Polka Dot Shirt and Why I Started Blogging

Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown - Polka Dot Shirt and Why I Started Blogging by Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown

Have I told you how obsessed I have been with polka dots? Funny story I used to hate polka dots once. Ha, oh how the world does go around.

This little polka dot shirt was all the heart eyes for me. But to be really honest, I don’t really like how I wore this… (did I really just type that?!) Yes I did. Let me backtrack here; I love this polka dot shirt, I really do.

Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown

I just think the outfit I envisioned in my head didn’t quite translate. Like I really don’t know why I tied this polka dot shirt all the way up, and I should have tucked in my top. Why am I sharing all this? Well, it goes back to what I have been feeling the last couple of months.

My life is far from perfect, and I do try to be very real with you guys, in this little space of mine. I have always been open about who I am, and everything else going on in my life, I don’t ever want to lose sight of that.

Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown - Polka Dot Shirt and Why I Started Blogging by Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown
Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Henri Bendel Bag | Uptown with Elly Brown
Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown - Polka Dot Shirt and Why I Started Blogging by Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown

I love this space that I have created, and I am incredibly honored that I have the best followers. Actually, to be honest, I don’t even like saying followers… it sounds weird.

I started blogging because I wanted to share my passion and love for fashion, beauty, and life. But often more times than not (and I will be the first to admit) that I sometimes forget the life part and only share fashion or beauty.

We all love a good sale, and heck I LOVE shopping. But I don’t ever want to lose sight of my why. If you have ever gone to my about me page, you will see I have Proverbs 31:30. Because at the end of the day… all the sales, the shopping, the external things will all disappear.

I read a book a while back, and in this book, (I won’t ever forget) it starts off by asking you to picture your funeral. And at your funeral, what do you want people to say about you?

Let that sink in for a second.

I don’t want to be remembered for my cute shoes, or that I was able to master a wing liner. I want to leave a legacy that will impact generations to come. A legacy that will make my boys better men, one that would teach girls to love themselves. A legacy that embodied the love of Christ.

I know you know what I am saying.

Again, I love a good sale, and I love to shop, but there is a bigger picture, and THAT is why I started blogging. I’m proud of the work I have done, and this doesn’t mean I won’t be talking about fashion or beauty, but you can and will see more posts that come from my heart, and not that any of my pasts blog posts don’t come from my heart. But you get what I’m saying right?

Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown
Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown - Polka Dot Shirt and Why I Started Blogging by Houston fashion blogger Uptown with Elly Brown

I want to kick off a series called Faith Fridays, where I will have guest bloggers, (or myself ) sharing something encouraging about life, faith, or whatever the topic may be.

I’ll sign off for now, but I would love to hear from you. What would you like to see more of, what should our first topic be? Email, comment, or DM me. I would love to hear from you!

Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown

outfit details: top / jeans / shoes (similar)/ bag / sunnies

Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

xoxo,

Lulu's Polka dot shirt | Fall outfit | Uptown with Elly Brown

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6 comments on “Polka Dot Shirt and Why I Started Blogging

  • Stormie says: http://stormieariel.com

    Love this idea!! From your live on Instagram, a lot of people seemed interested in marriage advice so that could be a topic. Society has such a false and often times negative view of marriage and I think incorporating more about how beautiful a godly marriage is would be great encouragement for those who are in the single season and for those already married, myself included. Also Proverbs 31:30 is another place to talk about what biblical womanhood looks like. A book I’m currently reading with my small group is Becoming Eve and I’m barely in chapter two and am blown away of everything I have learned thus far.

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      thank you Stormie!! Love the ideas, and also, totally going to buy that book! Sounds good!!

  • Meghan Culpepper says: http://www.meghanculpepper.com

    Love your new series idea! I started blogging because I love the motherhood community that Instagram & blogging gives us. Of course, like you said, the fashion and beauty stuff is all great too, but I think it’s really an amazing outlet to bring moms together! Would love to see more mom life posts 🙂 love following along with you!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says: http://charmainenyw.com

    Who doesn’t love to shop? I think it’s a good way to channel your love of fashion into blogging! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  • Anika May says: http://anikamay.co.uk

    Loving the idea of Faith Fridays, such an uplifting and positive series, can’t wait to see more!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

    • Elly says: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com

      Thank you so much Anika! So glad you’re excited about it.