Monday, 20 July 2015

Two Years!

GUYS GUESS WHAT? It’s my two year blogging anniversary! I’m both surprised that it’s been that long and shocked it’s only been two years. I contemplated doing a round up of my favourite outfits, but I think I’ll save that for another time. Instead I decided to recreate my first ever outfit post… how fun! While trawling through my archives I was quite pleased to note that almost every outfit I’ve shared over the past two years is one I’m proud of and would still wear today. My very first post is no exception. Granted I don’t think I’ve worn this outfit for 2 years, I definitely had no problem slipping it on for dinner and drinks a few weekends ago.

Blogging has been a fun journey. I still get such a buzz out of sharing my outfits and ideas with like minded people. When I’m out op shopping and I find something really cool, I can’t wait to get home and shoot it for the blog. A few awesome opportunities have come my way from blogging, such as being part of the Restyle project last year, and acting as a style ambassador for the Bindaring Red Cross sale. Both of these were such fun to be a part of and are really close to my heart. My involvement in those projects also helped me to realise that I don’t want to be a professional blogger, which was an important lesson to learn. I think a lot of people assume that if you are spending your free time writing a blog, then you are working towards turning it in to a full time job. Well, I can tell you that I am not. I love being able to write what I want, share what I want and stick to my own agenda. If I haven’t worn anything exciting for awhile or don’t have anything to say or have other stuff going on in my life then I don’t have to post anything. Blogging is my hobby and I truly love it, but turning it into a career isn’t for me (unless someone wants to pay me to do exactly what I’m already doing!)

That’s not to say that I don’t want to improve my blog and write new and creative content. I do! Sometimes I get a bit worried that my readers are going to want different things and get bored of constant outfit posts (and colourful wall backdrops!). But sharing my op shopped outfits is what I do well and I don’t want to branch into something different that isn’t my passion just because I feel the need to diversify.

When I think about my blog and what kind of content I should be creating, I always try to think about the posts I love to read from other bloggers, and I gotta be honest and say that my very favourite blog posts are those which are about personal style (and aren't sponsored!). I love seeing all the amazing, creative, cool outfits girls from all over the world are putting together, they inspire me to be bolder and braver with my own style and to try new and different things. They also constantly remind me that fashion is meant to be fun and frivolous and not taken so seriously. So I kind of hope that's what my little blog is doing too, putting some wacky and wild (and some normal) outfits out there and inspiring others to by-pass the department stores and hit up the op shops instead.

I'd love to hear your feedback, what would you, my wonderful readers, like to see on the blog? What are your favourite blog posts to read? What do YOU want? Because with out YOU, I'd just be a weird girl writing about herself and posting pictures for no body. So thank you for reading, for emailing and commenting, for your encouragement and enthusiasm. Thank you for making the last two years in the bloggersphere so much fun!
Skirt: Melville Markets $5
Top: H&M (in Prague, so it’s very exotic!)
Belt: Anglicare Bentley $5
Clutch: Target
Sunglasses: Pared
Shoes: Guess

PS You should totally have a giggle at my first few blog posts… I didn’t really know how to use my camera or edit photos back then.


  1. This fashion blog is indeed good for getting the fashion information. Even I have some awesome collection of guess online store at Majorbrands.

  2. Congrats of 2 years of blogging! Time really does fly by doesn't it?
    I agree with you about the blogging as a hobby thing - sometimes I do look at others who do it as a full time job and think it would be awesome, but then I realise that for me it'd probably take some of the fun out of it!

    I love your outfit posts - the fun and quirky ones the best! It's so different to my style but I just love seeing it on someone else - particularly when you pull off all your outfits as well as you do! So keep them coming :)

    Lauren xx

    1. Thanks Lauren!! I'm just going to keep posting my op shopped outfits and hope that lovely people like you keep reading! Thanks so much for your encouragement :) xx