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3 Years of Blessings!

 Dress: BB Dakota | Handbag: LumillaMingus | Heels: Valentino | Earrings: similar HERE
Bracelet: Nadri | Lips: MAC Snob 



I have sat down to write this post about 10 times now. When I sit and reflect on the last 3 years I get overwhelmed emotionally. The last three years have changed me so much. In the last year, I have poured my heart and my soul into this blog, I have cherished all the milestones and memories made along the way. Though some are still more difficult to triumph through, I see them strengthening me and giving me direction.

When I began to write my blog in 2013, I had no idea it would turn into my passion. In 2014 I started to dabble into style posts every couple weeks. It wasn’t until last September that I went full steam ahead. This last year has encompassed a year of trials, tears, and triumphs. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for traveling along side of me for these years. Whether you have been following along since the beginning or you just started to join this adventure, thank you. 
Topknots and Pearls has given me an outlet for my passion but also a platform to be a voice of change. I  cherish every comment, text, like, and view from you lovelies! It sincerely means the world to me. My goal is to be able to help encourage and inspire beautiful women, if I can do just that for one woman, then it is all worth it. Sharing yourself can be intimidating, you ladies have made it a beautiful experience.

In celebration of 3 years of blogging, I decided to do an overhaul of my website. Did you notice the changes?? I am in love with this setup and am so excited for the ways that it will help inspire and encourage all of you! Take a look around: there are different places for shopping my closet, getting to know me, finding all my beauty tools and products I use on a daily basis, tutorials to learn how I do what I do, and so much more. There is also a tab called, Liketoknow.it. This is where you can shop the looks I post on Instagram without having to sign up for Liketoknow.it. If you want to sign up, it’s free and super easy. You can sign up HERE, when you like a photo on my instagram (you can follow along HERE) you will get all the details in your email inbox! 
I will be sending out a special newsletter (you can sign up on the sidebar!). This newsletter will give you first access when something fun is going on, tutorials, and updates. I will also be starting to post Outfit Of The Day posts on Instagram, I want to give you gals a better feel of me on an everyday basis. 

In the next two weeks, I will be announcing a big project I have been working on! I am so excited about it. It is for each and every one of you that has a closet full of clothes and never feels like you have anything to wear…yes, I am pretty sure that is all of you! Including me! Stay tuned. Oh also, it won’t cost you a penny πŸ˜‰ 

Thank you for all your love and support of Topknots and Pearls. I am sending out hugs and kisses on the cheek to each of you! Cheers to see where this year takes us!

Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord…”


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    Maggie
    September 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging! Your site looks gorgeous, too! And your dress is so feminine and pretty!

    xoxo – Maggie
    http://www.polishedclosets.com

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 7, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you so much Maggie! It was hard work but it is paying off. I love anything with pretty lace detailing! XO

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    Alicia Tenise
    September 5, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Happy blogiversary! You've accomplished so much in 3 years, you should be really proud of yourself!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 7, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks love! Your words are so encouraging! Remembering the positive notes is the only thing that keeps this girl going! XO

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    Lawren Bagley
    September 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years, that's so exciting! The site looks great, & you look gorgeous!

    Lawren
    http://www.saltwaterandstilettos.com

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you Lawren! A lot of hard work put in during these last 3 years, I am so pleased with how it turned out! Thank you for your support and encouragement!

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    Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    September 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! That dress is beautiful on you!

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you thank you! This is definitely a new favorite dress!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    September 5, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    CONGRATS to you on your blogiversary! I am a year and 8 months in now and I could really learned from seasoned girls like yourself.The blog looks amazing and that dress is just stunning on you!! xo

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 7, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Aw, girl! Thank you! You are off to a great start. The biggest piece of advice I can give is to keep pushing through the rough times, it pays off! XOXO

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    Greta Hollar
    September 6, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Congrats doll! Also, love your hair, your curls are perfect!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    Lauren {Fizz and Frosting}
    September 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Congrats on three years! I love this dress. I have the same on in pink!

    Fizz and Frosting​

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 11, 2016 at 4:44 am

      I want the pink one too! I am obsessed with these dresses!

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    Laura Beverlin
    September 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years!! So exciting!!! You look gorgeous btw that dress is sooo stunning on you!

    xo,
    Laura
    http://www.styledadventures.com

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 11, 2016 at 4:45 am

      Thank you love!! This dress is my favorite in my closet, literally makes me feel like a princess in the best way possible!

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    Adaleta
    September 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Congrats on 3 years, as that's so amazing and here's to the next 3 πŸ˜‰ xx Adaleta Avdic

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 11, 2016 at 4:46 am

      Cheers to the next 3! Thank you so much, I am so excited for whats to come!

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    Stephanie
    September 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Congratulations, girlfriend!!! My 3 year is coming up in November, too! You've done an amazing job building a beautiful and encouraging platform. Many more to come!

    xo Steph

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      Nicholle Brainard
      September 11, 2016 at 4:47 am

      Congrats girl!! 3 years is such a big milestone. Thank you so much for your kind words, I can't wait to celebrate with you in November! xo

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    Sandy a la Mode
    September 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    girl, congrats! you look SO pretty!!!

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