And…Life Unrefined is back!

Dear Readers,

As many of you know, my Life Unrefined blog disappeared this past June. And while I grieved over the loss of two years of work, I also seized the opportunity to take a rest and rethink the purpose of my blog. I originally started a fashion blog because I wanted to encourage other women to embrace themselves and their natural beauty. Not in the overly simplistic, “You’re fine, just love yourself!” sense, but because I battled with body image and self-esteem for most of my life. It’s still a struggle to not feel intimidated in a room full of women who seem so confident and self-assured.

Yet while I loved writing for my blog and meeting other fashion/beauty bloggers, something began to nag me. You see, I enjoy shopping and talking about style, but I realized I wanted to talk about other things, too. Who I am is so much more than just what I wear. I wanted to talk about the beauty and struggles of marriage, my love of traveling, and the journey in my Christian faith. I know that not everyone will want to read about all of those things, but ultimately I have decided that the blog needs to be a true reflection of myself.

So I hope you will stay around as I begin again. I value the friendships I have made through this blog, both in life and online, and look forward to continuing that with you!

Very best,


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  1. Mishiefishie says

    So eXcIted to read about the stories iN your life Jen! I always Appreciate your openess, honesty and vulnerability as you share about your self! Love you!!

  2. Anita says

    Beginning to put pieces together about where you are and what happened and where you are going. please keep filling in the blanks.

  3. C says

    WElcome Back! I’m a fairly new reader of your blog and loved the message you had regarding body image and etc. Now, I’m really excited for all the other things you will be expanding on and feel it will be terrific! Some of your posts have resonated a lot with me and I just wanted to thank you for sharing all of your experiences. :)

  4. Rose says

    This new direction of your blog sounds womderful! I am looking forward to hearing your points of view on all of the topics you listed. Fashion sure is fun but life is not just about the clothes we wear or the things we purchase. It will be great to have a blog to read with such diverse toPics!

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