Friday, April 13, 2012

A Whole New World

I had a great response to yesterday's blog. Apparently, lots of you watched crappy TV growing up, and listened to cheesy music- this pleases me to no end! Here I am at my blog's "half birthday" and I can honestly say I've never been happier. I love writing blogs; I love reading blogs. Every day I read- I laugh; I cry; I am inspired.



As a girl, and then a woman, who spent her life trying to blend in and avoid attention, I am amazed at the responses I get with every post. It's exciting and humbling. When a woman tells you she never thought she could wear this or that, but after seeing me wear it now she's going to buy it and wear it proudly... There is nothing more amazing than that. Nothing.


Sorry, I didn't mean to get all mushy on you! I just want you to know if you are reading this, I thank you sincerely. If I read and comment on your blog, know that I sincerely enjoy it and support you. I have connected with so many awesome girls and women, Hems for Her has opened a whole new world for me.





Oh, you just thought you were getting away without a little cheese!

A whole new world 
Don't you dare close your eyes 
A hundred thousand things to see 
Hold your breath - it gets better 
I'm like a shooting star 
I've come so far 
I can't go back to where I used to be -


51 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

Oh. No. Now I'm going to have Aladdin in my head all day! (not that that's necessarily a bad thing). You look so cute, love all the different patterns on that dress, and that belt is adorable!

Happy Friday :)

Esther said...

i'm 'one of those' who tho't i couldn't wear this or that but after seeing how lovely you wear the 'impossible' i'll be purchasing 'impossibles' too! i'm 63 & have ALWAYS had a weight issue, tho i've got a better handle on it now. i love your honesty! be blessed...Esther

katie said...

this belt looks so cute with this outfit!! and awesome how great blogging can be? I had no idea how much I would enjoy it and the kind of people I would meet! Have a great weekend!!

Sharon S said...

I love how that dress already has built in pattern mixing! The blogging community is such a supportive group of women and I'm happy to be a part of it! Have a great weekend, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Always Maylee said...

You look adorable in that dress, love that flower belt! And happy half birthday! :)

xo, Yi-chia

Zlittle Saving With Style said...

The dress is really cute. Nice find. I'm looking for boyfriend cardigan. You gave me an idea about walmart. I'll think I'll go check.

lovelovefashion said...

thats so sweet, but yay! happy half birthday and here's to many more, i love blogs, i am inspired and encouraged by this wonderful network, i too am now feeling mushy! you suit purple, i do like the cardi and dress and the flower belt i am seriously in love with x

tashia graham said...

I feel the same way! I started my blog at the end of January and in just 3 1/2 months I already feel like part of an amazing community of strong and inspiring women!
PS: cute dress:)

The Librarian said...

In the brief time I've been reading your blog, you've become a real source of inspiration for me mostly by helping me to examine all the dumb clothing rules of what's ok and not ok to wear. It's very freeing! So thank you for all of your wisdom and down to earth common sense.

Carrie said...

Another gorgeous outfit! Yay for the movie "Aladdin" ... my sister and I watched that movie over and over, and we even named our fish Aladdin ... :)

Tara_St said...

Aww, this is such a sweet post. Around Christmas last year I was at my mom's house watching TV with my sister and we saw that Aladdin was on ABC Family. My sister and I said at the same time, "Oh man, I can't WAIT to sing A Whole New World." Cut to me and my sister belting out the tune and our younger brothers cowering in embarrassment.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

Kara Hale said...

You are so inspiring! Whenever you say you found a piece of clothing at Walmart I'm inspired to go digging through the racks at my local store. I'm surprised at the gems you find! Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places at the right times. You are awesome.

J N said...

great inspiration! love the first pic!
thanks for sharing!

if you like we can follow each other on bloglovin :)
let me know!
STYLE DECORUM

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Yes! I'm around the 10 month mark for blogging and have loved it! And girl, I love your blog and I love the message you share here. I'm so glad you commented on my blog and introduced me to yours!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

The feeling is completely mutual!! I think you have an amazing blog :) I'm so glad I found you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! And I would love to follow you on blog lovin! I'm going over there now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Wal-Mart can be hit and miss; that's for sure :) Thank you so much, Kara!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I have a very similar story except it involved the movie "Selena" and my high school boyfriend walking in on me and my sister- dancing and singing along to it. Oops!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, yeah, Aladdin was definitely on repeat in the house growing up! I;m pretty sure we wanted to be Jasmine!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Wow! thank you so much! That makes me feel awesome!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It's so wonderful, truly! It's been life-changing. And thanks!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Yay! Everyone get mushy! Thank you so much! I always love hearing from you :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It may be out of season at Wal-Mart, but seriously last year I got boyfriend cardis in every color!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I loved the different patterns in it too, and I think it'll be great in the winter too! I am happy WE are a part of this community together :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I agree 1000%. I am amazed every day with how much blogging has changed my life!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Esther, so much for commented! This makes me so happy to hear this! You go, girl!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

That's the best part of Friday! Thanks, friend!

Bloggingforjoy said...

How good to hear that blogging is such a positive thing for you! Your blog is an inspiration to many of us!

What gorgeous colors in this outfit! I really need to start thrifting and also visit the apparel section at our Wal-Mart -- you find the prettiest things. That's a true mark of style. Looking FABULOUS without having to break the bank!

ClaraCWhitsett said...

You are just as cute as ever!

http://goo.gl/Hxq64

angelgator88 said...

Hey Kate! I found you blog last week and just gave you the Leibster Blog Award for being another awesome teacher :) The info on what you're supposed to do with it is over on my blog!!

Best,
Ash

Weesha said...

I completely agree with you and I don't blame you for getting mushy about it hehe. Btw, I can still sing my ass off to A whole new world and not miss a lyric! I love this song! I love your outfit too, the belt is so cute and ties everything in perfectly. Purple is fabulous on you :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I knew you would understand! Thanks for the compliments! BTW, I think you are even more beautiful than Jasmine... maybe the blue/green hair is giving me a Jasmine-vibe!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Wow! Thank you Ash!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! Thank you! I strive to show that you can look good and not shop at J. Crew and Banana Republic and Saks Fifth Avenue!

Kimberley Diane Jordan said...

I literally just sat and read your whole blog from the begininning( the ironic part is I am watching Aladdin) and I am completely in love with you (which might sound creepy but I promise I am not a stalker) and you are on my favorites list!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I saw that it was on! Love it, and I totally don't think you are a stalker at all! I have done that with several blogs! I am so honored and thankful! Thank you!!

Tori said...

So cute! I love the print and your belt!

http://www.mythriftychic.com/

Lisa K. said...

I just recently found your blog and I wish I had found you earlier. I am a previously curvy girl who felt she could only wear elastic waist bands and big tshirts. Your outfits and photos are both beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to following your blog in the future and have to say that of all the blogs I follow (a lot) yours is one of my favorites!

Lisa K.

Natalie Leung said...

i love your cute belt and that cardigan!

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

What a sweet post, Katie! Love your outfit here too.. especially that adorable belt!

xo,
Hannah
www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Beautiful color!
Creamy

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Emily!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Hannah! I always forget about how great this belt is!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Natalie :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Lisa, such a super compliment! Thank you so much! :D

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Tori!

Elle said...

Hey pretty lady! This is a great color for you! The print is darling on that dress too- what a fabulous find! <3
xo, elle from Living in Color.

Annie said...

Aw - LOVE reading your blog every day Katie! And you look fabulous - purple is a gorgeous color on you :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Annie! That means so much to me and I assure I feel the same way about you! It's the first thing I do in the morning! I read it on my phone while getting ready!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Elle! I was pretty excited to get it :)

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