About Me

Me cruise-1My name is Kelly Dillon (formerly Sajonia). I write here, run a full-service digital media agency, and am co-founder and editor of Gluten-Free Foodies Review. Oh, and I take the occasional professional photography gig. While it sounds like a lot, it’s the perfect mix of what I love. I am fortunate to have found the right balance.

I also describe myself as a mom, baseball fanatic, foodie, oenophile, triathlete, and Crossfit addict. I live outside of DC with my husband and our five kids.

This blog was born in 2010 with the idea to chronicle my journey to become a naked girl in a dress, and to possibly inspire a few others to join me along the way. I found myself in pursuit of this goal following the separation from my husband in 2008. What I stated then–and I continue to assert now–is redefining life at any age is possible. To this end, I often write to inspire with a focus on happiness and gratitude.

While I have admitted to not knowing what I am doing in my own romantic life, readers seem to love my relationship advice. There have been tears shed (my own), crazy date stories, online dating advice, and experiments in new dating strategies.

Stubbornly focused on not committing to a serious relationship (I may have said “never again”), a guy I started dating showed me through his actions the true definition of tenacious. This led to our engagement and my newest journey: blending a family with my best friend and husband. Every day with him is filled with love and laughter–something I never expected to find.

I try to be funny at times, attempt to keep my opinionated rants to a minimum, and share my stellar parenting skills on occasion. Oh, and there’s always a song of the week–typically on Fridays.

Writing in this medium is truly rewarding. I have the honor to learn of stories and personal experiences from readers, get feedback on my writing, and receive advice from my visitors. I hope you will become part of the community here. Grab a drink, put your feet up, and stay a while.

I am happy you are here.

 

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alyson July 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

Hi Kelly –
Popped in from SITS tonight….Love the blog and love your writing style.

Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

http://www.commonsense-dancing.com

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Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com July 19, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Wow – can’t believe you WORK for your ex. Sounds like a bloody nightmare. Soo happy to come across you, girlfriend!

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Shanda July 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

I love your blog. I too am a single mom and have been for over 8 years. I really love my life, and I’ve become a stronger person in spite of all my history. I also run half marathons. I’m very much looking forward to following your blog and reading more!

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Tamsin Oxford July 22, 2010 at 11:49 am

The moment you described with your daughter, the moment that gave you the name for your blog, made me cry. Just, beautiful. Thank you.

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Kristen July 25, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Hey Kelly,

I love the name- naked girl in a dress and the lovely story about your daughter that goes along with it. Looking forward to learning more about you through your posts!

Kristen

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Lindsay {Designer Wife} July 27, 2010 at 5:01 am

Absolutely adore this. I was wondering where in the world you came up with this name, and I LOVE it. Excited to keep reading :)

Linds

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Geek.Girl.Wife August 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

I a so glad that I found your blog. I love the style and the writing very much. If you haven’t yet found a blogging buddy for #31DBBB, would you consider it?

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Naked Girl in a Dress August 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Thanks for the offer to be my #31DBBB buddy, but I just finished it. Tweet to #SITSGirls to see if anyone wants to pair up with you. I bet there will be some takers!

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Becca September 7, 2010 at 8:54 am

We are on the same journey. Saw you on Indie Ink, where some of my writing has also appeared. I’d be interested in your take on my stories!

Good luck!
Becca

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Naked Girl in a Dress September 7, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Becca~

Thanks for stopping by after reading my piece at http://www.indieink.com. I will visit your site as well.

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LBDDiaries January 26, 2011 at 11:30 am

Princess Daisy took a great pix of you! I’m your newest follower and like your upbeat attitude!

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Naked Girl in a Dress January 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Welcome to my site! I am so happy you visited and hope you will be back.

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KendraH August 14, 2012 at 10:38 am

Fun blog! I too was a single mom but at a much younger age. While I realized I was single I never really knew what being single really meant until my son left home to get married. It was then that I realized I was truly single and alone (though certainly not lonely!) Life certainly is a roller coaster with the good and wonderful moments as well as the down turns. Enjoy your friends and family but most important enjoy your life!

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Naked Girl in a Dress August 14, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I am glad you found me Kendra! Thank you for the kind words. I hope you are fully embracing and enjoying your life as well. Come visit me again soon!

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CubicleViews February 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

Hi Kelly
Thanks for your great writing and entertaining me. As such I’m nominating your for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. My post regarding the award is at http://thecubicleviews.com/2013/02/12/is-that-good-inspirational-or-bad-inspirational/. The rules are simple:
1) Display the Award on your blog
2) Announce your win with a post
3) Present the award to at least seven (but no more than 15) other deserving bloggers and include their links
4) Inform those bloggers of their award.
5) post seven interesting things about yourself.

Thanks!
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Naked Girl in a Dress February 13, 2013 at 8:21 am

Wow! This sounds like fun! I will be heading over to your cubicle to check it out and start writing a post here. Thanks CV!

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Vicky March 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm

How is it possible we chat on S30P and we are now connected on FB but I am just realizing I never officially subscribed to your blog? Ridiculous! I love your pupose for writing- redefining seems to be a common thing for us women. It’s strange when you realize that you never “grow up” and are never “done.” Life is ever-changing as is our development of who we are. We are constantly redefined. For those of us who accept and embrace that it can be a magical and difficult journey but one we get to enjoy because we are enough to take notice that it is happening. Thank you so much for all the wisdom and laughter you have already brought to my life!
Vicky
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Naked Girl in a Dress March 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Vicky,
This is such a lovely comment–thank you! I enjoy finding my way towards being a naked girl in a dress and love sharing it all–good and bad–here. It means so much more to me when I discover a reader is influenced by my words. Thank you again!

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Leon May 2, 2013 at 6:12 am

love your site and I love the name of it. Made me laugh out loud and makes people think.
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Coupons Online May 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

bookmarked!!, I love your web site!

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