One year on...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I can't believe I've been blogging for a year now, at the beginning I thought it would be something that I'd tire of and forget about. But I love it and am more passionate about it than ever.

Looking back over my posts has been fun, so I thought I'd share my (random) observations about year one...

This nail varnish needs to be worn more (Nails Inc. Palace Garden Terrace)

as does this one (Ciate´Paint Pots Dangerous Affair)...

Tights are not the enemy.
I have well and truly conquered my fear of hosiery, with some encouraging words from Laura and Amanda (Thanks Ladies!), I now have quite a collection which has opened up my wardrobe options considerably. Bring on the cold weather!

These will definitely be added to my collection this year...

Ribbed Line tights Tabio
Image source Tabio

Through blogs I read regularly I have discovered Cherry & Joy, Stolen Thunder and Regal Rose. Three fantastic places to discover cute, sassy jewellery.

Through blogging and tweeting, I have happened upon, and now never want to be without, the following: 

Lee Stafford Treatment for Hair That Never Grows Past a Certain Length
I.Love.This. my review is here.

Benefit's They're Real Mascara
I.Love.This.Too. review here, but I have to add that the results I get with this improve the more I use it.

Avon MagiX Face Perfector
This is a fab product, which is why it made it into my giveaway. Smooth it over moisturiser and use it with or instead of foundation for a smooth, flawless finish.

I'm slowly defining my style...
My Three Little Words which, since posting, I have changed my mind about. Casual has become relaxed. Whilst they are similar there is a distinction, albeit a subtle one. I'll be looking at this in future posts.

Anything strapless should stay in the store...
I love the look but it's just wrong for me and my shoulders. I vow never to contemplate strapless again, I shall send strapless to reside with halter necks in the dungeon of thou-shall-not-be-worn. Long live the V neck!

No one is safe from a bad hair day...
This fringe should never have been allowed to leave the house (let alone be posted on the world wide web!).

I love a challenge...
In a year I have worn four tops different ways for four weeks, worn nothing but 12 pieces for 40 days and worn my entire wardrobe one piece at a time. I find that a challenge really makes me think about what I am wearing and as a result I have made my wardrobe work harder for me and have discovered outfits that would have otherwise never come to light. I'm already planning the next challenge.

So, that's year one. Which bits have you enjoyed the most? I'd love to know...

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  1. well done for your year of blogging. I agree that challenges do focus the mind more, I've enjoying seeing you get through your challenges.
    I would definitely agree that your look is relaxed.
    Here's to another year :)

  2. Happy Blogiversary! Hope to see so much more of you in the coming years. I absolutely loved your styling challenges. WIA was my favourite.

  3. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! PS how fab is that benefit mascara!xx

  4. @Sophie - Country girl I certainly need focus - otherwise my mind is all over the place! hehe

  5. @SherinWIA has been my favourite too, I'll be doing an overview post on that soon...
    I wish I had more time to give to blogging but it's just not possible - I keep trying to convince OH that working part time would be a good idea but he's not so sure :O)

  6. Happy Blogiversary and I do love those tights xx

  7. Congrats on a year blogging.

    My favourite was WIA, great blogging.

    X x


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