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  1. Denise Johnson

    First of all, I love that outfit!! It’s so flattering on you and I love you with short hair. Second, love all the good things happening to you. Hard work pays off <3 You deserve it!

    1. Amanda Miller

      Thank you so much Denise!! <3

  2. Rachel Broas

    This makes me so happy!! (If you can’t tell I am definitely catching up on all of your posts right now). You are so wonderful! So glad things are going your way.


  3. Nickie

    AMEN SISTA. This year alone has been flyyyying by! I can’t believe it’s already July next week!! But CONGRATS on 20k, I’m so inspired by how much you have grown as a blogger in such a short time. Don’t be surprised if I bug you with questions since I just started mid-January! 😉

    I love pineapples and neon yellow. But lemons is a new thing and I’m loving it on this dress!

    xoxo, Nickie

  4. Emily Cole

    Oh my worddd this dress!! I am seriously obsessed. I love lemons and pineapples as well! There is something so summery and fun about those prints! You have had some amazing things happen to you in such a short time! So happy for you (and so glad you started a blogging Facebook group ) good luck at your new job!!


  5. Amanda K

    I’m with you on this one Amanda. I am totally obsessing over pineapples, lemons and neon on yellow too! You look so pretty in this dress! Wow, you have accomplished a lot in the past 6 months! Way to go girl! 🙂

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  6. Amanda Ray

    Amanda – you look amazing! The first photo reminded me of Taylor Swift and her gorgeous vintage style!! And 20K followers? Congrats!! So proud of you in all that you do! I’m so happy I was able to be one of the blogger ladies you’ve connected with! Keep up the amazing work, pretty lady!! <3
    Amanda | http://www.TheChambrayBunny.com

    1. Amanda Miller

      Omg I was about to post on Instagram that I was feeling very swiftly in this outfit haha!! Thanks love! A

  7. Victoria Norris

    So happy for you and all of your fabulous accomplishments! Can’t wait to see all the amazing things you do next 🙂
    PS you are WORKING that midi dress, girlfriend!
    xx, Victoria

  8. Taylor McLemore

    Oh my goodness could you or this dress be any cuter or more perfectly on trend for summer!??!! Ummm no, you are adorable as always and I seriously cannot get over how much I love your hair more and more!! xo

  9. Brenda

    Stop making me cry! 🙂 I am so excited for our new endeavors. Loving this dress on you and the super chic retro vibe you have going on this week! Congrats on that new job again and new apartment – WOO HOO!!

    À LA PLAGE style

  10. parker williams

    could this dress be any cuter?! I’m obsessed. Congrats on all of the success! It doesn’t come easy for all of us. You are just good at it! Keep it up!

  11. Brooke Ellen

    Amanda, first next time I am in Dallas I am going to shop your closet because I love this outfit! (though I may have to do some dancing to fit into your clothes hahah) second congrats on all your accomplishments I had no idea you only started this blog 6 months ago you go girl!! And cheers to many more to come!!
    You are taking the blogging world by storm!


  12. Elle Clarity

    Great post!! I would also love to be a part of the FB support group. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Christina Beauchamp

    You are such an inspiration, Amanda! You go girl! So much good in such a short amount of time! 🙂 And, THAT LEMON DRESS IS PERFECTION! You are a beauty inside and out!

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

  14. Betsy Burleson

    You have had an amazing few months, congrats!! I love hearing peoples successes. I am swooning over your sunnies, they are gorgeous. And they go perfectly with the lemon dress!! Fabulous look.

  15. Lauren Spann

    get it girl!! you are the true definition of a #girlboss. Don’t stop, can’t stop. Love this lemon dress!!
    Southern Elle Style

  16. CS Gems

    Adorable dress Amanda and a great price! You’ve worked really hard for all that you have earned so congrats and enjoy it! Love how you share all that you have learned with other bloggers. Would love to be part of your new FB blogger support group. Keep moving forward girl!
    Carrie and Stacy
    CS Gems

    1. Amanda Miller

      You will be!! xoxo A


chicwish lemon print dress

There are a few things I am obsessed right now: flamingos (did you see yesterday’s post HERE), pineapples, neon yellow, and lemons! This Chicwish lemon print dress has  TWO of my favorites, so how could I resist? Plus, is this not the cutest dress you have ever seen in your life (#swoon)?!?!! Today I want to talk a little about what to do when life hands you (unexpected) lemons!

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This is such a fast-paced world we live in now. The world of instant gratification. As I hit my 20k mark on Instagram, I reflected on what has happened with me in such a short amount of time. Do you just feel like months are just flying by and you look back and say “what in the world happened”? When we were in high school that’s all we wanted. We would watch the clock click down to 3:15 and then run out of there. We just couldn’t wait until senior year and then we just couldn’t wait until college and then we just couldn’t wait until graduation. How many of you would die to re-live your high school glory days or those magical college years when you had very little ‘real world’ problems?

Now, as we get older, we want the clock to stop or at least to slow wayyyy down. Now, some of us have kids that grow up wayyy too fast! These past six months I have 1. started a blog 2. reached 20k followers on Instagram 3. met and collaborated with some AMAZING shops and designers 4. started a new job (and then now another one in two weeks) 5. moved into a new apartment (this weekend) 6. my sister and brother in law are becoming foster parents any minute now 7. fallen in love (probably for the first time in my life) 8. made some AMAZING new friends 9. started a Facebook blogging support group (coming soon).

How does all of that happen in six months?! I have just accepted that life has handed me some pretty delicious lemonade, and no ONE and I mean NO ONE is taking that away from me! I have learned not to question, but to be grateful for everything God has given me. I never take anything for granted (not a minute or even a second). I continue to strive to do better in every aspect of my life, and hopefully I can come back with another amazing list in the next six months! Thank you for helping me get here, and please leave a comment with what all YOU have gone through in the past six months! I would love to get to know more about you!!

Amanda Miller, The Miller Affect

The Outfit:

Dress: Chicwish (I am wearing a Small)

Shoes: Nordstrom (also love THESE)

Sunglasses: DITTO’s Endless Eyewear (sign up to receive limitless eyewear for only $19/month! Your first month is on me with code THEMILLERAFFECT! (You can purchase them HERE).

Clutch: Amazon, only $22!

Lipgloss: NARS (color: Priscilla)

XO Amanda
June 24, 2015 Outfits

When Life Gives You Lemonade, Don’t Try to Make Lemons

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