Being Real

Outfit Details: Pretty sure everything is from Tilly’s. Cute stuff and great prices!

The more I blog and the more I build relationships with fellow bloggers, the more I want to make sure they know the real me. I want to make sure that the portrayal my blog gives of me, my life, is genuine. And we all know, life isn’t always easy. As I continue to get more comfortable with you, I can feel myself getting more open. I’m no longer afraid to share my fears and my struggles with you and that’s a special feeling!

In other news: I got bangs! I have been wanting them for over a year and I finally got the courage. I actually like them and plan to maintain them  rather than the “ok I did it now I’m going to go through the awful growing out stages”. I feel like they’re “me.” The real me. ;]

Linking up with TheLetter4 and ThePleatedPoppy
  1. A-DOR-ABLE!! :) They are totally YOU!

  2. Tinacious Me 3 years ago

    looking super cute, girl!
    Tina @Tinacious.Me

  3. I love that outfit, and the bangs are so cute! I’ve always debated bangs, but maybe I should just go for it!

    I have a lot of trouble opening up and being “real” on my blog as well. It’s something I want to work on. I hope we can inspire each other to do that!

  4. i love this. and i love the bangs :)

  5. Tia 3 years ago

    You look adorable with bangs! :)

  6. wildchild 3 years ago

    they’re pretty! and they do seem like you :) glad you love them.

    and yes, i’m trying to go for this in real life too, with everyone i meet. i want everyone, in every area of my life to know the real me.

  7. lindsay 3 years ago

    girl you look positively stunning. i love your bangs too!!!!! you wear them so well :)

  8. Debbie @ OtRD 3 years ago

    Adorable! They look great!!

  9. Salvaged Strawberry 3 years ago

    Love that dress and love the new bangs! xo

  10. emily 3 years ago

    I did the SAME DARN THING with bangs! Debated them for about a year, finally did it, and now I don’t think I’ll EVER go back! :) My latest post is about making blogger friends too, can I share? XO and happy Tuesday, Julie! :)

  11. howboutsomecake 3 years ago

    So interesting! I, on the other hand, try to only let my blog reflect the POSITIVE parts of my life. It was one of my reasons for starting it, truthfully. I was moving across the country and anticipating some hardships, so I thought that a blog would be a good way to make me sit down and appreciate the good things that I had going on, since I’m someone who tends to focus on the negative.

    P.S. Love the bangs!

    • Julie Ann 3 years ago

      Thanks for the input! While I definitely think my blog is a positive place, I also think that how one deals with their struggles can show even more of a person’s true character. That is a side of myself I want to share with my readers occasionally.

  12. Jenni Austria Germany 3 years ago

    i am the biggest advocate of bangs; everyone should have them! 😉

  13. Gina 3 years ago

    love the bangs! I have always wanted them too…but I’m skurrred.

  14. Jenn 3 years ago

    your new bangs look awesome!

  15. BCshutterbug 3 years ago

    The bangs look great! Hope you’re enjoying that feeling of knowing they’re ‘you’, I love that feeling. :)

  16. Sandy a la Mode 3 years ago

    haha i just got bangs too!! but i am soo backed up in blog posts i won’t be able to post about them for a few weeks, LOL!

    • Julie Ann 3 years ago

      Oh girl….I got mine three weeks ago! ;]

  17. Yay!! Bangs look lovely on you! I loves me some bangs.. had em all my life. I alternate between full across and swoopy… stickin’ with the swoop right now :)

    P.S. I love what you said about opening up and being genuine. It’s definitely a process becoming comfortable enough with your readers to let them know the real you. Thanks for being real, girl!

  18. Shannon 3 years ago

    LOVE the bangs on you!!!! You’re amazing! Always be yourself. :) :) :)

  19. ElleSee 3 years ago

    I feel the exact same way. Although people usually only like to read the positives, it’s nice to know that there’s a human being behind it all. It’s nice to not be so positive sometimes and show the more vulnerable side.

    Love that dress and belt!

  20. Jessica 3 years ago

    You look gorgeous! And I love your outfit! That shade of coral or red- I’m blind, sorry- looks great with your skin! -Jessica


  21. Angie Bailey 3 years ago

    *I* find sharing easy, because that’s just who I am. However, I know that MANY people can have a hard time opening up, especially online, so I am very very happy to hear that you are. It’s a bold step – and an important one. I’ve got your back, should ever you need a supporter or listener. *hugs*

  22. Stefana 3 years ago

    Bangs look super cute!

  23. ChristyB 3 years ago

    Cute outfit! You look great with bangs. I recently got long bangs cute and they drive me crazy! I’m not sure how long they are going to last but I’m trying.

  24. Handbags*N*Pigtails 3 years ago

    Not only is your outfit adorable but BANGS WERE MADE FOR YOU!!! They look great. :)
    (Found you through WIWW)

  25. Amber Cuadra 3 years ago

    The bangs are adorable! I miss my bangs, but they’re so hard to keep up when you have curly hair. :)

  26. Ms. MaejeanVINTAGE 3 years ago

    Cute bangs!

  27. Kristen Tynan 3 years ago

    I just started following your blog a few weeks ago, but I love it. Please don’t ever stop blogging!

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