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Do I have your attention? Good!!! How cute are these walls? My photographer in Dallas (So Then They Say) scouts out the best places to shoot. We were in the Design District and I thought I had seen everything over there, but she took me to this location, and I loved it! You want to know the strangest thing? Every single time we shoot, the wind is ferocious! Did you know that Dallas is windier than Chicago? Truth! I am having a moment with bell sleeves or any sleeve that makes a statement right now. I think they give a top, that would be “okay” cute…some pizazz! I think this type sleeve will have it’s moment this Fall too. Personally, I wish it would never leave! This top is sold out, but I found others (below) that I really like. I just chose black ones for now, but don’t worry because I will be talking about them again.


I am back in Nashville, after keeping the grand babies and the mini spa vacation I had with five other blogger friends (which I will post about in a few weeks). We didn’t talk about blogging all that much, but blogging is why we  all became friends. I don’t want to sound like a “Debby Downer” because I did choose to start this blog, but blogging is a really lonely business. I call it a business, because it is one. It’s just a lonely one! I love getting together with other women who understand what it is like. It’s hard coming up with things to say each time I write a post, and for me doing a post takes a really long time. The younger girls can do it quickly, but I (most all of you will relate) didn’t grow up using a computer. It is like learning a new language, and I was very slow learning Spanish in High School!  There is so much to learn, and I swear things change all of the time. I am VERY challenged!!!

The other thing that is so strange to me, is Snapchat and Instagram stories. Do you all do either one of them? I have done a few snaps and very few stories on Instagram. The reason is, that I don’t really think anyone cares too much about what I am doing and it doesn’t feel very authentic for me (and honestly I feel too old to do it). That being said, I know it’s another way for brands to get their name out there, and bloggers are the ones to do it. I guess what I am trying to say, is that I may start to do it a little bit more (maybe!). If you all have Snapchat, my handle is themiddlepage. Send me a message! Would love to see how you all are doing it. My instagram is @themiddlepageblog

I guess I needed to sort of vent today. I love writing this blog, but it is a lot of work and I really put the pressure on myself. When I get comments or emails, it really does make it all worth it! So thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this blog!!!

Photos: Mary Summers Hafner

Top (sold out, similar above)// Rag & Bone Jeans // Chanel Flats (similar above) // Dior So Real Sunglasses // Bag (vintage, but similar)