Friday, January 23, 2015

Five Year Blogiversary!

Five years is a relatively long time to be doing something, in my opinion. If you were dating someone for five years or you were at a job for five years or you've been a mom for five years, it's a fairly significant milestone. It's half a decade. I've gone through a lot of changes both in regards to life and style in these past five years, and I'm grateful to say that I'm happy with where I am today.

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I'm also very thankful for all the wonderful things this blog has brought me. It brought me wonderful friends, amazing opportunities to work with different people and brands, and it even got me to visit Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. It also keeps my creativity going and fuels my love of writing, travel, and photography. I love doing this. I love running this blog and I love everything about it. Even when I feel so behind and like I'm being neglectful. Even when I don't feel like editing pictures or doing a shoot. I still love this blog at the end of the day, and I'm so glad that I decided to start it 5 years ago today.

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It's weird looking back at the person I was five years ago. When you have anniversaries of anything, it's hard not to look back and compare and contrast, to reminisce and sometimes to get nostalgic. I'm really happy with the now, but sometimes I do long for some of the things from the "then". I miss not having to worry as much about figuring things out. I miss when everyone had more free time to just go for drives while blasting music or to all get coffee together. Now everyone has more "career"-esque jobs and not many of my friends are single so while everyone is balancing work and relationships and family and school, it's harder to fit friend time in the mix. I also sometimes miss just the overall feeling of being 20 and on the brink of so many things and choices and opportunities. Not that there aren't still a lot of those, but there's something different about it when you're just out of teenage-hood and still in your undergrad. In a weird way, I miss the angst and also the carefreeness that seemed to emanate from everyone around me. Adolescence and early 20s is a silly thing.

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I want to thank everyone who has supported me and this blog over the years. I want to thank Chris for always braving the weather with me, always being down to go to all the different locations with me, and always wanting to get great pictures. I'm so glad I get to share a passion like this with him. We both love photography, and it's so amazing to share this hobby with him. I'd also like to thank him for this lovely dress from Lindy Bop. He got it for me for Christmas. :)

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I want to thank all the brands who have given me opportunities for collaboration and exposure. I want to thank all my fellow bloggers who are always so supportive and constantly inspiring me and generating amazing ideas and advice. I want to thank my friends who even though we talk every day, they still visit my blog to see what I've got to say and show. They help me with shoots and collaborate with me. I love them for caring so much and for always being there!

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Dress: Lindy Bop//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: LifeStride//Bag: La Regale (I used this for my senior prom!)//Headband: Claire's//Necklace: Gift//Lipstick: NARS
Lastly and most importantly, I want to thank all of you, my readers! Thank you so much for giving my little space of Interwebz a visit and taking a peek into my life and brain. I really appreciate all of you for sticking around and I always appreciate the comments and feedback. It really means a lot to me to be able to connect with so many of you. That's one of the main things I wanted to do with my life and when I wanted to be a writer, what I really wanted to do was to connect with people on an emotional or intellectual level. I wanted to share things with others and this blog has given me that, as it has given me an opportunity to connect with all of you. So thank you all so much for all your support. Here's to another five years with you all, and more! :)

8 comments:

  1. I'm new to the blogging world and you are one of my main inspirations! I love your style, the locations you choose to shoot, and your natural writing style. I hope in 5 years we are both still happily blogging. You're awesome!

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  2. 5 years already?!! :) It's been a great 5 years, you are my favorite of fashion bloggers and it's been so great watching you bloom and learning actual real things about you. You're probably the most beautiful woman (besides my wife) that I've seen and your style is so perfect! I look forward to 5 more years, at least, of your artistry with fashion! :) *cheers!*

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  3. Congratulations on your blogiversary!! <3 You look beautiful.

    xox Sammi

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  4. Great outfit to celebrate your blogiversary, congratulations :)

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  5. happy 5 years to your blog! that's awesome! I also love your headband :)

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  6. Congrats! And may come more 5 years better than these ones :)

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  7. Five years really is a long time! Congrats on that, and I LOVE this outfit/photoshoot!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  8. Aaw you look absolutely gorgeous and beautiful! I love everything about this from the elegant outfit over the nice hair and makeup to the amazing bus as a backdrop! Fantastic pictures! <3

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