Once upon a time there was a little girl named Meagan who loved dresses. Except they had to have twirly skirts, because what girl doesn’t want to spin in circles and twirl like a ballerina? This little girl had a blank journal and created outfits with fashion templates. She loved clothes and all things sparkly and pink and dreamed of becoming a fashion designer someday. She read YM and Seventeen magazine and drooled over the clothing and models. She wanted to be Nikki Taylor and Liv Tyler. She created picture collages in her room and imagined one day she could be as cool as these girls.
The little girl grew up. She followed all the cool trends back in the day. Hypercolor sweatshirts! Scrunch socks! Grunge! Overalls! Scrunchies! Oh, the 80's and 90's were not kind to her. The little girl looks back at pictures and thinks, what was she thinking?

One day the little girl discovered Carolyn Bessette and Jackie Kennedy. She taped pictures of them all over her college dorm room. Her love of style was reignited. That little girl read all she could about these women, what made them chic? How could she be like them?

The little girl got married, had children. She lost herself a little. She let her magazine subscriptions run out. She wore the same things all the time. She had lost that spark that was her. That little girl who adored fashion and style and glamour had been pushed behind her. So she started a blog. She became excited, passionate and loved being able to share what she loves most. She fell in love all over again.
She named her blog Because of Jackie…because after all, it was Because of Jackie that her true love of style began.

So why don’t you stay awhile?

7 comments:

Kirithinks said...

this is the most fabulous about section of all time. I loved it! - a new follower. Thanks for creating such a lovely space. :)

Lindsay Alexis said...

Found your blog through Life of Bon with the blogging tips you posted. Love it!!! Totally informative and helpful. Thank you!!! :)
Such a lovely bio about yourself, love how you came up with your blog name. :)

Paige Brown said...

Excited to be your newest GFC follower!

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Alison said...

just read this, and saw your mentioned Carolyn Bessette and wanted to say she was one of my cousins down down the line! my maiden name is Bessette! never met her. just saying :)

Victoria Mason said...

I found you through Because Shanna Said So and I'm so glad I did! I love your reasoning here! It is what I always go back to. One of the best compliments I eer received was by a great-aunt at my bridal shower. She told me that I looked like Carolyn Bessette that day and I felt so regal. After reading a few things here I think we have a lot in common. :)

L,
Vicky
www.themummychronicles.com

Lex said...

I love where your blog name comes from! it's definitely more personal than a lot of blog names out there. Mine included, ha.

Lex said...

I love where your blog name comes from! it's definitely more personal than a lot of blog names out there. Mine included, ha.

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