Update: Congratulations to Lauren L. on winning this giveaway!
The only constant in life is change. I think it’s some Greek dude named Heraclitus said something to that effect. While I’d like to say that I’m a person who rolls with the punches pretty well, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I enjoy it. Humans are creature of habits: we don’t like it when people move our cheese around. And I’m no different. But alas, sometimes change is where life takes you and all one can do is make the best of it (and to blog about it, of course).
I apologize in advance, you guys. This blog is going to be a long one. Longer than usual anyways. But I promise there will be a rainbow in the end of this blog (in the form of an Elf giveaway). But hey before we get to that, lemme tell you the full story first.
You may have noticed in the past year that the blog, and consequently the social media channels as well, has been a bit of a “Gita show.” Those of you that noted this lack of presence can probably also guess the change that I’m about to announce: Jess is bowing out of Mimi & Chichi. We first had the conversation about her possibly leaving about a year or so ago. My first initial reaction of course is:
NOOOOOOOO, DON’T LEAVE MEEEEEEEE!
Jess and I started this blog years ago, back when we still lived in San Antonio, TX. Four city moves and two weddings later, I credit the blog for keeping us close together. We would text each other almost every day, and many times it would be about the blog. It was great having a blog with your bestie because I felt like we backed each other up. There were times where one of us was too busy with our lives to keep up, so the other one will come in to fill the gap. When Jess said she wanted to take a break, I thought this was just one of those temporary hiatus. And as the year progressed, I slowly realized that this break was going to be more permanent.
We have the blog as a creative outlet where we express our love for fashion, as we certainly don’t get to do this in our advertising day job since most of our clients are in financial services. We do this because we love it and because it’s fun. And I have always said I’ll only continue to do it as long as it stays fun. When I’m feeling down, I like to go back to the start and remind myself why I’m doing this in the first place. It’s not for the number of likes, not for the number of followers or readers (although we do certainly love you guys), and hell it’s definitely not for the money. It’s about the love and fun of it all.
I’m certainly still having fun. But it’s totally not fair for me to ask Jess to stick around when she’s not having fun anymore. We’re still BFFs, which means that you might still the get the occasional pop-in, but she’ll no longer be around in an official capacity. So give me a shout out if you start to miss her too much, I’ll be sure to have her put in a “guest appearance”.
Now moving off of the sad stuff on to the rainbow I promised at the end of this blog: the Elf giveaway!
As a token of appreciation for our amazing, awesome, fantastic and [insert more positive adjectives here] readers that have continued to show their support, I’m giving away a full Elf skincare set. Which contains these amazing goodies:
(Before you read on, by the way, the rubes at FTC require me to let you know that there may be affiliate links below.)
Joining the giveaway is super duper easy through the handy Rafflecopter widget below. Go get ’em! ☺
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Not so little fine prints:
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- Entrant must be 18 years old as of sweepstakes start date and a legal resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia as of start date.
- Sweepstakes begins Monday, Mar 20, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. EST, and closes on Saturday, April 03, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. EST.
- Each entrant selected as a potential winner must comply with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all such requirements. Winners will be selected by random drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within fourteen (14) days after the first attempt to contact such potential winner, an alternate entrant will be selected in his or her place from all entries received.