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Happy Monday friends! Today is my birthday and I’m turning the big 3-0! I know people dread birthdays these days because they’re afraid of getting older but tbh…I’m so excited about turning 30! My 20s were amazing – I graduated college, got married, got a job, quit my job to blog, moved to Colorado, had a baby, moved back to Texas…traveled the world, grew a business, met some amazing people…and so much more. I can’t believe all of that happened in just a decade! And I can’t even imagine what God must have in store for my 30s!

More than feeling excited for my 30s though, I honestly just feel so thankful today. God has been so incredibly good to me and I shared a bit on instagram last week that I’ve been going through a bit of a hard season lately. It’s nothing major and I know there are way bigger things going on in the world than what’s causing me stress…but these last few weeks I’ve just been struggling. A ton on my plate, difficult decisions that need to be made, mixed in with some other personal life issues going on…it’s just been a lot. And I’ve felt kind of ‘heavy’¬† from it.

But, as I sit here today and write this blog post on my 30th birthday…I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and His faithfulness to me. The fact that I am writing a blog post that people are even reading and that this is my JOB still just BLOWS my mind every day. I am so so thankful for each one of you – that you read my blog, follow along with my daily life, value my opinion & recommendations on things…just means the world to me! I love what I do so very much and that, in large part, is because of each one of YOU. I love getting to share my life and outfits and beauty products and devotionals and all the things with y’all and it means so much to me that you choose to follow along.

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So, even though the past few weeks have been a little tough…taking time to sit and remember and focus on God’s goodness to me over the last 30 years just reminds me:¬†no matter what season of life you might be in right now, God is always good, He is always faithful, and He’s got you. Even if you’re in a season of life where you feel stressed or confused or overwhelmed, remember that God is in control over EVERYTHING and He will work everything out for your good and for His glory. He’s got you. Even if you don’t necessarily¬†feel His presence right now or understand why certain circumstances are happening…none of that changes the truth that He is so good and loves you so much. So, I’m just feeling really thankful for that truth, for all of you guys, and how incredibly blessed this past year has been! And SO excited for all of the upcoming adventures that 30 has in store!

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Speaking of being 30, a few weeks ago I was shopping for a dress that was a really special ‘special occasion’ dress. Y’all know my style is typically very minimal – neutrals, basics etc. But I wanted a dress that would be the perfect 30th birthday dress and fell in love with this one the moment I saw it online! The lace is stunning, the fit is perfect, and the color combination is so unique. This is honestly a ‘show stopper’ of a dress and even though it was a bit of a splurge, I know this will be my go-to now for weddings, cocktail events, nice dinners etc! For size reference, I’m wearing the XS. It is VERY fitted though haha so if you are in between sizes I’d suggest going up a size!

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All that to say – cheers to being 30 years old, and God’s goodness and blessings in my life over these past 30 years. So thankful for each one of YOU and can’t wait to begin this new decade! I have a feeling it will be my best one yet!

 

xo Lauren

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