Thursday, February 6, 2014

Second Blog Anniversary!

Hurrah for a second year of blogging! After two years of this, I can say I am more into blogging than ever- there is always something new to learn and  new friends. Since a blog is way of capturing the time, it has been very interesting to go back over the past year and see how much things have changed.

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February | March | April | May  June | July | August | August (again) | September  | September (again) | October | September (once again) | October (last) | November | December | January

Style-wise, I think I'm growing  more and more to a simpler, more "classic" style. Fall is quite obviously my favorite time of year- I tried choosing just one outfit from each month but August, September and October all got multiple outfits fit in! Many items in my closet saw a lot of reuse, as even this small sample of outfits shows, and I'm also embracing pants more, though skirts and dresses are still well loved items too.

On the whole Never Fully Dressed (Without a Style) has gone through it's own changes and growing pains. Though reader growth has not been as large as in the first year (hardly surprising. When you start at zero, any growth is huge), but there's been a lot of work to refine what Never Fully Dressed was- as a a thing I invested time and effort into, as something others read and enjoyed, and as a brand and aesthetic. I even took classes, such as those from Alt For Everyone. New post series were started, and Never Fully Dressed even started, very selectively, working with other companies and brands.

The past year has also been a big year for me personally. I was diagnosed with Diabetes I  in April and in October my grandmother, whom I helped to care for, passed away. I talked briefly about the complicated feelings inherent in this.  I also moved (and eventually got a new job) because The Boy and I got married in June! 

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And then we visited Paris for the honeymoon too!

Paris, Eiffel Tower, Grand Palias, Sacre Couer, Siene River,

One thing that didn't change was the sheer awesome of the people I know.  You got to meet some of these people when The Boy and I did a fantastic photoshoots with some wonderful ladies- My sister....
  Tulle sweaters, sisters, photo shoot, iron bridge,

And not one but two photoshoots my friend, Shannon!

PopBasic, Never Fully Dressed, withoutastyle, friends,


Elsewhere on the blog, I also started several new blog post series including:

And some of my other favorite posts included: 


Thank you all for reading along this year, and you stick by me in this next one. It's going to be an adventure! 


32 comments:

  1. Congrats on your second year Kristian! The amount of effort you put into your blog shows.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne. This is such a kind comment.

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  2. Congratulations on your blogiversary, my friend! It's been wonderful to get to know you and your blog, and I look forward to many years to come!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  3. Happy blogiversary! This has been a really big year for you, blogging and otherwise, with ups and downs. I'm glad to have "met" you through blogging and I always look forward to your posts! (And appreciate your nice comments :) )

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    1. It has been a big for sure. Thank you, Lisa; I have really enjoyed getting to know you too!

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  4. Yaayyy Happy 2 years! You've had a big year, I can't wait to follow along with you for the next one! :)

    Rachel

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  5. I love this walk down memory lane! Lots of ups and downs, but so much color and beauty along the way. I look forward to another year of you! <3

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  6. Awww yay happy 2 years to you! I have always admired your classic style and you always have such interesting and unique post/ series ideas. Not to mention awesome outdoors backdrops and scenery! I have so enjoyed following along so far, and cheers to an even better year three if thats possible.
    xo Hannah
    p.s. Thank you so much for sending along such a sweet valentines, i just got it and it seriously made my day! :)

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    1. Thank Hannah! It is good to hear you enjoy the series; I'm never sure how they are being received.

      Glad the card made it to you :D

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  7. great blogging update! I had to go back and look at some of the older posts again. Wonderful photos and outfits girl!! Hope the headaches are getting better.

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    1. That was sweet of you to go and reread some. Thank you!

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  8. Happy blog anniversary! And congrats on two years. It's fun seeing a glimpse back in this post. I'm so happy to be following along :)

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  9. You look good in long hair. Are you planning to grow'em again?
    Your style is wonderful, and whole blog is a great adventure to the readers. I'm glad I'm one of them:)

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    1. Oh Thank you so much Linn!

      As for hair, I'm still enjoying the change up of shorter hair, so won't be growing it out at the moment.

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  10. I never got a chance to comment on this, so I just wanted to say congrats on two wonderful years of blogging! I'm so, so happy to have gotten to know you over these past (almost) two years, and your blog has always been one of my favorites to read. Can't wait to see what the next year brings for you! :)

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    1. Elana, thank you so much; that is so nice of you!

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  11. Happy blogiversary! Your year looks amazing -- from the sad to the happy and everything in between. I'm sorry for your loss, and congrats for starting your lives together. Man, I'm getting a smile just thinking about it. :)

    by the way, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment. It always makes my night to see a new face. :D

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  12. what an absolutely fun blog anniversary post Kristian! I love all the smiles whenever you post w/ you friends/sister & of course love that shot of you & the boy. it's seriously perfect w/ your parents in the background too, just gorgeous! so many good changes, although I know you've had some struggles as well, i'm glad you've enjoyed being able to document things & look back. and.. yay for blog friendships. I just received your card from my mother this evening and wow, I'm getting a smidge teary eyed even at your kindness! i truly appreciated your card & the kind note : ). oh, and of course the outfit roundup was really fun to see as well! i am getting much more into pants (again) as well, they really can be underrated at times.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Dus and so glad you got the card!

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  13. Hurrah for 2 years of blogging! It's great that you've grown to understand even more what you truly like writing about. I liked your recap, what a year it has been for you! I also liked looking through your "favorite" posts, there's some great ones there I have enjoyed as well. Cheers to you!!

    ♥ perfectly PRIYA

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    1. Priya- you are such a doll! Thank you. :)

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  14. Happy blogiversary, Kristian!! I can't believe it's already been 2 years. Time flies!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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