new website?!

How old do you think I am? I get a lot of different guesses- some people think I'm a high school senior, some think I am in college. I have a late birthday, but my parents didn't hold me back, so I was usually the baby of my class- I graduated high school when I was 17. I then went to Baylor University to study Apparel Merchandising and graduated a semester early-when I was 21. So that brings me to today- I am turning the big 2-4. Only one year left until my quarter life crisis! 

Don't worry, I'm not stuck at the office in my cubicle or staring at my google analytics all day- I took today off from work to celebrate! The weekend started off by celebrating with some friends at the lake, then last night I went to Rise for dinner, with my parents. Today I am going to go for a walk on Katy Trail and my boyfriend is going to make me brunch. Then, I'm getting my nails done at Bellacures with my mom and heading to dinner at Hibiscus with my boyfriend. For the perfect nightcap, I'm having cake and champagne with some friends. Twenty-three was a great year, so I'm hoping twenty-four will be even better!

So, what is different about this site? Besides looking different, I have changed my angle on posting. I will be incorporating more posts about Dallas, as I get asked where to eat and what to do, a lot. I will also have a travel section with travel guides and tips. I will continue posting on fashion, fitness, and small businesses. See? Change isn't so bad! You're really just getting more, than before, so I hope you're as excited as I am! 

Want to celebrate the launch of my new website and birthday with me? Enter my Birthday Bash Giveaway!  I'm giving away over $200 worth of goodies- see their links below! You have until Friday August 10th at 12:00 pm to enter.

Show me your Mumu Key West Barbie Halter | PIKO Top | Glitter Guide Bag | Druzy Necklace | Double Sided Earrings

To enter, just complete the following steps:

1) Follow me on Instagram

2) Follow me on Pinterest

3) Follow me on Twitter

4) Like my Facebook Page

5) Subscribe to my blog

6) Once you're done, leave me a comment on this post letting me know you entered the giveaway and tell me how you celebrate your birthday!

*Giveaway is not associated with any of the social media platforms. Must be 13 to enter. Winner will be chosen at random and announced by Friday August 14th.

Photography for this post was done by Ashley Scarbrough. She is a Wedding and Portrait Photographer in Texas, specifically the DFW Metroplex. Stop by her Facebook Page,  Instagram, and  Website to stay up to date on her special deals and offers!

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