Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Anniversary Year in Review

I can't quite believe it, but another year has passed and today marks two years since I started this blog. A lot has changed since November 2009 (I moved in with Christopher, passed my qualifying exams  and started my dissertation, improved the photography here, visited good friends, moved across the cross-country, and introduce a little color and pattern in my wardrobe) and it's been fun to have this partial-record of life's changes.
Here's a quick rundown of some of my favorite outfits of the past year:

novdec
janfeb
marapr
mayjune
julyaug
sepoct
I'm also grateful beyond expression for the supportive comments and emails (and in-person conversations) about this blog. Although I would happily blog for my mom and to keep up with my college friends, I can't deny that it's a lot of fun (and good motivation) to know that other people are reading, too. And while I've had more than a few moments where I am tempted to hit delete and wear sweatpants a lot more often, I can't quite get myself to give up the creative outlet and the way it has helped me keep in touch with friends across the country and make new friends all over the world. So thanks again so much for reading and for sharing your thoughts or even just for lurking. I'm glad to have you. XO, Tania

43 comments:

cakesandshakes said...

Great pick of your outfits: what I like about your style is that it's cool *and* down to earth: as you say, it gives you extra motivation to pull a cute outfit together, but it is also inspiring for us readers!

Happy birthday!

http://cakesandshakes.wordpress.com

dot said...

Hoorah, Tania! Congrats on another year blogging. We should still hang out sometime.

Courtney Erin said...

Happy blog birthday! Why am I not surprised that it's been an impeccably fashionable year for you?

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Karen said...

Looks like you have had a stylish year!! I love your madewell jeans. I have been debating whether I should order them online but I was unsure about how they fit. However, you have just inspired me as they look great on you!!

Happy Blogging!!

xox,
karen

www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Love those pics! You picked some great favorites!

Rebecca said...

I love your favorites.

Happy Blogiversary!

Courtney said...

Beautiful! My favorites are February, August, and October. But of course you look adorable in all of them. Congrats on another year dear!

Mel said...

Happy Blogaversary! I've only been following you a short time, but I look forward to so much more!

www.melsmanyhats.blogspot.com

yanet said...

Great favorites! You've given me some really workable ideas, thanks! Quick 2-part belt question: 1) Do those skirts have belt loops or are you just cinching them up on your waist?; and 2) Do you ever get halfway through the day and regret your outfit choice? (Whenever I belt something I end up feeling sloppy and thinking, "Ugh! I've adjusted this stupid belt 20 times!")

Bridget said...

Congratulations! :)

Sarah said...

Happy anniversary! I meant to post this yesterday, but have you ever read asktheduplex.blogspot.com? Its a really fun fashion blog written by two friends who live half a country away from each other. Its like asking your roommate for fashion advice, online.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary! Your blog is one of my favourites!

Dee

Looks and Books said...

Happy blogaversary! Two years--now things are getting serious. I'm looking forward to what's to come!

M. said...

I'm fond of 2-year old parties. There's usually some nonsense with cake and a bunch of beer for the adults. Congrats, Tania!

modern Suburbanites said...

all great looks!
www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

chillairandperfume said...

Happy blog birthday! What a fun little recap, too :)

www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

wildchild said...

i love every single outfit you chose here. happy blogversary :) i'm definitely grateful you've kept up the inspiration and witty blurbs on here :)

Emily said...

Thanks for blogging Tania! I really enjoy stopping by every morning to see what you are wearing, it's a nice way to ease into the work day. :)

Frannie Pantz said...

Your blogs was one of the first ones I started reading back when I started blogging in April. So thank you for the great inspiration! My favorites are March and August. Here's to another year of great outfits!

Terri said...

Happy Anniversary! Your favorites are adorable. Thank you for being part of our lives, too!
http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

eliza said...

hey! happy blog-iversary! i've only been around for a tiny fraction of it, but i like what you do!

The Eye Behind the Detail said...

Congrats! So glad I came across your blog. I love your style and your daily posts give great inspiration!

Amber S. said...

Congrats on another milestone! I definitely enjoy reading and using your outfits as inspiration too -- I even have a pinterest board dedicated to my fav outfits of yours. lol (http://pinterest.com/a32/wwanw-favs/)

Bog-Bog said...

Happy anniversary! I love the february and the august look the most.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

amber, ha, seriously!? you're going to make my head puff up so big it won't fit in any of my winter hats. is it silly if i want to follow a board of my own outfits now?
thanks for your comment and for the pinterest board; i'm glad you like the outfits!

amanda said...

thank you so much for this blog! as a first-year professor who is young (27), i gain daily inspiration from you! i'm learning how to look stylish but sophisticated at the same time. i think if my students saw your blog they'd know i was copying your style all the time!

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Congrats on the anniversary, Tania! All of these outfits are fantastic, and I love the common threads that weave them together to really define your personal style.

Jen said...

Congratulations on another year, Tania! I have been following for a while but recently started commenting. Believe it or not, blogs like yours contribute to my sanity, reminding me that there is life during and after grad school. When things get too overwhelming, now I blog myself. I may have to credit you for the inspiration.

-Jen
phdstyle.blogspot.com

Law Mama said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading since I discovered you last fall. :)

Hannah said...

Happy blogaversary! I definitely agree that the best part of having a blog is having a place to record day-to-day life.

Outfit wise, I especially love August, September and January. Hmmm, they all have stripes in them. Yep, I'm a stripe-ophile and proud of it!

Wren said...

Congratulations! I love looking at your blog for classy outfits. You always look so well put together

http://houseofwren.blogspot.com/

Hannah said...

It's so weird to think that a year has gone by. I remember reading those post, so although it's super sentimental for you, it's almost kind of like it happened for me too. ahha. So weird!
I love reading your blog. You're always so classy. Happy Blogaversery! :)
Hannah
http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!! I love your year in review and really enjoy reading your blog everyday :)

Katie said...

Congrats! I hope in two years I can be celebrating just like you! Keep it up! You truly are one of my favorite blogs. P.S. I think August was my fav outfit! :)

hemsforher.blogspot.com

Natalie said...

I just stared following. Love this quick summary posts, love your style!

steffy said...

Love your picks, some of my favorites as well!

Christine said...

Happy Blogiversary!

It is fun to see how much a person refines their style after they start blogging!

Congrats to you!
http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

rebecca said...

You were one of the first fashion blogs I started reading and a big part of what inspired me to start my own. I don't comment often but I read every day and I love your simple, put together style. Congrats on 2 years!

RWAR

Rin said...

Thank you for sharing you wonderful style with us. As a teacher (of the junior/senior high variety) and fellow nerd, I feel like I can really identify with you and your style. I look forward to continuing to follow you (that sounds a little creeper doesn't it? I promise I don't mean it in a stalker-like way).

Abra-se. Entenda-se. said...

You're the greatest Tania!

Thanks for keeping with the blog.


xoxo


Larysse

Erica said...

Haha, you called me out! I'm a lurker, but I love your blog, so I'm so glad you keep it up. Happy Anniversary!

North Meets South

Neeli said...

I rarely comment on here but follow your posts! I love this blog! I hope you keep it up - you've inspired me to try and dress better. At least now I have ideas and inspiration for sporting long sweaters. Cheers to you!

chrissynb said...

I have been lurking....congrats on turning another year older....commiting to a blog is tough :) but so good that you are

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