Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's My 2 Year Blogiversary!

Wow, 2 years! I still feel like a new blogger most of the time, but I guess I've been doing this picture taking thing for awhile now, eh? What a wonderful 2 years it has been in the world of my blog!

This past year I was lucky enough to get a copy of photoshop! This really changed how I viewed taking my photos. With the endless possibilities photoshop allowed me I made a goal for myself to start taking pictures that tell a story rather than just a straight-on pose. Of course, there are days when I'm working quickly and on those days I'll usually just stand still and smile at the camera. However, overall my aim has been to take photos that are more captivating, which I think I'm starting to accomplish. Every photo shoot is practice and gets me slightly closer to my goal.

I attended three very awesome Michigan Blogger Meet-ups this year. One at the beginning of the year in Grand Rapids. We all went to a fashion show, then went out for drinks and dancing afterwards. The second one was just a small gathering for brunch and thrift shopping. The third one was just a few months ago in Ann Arbor where there was a clothing swap, games, and delicious Michigan goodies like Faygo. Michigan isn't really known as being very fashion forward, but you would be amazed at the magnitude of super adorable fashion bloggers who live there! Seriously, who knew we were such a fashionable crowd?

This past year I also started adding pages to my blog! (Located below my header.) No, they aren't fancy - but hey, it's a start toward a better design!

Usually I like to switch my header with every season, but I fell in love with my current one and haven't changed it all year! I think I'm going to keep it around awhile longer.

Then there's the obvious change of location that I've recently gone through. For anyone who is a first time reader (welcome) I just moved from Michigan to California a month ago (has it already been a month, really?) So instead of the usual snow that graces my pictures this time of year you'll be seeing plenty of sunshine and palm trees.

I want to thank all of my readers for stopping by and leaving comments! After two years it still makes my day! My readership has doubled over the past year, so thank you so much for your support! I know this is just a tiny little blog compared to some of the other ones out there, so it really means a lot when you stop by!

Jon was my photographer for these 2 year photos. We headed to Balboa Park right at the golden hour...which turned out to be about a golden 20 minutes (we left a bit late). I love the way these turned out though and of course I'm always thrilled to wear this golden vintage dress! This dress just makes me so happy! It makes me feel like I'm made of sunshine. :)

The Breakdown:


Dress: Vintage, Handmade
Top: Heart Moon Star, Thrifted
Heels: Ferragamo, Vintage

Belt: Gift
Bow Brooch: Thrifted
Watch: Heirloom



  1. Happy blogiversary! Two years, that's awesome!
    This park is gorgeous and such a perfect location for photo taking.

  2. These are gorgeous photos! You look lovely :)


  3. Congrats on two years Cat! I am so happy to have met you and that we are friends. I am bummed that you guys (lauren too) are not here with me anymore but at least I get to blog and facebook stalk you! These pics are fantastic and I love the skirt and overall colors of this look :)


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