A Lovely Birthday and an InStyle Week (Plus Upcoming Giveaway News)

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Hi Lovelies! I am taking a quick pause today from fashion and food (side note- the recipe for the celebratory cake batter smoothie pictured above will be posted soon!) to update you on a few things and reflect on the past year. A Lovely Side Project turned one yesterday! I can’t believe it has been a year working on LSP.  I am continually thankful day after day that I have this space to be creative and can be a part of this online community of intelligent, thoughtful people who spread knowledge and share creative passions. (Also- a special thanks to Kelly, my original partner in blogging and the one who helped me start this whole journey.) I’ve found that creating content and packaging that content for this space is something that I am truly passionate about. I am grateful to all of you for your support and thank you for coming back day after day. I have big plans for this passion project and I hope you’ll stay with me for the ride.


In other news, I was beyond excited to find out that I would be included in the InStyle April 2014 print issue! I have been an InStyle lover since I was a tube top-wearing teenager ripping out pictures of Posh Spice. To this day, I continually draw inspiration from the magazine (but now rip out pictures of Victoria Beckham). I was stoked to open it up and see the picture below. Definitely a surreal, awesome moment…


InStyle also selected me as Reader of the Week this past week, which is a great feature they do online introducing bloggers/fashionistas who’ve been inspired by previous articles in the magazine. Hop on over to their blog to check this feature out. I submitted the Monochromatic Navy look to InStyle, which was inspired by two articles in the magazine – Color Crash Course (Powder Pink) and One Color Head to Toe. You can check out the article here.

 reader of the week 

Giveaway News

To celebrate LSP’s one year anniversary, I’ll be doing a few giveaways this week! I will be hosting different giveaways on different outlets- the first will be on Instagram, the second on the blog/YouTube channel. If you’re interested, follow along on Instagram and subscribe to the LSP YouTube channel so you won’t miss anything. (Hint: J.Crew spring jewels are involved!)

 Thank you again for your support and here is to many more Lovely years exploring fashion and food together.


15 thoughts on “A Lovely Birthday and an InStyle Week (Plus Upcoming Giveaway News)

  1. This post gets me all kinds of emotional! Looking forward to a lifetime of lsp. I will say it a million times – you will accomplish anything. Love seeing you do something you are so passionate about. Thank you for letting me be part of it! ❤

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