Can you believe it – Blue Collar Red Lipstick is one year old today! And this is its 300th post! And, for this blogger, what a year it has been. I had little idea, when I started, of the enterprise upon which I was embarking, and I’ve been overwhelmed at times by the positive support and encouragement I received from my readers. As the last couple of posts have demonstrated, I’ve had a lot of fun over the last year experimenting with my style … and shopping my tush off! Who knew, a year ago, that I had stumbled on the perfect excuse to indulge all my fashionista dreams? But I feel most fortunate about the opportunities that writing this blog has afforded me to meet some truly fantastic people. To all of you who have been following my ramblings over the past year – I love writing for you, working with you, answering your questions, sharing my own style dilemmas and adventures, and just learning more about all the cool, amazing people and things happening around our city. Thanks for being part of it all!!
As many of you know, I am about to start a whole new chapter in my life. I ain’t gonna lie – it’s a little scary! But I’ve never been one to shy off from high ledges and big leaps, so I think I’m as ready as, well, anyone can be. Naturally, I’m expecting some big changes over the next few months … and I’m not just talking about my size! So it’s with mixed emotions that I have decided to do the practical thing and put the blog on hiatus for the time being. I would love nothing more than to be able to continue writing it – hey, don’t they have wi-fi in the delivery room these days? – but sadly that’s a commitment I’m too likely to break over the next few months. I’m really proud of what I’ve been able to do with this blog up to now, and – as they always say in the entertainment biz – it’s always better to leave on a high note.
Not that this is a permanent good-bye. After all, it’s not like I’m leaving on an intergalactic flight to the outer reaches of the universe. [Please tell me that parenthood is not the equivalent of that!] I’ll still be around – whether as a sounding board, shopping buddy, or dilemma solver – and I hope to still hear from y’all. If you haven’t already, feel free to add BlueCollar RedLipstick as a friend on Facebook, and stay tuned for more style news and updates.
And then get ready – come fall, BCRL will be back with a vengeance … and a whole new licence to style 😉

5 Comments on Hello, good-bye

  1. I’m sad that you’re taking a break from the blog! I really enjoy reading your posts, and I’ll miss them. But it’s very understandable, babies are very time consuming and much more important. 🙂

  2. I’m sad too! But it will be a temporary (and much needed) break for me – hopefully I’ll catch you all in a few months 🙂

  3. Sad, I just came accross your sweet little blog, and your taking a hiatus, but for the best of all reasons it sounds like! Good luck with this new chapter of your life! And good job recognizing what is most important, and putting it first! Good luck good luck, good luck!

    -Heather from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com