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3 Years of Growth and Fashion

November 12, 2013

Just a couple weeks ago I had my 3rd blog birthday. I actually missed noticing it (oopsie), but I thought it would be a great time to see how much things have changed since I started blogging. Looking at my first blog post, I noticed how unsure I was BUT also how hopeful I was. I had already been reading blogs for 3 or so months, and I was so, so excited to begin. I didn’t even post a current picture of myself that month. That October (2010), September of 2012, and this past September (2013) are the ONLY months were I have not posted an outfit shot. I’m pretty impressed with my commitment, even if it’s waned at times. I never imagined that after starting my blog, I’d still be here typing 3 years later. I didn’t imagine that I would have traveled to NYC for FFFWeek twice! Once as an official blogger of the Fashion Front! This blog has brought crazy opportunities my way and even better people. It’s seen me through insecurity and sickness, and it’s where I come back to when I am most inspired and creative. My “About Me” has stayed relatively the same since I started. In it I said, “I’m so excited to offer my voice here, whether it ends up being a soft echo or a loud roar.” This blog has definitely been a “roar” in my life, and the conversations and sharing that’s happened here and in the community have changed me. This blog has seen me through being a grad student, becoming a part-time teacher, and now a full-time lecturer: just growing up. I’m thankful to all of you and my fellow bloggers who I see as dear friends. Wanna see my changes throughout the years? Here’s a photo from every month of this blog (except both Septembers), and each month/year links to the original blog post.

October 2010

oct 2010 2nd to last post

November 2010

nov 2010 happy thanksgiving

December 2010

DEC 2010 feminine trench

January 2011

Jan 2011 1 dress 2 ways

February 2011

feb 2011 solemn owl

March 2011

March 2011 dressing with your revision

April 2011

apr 2011 i feel a sin

May 2011

may 2011 a short tale

June 2011

june 2011 we all need sparkle

July 2011

July 2011 storm rolls in

August 2011

aug 2011 back to school special

September 2011

sept 2011 crossing boundaries

October 2011

oct 2011 cankle phobia

November 2011

nov 2011 when blues

December 2011

dec 2011 christmas eve

January 2012

jan 2012 booties

February 2012

feb 2012 neutrals

March 2012

mar 2012 chambray denim

April 2012

april 2012 unmapped

May 2012

may 2012 bird print

June 2012

june 2012 curves at sea

July 2012

july 2012 sheer

August 2012

aug 2012 moment of new

October 2012

oct 2012 halloweenie

November 2012

nov 2012 metallic overload

December 2012

dec 2012 in between cold and warm

January 2013

jan 2013 print skirt

February 2013

feb 2013 birthday

March 2013

march 2013 cham polka

April 2013

april 2013 kiyonna all day and night

May 2013

may 2013 print blazer

June 2013

june 2013 charity

July 2013

july 2013 indie

August 2013

aug 2013 stand out

October 2013

oct 2013 early fall

November 2013

nov 2013 love in details

Thanks for reading, commenting, and tweeting with me for the last few years. It’s meant the world to me!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2013 5:45 pm

    I loved seeing this retrospective! Happy blogiversary!

  2. November 12, 2013 6:27 pm

    Happy anniversary! From the photos I can see I started following you in Feb 2012. 🙂 x

  3. November 12, 2013 7:13 pm

    Happy 3rd Anniversary of blogging with style! I am glad I found you!

  4. Pumba permalink
    November 12, 2013 7:40 pm

    What a fun recap of the past 3 years.
    Congrats and keep on doing it.

  5. Danielle (formerly of 26via) permalink
    November 12, 2013 10:57 pm

    Ohhh I loved this post so much! Congratulations on your 3 year anniversary. You have had way more commitment than I ever had 🙂 I have loved following you on your journey and I look forward to many more posts!

  6. November 13, 2013 11:02 am

    FINE! I’ll go buy a denim shirt!
    You are so cute. It’s been so difficult for me to find plus-sized bloggers who actually have a similar style to me. But you look like me! And I’m so happy that I’ve found you.

  7. Vicky permalink
    November 13, 2013 5:44 pm

    I love everything!

  8. November 15, 2013 1:07 am

    Happy blogiversary! It was so neat to see how your style has progressed over the years. I’ve been reading your blog for the past year and you always inspire me to play with my wardrobe and go out of my comfort zone. I love your style. Thanks for doing what you do!

  9. November 15, 2013 2:24 pm

    Happy blog-birthday. 🙂 Love your retrospective. You look always so beautiful, but I must admit that I love your outfits in jeans. Gorgeous. 🙂

    ♡ Mel xoxo

  10. November 15, 2013 3:12 pm

    Happy blog-birthday! So many gorgeous outfits! You gotta come to Norway and be my personal shopper lol 😀

  11. November 16, 2013 5:30 am

    Happy blog birthday!!! And check out how your confidence has grown!!

  12. November 16, 2013 9:31 am

    This is such a lovely post. Happy 3rd Birthday. You must be delighted. It’s amazing how much you can fall in love with blogging and you can really see that through your outfit posts and work. xxx

  13. November 18, 2013 9:37 pm

    This dress is absolutely stunning! You are very well put together and I respect your perspective and style 🙂 Love it!

  14. November 24, 2013 4:59 pm

    Congratulations! As a new blogger, I must admit that you are an inspiration! Keep it up and thank you!

  15. Junetta permalink
    November 30, 2013 4:39 pm

    Great Job Rebecca!!! You look amazing in every photo! Your fashion sense is so similar to mine it’s incredible. You rock!!!

  16. Amanda Briles permalink
    December 11, 2013 1:14 am

    I’m so jealous of your wardrobe! I miss you and I’m soooo happy that things are going so well for you in your life! 🙂

  17. Marika permalink
    August 14, 2014 5:57 am

    My first time ever reading your blog and how wonderful it (you!) is! Gorgeous clothing and stunning woman. Definitely got great ideas for clothing, thanks! Wish you all the best.

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