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Last week, my assistant Martha came to Colorado to help me out during the first few crazy days of the Nordstrom sale and we had SUCH a great time together! (Worked our booties off, but also had so much fun haha). Martha asked me such a good question that has really been making me think over these last few days, and I wanted to chat with you guys about it. When we were driving home from Nordstrom she asked me “do you still love what you do as much as you used to?”

I’ve been blogging full time now for almost 5 years (in August)! When I first started blogging, things looked SO different than they do now. First of all, I only had to “work” about 2hrs a day lol. I’d write a blog post, take a few pics, and call it a day. Fast forward 5 years and things look very different. I have to consciously force myself to NOT work, and before Shiloh was born, I was easily working 60+hrs a week, every week. There are way more contracts now and deadlines and drafts and internet bullies and along with that comes stress and pressure and anxiety at times, to be honest. [Just like with any job, I’m sure!]

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This “job” as an influencer has way more challenges now than it did 5 years ago, but…without I doubt, I can honestly say, I love this job now just as much, if not way more than I did when I first started. And honesty, so much of that is because of YOU. You, sitting at your desk right now reading this post, or sitting on the couch holding your phone, or scrolling through your phone while you’re nursing your baby. Choosing to read my blog, or watch my stories, or engage with my IG posts.

I feel so incredibly blessed that God has given me a platform to connect with SO many incredible women out there – amazing mothers, total girl bosses, girls in college, empty nester moms, and more. I love sharing bits and pieces of my life with y’all in hopes that you feel inspired to either go outside for a run, or put on an outfit you feel your best in, or take better care of your skin. When you guys DM me saying you bought Vintner’s Daughter and your life is now changed, or you listened to my running playlist and it made your morning…messages like that make this job so worth it to me. I LOVE connecting with y’all and knowing that in some way, large or small, my posts have had an impact on your day, or your life!

I LOVE what I do. Every single day. There is stress and pressure and downsides to this job just like any other job, but I just wanted you guys to know how thankful I am for each one of you and that I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do every day. And each one of YOU guys has made that possible.

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Another part of my job that makes me so happy is getting to partner with some amazing brands that I truly love and use/wearing every single day. Y’all know Kendra Scott is at the top of my list – not only because I’m so obsessed with her jewelry, but because I love the heart behind the company, how they give back, and Kendra’s story in starting her line! I am SO obsessed with their Fall collection that just launched a few days ago, that you’re seeing in these photos! So many gorgeous pieces that will transition perfectly going from summer to fall. I’m wearing a lot of my favorite pieces from the collection in these photos, and I’ve also rounded up other top picks below!

More of my faves from Kendra Scott:

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Outfit Details: Tee Bodysuit | Cutoff Denim Shorts Here and Here | Sandals | Fringe Earrings | Gold Huggie Earrings | Red Cocktail Ring | Y Necklace | Leather Crossbody Bag

Just wanted to share this post with you guys today to let you know how thankful I am for each one of you, and how thankful I feel to be able to do this job every single day! As always, thank you so much for reading and for all of your support!

This post was created in collaboration with Kendra Scott. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

xo Lauren

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