year three

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dress: via lexycmb's Instagram shop (similar) // shoes: Old Navy // bow: American Apparel

photos by Kirsten

So, per usual, I'm a few days late celebrating a very important holiday. What holiday falls in the middle of August, you ask? Why the bloggiversary of writes like a girl! This space has been around for three whole years as of August 21.

I would be lying--big time--if I said I weren't really, really proud of this blog. Yes, I've got more readers than I did this time last year (hello out there!), and my general stats are probably better, but that's not what fills my heard with pride. I've explored some deep issues, become a better writer, worn super cute clothes, been totally myself, and made so, so, so many incredible friends. I'm a better version of myself through this blog. writes like a girl gives me the space to use my voice and to do my best to inspire others to use theirs too. That's always been the goal, and I feel like it becomes truer and truer every day. I hope writes like a girl feels like a place you can come to hang out with a sister, a safe space, a place you can feel inspired or maybe even learn something, a space that makes you feel the most you. Those are my hopes for this blog, and I work every day, even the days I don't have a new post, to reach that goal.

As much as I believe blogging should be something that fulfills you on a personal level, I wouldn't be here without you! I write for you; strive to come up with better outfits and more engaging content for you. I've loved getting to connect more in the comments with you since I installed Disqus. Y'all commenting seriously keeps me going sometimes. They say to never read the comments on the Internet, but y'all always have such delightful, thought-provoking, positive, and loving things to say. You feeling like you can give feedback and be a part of the conversation is really important to me. You following along means the world to me.

Here are some of my favorite posts from the last year:
that time I made a big announcement (and tricked a bunch of ya!)
that time I wrote letters to the Pretty Little Liars
that time I wore a fur vest...a lot
that time I shared my favorite ice cream spot
that time I came up with my own mantra
that time I lost someone really special
that time I started and finished a 30x30 remix challenge
that time I started and finished a 7x7 remix challenge
that time I recapped my 24 before 24 and shared my 25 before 25

Three years, y'all! I can't wait to see what becomes of the ole blog in the future! I hope you'll stick around to grow alongside me. xo



  1. Happy bloggiversary!! I've so enjoyed following along during the past several months, getting inspired by your eloquent, thoughtful writings, your lovely outfits, and your delightful sense of humor. I'm glad you're feeling proud of your blog and what you've accomplished here - there's so much for you to be proud of :)

    That pineapple dress is pure joy, and these photos are adorable!


  2. yayyyy happy belated year 3! I love today's pineapple theme and your shoes. Most importantly, I love coming here to read every day. You have a wonderful gift of tackling tough issues tactfully (say that 3 times fast). I like WLAG because it's fun, because it's honest, and because it represents your constant journey for growth so well. I'm glad it has given us a place to meet and keep in contact!

  3. Happy bloggiversary! Thank you for creating a blog that is honest and inspiring! Also, I love your dress!

  4. Happy blogiversary! I'm glad I found this blog!

  5. How adorable is that pineapple dress, and YOU (awkward wording, sorry!) I loved looking through all your favorite posts. Happy happy blogiversary to you! It is something to be proud of. And I love reading along with you!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  6. Congrats on the milestone doll! So proud of you and all you do through your little space here on the web! And you're the cutest ever with those pineapples but you already knew that :)


  7. Woo hoo! Happy blogiversary lady! I'm glad I found your blog :) I have literally missed my last 2 blogiversaries so kudos to you for at least remembering to write about it, lol. I am determined to remember mine next year!

    And thanks for thinking that I was tall, haha! I wish! It's interesting how bloggers look so different on camera than they probably look in real life, right?


  8. Happy blogday, Nicole! Congrats! Three years is a big deal! I'm so blogging birthed a friendship between us. You're the bees knees. I shall listen to your podcast and miss Austin like whoa. I will see you in March for TxSC15, no doubt! :0)

  9. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Happy blogirthday. I've always love your blog cause it has such a great variety and it is always honest. I can't wait to see the amazing things you accomplish this year!

  10. Happy blogiversary!! I love catching up with your cute outfits and all the posts on feminism. I didn't know much about the subject until I started following you last year, but I'm so glad I'm learning from a girl my age. Makes me wish I had taken a women's studies class in college! Back to the dress though, that color is soooo pretty on you! And that bow, totes adorbs.

    The Blushing Dreamer

  11. thesimplylivingblogAugust 27, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Congrats on the blog anniversary Nic!!! Although I am a relatively new reader of yours, I've had so much fun getting to know you through your blog in such a short amount of time!! Here's to many many many more posts to come! :)

  12. congrats, I'll be reading along for the next 3! :)

    xo, Maddy

  13. Happy birthday, wlag! I have so loved following your blog for the past several years - you are such a gifted writer, and I adore your fun personality and willingness to expose yourself a little bit. When you wrote about wanting your blog to be a safe place for women to learn, interact, feel,'ve accomplished it. Keep it up, Nicole!

  14. Congrats! I know mine came and went, but I didn't do anything for it since I haven't been posting regularly. Boo. I've been so impressed with your content, lady, and I can wait to see what you come up with next!



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