If you've been within five feet of a device with internet access in the last two years or so, you probably already know who she is, and, in my opinion, she certainly needs no introduction, but today I just have to gush about her a little bit. And this lady, my friends, is the lovely Whitney from the hilarious and fabulous blog I Wore Yoga Pants To Work. And why am I gushing exactly, aside from the obvious?
Because she is a genius. A t-shirt genius.
I know I'm a little late to the party and that this has been going on for months, but since I'm forgetful and horrifyingly ADD, I kept missing the order cutoff, so I just now got my first IWYP t-shirt.
"What shirts?" you ask? Shame on you. You don't know about this fabulous IWYP By Whitney Ellen blogging phenomenon?! Well then. Let me shed some light.
Whitney has taken things to another level and has started designing her own one month only t-shirts. Each month, it's a different design, and after each month ends, the shirt is retired to the IWYP t-shirt time capsule and buried with the time capsules from fifth grade that you filled with lanyards and body glitter and heart-shaped Post-It notes with your crush's name written in sparkly gel pens.
Okay, well maybe they're not buried, but they certainly aren't available anymore.
Last month, I finally remembered my boarding pass and jumped on the IWYP train, and I'm so glad I did! I got my shirt in the mail last Thursday, and y'all, I'm in love. It's the actual softest thing ever.
And look at it!
Oh the earrings? Yeah, they're from BaubleBar and they're new and I'm obsessed with them.
But stop distracting me, and let me get back to the point, okay?
Miss Yoga Pants designs and packages these shirts herself, and they even come with matching koozies. RIGHT?! Amazing.
This design, in particular, I felt was especially fitting for moi. The whole "I didn't choose blog life, blog life chose me" idea is kind of precisely how I got into this miraculous world of internet word vomit.
Basically, if I haven't told the story before (which I probably have, but I'm certainly not going to go into the depths of my archives to find it #lazy), my friends and I all started Tumblrs in college, which made staying in touch with each other wayyy easier since we were kind of scattered across the east coast. But the more I posted, the more I fell in love with blogging, and the more I fell in love with blogging, the more blogging kind of became a part of me, which is something I never expected. Basically, through Tumblr, I met my first internet/blog friends (Jen of Food Love And Life, Heather of the adorable monogram shop Sweet Tea Monograms and her fabulous new blog Sweet Tea Jubilee, Carly of The College Prepster, and Stephanie of Prepfection), and we all started writing for Carly's newsletter Prep Talk together. Once that happened, and once we all started talking alldayeveryday and sending each other 4 a.m. texts about boy problems, I realized what an amazing community this blog world is. I mean, these girls quickly became close friends of mine, and I never would have met them without blogging. Crazy, right?
Once I graduated from college, my life didn't really fit with the "central theme" of my blog at that time, so I stopped. It just wasn't relevant anymore, and I had trouble finding blogging inspiration in my post-grad life. But after almost a full unplugged year, I realized how much I missed the blogging world, and I knew I had to start a new one. And that's when Mason Like The Jar was born.
So really, I feel like this month's IWYP shirt is particularly fitting for me. I really do feel like BLOG LIFE CHOSE ME. I never thought I would fall in love with blogging like I did, but here I am...falling more in love with blogging and all of you every single day.
Now that I'm done gushing, run don't walk over to Whitney's blog to preorder this month's shirt.
Because look how perfect and pink it is! It also comes in grey...but, lesbihonest, it's the pink we all want, right?
It's a unicorn. Come ON! Fabulous. And could Whitney be more adorable? The answer is no.
So please be sure to check out Whitney's IWYP t-shirt fabulousness and order before this Sunday!
Thank you all for making my blog life so incredibly wonderful! I love each and every one of you :)