Cheers to 3 years!

Happy Friday! (and TGIF let me tell you). Amen.

Today celebrates 3 years of me publicly blabbering on Cassidy Lou (and my 500th blog post!), which is wonderful, crazy and slightly embarrassing all at the same time. If I were a real fashion blogger I would have a perfectly staged professional photo shoot of me holding a giant number 3 balloon and throwing confetti. But, alas, I’m not. I’m currently sitting at the office with no makeup, half of my nails painted & wearing my glasses; dreaming about the nap I’m going to take after work.

In honor of 3 years, I did some digging through the good ol’ blog archives and found my favorites I wanted to revisit. I chose my top 15 favorite outfits (ever!) and my top 15 posts that reveal more about me personally and my experiences over the past 3 years. Scroll below to check them all out 🙂

It appears that blogging (and writing in general) are therapeutic for me, so expect a lot more writing as I keep going through this (somewhat uncomfortable) transition to my life in Southern California.

CL birthday favs

mixed prints downtown /// “dressy” overalls /// a killer Rent the Runway look

CL birthday favs 2

full floral suit /// my favorite (faux) leather dress /// pattern overload

CL birthday favs 3

a polka dot dream /// Lauren Conrad feature /// head to toe sequins 

CL birthday favs 4

sneakers in San Francisco /// plaid in Northern Michigan /// feelin’ like a lady

CL birthday favs 5

Nikes in Paris /// Pineapple party /// colorful Santa Fe

Thank you SO much to anyone who takes time out of their day to read Cassidy Lou. I really appreciate you; whether you’re a consistent reader, a sporadic reader, or someone just creeping from high school to make sure I haven’t gained 40lbs or gotten too weird. You all rock.

also. HUGE shoutout to all the friends and family members I con into taking pictures of me. You’re the real MVPs.

Last but not least (I feel like I’m making an Oscar speech; just notably less important), here are my 15 favorite writing focused posts; dealing with everything from my most embarrassing moment, to figuring out what the heck I should do with my degree.

my MOST embarrassing moment

when I realized I didn’t have career goals

10 ways to be a smarter shopper

wishing social media didn’t exist

the importance of life in your danger zone

if you only read one of my posts…

talking about my fears

why I strive to be real

why is body confidence so hard to have?

how to avoid buying clothes you don’t like

style advice from my teenage self

festival style: a memoir

my 2015 year in review

if I were a jacket

8 reasons I’m a bad fashion blogger

(the only thing that’s changed is I now eat way too many macarons!)

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  • Reply Kristina

    Yay happy 3 years girl!!! This is reminding me that I definitely missed my blog’s bday last week – whoops!

    Kristina does the Internets

    July 16, 2016 at 2:29 am
    • Reply madelinewp

      thank you! I was happy the 500th post & the 3 years collided haha

      July 17, 2016 at 4:24 am

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